Wyckoff NJ Police Investigate Reported Theft from Church Poor Box, Vandalism at Local Middle School
According to authorities, the burglary occurred earlier this month. An employee at St. Elizabeth Church reportedly noticed that the wooden box located in the church lobby had been cleaned out and was missing several hundred dollars.
The Wyckoff Police Department is actively investigating the reported theft and is searching for suspects.
Police are also looking into a reported incident of vandalism at a local school. According to police, someone committed several destructive acts at Eisenhower Middle School. The school is located on Calvin Court in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
Authorities believe that vandals caused somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000 worth of damage to the school.
Police said that the suspects seriously damaged six swipe card readers located at the school doors, cut 93 window screens throughout the building, marred a door handle, and completely destroyed supports for a memorial tree.
If the suspects in either case are identified and apprehended, they could face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3, criminal mischief and other acts of vandalism can be classified as a third degree felony if the offender causes damages in excess of $2,000. A conviction for third degree criminal mischief is punishable by a sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Wyckoff Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in the cases. Anyone with information about the suspects or the reported crimes is asked to get in touch with Wyckoff detectives.
For more information about these cases, access the NJ.com article entitled “Thieves Steal from Wyckoff Church’s ‘Poor Box.’”