important message from the Borough of Allendale Police

This is an important message from the Borough of Allendale Police regarding a current crime trend. Area towns have been experiencing diversion type home burglaries where a criminal distracts a homeowner while another criminal burglarizes the home. If someone is at your home purporting to be a repair person, gas leak technician, utility worker, police officer, or any other unexpected visitor, please look for official identification before letting this person in or around your house. If appropriate, please call 9-1-1 immediately and inquire about police officers or utility workers in your area. Err on the side of caution and let the Allendale Police ensure that the visitor is who he or she purports to be. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Allendale Police at 201-825-1900.