Police Find Fire-Stricken Family's Stolen Tools
Burglars stole some of the only items a Mahwah family had left, police said
Mahwah Police have recovered most of the tools stolen from a family that lost its house in a fire, Chief Jim Batelli said this week. Following up on a tip from a local resident, the MPD found most of the thousands of dollars worth of tools that were stolen last weekend from a shed that was left standing near a Stag Hill home that burned to the ground earlier this month, Batelli said.
Most of the stolen tools, which included two chainsaws, a table saw, a circular saw and other tools, were found Monday, not far from the Mountain Road home, Batelli said. All of the items of significant value that were stolen were found, police said.
The Bergen County Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the found tools, and dusted them for fingerprints, Batelli said.
Though no suspects have been named in the burglary yet, police said authorities are using the found tools as evidence and continuing to investigate the burglary.
Residents have been donating funds, gift cards and more to the family, which has been recuperating since the fire.