WE SUFFERED ANOTHER VEHICLE BREAK-IN HERE AT CRANBURY PARK, ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, AT ABOUT 3PM. THEY NOTICED A HANDBAG SITTING ON SOMEONE’S PASSENGER SEAT, SO THEY JUST QUICKLY BROKE THE WINDOW AND TOOK IT. CASH AND LICENSES AND CREDIT CARDS GONE. THEY FOUND THE VEHICLE NEXT TO THAT WITH ITS DOORS UNLOCKED, SO THEY REACHED IN AND GRABBED A BACKPACK SITTING THERE.
WE SHOULD LEARN FROM THESE INCIDENTS: VALUABLES ARE BEST LEFT AT HOME THESE DAYS. BUT IF YOU MUST BRING VALUABLES AND LEAVE THEM IN YOUR VEHICLE, THEY SHOULD BE STORED WELL OUT OF SIGHT AND IDEALLY IN A TRUNK. THESE PEOPLE DO JUST GO AROUND AND TRY DOOR HANDLES AT RANDOM, BUT AGAIN, WHETHER YOUR DOORS ARE LOCKED OR NOT, LEAVING ITEMS IN PLAIN SIGHT IS JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE, BECAUSE LOCKED DOORS DON’T STOP THEM EITHER.
Friends of Cranbury Park is a nonprofit citizens alliance working in partnership with the public and the city of Norwalk to preserve, protect, and enhance Cranbury Park. We’re dog owners, nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, disc golfers, parents, kids, bikers, trail runners, picnickers, government officials and, well, basically a group of people who love and look out for Norwalk’s largest park.
Our projects range from park cleanups, arts and entertainment to participating on city committees that chart the park’s future. Work by FCP members resulted in Cranbury Park’s nomination to the State Registry of Historic Places in 2010 and placement of the Gallaher Mansion on the National Registry in 2011.
The park, on the Norwalk-Wilton border, consists of 227 acres surrounding the historic Gallaher Mansion. It offers wooded trails, a dog park, pavilions, playgrounds and a regulation disc golf course that winds in and out of the woods.
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