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Monday, June 17, 2024

Police Looking to Capture Thief Captured on Security Camera

Do you know me? Police are looking for this masked man who was taped stealing a minibike from Tractor Supply early on May 31st. Photos courtesy of the Blairstown Police Department, 5/2023

Anybody with information about who this minibike rustler might be is asked to call Blairstown Police at 908-362-8266

Do you know somebody with a black Chevy pickup truck who suddenly came into possession of a minibike?

The Blairstown Police would like to get to know him as well.

Police are asking the public’s help in identifying an individual who stole a minibike from
outside Tractor Supply Co. on Route 94 on May 31, at about 12:30 a.m. The masked suspect was caught in the act on the store’s security.

According to police, the suspect was driving a 2000-ish Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 with black rims and what appear to be silver or grey lower side panels.

If anyone recognizes the vehicle or suspect, they are asked to contact the Blairstown Police
Department at 908-362-8266.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.