Burglars Make Off with Beer, Candy

New resident short half a six pack and an undisclosed candy bar, police claim.

A North Van Dien resident didn't quite get the welcome he expected when he moved to Ridgewood.

According to police, on July 6 the resident arrived to the home he was in the process of moving into and found someone had already gained entry, taking some peculiar items with them.

The only items reported missing? Three bottles of beer and a candy bar.

Detectives are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.

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RdgwdGRock July 13, 2012 at 01:18 PM
how much police time and at what expense was involved in this trivial "crime"? the resident should have been arrested for stupidity
Paul July 13, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Those crazy Ridgewood Rabbits! No wonder they have been hopping & dancing like animals in my garden.
Lauren Imbruglia July 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Realllllllly?????? I mean, I'd like to make the guy feel welcome and all, but he reported THIS? Sheesh! ;-)
Craig Hueneke July 13, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Douglas Cronk July 13, 2012 at 02:39 PM
On a related note- Homer Simpson was seen walking down North Van Dien.
James Kleimann July 13, 2012 at 02:43 PM
You guys don't think he should have reported this? Someone gained entry through a window and stole some of his things.
News Man July 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM
A week old "home pilfering" report is not real news, it's filler/Miller time.
jp1 July 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Home pilfering or whatever else you wish to call it this home was still entered illegally so you cannot blame the home owner for calling the police.I have seen and heard many other trivial complaints that get a police response.
Douglas Cronk July 13, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I don't blame the guy, even if nothing was stolen. That said, I'll admit I've been tempted to say "someone came in the window and stole it" when a roommate asked where their beer and candy was.
RdgwdGRock July 13, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I'll take a guess and say that the new resident was having some work done at the home, or having items moved in, and the worker(s) decided some libations were in order during a hot day. Or, the resident forgot how much brewski he hand on hand. Is this really worth a call to the RPD?
Craig Hueneke July 13, 2012 at 04:28 PM
-- That explains why I saw Chief Wiggum running out of Dunkin Donuts like someone had just stole chocolate and beer! CHOCOLATE BEER.. EMMMMMMMMMMM! DOH!!!
Craig Hueneke July 13, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Doug... That's when I use the "Sgt. Schultz Defense"... "I know Noth-ing... NOTH-ING!" Never fails dude!
Paul July 13, 2012 at 07:10 PM
CALL IN THE NATIONAL RABBIT GUARD!!! They drank this poor guys Budwisers and multiplyed since. Or maybe girl bunnys dig candy? Anyways why isn't animal control at work in this town getting rid of all these tic ridden rabbits?? Did Mr. Gabbert fire the Ridgewood animal control? Sorry about your Beer Dude, The younger Ridgewood kids are maybe starting to save up for next years Non alcoholic dance in downtown Ridgewood where they hit cops and get their stomachs pumped! Good times. Lock your car, those little raschels will take your beer and candy out of there to!! .
Craig Hueneke July 13, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Paul- Nah Animal Control is still "employed". I know because about 2 months ago they showed up at my door like the "SS" threatening to take our family dog away from us because I didn't register her with the Village. Why is it that we don't have to "register" our kids who run around this town like wild animals and yet we have to register our pets... When was the last time you saw a dog punch a police officer or get caught with weed on their person?? ONLY IN AMERICA BABY.. THAT IS WHY I LOVE THIS PLACE... anyway.... -Actually it was pretty funny because as the Animal Control Officer was threatening "K9 incarceration", a cat with NO collar came strolling across my lawn behind her, stopped and looked to see what was going on and then just went on it's way.. I was sooo tempted to try and make a deal with her and suggest that if she caught the cat I would go to Village Hall right then and there to register the dog. But I respect the fact she's got a job to do and besides I love my "best friend" too much to risk her going to the BIG HOUSE, I heard that place can be "RUFF"!... LOL.
News Man July 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM
A Friday the 13th joke winner of the year.
Danny July 14, 2012 at 02:54 AM
what a newsworthy story no chance the guy could have counted wrong or misplaced things. someone definitely broke in and stole 3 beers and a candy bar. legit.


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