Police stopped a number of cars fitting the description of one used by an intruder in an Oak Ridge home but didn’t find anyone fitting his description.

An Oak Ridge resident who was not identified by police notified the department that her husband was on the couch in their single-family home at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, when he heard slow footsteps and saw a man look around a corner into the room. The husband chased the intruder, but the man reached his car before being caught.

The intruder was described in a Facebook post to the group ‘Jefferson Township Moms and Dads’ by the wife, as about 5’10” wearing a black hat and hoodie. The husband said the man appeared to be Asian.

The Facebook post described the car as a silver Volkswagen (VW) Jetta, but the couple wasn’t sure so the police stopped cars fitting that general description, Detective Joseph Kratzel, community service officer told The Jefferson Chronicle.

Kratzel said this appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident or similar activity should contact the Jefferson Township Police Department at 973-697-1300.

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Jane is a veteran journalist with years of experience in municipal, police and court reporting as well as feature writing. She is a native of the Lake Hopatcong section of Jefferson Township. A true Jersey Girl, she loves the beach as well as the lake, horses and classic cars. She lives in Warren County and has three grown children. She can be reached at jane.primerano@thejeffersonchronicle.com.

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