Equipment valued at about $10,000 vanishes from a Jackson landscaper's property - a company truck winds up in Mercer County - and whoever took off with it all is still on the loose.

Township police urge anyone with knowledge of the early Wednesday incident at Down To Earth Landscaping to speak to investigators.

Police were notified at about 5:20 AM on June 7. They reported that the truck damaged a section of fence as it left. Trenton police recovered it later in the day.

Jackson police can be reached at 732-928-1111.

One call, two arrests

A 19-year-old man, described as out of control, ends up facing three separate charges following a Wednesday ruckus outside a Louisiana Parkway house. And a warrant catches up with a woman at the scene.

Officers responded at about 1:30 AM, finding several people outside the house, and the teen loudly hurling verbal abuse in their direction. According to police, he yelled obscenities at the officers, and then gave them a brief chase. He also allegedly inflicted some damage to the house.

The teen is charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and obstruction. A 27-year-old woman was booked for a warrant issued in Belmar, and turned over to that borough's police after failing to post bail, authorities said.

It takes only a second

A Hopewell woman's purse allegedly was taken, nearly literally, out from under her at the Jackson Premium Outlets Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The victim reported having a bite in the food court at about 2:50 PM, and being asked by a man and woman if they could share her table. She discovered the handbag missing from the back of her seat after they left. She surmised for investigators that the man palmed it while she was momentarily distracted.

Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.

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