Those who burglarize cars like them unlocked. Unlocked cars make for an easy, quiet entry. Unlocked cars allow burglars to rummage through your car, stealing loose change and anything of value that you may have inadvertently left inside, with little inconvenience. And although at the end of the day, it’s the suspects who are solely to blame, we urge you all to lock your doors so you don’t make it easy for them.

Troopers from Perryville Station have arrested Jamar Blanding, 27, of Lebanon Borough, for allegedly burglarizing a car and stealing loose change.

On Monday, January 8, troopers responded to a burglary in progress in Lebanon Borough, Hunterdon County. The victim encountered the suspect rummaging through his car, which was parked in his driveway. When the victim confronted Blanding, he fled on foot.

State Police detectives were able to develop a suspect based on the victim’s description and evidence obtained near the scene of the crime. On Wednesday, January 10, troopers located Blanding in Lebanon Borough where he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

After further investigation at Perryville Station, detectives charged Blanding with burglary and theft. He was lodged at the Hunterdon County Jail pending court.

Great job by the Troops at Perryville! And folks, please lock your cars!

Charges are mere accusations the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.