This Day In History: 1928-01-05
The theft of a car from a Ramsey parking lot was cited by local police officials as a lesson to all car owners. The car, belonging to “Benny” Kresker, a Ramsey butcher, was parked behind his shop. He had left the keys in the ignition. Fortunately his wife recognized the car during a visit to Ridgewood and notified Chief Voss of the Ramsey Police. Several items from the glove compartment as well as the keys were missing. After helping Kresker reclaim his car Chief Voss urged motorists not to leave their keys in their cars and to record not only the license plate number but also the registration numbers of their tires in case of theft.