This Day In History: 1931-02-27
Trooper Charles Enid reported to Police Chief Smith that he had a lead that James Kealey, wanted by the Ridgewood Police for murder was living in Mahwah. He was supposed to be at the home of George Leyden who was supposed to live at Mrs. Scherer’s. Smith sought out Leyden, who actually lived on Railroad Avenue. He said he knew nothing about any James Kealey and he was not found when they both searched. A week later on March 5th, the Ridgewood Police called to say they had a hot tip on where James Kealey was. They said he was living with George Leyden. Smith recorded on the Police Blotter that he had “already checked up on that angle.” The case did not appear again in the Mahwah Police Book so they must have turned their search elsewhere.