This Day In History: 1937-01-01
Two local cars were stolen on New Years Eve and recovered on New Years Day. One was returned unharmed, the other had been wrecked. Mrs. Ralph Geffen of Lafayette Ave., Suffern reported her car missing shortly after 8:00 PM. It was found by State Police in Sloatsburg. It had been run off the road and wrecked. Mrs. Geffen was the owner and operator of a grocery store and butcher shop in Mahwah. The other car belonged to Zachary Levine of Valley Road, Mahwah. It was later found by Police to have been driven only a short distance down Valley Road and abandoned near Fogle’s garage. The police did not apprehend the thieves but assumed them to be local residents celebrating the holiday. Both cars had been parked near Mrs. Geffen’s store with the keys in the ignition.