This Day In History: 1953-03-14
Five young men from Haskell and Riverdale picked the wrong place to attempt to strip a parked car during the night. The vehicle was at Steve Kudrick’s Garage on Franklin Turnpike. Their activities awakened Patrolman Micik and Mrs. wife, who lived in an apartment over the garage. The men fled before Micik could get dressed, but he notified his fellow policemen and the Suffern police. The Mahwah police car and the Suffern police converged on the getaway car at the state line. The five youths, all between 18 and 21, denied any knowledge of the crime, but a search of their car revealed a car radio and other items from the stripped car. They were conveyed to the County Jail for later court appearances.