Surprisingly few crime reports have been linked to the devastating Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. NJ.com quotes New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa as saying there have been no reports of looting in New Jersey, but plans are in place – including additional security in some towns – to prevent crime during the post-hurricane cleanup.
“We're helping tonight in certain counties where they are worried about securing some of the towns,” Chiesa said. The attorney general said the presence of the National Guard in some places was also providing communities with additional eyes to keep watch on store fronts and other sensitive locations that remain closed because they do not have power. Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said some people broke into a convenience store because they ran out of food. Police officers who were trapped at the height of the storm also broke into an A&P for food and shelter, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.