METUCHEN - Electronic thefts are on the rise on New Jersey Transit, according to police.New Jersey Transit police report iPhone, iPad and cell phone thefts are up 30 percent in the first nine months of this year compared to 2011.New Jersey Transit's police chief says arrests for thefts increased 56 percent this year from last year.Riders say the best way to avoid being a victim of a theft is to keep technology close at hand.Officials say Apple product thefts are surging nationwide.