Burglary & Theft charges issued for Bergen County Resident

A 39-year-old Bergen County resident is facing multiple charges of burglary and theft. The first charge that he is facing is in connection with a theft that took place on 12 November. In this theft, according to police Lieut. Vito Abrusci, the defendant is accused of allegedly entering a Roxciticus Road home. There, he is said to have ransacked the home and took several valuable items from the home. The second charge, is related to another burglary in a different township. This burglary also occurred on 12 November.

The Defendant was then arrested for another burglary charge while he was out on bail for the first burglary charge. The arrest took place, when he was stopped at a Hopatcong DUI checkpoint on 7 December. At the time of his arrest, he was allegedly found possessing cocaine, and other drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe. He was charged for driving with a license that was suspended (i.e. Driving While Suspended), and also driving while possessing a controlled dangerous substance in his motor vehicle.

According to police Lieut. Abrusci, the arrest for the second burglary charge came thanks to cooperation between the police departments of various townships in New Jersey, and also various cities in New York. According to the police Lieut., the New Jersey State Police were also instrumental in the arrest.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office will most likely be indicting the defendant on two¬†separate¬†counts of burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 and two separate counts of theft, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. All of these counts will most likely be third degree felony offenses. Therefore, the defendant will be facing up to five years in a New Jersey State Prison on each charge. In addition, the defendant will also be charged with possession of cocaine, in violation of N.J.S.A.. 2C:35-10(a)1. These are very serious offense that could land the defendant behind bars for decades

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