Bergen County Burglary Case is Solved with help from Local Residents

The New Milford police department has arrested a Hackensack resident and charged him with a slue of theft and burglary charges that occurred in Bergen County. It appears that the New Milford Police Department gained some helpful tips from local residents / business owners to help crack the case.  A debt card used at a local Bergen County gas station was key piece of evidence that lead the police to the defendant.

According to the reports, one of the homeowners who had their house burglarized by the defendant had contacted their credit card company to cancel their cards. Upon notification, the credit card company notified them that their card had just been used at a gas station in Hackensack New Jersey. Once the police obtained the surveillance videos from the gas station they were able to make out a description of the defendant’s vehicle.  A BOLO was then put out for the defendant’s vehicle. A short while later the police located the defendant’s car in a park. Apparently the defendant, who was in the vehicle at the time, was wearing the same jacket as seen on the surveillance tape. The reports indicate that they followed defendant back to his apartment and they were able to obtain permission from the defendant to not only search his vehicle but his home as well. The police recovered electronics, jewelry and a couple passports as well. 

The defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $50,000 bail. He has formally been charged with with burglary, two counts of theft, receiving stolen property, credit card theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. More charges may follow depending on whether or not the police can link any other burglaries to the defendant.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in towns like Mahwah, Ramsey, Montvale, Cliffside, Lodi or elsewhere in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you have any further questions and would like to set up a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff please call 1-800-682-4037.