A Bergen County Resident Charged with Theft, Burglary & Possession of Prescription Drugs

A Wyckoff New Jersey resident has been arrested and charged by the Ridgewood police department with burglary, theft of moveable property and possession of prescription drugs. The arrest comes as a result of a concerned homeowner. The homeowner reported a suspicious encounter which he allegedly had with the defendant. The initial reports indicate that a Ridgewood Village resident called the police after he said a suspicious looking individual was going door-to-door attempting to sell high school “discount cards”. The defendant is alleged to have been  wearing an Indian Hills High School jacket as he approached the residents. When the officers arrested the Wyckoff resident, he was determined to be in possession of a box of stolen jewelry and prescription drugs as well. The defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $40,000 bail.

Burglary is a third degree felony in New Jersey unless the actor possessed a weapon at the time of the invasion. A third degree felony is punishable by up to five years in a New Jersey State Prison as well as up to a $15,000 fine. In addition, to the burglary charge, the possession of prescription drugs and the theft charges are also third degree felonies. Therefore, the defendant could be sentenced up to fifteen years in prison and fined up to $45,000. 

If you have been charged with burglary in towns like Bergenfield, Ramsey, Bogota, Teaneck, Emerson or Waldwick, you should seek the advice of a Bergen County burglary defense attorney. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of combined experience, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you would like a free initial consultation with regards to your criminal charges please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices at 1-800-682-4037.