Garfield NJ Police Sergeant Helps Prevent Theft of Snow Blower from Local Residence
A Garfield NJ police sergeant who was off-duty helped to stop two men from trying to steal a snow blower from a local home.
According to law enforcement, the police officer observed the two suspects in the process of stealing a snow blower from the front yard of a residence located on Garwood Court North in Garfield, NJ. The alleged theft attempt happened just after midnight.
The officer walked up to the men and asked them why they were in the yard at that late hour. The suspects then got scared and ran away. They reportedly fled the area in a 2008 Acura RDX.
As the suspects made their way out of the neighborhood and drove toward Ray Street, the officer alerted Garfield police headquarters.
A short time later, two other Garfield police officers pulled over the suspects’ vehicle on Ray Street near Columbus Avenue.
After investigating the matter and speaking with the suspects, the officers determined that the suspects were the same men seen by the Garfield police sergeant.
The officers arrested both suspects and took them to Garfield police headquarters.
One of the suspects is a 25-year-old man from Paterson, New Jersey. The other suspect is a 29-year-old man from Bloomfield, NJ.
Both suspects have been charged with theft of movable property. Additionally, one of the suspects has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon because police reportedly discovered him in possession of an expandable baton. Beyond that, the other suspect faces charges for simple possession of marijuana because police allegedly found him with a small amount of marijuana.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. They were each being held at the facility on separate $10,000 bail amounts.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Off-Duty Cop Stops Would-Be Snow Blower Thieves, Police Say.”