Police Arrest Three for Burglary of Residence in Lodi, New Jersey
Lodi NJ police recently captured three people accused of burglary after a witness reportedly noticed them breaking into a local residence.
According to Lodi NJ officials, the three suspects include two adults and one juvenile. The suspects allegedly gained entry to house located on Jackson Place in Lodi, New Jersey.
A witness contacted the Lodi Police Department after reportedly seeing the suspects attempting to gain entry into the house by smashing in a window with an air conditioner unit.
Afterwards, the suspects allegedly drove away in a Chrysler 300 with Pennsylvania license plates.
After being contacted by the witness at the scene, Lodi NJ police dispatched officers to the scene. When the officers arrived in the area, they met the witness and got a description of the suspect and the suspects’ car. Police later located the suspects just five blocks away.
The three suspects include a 19-year-old Lodi man, an 18-year-old Little Ferry man, and a juvenile. Police arrested all three suspects and charged them with burglary and criminal mischief.
Additionally, two of the suspects, the 19-year-old and the juvenile, face criminal charges for marijuana distribution because police officers allegedly found them with multiple bags of marijuana.
If the suspects are eventually convicted on the burglary charges, they would be subject to harsh penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is ordinarily classified as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree burglary could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Witness Helps Lodi Police Catch Alleged Burglars.”