Police Arrest Bergen Community College Security Guard for Allegedly Stealing Computer from Paramus School
According to officials, the 30-year-old suspect surreptitiously entered a room at the Paramus school and unlawfully removed a computer. The stolen computer is said to be worth approximately $1,900.
When school employees realized that the computer was missing, they alerted school security. The school also notified local law enforcement, prompting detectives with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Police Services to open an investigation into the theft. At some point, the investigation led to the identification of the suspect as the person who probably stole the computer.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of burglary, he would be in store for severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary can be classified as a third degree criminal offense and carries a potential punishment of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect, who resides in Paterson, NJ, has been employed as a security guard at Bergen Community College for three years.
The suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance, but he will still need to show up for a court date so that he can address the charges against him.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Bergen Community College Security Guard Accused of Stealing Computer.”