Haworth NJ Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Burglarized, Vandalized Public School
Police in Haworth New Jersey police arrested a man accused of using a psychedelic drug and then burglarizing a local school.
According to Haworth NJ authorities, the suspect illegally entered the Haworth Public School a short time after 3:30 a.m. Once inside the building, the suspect allegedly committed several acts of vandalism, including smashing several trophy cases, ripping various items off the walls, and triggering a fire alarm.
Haworth NJ police dispatched officers to the scene after receiving the alarm. When the cops got to the school, they reportedly saw the suspect inside the building and struggling with hallucinations.
Sometime later, police determined that the suspect had likely ingested a drug known as “morning glory” before vandalizing the school.
After arresting the suspect, police searched the public school building to make sure that it was safe for students.
Meanwhile, emergency medical responders took to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ so that he could be evaluated and treated. He was later moved to the Bergen County Jail, which is located in Hackensack, NJ.
The 20-year-old suspect, who is from Haworth, has been charged with multiple criminal offenses, including burglary, criminal trespass, and creating a false public alarm.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of burglary, he would face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is ordinarily classified as a third degree criminal offense. A conviction for third degree burglary could lead to the suspect being sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man High on Psychedelic Drug Trashed Haworth School, Cops Say.”