South Hackensack NJ Police Arrest Lodi Man Who Allegedly Stole from Parked Cars
A man from Lodi NJ was apprehended after police allegedly saw him attempting to break into a parked motor vehicle on a South Hackensack street. South Hackensack NJ detectives later connected the suspect to a number of other burglaries and theft offenses committed across Bergen County, New Jersey.
South Hackensack police officers apprehended the suspect around 2:30 a.m. The South Hackensack Police Department received a 911 call from a local resident who was concerned about a suspicious man in the neighborhood. When South Hackensack cops got to the scene, they reportedly encountered the suspect breaking into a parked car.
A South Hackensack NJ police captain later issued a statement indicating that police found the suspect “in possession of six car batteries, which are believed to be from break-ins that occurred in other jurisdictions.”
The 31-year-old suspect, who resides in Lodi NJ, has been charged with several criminal offenses, including eight counts of burglary and eight counts of theft of movable property.
If the suspect ultimately pleads guilty or is convicted at trial on the most serious charges of burglary, he could be in store for severe penalties. N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 stipulates that burglary is usually considered a third degree crime. This means that a conviction for third degree burglary could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $10K bail amount.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Lodi Man Charged with Stealing 6 Car Batteries, Cops Say.”