Garfield NJ Man and Woman Charged with Burglary, Theft
Garfield NJ police arrested two local people who allegedly burglarized a residence.
Garfield police received a report of a break-in at a residence on Orchard Street in Garfield, New Jersey. When police officers got to the scene, a resident told them that their bedroom had been ransacked. According to the resident, the burglars got away with several hundred dollars, as well as expensive jewelry.
Police looked around the exterior of the house and determined that the burglars were able to gain access to the residence by using a window on the first floor.
Garfield detectives conducted a follow-up investigation in the area of the burglarized home. While looking for evidence, they saw the male suspect.
The officers ran the suspect’s info and reportedly learned that he already had a bench warrant out for his arrest. The suspect, who is 26 years old, was placed under arrest and taken to Garfield police headquarters.
Detectives continued to investigate the case and were eventually able to link the female suspect to the burglary as well. The female suspect, who is 23 years old, was placed under arrest.
Both suspects were charged with burglary and theft of movable property.
If the suspects are convicted on the burglary charges, they could face significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 classifies burglary as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree burglary could result in a sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Each suspect’s bail was set at $30,000; there is no 10 percent cash option.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “2 Charged in Garfield Home Burglary.”