Haworth New Jersey Man Accused of Burglarizing Local Public School
Haworth NJ police arrested a man who allegedly got high on a psychedelic drug and then broke into a local public school.
According to law enforcement, the suspect entered the Haworth Public School around 3:40 a.m. and vandalized the building, which included smashing glass trophy cases and ripping posters and other items from the school walls. The suspect also allegedly set off a fire alarm.
Haworth police officers responded to the fire alarm and reportedly found the suspect roaming around the building and suffering from hallucinations.
It was later determined that the suspect had taken a drug called “morning glory” before breaking into the school.
Prior to allowing students to enter the school later that day, police conducted a search of the building to determine that the school was safe.
Meanwhile, the suspect was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ for evaluation and treatment. He was later moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
The 20-year-old suspect, who lives in Haworth, New Jersey, has been charged with criminal trespass, burglary, and creating a false public alarm.
If the suspect is convicted on the burglary charges, he faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified 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.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man High on Psychedelic Drug Trashed Haworth School, Cops Say.”