Off-Duty Police Officer Stops Two Men from Stealing Snow Blower in Garfield, New Jersey
An off-duty Garfield police sergeant recently helped to foil the plans of two men who allegedly attempted to steal a snow blower from a local residence.
According to a police press release, the officer saw the two suspects trying to take the snow blower from the front yard of a home on Garwood Court North in Garfield, New Jersey. The incident occurred shortly after midnight.
The officer approached the men and inquired as to what they were doing in the yard at that time of night. The suspects then ran away and fled the area in a 2008 Acura RDX. While the suspects drove toward Ray Street, the officer contacted Garfield police headquarters.
Two other Garfield police officers later stopped the suspects’ vehicle on Ray Street around Columbus Avenue.
After a brief investigation, the officers determined that the suspects were in fact the two men who had attempted to take the snow blower.
Both suspects were placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.
One of the suspects is a 29-year-old man from Bloomfield NJ. The other suspect is a 25-year-old man from Paterson, NJ.
The suspects were charged with theft of movable property. One of the suspects was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon because police allegedly found him in possession of an expandable baton. Moreover, the other suspect faces additional charges for simple possession of marijuana because police reportedly found a small amount of pot on his person.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ. They were being held at the facility in lieu of separate $10,000 bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Off-Duty Cop Stops Would-Be Snow Blower Thieves, Police Say.”