Security Guard at Bergen Community College in Paramus Allegedly Stole Computer, Charged with Burglary
According to law enforcement, the suspect unlawfully entered a room at the Paramus NJ college and stole a computer. The stolen computer is said to have a value of approximately $1,900.
When school officials noticed that the computer was missing, they notified school security and local police. Detectives with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Police Services then began an investigation and eventually identified the suspect as the culprit.
The suspect was later placed under arrest without incident.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the burglary charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified as a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree burglary could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance. He will have to appear in court at a later date to answer the criminal charges against him.
The 30-year-old suspect is from Paterson NJ and has reportedly worked at the Paramus school as a security guard for three years. At this time, it is unclear what his current status is with the college.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Bergen Community College Security Guard Accused of Stealing Computer.”