East Rutherford police said neighbors and residents helped them crack a mini-burglary spree and arrest three men, two of them from Carlstadt, after one was caught in the act.
Jewelry and electronics were taken in the break-ins, which began March 28 and ended April 3, Police Chief Larry Minda said.
Last Friday, detectives arrested 18-year-old Daniel Vera ( above, left ) and a 16-year-old boy during a burglary on Atkins Terrace, Minda said.
That, in turn, led them to Adrian Rodriguez ( right, below ), 40, also of Carlstadt, and 24-year-old Victor Caraballo ( right, above ) of Jersey City – who were being held on $750,000 bail each.
Rodriguez, who remained held in the Bergen County Jail, is charged with four counts of burglary, four of theft, two of conspiracy and two of using a juvenile to commit a crime.
Caraballo, who was in the Hudson County Jail, is charged with two counts each of burglary, theft and employing a juvenile in a crime.
Vera was being held on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and employing a juvenile in a crime.
The teen was issued juvenile delinquency complaints for burglary, conspiracy and possession of burgalr tools.
The East Rutherford Detective Bureau, under the direction of Lt. Jeff Yannacone, conducted the investigation, said Minda, who thanked the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Carlstadt and Jersey City police departments.
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