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Rutherford police nab car burglary trio at work

Photo Credit: Courtesy RUTHERFORD PD

ANOTHER CVP SCOOP: Rutherford police interrupted an overnight car burglary spree with the arrests of three people caught in the act.

Responding to a citizen’s call around 1:35 a.m. Monday, Officers Stephen Batchelor, Fuad Lindon, James Fecanin and Kathleen Ervelli spotted a man walking from a Land Rover parked in a Mortimer Avenue driveway near Donaldson Avenue.

The officres watched as the man — identified as 19-year-old Jahad Turnage of Newark ( above, left ) — pulled latex gloves from his hands and put them in his sweatshirt pocket, Capt. Patrick Feliciano told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

They then spotted a second suspect, 20-year-old Keshaun Ames of Jersey City ( middle ), walking toward a 1997 Mercury Sable occupied by a third man, Arteis Wiggins, 19, of Irvington ( right ), who was in the driver seat, Feliciano said.

East Rutherford Officers Robert Applegate, Michael Pappas and Jeff Perry provided backup as police detained the trio.

Inside the car they saw various iPhone chargers, cellphones and a Garmin Nuvi 1300 navigation system, the captain said.

Given consent to search by Turnage, they also found a silver marijuana grinder which he said was his, Feliciano said.

Sgt. David Dovalo arrived and checked the navigation system, which revealed a home address on Addison Avenue. The resident there confirmed it was stolen from his BMW, the captain said.

All three remained held on $25,000 bail each in the Bergen County Jail, charged with burglary, conspiracy and theft.

Turnage was also charged with possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia, and Wiggins with violating hours of motor vehicle operation as a driving permit holder.


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