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Former 'Professional Of The Year' Arrested For Theft In NJ Town, Prosecutors Say Former 'Professional Of The Year' Arrested For Theft In NJ Town, Prosecutors Say
Former 'Professional Of The Year' Arrested For Theft In NJ Town, Prosecutors Say Brick Township's recreation director has been arrested on accusations he charged private organizations to use the township's fields and then kept the money for himself, prosecutors said. Daniel Santaniello, 46, of Brick Township, was charged with theft and uttering a forged instrument relative to his position as the township's recreation director, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick Township Police Chief David Forrester said. He was arrested Wednesday, July 17. In 2016, Santaniello won Professional of the Year Award from the New Jersey Recreation & Park…
Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In Bergen County Burglary Spree, Police Say Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In Bergen County Burglary Spree, Police Say
Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In Bergen County Burglary Spree, Police Say A 19-year-old man who made headlines in May for taunting Newark police in viral videos is among three people who have been arrested in a string of burglaries across North Jersey, police said. New York City resident Anthony Ginestri, of Queens, who is known as Squeeze.Benz on social media, and a 16-year-old boy were identified as Fairfield Police Detective Rick Alves as two of the three suspects in the cases, the first of which happened on Feb. 6 at a Speedway Gas Station on Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ police said. Police were called to the gas station just before 2 a.m., where a grey SUV w…
Greedy Employee Manipulates Payroll To Steal $1.2M From Bergen County Company, Prosecutor Says Greedy Employee Manipulates Payroll To Steal $1.2M From Bergen County Company, Prosecutor Says
Greedy Employee Manipulates Payroll To Steal $1.2M From Bergen County Company, Prosecutor Says A Somerset County man is facing theft charges after manipulating his employer's payroll and employee reimbursement systems to steal $1.2 million over the course of several years, authorities in Bergen County said. Sang Park, 44, of Belle Mead used various internal payroll and expense systems to steal the $1.2 million from a Ridgefield Park company between 2018 and 2022, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The alleged thefts came to light in December 2023, when they were reported to Ridgefield Park police, who notified the prosecutor's office's financial crimes unit, Musella sai…
Porch Pirates With 15-Round Magazine, Handgun Arrested In Undercover Operation In Wayne: Police Porch Pirates With 15-Round Magazine, Handgun Arrested In Undercover Operation In Wayne: Police
Porch Pirates With 15-Round Magazine, Handgun Arrested In Undercover Operation In Wayne: Police A pair of porch pirates form Newark repeatedly targeting a Wayne home were arrested during an undercover operation in which police found a handgun and 15-round magazine in their vehicle, authorities said. Steven Ariel Fong, 23 and Waldy Perez-Rivas, 20, have each been charged with with theft and weapons offenses, along with unlawful purpose and possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine following an undercover operation Friday, July 12, Wayne Police Cap. Dan Daly said. A Laurel Drive homeowner called police last Friday saying he had been awaiting a delivery of multiple cell pho…
Search For Suicidal Arsonist, 40, With Roommate's Gun Ends In Arrest, Wayne Police Say Search For Suicidal Arsonist, 40, With Roommate's Gun Ends In Arrest, Wayne Police Say
Search For Suicidal Arsonist, 40, With Roommate's Gun Ends In Arrest, Wayne Police Say The search for a 40-year-old man who set fire to a neighbor's home after leaving behind a suicide note ended in his arrest over the weekend in Wayne, police said. Hector Lobo has been charged on a warrant with aggravated arson, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft, and criminal mischief early Saturday, July 6, Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff said. Police were called to reports of flames coming from the back of a Totowa Road home around 1 a.m., where Officer Adrian Valentin knocked on the door of the home and made contact with the homeowner. Valentin evacuated the home, found a fire e…
Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says A Florida man has been arrested on accusations he stole nearly $1.5 million while working as a court officer entrusted with collecting money pursuant to civil court orders, authorities in Bergen County said. Bruce Piekarsky, of Davie, FL, became the center of an investigation in September 2023, when the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts tipped off the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit regarding allegations of misappropriation of funds, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Following a months-long investigation, detectives discovered that Pi…
Car Thief, Fraudster Extradited To PA From NJ Jail, Cops Say Car Thief, Fraudster Extradited To PA From NJ Jail, Cops Say
Car Thief, Fraudster Extradited To PA From NJ Jail, Cops Say An Easton woman is in the Northampton County jail for a car theft early this year, say Forks Township police.  Authorities said they were called about a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe at 5335 Kesslersville Road on Feb. 29. The victim, a New Jersey resident, also reported fraudulent transactions on a debit card that was left in the vehicle.  Police used surveillance footage from the businesses where the transactions occurred to identify Penny Bellomi as a suspect, authorities said.  A warrant for her arrest was issued in March on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and…
Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say
Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Three people from Paterson were accused of distracting shoppers in Brick Township and stealing from them, authorities said. Brick Township police arrested 35-year-old Oswaldo Uribe-Acosta, 27-year-old Salvia Beraun-Villanueva, and 58-year-old Oscar Lopez-Salcedo on Tuesday, June 11, the department said in a news release. Police received several reports in May from victims whose wallets or purses were taken from shopping carts.  Investigators said Beraun-Villanueva would distract a shopper and Uribe-Acosta or Lopez-Salcedo would steal a wallet or purse. The susp…
GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40 GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40
GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 40-year-old career burglar wanted for an ongoing series of break-ins and attempts was captured by Teaneck police with help from a concerned citizen, authorities announced. Aley Beretay ordinarily was on a bicycle when he gave law enforcers the slip a number of times the past week or so. Then, around 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, a township resident walked into headquarters and said she'd just seen a man fitting his description riding a bike along Teaneck Road near Elizabeth Avenue, Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. Detectives who already were working undercover in the area were alerted,…
GOT 'IM! Bicycle-Riding Burglar With 20-Year Rap Sheet Nabbed With Civilian's Help: Teaneck PD GOT 'IM! Bicycle-Riding Burglar With 20-Year Rap Sheet Nabbed With Civilian's Help: Teaneck PD
GOT 'IM! Bicycle-Riding Burglar With 20-Year Rap Sheet Nabbed With Civilian's Help: Teaneck PD 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 40-year-old career burglar wanted for an ongoing series of break-ins and attempts was captured by Teaneck police thanks to a concerned citizen, authorities announced. Aley Beretay ordinarily was on a bicycle when he gave law enforcers the slip a number of times the past week or so. Then, around 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, a township resident walked into headquarters and said she'd just seen a man fitting his description riding a bike along Teaneck Road near Elizabeth Avenue, Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. Detectives who already were working undercover in the area were alerted,…
STICKY FINGERS: Crew Snatches $100G Worth Of Goods From American Dream Balenciaga STICKY FINGERS: Crew Snatches $100G Worth Of Goods From American Dream Balenciaga
Sticky Fingers: Crew Snatches $100G Worth Of Goods From American Dream Balenciaga One of shoplifters' favorite franchises was victimized again when an organized quartet of thieves fled the Balenciaga at the American Dream Meadowlands with what New Jersey State Police said was $100,000 worth of merchandise. It was shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, when two men and two women entered the luxury clothing store in the East Rutherford mall, NJSP Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. The crew "took numerous items and departed without paying," the sergeant said. Witnesses reported seeing the thieves flee in a black Dodge Durango with Pennsylvania license plates. ANYONE else who m…
HEROES: Lyndhurst Officers Reel In Teen Thief Hanging Off Motel Balcony HEROES: Lyndhurst Officers Reel In Teen Thief Hanging Off Motel Balcony
Heroes: Lyndhurst Officers Reel In Teen Thief Hanging Off Motel Balcony A Lyndhurst police officer held on tight as a combative 17-year-old suspect dangled from the second-floor balcony of a local motel. The Clifton teen had ditched a stolen bicycle and run up the exterior stairs of the Winslow Motor Hotel with Officer Michael D’Alessandro on his tail, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. The bicycle belonged to a young boy who’d asked the officer for help getting it back after it had just been taken, the lieutenant said. Although police initially lost sight of the thief, a tracking device brought them to the Rutherford Avenue motel just off eastbound Route 3, h…
GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD
Gotcha! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Thieves stole and then sold $62,000 worth of parts from vehicles at BMW North America’s corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, police said in announcing the arrest of a suspect. Joseph Domenico Varano, 21, of Bloomfield and his cohorts hit the parking lot of the campus off Chestnut Ridge Road near the Garden State Parkway on May 4, Woodcliff Lake Police Chief Stephen Regula said. Borough police identified Varano and arrested him at his home on Thursday, May 16, with help from Bloomfield police. They charged him with six counts of motor vehicle burglary, theft, criminal misc…
'I Love You, Goodbye': Romanian Fugitive Remains At Large After ICE Seizes BF 'I Love You, Goodbye': Romanian Fugitive Remains At Large After ICE Seizes BF
'I Love You, Goodbye': Romanian Fugitive Remains At Large After ICE Seizes BF A fugitive “gypsy” from Romania who fled when police in Montvale arrested her boyfriend remained a fugitive while authorities totaled up the value of a Jeepful of stolen merchandise and bogus identification. "I love you. Goodbye," Ionela-Ramona Simileanu told Robert P. Nuta by phone after Montvale police seized her fellow Romanian national at the Apple store at Tice’s Corner on April 1. Simileanu, 31, was waiting in a getaway car outside but sped off when police arrived, Montvale Police Chief Douglas McDowell said. The couple had been traveling up the East Coast, living in hotels and comm…
BREAK IN, RINSE, REPEAT: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns BREAK IN, RINSE, REPEAT: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns
Break IN, Rinse, Repeat: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns It never ends with some guys. Mark C. Todd, most recently of Hasbrouck Heights, just turned 50 amid what has been a three-decade-long string of burglaries, thefts and police pursuits in nearly a dozen Bergen County towns. It got to the point that detectives from Maywood, Carlstadt and Hasbrouck Heights all went together to arrest the ex-con at his home last Friday morning, April 12. He was charged with break-ins in Maywood, Carlstadt, Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn. Tood has remained held in the Bergen County Jail this past week based on the likelihood that he’ll be returned to prison. He sp…
CRIME SPREE: Paramus Police Nab Thieving Trio With $12,800 Worth Of Loot At Garden State Plaza CRIME SPREE: Paramus Police Nab Thieving Trio With $12,800 Worth Of Loot At Garden State Plaza
Crime Spree: Paramus Police Nab Thieving Trio With $12,800 Worth Of Loot At Garden State Plaza A trio of thieving New Yorkers were in the middle of a big-ticket crime spree at the Garden State Plaza -- snatching nearly 200 items worth more than $12,800 in under an hour and a half -- when Paramus police nabbed them, authorities said. Police caught their break when the three stole a cellphone and a wallet from a pair of kiosk workers shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Assisted by mall security, Paramus Detective Lt. Tom Schroeder and Detective Mark Pinajian quickly homed in on the trio, he said. Two of them -- Alexander Aria…
140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted 140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted
140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted A 77-year-old Cuban national and a middle-aged accomplice from Newark were arrested after 140 shopping carts were stolen from the Rochelle Park ShopRite over the course of two weeks, authorities said. The carts began vanishing from the parking lot of the West Passaic Street supermarket on March 27, Rochelle Park Police Capt. James M. DePreta said.By early this week, 140 were gone, the captain said. Total value: $28,000 (or $200 per).  Reviewing surveillance video with supermarket security, Rochelle Park Detective Sgt. Jared Shatkin and Detective Nick Mercoun identified a distinctive r…
Fired Bank Employee Steals $35,250 From Vault On His Way Out: Closter PD Fired Bank Employee Steals $35,250 From Vault On His Way Out: Closter PD
Fired Bank Employee Steals $35,250 From Vault On His Way Out: Closter PD A bank employee who'd just been fired bid goodbye to his co-workers, then walked into the vault and walked out with $35,250, Closter police said. Video cameras captured Marvin Herrera, 25, of New Milford gathering up the cash and stuffing it under his coat before leaving the PNC Bank branch in Closter Plaza last Wednesday, March 27, Capt. Vincent Aiello said. Police were called when the money was found missing, the captain said. They’d been searching for Herrera when he surrendered on Tuesday, April 2, Aiello said. He was issued a summons charging him with theft and was released pending a…
JC Man Surrenders After Stabbing Man Who Tried To Stop Him Breaking Into Cars: Hoboken PD JC Man Surrenders After Stabbing Man Who Tried To Stop Him Breaking Into Cars: Hoboken PD
JC Man Surrenders After Stabbing Man Who Tried To Stop Him Breaking Into Cars: Hoboken PD A 21-year-old Jersey City man was charged with attempted murder after stabbing an out-of-town man who tried to stop him from breaking into cars on a Hoboken street, authorities said. Randy Barrett Jr. stabbed one of four men who confronted him near the corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets around 4:15 a.m. March 16, city police said. Sgt. James Barbaro and Officer Aaron Font applied a chest seal and administered oxygen before Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps members brought the victim to a local hospital with a collapsed lung, among other injuries. He survived and was released a few days…
GHOULISH: Englewood Pair Caught Burglarizing Bogota Home Where Military Vet, 74, Died In Fire GHOULISH: Englewood Pair Caught Burglarizing Bogota Home Where Military Vet, 74, Died In Fire
Ghoulish: Englewood Pair Caught Burglarizing Bogota Home Where Military Vet, 74, Died In Fire A rookie policeman and a veteran sergeant nabbed two Englewood men moments after they burglarized a home where a 74-year-old military veteran was killed in a fire four months ago, authorities said. Officer Anthony Montano and Sgt. Thomas Riedel were on patrol around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, when they saw a 2008 Jeep Commander back out of the driveway of the River Road home where Gerald Gaimo died in an intense pre-dawn house fire last November, Lt. Geoffrey Cole said. The home had been boarded up following the fire, he noted.The Jeep driver suddenly turned the wrong way down a one-wa…
Arrest Made In Brazen Overnight Robbery On South Hackensack Street Arrest Made In Brazen Overnight Robbery On South Hackensack Street
Arrest Made In Brazen Overnight Robbery On South Hackensack Street Bergen County prosecutor's detectives captured a Passaic man who they said brandished a handgun during a brazen street robbery in South Hackensack. Using a Honda Insight that he'd rented, Bryan Tineo-Infante, 25, and an as-yet unidentified companion pulled in front of another vehicle with three occupants on Michael Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. last Aug. 20, authorities said. Tineo-Infante and the other robber were both clad all in black and brandishing handguns when they got out, they said. The robbers "pointed the handguns at all three victims while demanding their personal belongings,"…
Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police
Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police Two adults and a juvenile from Paterson who’d just stolen a trio of bicycles from some Glen Rock teens were pursued through several backyards and over fences before a patrol officer and his sergeant nabbed all three. Friends of the victims flagged down Officer Andrew Magro on Harristown Road near Wilde Park and pointed him toward the three bandits, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The trio hopped off the stolen bikes and ran, with Magro close behind, the chief said. The officer and Sgt. Mike Trover took all three into custody at Iris Circle, he said. Arrested on theft charges were Romeo …
Bayonne Detectives Sting Staten Island Man Selling Stolen Cars On Facebook Marketplace: Police Bayonne Detectives Sting Staten Island Man Selling Stolen Cars On Facebook Marketplace: Police
Bayonne Detectives Sting Staten Island Man Selling Stolen Cars On Facebook Marketplace: Police A Staten Island man was off to the races selling stolen cars on Facebook Marketplace when Bayonne detectives put the brakes on the operation, authorities said. Using bogus identification, Devonte A. Thomas, 23, recently raked in $26,650 that police know about as “Alazim Olasupo Odu, selling a 2013 Infiniti and two Hondas from 2019 and 2020, Bayonne Police Capt. Eric R. Amato said. One of the victims called police after crossing paths with Thomas while looking for another car, the captain said. After quickly confirming that the car Thomas was selling had been stolen out of Newark, detective…
GOTCHA: Ex-BF Accused Of Swindling $71K From Local Realtor Lodged In Bergen County Jail GOTCHA: Ex-BF Accused Of Swindling $71K From Local Realtor Lodged In Bergen County Jail
Gotcha: Ex-BF Accused Of Swindling $71K From Local Realtor Lodged In Bergen County Jail Christina LaBarbiera says four months is way too long — but it's something. Last November, she filed a lawsuit accusing Robert D. Harris of swindling more than $71,000 from her in the months after they matched on the dating app Hinge. On Monday, March 18, LaBarbiera says she got the call from police she has been waiting for: Harris surrendered, she said. Records show 30-year-old Harris was lodged in the Bergen County Jail on March 18, and is facing two counts of credit card theft and one count of theft by unlawful taking/disposition moveable property. "I'm just looking forward to the just…
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar Authorities who’ve charged four men with the brutal murder of a man outside a Garfield bar last month turned to the public for help finding a fugitive gang member from Pennsylvania who sources said repeatedly stabbed the victim in the chest. Ricky “Angel” Vargas, 35, of East Stroudsburg, PA, and his four companions confronted Richard Franceschi, 31, of Hawthorne outside JoJo's Bar & Grill on Monroe Street before dawn this past Feb. 4, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Vargas had a knife and co-defendant Jayson William Rivera, 23, also of East Stroudsburg, had a handgun, the pr…
SIBLING THIEVERY: Brothers Captured Same Day, Charged With Separate Crimes, Haledon Police Say SIBLING THIEVERY: Brothers Captured Same Day, Charged With Separate Crimes, Haledon Police Say
Sibling Thievery: Brothers Captured Same Day, Charged With Separate Crimes, Haledon Police Say A thief tried to outrun Haledon police while pushing a shopping cart packed with nearly $2,800 worth of hot merchandise on the very same day that they arrested his older brother for stealing a car, authorities said. Borough resident Ahmad Elfki, 20, was still in the Walgreens on Belmont Avenue when Officer Kris Duci, Corporal April Latona and Detective Lt. Tim Lindberg arrived, they said. Elfki (above, left), who was previously banned from the store, bolted out an emergency fire exit, triggering an alarm, Deputy Police Chief George Guzman Jr. said. He hustled toward Morrissee Avenue with “…
Scammer Jailed After Collecting $27,000 For Car He Never Delivered: Wayne PD Scammer Jailed After Collecting $27,000 For Car He Never Delivered: Wayne PD
Scammer Jailed After Collecting $27,000 For Car He Never Delivered: Wayne PD A notorious scammer pocketed $27,900 for a car he didn’t deliver, then bounced a refund check after a Wayne detective got involved, authorities said. Anthony Antoniello, 38, of Totowa essentially gave Detective Michael Polifrone no choice but to charge him after offering a series of empty excuses, Detective Capt. Dan Daly said. Polifrone also discovered similar cases against Antoniello. Antoniello agreed both to refund the money and surrender to police to be processed on theft charges, the captain said. When he didn’t show, members of the Wayne Police Enforcement Unit went out and arreste…
GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark
Gotcha! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark Authorities have charged five men with robbing three separate victims of wristwatches – stabbing one of them – in two Bergen County towns, thanks to an arrest by Port Authority police. Two of the robberies occurred in broad daylight on River Road in Edgewater last fall, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, March 1. The third included a stabbing in the victim’s driveway in Palisades Park, the prosecutor said. One of two robbers brandished a handgun while a colleague stood lookout when they robbed the first Edgewater victim shortly after 3 a.m. Oct. 24, Musella said. The ro…
NJ Woman Using Counterfeit $100 Bills Busted At Florida Business: Police NJ Woman Using Counterfeit $100 Bills Busted At Florida Business: Police
NJ Woman Using Counterfeit $100 Bills Busted At Florida Business: Police A 33-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested and charged in Florida with using multiple $100 bills, authorities said. Police in Brevard County were initially notified by two businesses about the phony money, the Cocoa Beach Police Department said on Facebook.  After an investigation, police arrested Brenda Stefan Silvera Klembert and discovered additional victims, officers said.  Klembert was charged with uttering forged instruments and theft, police said. Police did not say where in the Garden State, Klembert was from. Police didn't say where Klembert is from but online rec…
Shoplifters Fresh Off Heist Busted With Ecstasy, $5K In Merch On Route 23: Wayne PD Shoplifters Fresh Off Heist Busted With Ecstasy, $5K In Merch On Route 23: Wayne PD
Shoplifters Fresh Off Heist Busted With Ecstasy, $5K In Merch On Route 23: Wayne PD Police arrested three shoplifters found with more than $5,300 in stolen merchandise after keen-eyed stopped their car on Route 23 last week in Wayne, officials said. Dugleidy Gonzalez-Riera, 28; Yefferson Prieto-Galviz, 23; and Morelis Blanco-Cineros, 41; all of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, were being held in the Passaic County Jail on various theft and drug charges, Wayne Detective Capt. Dan Daly said. Trouble began around 3:35 p.m. last Valentine's Day when Wayne Officers Harrison Kirby and David Talerico saw the Toyota sedan following another vehicle too…
GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 Dumont Home Burglary, More GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 Dumont Home Burglary, More
Gotcha! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 Dumont Home Burglary, More A wanted member of a notorious transnational group of thieves was tied by Dumont detectives to the theft of $25,000 in cash during a home break-in two months ago. Jhan Michael Rodriguez-Fonseca, 26, lives in Jersey City and most recently worked as a food delivery driver, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He really belongs to what’s known as the South American Theft Group network and is tied to other burglaries in the state, the chief said. He was also wanted by the NYPD and by agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he said. Primarily from Colombia, the members of the…