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Police: Good Samaritan Helps Nab Overnight Newark Car Burglar

Luis Santiago
Luis Santiago Photo Credit: Newark PD

A good Samaritan helped police busted an overnight car burglar Wednesday.

A concerned citizen reported hearing shattered glass then saw a man climbing out of the front passenger window of a vehicle parked near Summer Avenue and Taylor Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said.

Responding officers found city resident Luis Santiago, 26, crouched between a car in the area, bleeding from a cut on his hand and in possession of a folding knife with a blunt ball-pointed end, Ambrose said. 

Santiago was arrested and faces charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.

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