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Fair Lawn high schooler caught breaking into homes looking for pills, police say

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Fair Lawn police detective cracked four residential burglaries from yesterday with the quick arrest of an 18-year-old borough high school senior from West Milford.

Detective Paul Donohue took Jared Cooney into custody following yesterday’s break-ins, which occurred between 4-7 p.m. on Ryder Road, Warren Road, Southern Drive and East Amsterdam Avenue.

Cooney”confessed to driving around the borough, looking for homes with no lights on and no vehicles in their driveways to enter so that he could obtain prescription medications,” Sgt. Brian Metzler said this morning.

“Entry was either gained or attempted through a rear door or window,” Metzler said. “No proceeds were taken at all of the reported burglaries.”

Police released Cooney without bail pending a Municipal Court hearing on two counts of burglary, two of attempted burglary and two of criminal mischief.

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