A Riverdale man who was already incarcerated on burglary charges now faces new charges for allegedly burglarizing a business in Bloomingdale, New Jersey.
West Milford police arrested the 28-year-old suspect in October. He had allegedly broken into a house on Union Valley Road in West Milford, NJ.
According to police, the suspect gained access to the home by breaking a sunroom glass door and smashing a dining room window. Once the suspect was inside the home, he reportedly attempted to steal a gun. The homeowner was reportedly able to stop the suspect from fleeing the scene by disarmed him and then holding him until police could arrive.
Police officers arrested the suspect and charged him with several criminal offenses, including burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, certain persons not to possess a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The suspect was also charged in connection with a number of commercial burglaries in Little Falls NJ and Holmdel NJ.
The suspect is currently being held at the Passaic County Jail on a $400,000 bail amount. However, while the suspect is incarcerated, police have continued to investigate his prior conduct.
Authorities have now linked the suspect to another burglary, which was reportedly committed in Bloomingdale. Investigators determined that the suspect’s alleged crime spree last summer also included a break-in and theft at the Union Avenue Deli in Bloomingdale, NJ. As a result, the suspect faces additional criminal charges for burglary, theft of movable property, and criminal mischief.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police Connect Another Break-in to Incarcerated Riverdale Man, Report Says.”