Ridgefield Park NJ police arrested a man accused of burglarizing a local construction yard.
According to law enforcement, the suspect gained entry into a closed, fenced-in construction yard on Industrial Avenue in Ridgefield Park, NJ.
Workers at the site notified police and said that they saw a suspicious individual in the area.
When Ridgefield Park NJ police officers arrived at the scene, they saw the suspect exiting the yard and running toward the Hackensack River. Police established a perimeter and quickly located the suspect. According to authorities, the suspect was apprehended while attempting to hide underneath a construction trailer.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including burglary, possession of burglary tools, trespassing, and resisting arrest. Additionally, the suspect was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle because police officers allegedly found him with illegal drug paraphernalia.
Moreover, the 43-year-old suspect, who resides in Ridgefield Park, reportedly had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $20K bail amount.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Ridgefield Park Man Charged with Construction Site Break-in.”