A Paterson NJ man allegedly burglarized a car parked in a Wayne high school parking lot just five minutes after he was released from police custody for earlier charges of burglary and heroin possession.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was initially placed under arrest around 1:15 p.m. at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. The Wayne Police Department sent cops to the mall parking lot after receiving a report of the suspect smashing the window of a motor vehicle at the Willowbrook Malle Park & Ride. Additionally, the suspect allegedly kicked in the window of another car in order to steal a woman’s handbag from the vehicle.
When Wayne NJ police officers got to the scene, they tracked down the suspect on a bus that was about to depart the mall parking lot.
A subsequent search of the suspect allegedly led to the discovery of two glassine bags filled with heroin. As a result, the suspect was charged with possession of heroin. The suspect was also charged with several other crimes, including burglary, theft of movable property, and defiant trespassing. The trespassing charges stemmed from an earlier incident that led to the suspect being banned from setting foot on Willowbrook Mall property.
The suspect was released from police custody at 2:30 p.m., only to almost immediately commit another crime, according to authorities. Wayne NJ cops reportedly watched the suspect as he walked to a nearby high school parking lot, broke into a car, and stole multiple items of clothing.
The suspect, who lives in Paterson NJ, was then placed under arrest once against and charged with more counts of burglary and theft.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “5 Minutes after Release from 1st Arrest, Man Is Arrested Again.”