GLEN ROCK, N.J – Glen Rock police believe they helped crack 15 recently reported vehicle burglaries with the arrest of a Rutherford man whom a sheriff’s officer’s dog found hiding in bushes early Tuesday.
They also asked that anyone in the area review their home surveillance videos as part of the search for additional suspects.
Josean Alexander, 30, was tracked down with help from Ridgewood police and the Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 unit after several vehicles were burglarized, Police Chief Glen Ackermann said Tuesday afternoon.
Alexander, who had a previous arrest for marijuana possession out of Paramus in February, was being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on charges of burglary and credit card theft.
Authorities believe others were involved in the break-in spree along Kent Road, Greenway Road, Oak Knoll Road, Lowell Road, Hillside Avenue and Rock Road – as well as in four car burglaries reported on Boulevard over the weekend, Ackermann said.
Hawthorne and Allendale police were also interested in talking with Alexander in connection with recent vehicle break-ins that they’ve had, the chief said.
Any victims who hadn’t yet made a report were urged by Ackerman to contact Glen Rock PD: (201) 652-3800 .
The chief also asked residents and merchants in the affected areas to check their surveillance cameras for video recorded between 1 and 3 a.m. Tuesday. If you see something that could help the investigation, he asked, reach out to Detective Michael Trover at (201) 670-3947 or Detective James Calaski at (201) 670-3948 .