Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Tuesday October 15th, 2019 :: 03:52 p.m. EDT


South Brunswick Police Make Arrest in Homeowner Interrupted Burglary

South Brunswick Police Make Arrest in Homeowner Interrupted Burglary

South Brunswick Police have arrested the suspect who broke into a Monmouth Walk townhouse and was interrupted by the homeowner. Chief Raymond Hayducka said, “It was an unusual burglary in the middle of the day with no obvious forced entry. It required interviews with neighbors and good crime scene processing to develop evidence which led to the suspect’s capture. We appreciate all the residents who reviewed their surveillance systems and called to provide information.”

On Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 3pm police responded to Heather Court after a resident came home from work and interrupted a burglary in progress. The resident said they came home from work at around 2:30 p.m. and heard a noise upstairs, but did not think much of it.

A few minutes later while the resident was eating in the kitchen they heard a second noise and became concerned. The resident stepped out front of her home and called 911 from her front lawn with her neighbor also outside. Both residents observed a suspect on the second floor of the home looking out the window at them. The male suspect ran downstairs, broke through a rear screen door and fled.

Officer Brooke Labell, a crime scene technician, photographed and dusted for fingerprints at the home. She was able to develop latent fingerprints from where detectives believed the suspect made entry into the home. Detective Rick Delucia submitted off the prints to the New Jersey State Police AFIS unit. The unit matched one of the prints to a 17-year-old juvenile.  

Detective Delucia charged the juvenile with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. He was taken into custody at 8am Tuesday morning. In addition to the burglary charges, he was in possession of alcohol and was charged with underage possession. Detectives believed the juvenile was familiar with the residence and entered looking to steal some headphones, when he was interrupted by the homeowner.
The juvenile was released to a parent pending his first Family Court appearance.

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Submit an anonymous web tip

Navigate & Discover