Car Burglar Charged
On May 21st 2019 at 4:16 A.M. a residents Ring Door Bell on Donato Drive captured video of car burglar entering and searching through his vehicle. Additionally Little Falls had numerous vehicle burglaries in that same area. Detective John Smigelsky released the video image of the suspect to the media attempting to identify the actor. Det. Smigelsky also shared the video with surrounding police agencies. Numerous other agencies including Wayne, Clifton and Bloomfield Police as well many others were also attempting to identify the same subject for burglaries committee in their towns. Bloomfield was able to secure a finger print and subsequently with the image captured by the Donato Drive resident’s Ring Camera was able to positively identify the subject. The accused, Moises Echevarria a 39 year old male out of Paterson, was arrested and charged by Bloomfield PD. Cedar Grove Detectives were then able to positively establish Echevarri as the same individual that committed the burglary in Cedar Grove. Essex County Prosecutors Office authorized burglary and criminal attempted burglary charges. The subject was served at the Essex County Jail. “I would like to thank our fellow colleagues in the media for their continued assistance”.
“Please consider joining the Ring Neighbors Application. Cedar Grove P.D. recently has. It’s a new way to provide real-time crime and safety information to our community. You do not need to own a Ring device or any other home security system in order to download and use the Neighbors app. Joining does not grant law enforcement access to cameras or user data. All tips shared via Neighbors are anonymous unless residents choose to identify themselves, Ring Neighbors is simply a platform for residents to submit video or images to police and for police to send requests for video and images to residents. Interested residents can text “StaySafe” to 555888 from a smart phone to download the Neighbors Application at no cost.”
Chief J. Cirasa