Stolen Vehicle Reveals Burglary of Occupied Apartment.
The incident began on September 10, 2019 at 2:26 AM. Officer Connor Grawehr was on routine patrol south bound on Route 23. He attempted to stop a 2018 Red Volkswagen, Atlas for an observed violation. The subject vehicle turned onto Harper Ter. and pulled over briefly. It was occupied by two persons. When Officer Grawehr exited his patrol car the vehicle sped away down
Harper Ter. When Officer Grawehr next observed the vehicle it was unoccupied rolling down Harper Ter. crashing into a utility pole. Officer Grawehr chase one of the suspects on foot into the back yards of Harper Ter. Officer Dominick Buscio who arrived to assist located, a 13 year old juvenile male from Camden, hiding in the back yard of 135 Harper Ter. He was taken into custody. The second juvenile male was still at large. Officers from the surrounding towns flooded the area to conduct search. Checks of the red Volkswagen revealed that it was just stolen from 1099 Route 23 Cedar Grove. Further investigation revealed that the two male subjects had burglarized an occupied first floor apartment while the residents were asleep. One of the juveniles had entered through an open window and stole the resident’s purse containing her cars keys. While the other acted as a lookout. They then stole the resident’s car with the keys they had found. The second subject was not located, however detectives are working toward identifying him. The 13 year old juvenile was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, theft, car theft, receiving stolen property and obstruction by flight. As it turns out additional charges may be filled. The two subjects apparently had escaped form Green Residential Juvenile Detention Center in Ringwood NJ and committed a theft of a vehicle there. Little Falls and Wayne Police are also investigating the pair for vehicle burglaries and using stolen credit cards. “Fortunately no one was injured during their crime spree. Officers Grawehr and Buscio conducted themselves to the highest standards of policing and are a credit to the department”. Chief J. Cirasa