Glen Rock police arrested a Rutherford man in connection with several car burglaries Tuesday morning, officials said.
Josean Alexander, 20, was taken into custody after police used a K-9 to find him hiding in the bushes near the scene of several car break-ins early Tuesday morning, Chief Dean Ackermann said.
Officers who were investigating several burglaries had set up a perimeter to try to catch the suspect or suspects. That was when they found Alexander, Ackermann said.
Ridgewood police and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search.
Police believe there may be additional suspects, Ackermann said, so the incident is still under investigation.
Police said they knew of 15 burglaries on Kent Road, Greenway Road, Oak Knoll Road, Lowell Road, Hillside Avenue and Rock Road. Four burglaries on the Boulevard were reported over the past weekend, Ackermann said.
Similar incidents have occurred in Hawthorne and Allendale, but those cases may or may not be related, he said.
He is released from jail for free on June 7/ 2017 according to Bergen County Jail Records.
Police are asking victims who have not made a report to contact the Glen Rock police at 201-652-3800. The detective bureau is asking anyone with a home video surveillance system to review footage between 1 and 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to see if they captured any suspects or vehicles on video, Ackermann said.
Anyone with possible video or other information on these burglaries is asked to contact Detective Michael Trover at 201-670-3947 or Detective James Calaski at 201-670-3948.
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