A man was chased down by officers who were investigating an attempted burglary in Dover, New Jersey.
Dover NJ police officers responded to a house on Oak Street, where a resident had reported a break-in. The resident told police that someone had attempted to pry open a door to the house.
The resident provided police with a description of the burglar. Later, a police officer saw a person matching the description. After a brief chase, officers caught 34-year-old Armando Echevarria, who allegedly fled when approached by the officers.
Mr. Echevarria allegedly tried to get rid of a pair of gloves from his pocket while he ran. According to police, the officers found a screwdriver and a gold-colored necklace in Mr. Echevarria’s possession.
Mr. Echevarria was charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and obstruction, in addition to other related charges.
In New Jersey, burglary is codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. Prosecutors typically charge burglary as a third degree criminal offense. If Mr. Echevarria is convicted of third degree burglary, he faces up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Dover Man Accused of Trying to Break into Home, Running from Cops.“