A Newton NJ man and a Franklin NJ man were arrested after they allegedly committed a burglary at a home in Franklin, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the 34-year-old Newton suspect and the 19-year-old Franklin suspect broke into a Franklin NJ residence and stole more than $3,000 worth of property. The stolen items reportedly included copper piping from the house’s plumbing system.
The suspects are believed to have gained access to the residence by forcibly opening a window located in the basement.
At the time of the burglary, the residents were not home. A caretaker of the house contacted local police after noticing that the house had been broken into.
The Franklin Police Department conducted an investigation into the burglary. Six days after the break-in, investigators identified and located the two suspects.
When police arrested the Newton suspect, he allegedly told officers that he was a member of the Netas gang. Police picked him up on Main Street, which is near the location of the house that was burglarized.
When Franklin NJ police officers located the Franklin suspect, he was allegedly in possession of heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Both suspects have been charged with burglary and theft of movable property. The teenage suspect has also been charged with several drug crimes, including heroin possession, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were taken to the Sussex County Jail in Newton, New Jersey. They are each being held at the jail in lieu of $50,000 bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Admitted Gang Member, Accomplice, Charged with Franklin Break-in, Police Say.”