Chief of Police Frank Papapietro reported the arrest of two men from Ramsey in connection with a burglary on Faller Drive Monday morning. Charles Davis, 22, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Ian Skelley, 25, was charged with possession of CDS, under 25 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Papapietro said. In addition to those charges, Skelley also received a motor vehicle summons from the Saddle River police department.
According to Papapietro, New Milford police responded to a report of a burglary Monday morning after a witness observed a man breaking into a Faller Drive apartment.
Papapietro said the witness also observed the suspect being dropped off in front of the apartment prior to his forcibly entering it and noted the license plate number. A search of the apartment by New Milford police found no suspect, but it was apparent that the apartment had been burglarized and the suspect left through the kitchen window, Papapietro said.
"New Milford police recovered $690 in cash believed to be stolen from the apartment tossed on the ground outside," Papapietro said.
Approximately 30 minutes after New Milford police broadcast an alert for the suspects’ vehicle, Saddle River police spotted the car driving north on Route 17.
Saddle River, Ramsey and Upper Saddle River police stopped the car on E. Crescent Ave., behind the Pathmark in Ramsey, borough Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.
“We were there, and really just assisted with the motor vehicle stop,” Gurney said. Saddle River Police, who actually arrested the Ramsey duo, did not respond to a request for comment Monday evening.
New Milford detectives responded to the scene and transported the suspects back to the New Milford Police station for booking, Papapietro said. The vehicle was searched and impounded.
"The investigation is continuing," Papapietro said.
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