A police manhunt resulted in the arrests of two adults and a teenager accused of burglarizing a Bordentown neighborhood.
According to authorities, the suspects had targeted the neighborhood several times since July. The suspects allegedly stole several vehicles, dirt bikes, motorcycles, and flatbed trailers from garages and sheds. The suspects are also accused of stealing tools and landscaping equipment.
Bordentown Township police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside a home on Hogback Road. While officers were on their way to the scene, a number of residents called police to report men moving through their yards.
Police later revealed that the suspicious vehicle, a 2000 red Chevy van, had been reported stolen out of Hamilton Township earlier in the week. When police searched the van, they reportedly found two ATVs that had been taken from a resident’s yard.
Police quickly established a perimeter and began a manhunt for the suspects. The manhunt included police dogs and a police helicopter. The suspects were soon apprehended. Additionally, police said that most of the stolen vehicles were ultimately recovered.
The suspects, who hail from Trenton, were charged with burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.
The two adult suspects were taken to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where they were each being held on $60,000 bail. Meanwhile, the teenage suspect was released to the custody of a parent.
A fourth suspect managed to avoid being captured. A warrant was issued for his arrest, with his bail tentatively set at $100,000 if he is caught. Police have asked that anyone with information about the suspect please call Bordentown Township detectives at 609-298-4300, ext. 2129.
For additional information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Three Charged in Series of Bordentown Burglaries after Helicopter Search, Fourth Suspect Escaped.”