On February 21, 2011 at 10:47 a.m., Roselle Park Police responded to the 500 block of Sherman Avenue on a report of possible burglary in progress. While responding to the scene, dispatch reported the suspect was a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt under a white t-shirt. A further update reported that the suspect had left the scene on foot and was at the corner of Sherman Avenue and East Lincoln Avenue. At this time, Patrolman James Cantrell was arriving in the area and observed a male party matching the description of the suspect at that intersection. Patrolman Cantrell ordered the suspect to the ground and detained him.
Back-up officers spoke to the victim who stated he had observed the suspect sitting in a vehicle parked in front of a neighbor’s residence on Sherman Avenue as he exited his driveway to leave his home.
The victim’s spouse stated that shortly after her husband left the house she was in the home when she observed the suspect attempting to open the side door on the north side of her residence.
The victims were able to positively identify the suspect as the individual seen in the vehicle and at the residence. The vehicle, is owned by the next door neighbor. The owner of the vehicle stated that there should have been no one inside the vehicle.
The suspect was transported to the Roselle Park Police Department for processing. The suspect had no identification in his possession. The suspect was checked through Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS / Live Scan) and identified as Jorge Alberto Umana-Del Cid, age 30, homeless (last known address Elizabeth, NJ). Umana-Del Cid was charged with burglary 2C:18-2(a)(1) and criminal attempt/burglary 2C:5-1(a)(1)/2C:18-2
Umana-Del Cid was committed to Union County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was contacted and an ICE detainer was issued. The suspect was transported to the Union County Jail.