Resident Catches Ongoing Theft, Contacts Police, Suspect Arrested

According to police reports, at approximately 5:30 a.m., a resident of the 100 block of Chestnut Street exited his apartment. As he approached his nearby vehicle he observed a tall, thin, black male quickly exit the car. He yelled to the man who then fled the area – running northbound on Chestnut Street.

The victim then drove to the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) to report the incident. The victim complained that a shoulder bag and other personal effects were stolen from his car. A short while later, at the Roselle Park train station, Patrolman John Deegan observed an individual fitting the description of the suspect standing on the train platform. The victim was then brought to the scene, where he identified that suspect as the person who broke into his car. The suspect, Anthony K. Henry, a 24-year-old resident of Plainfield, NJ was then taken into custody.

While en route to headquarters, Mr. Henry directed Patrolman Deegan to a trash receptacle on the 200 block of Chestnut Street where some of the stolen property was recovered. While being processed, additional stolen property was found in Henry’s possession.

Henry was charged with burglary (2C:18-2) and theft (2C:20-3a). He was  transported to the Union County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.