Bloomfield, Newark police assist in alleged burglar's arrest

A burglary suspect was arrested Wednesday morning as he was leaving a home near the Newark-Bloomfield border, Newark’s Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.

Police say Michael Garland, 44, of Scotch Plains, entered a home on N. 13th Street through a side door. People inside fled through the front door.

Garland was captured shortly afterwards and charged with burglary and criminal mischief, Ambrose said.

“I am grateful to Director Samuel DeMaio and the Bloomfield Police Department for their invaluable partnership, aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our residents and neighbors along the borders of our cities,” Ambrose said.

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Source: Essex

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