Police last week arrested a local man in connection with three residential burglaries – two in Kearny and one in North Arlington. The suspect was nabbed by Kearny cops within hours of the last break-in, KPD Chief John Dowie reported.
The first crime was reported at 7 p.m., Oct. 8, on the 500 block of Devon St., where the burglar had used the homeowner’s ladder to gain entry to the property. A TV set and some currency were taken.
One week later and one block away – on Oct. 15 on the 300 block of Chestnut St. – a burglary to another home was discovered at 3 p.m. In that incident, police said, the thief had pushed in a window air conditioner and climbed through the opening, escaping with a laptop computer and currency.
Also on Oct. 15, North Arlington police reported a Melrose Ave. burglary in which the culprit had used the same method to gain entry to the home – by pushing in an AC unit. In that incident, only money was stolen, police said.
That same day, at 6 p.m., Kearny Dets. Scott Traynor and Michael Farinola, having been briefed on the crimes, observed Ronald Kaduscwicz, 34, of Kearny, entering a business at Midland and Kearny Aves. carrying a laptop. Confronting him, Dowie said, they found that the screen name on the computer and the name of the Chestnut St. victim were “very similar.”
After viewing other computer contents and questioning the suspect, the detectives arrested Kaduscwicz and, in a search incident to that arrest, found him to be in possession of a bag of suspected heroin, police said.
Questioned at KPD headquarters by North Arlington detectives, he reportedly implicated himself in the burglary in that borough.
Kaduscwicz was charged in Kearny with two counts of burglary and theft and with heroin possession. The Bergen County charges were pending.
He was remanded to the Hudson County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
– Karen Zautyk