Two Lyndhurst teens allegedly targeting parked automobiles were collared in the early morning hours on Sept. 4.
Police said they responded to the area around Manor Court and Livingston Ave. at 3:33 a.m. on a report called in that individuals were lurking around, peering into car windows.
Upon arrival, police said they surprised two males at the scene. They said they grabbed one who was sitting in a resident’s white Jeep on Manor Court but the other fled on foot through nearby residential backyards.
Police gave chase through yards along Delafield and Rutherford Aves., ultimately catching up with the young man in a yard off Rutherford.
Police said they recovered a container with an unknown amount of charge on the ground next to a 2005 Toyota. They said they surmised one of the suspects dropped the item after being discovered by police.
Both young men – Derrick Ruiz, 18, and Jordan Stuart, also 18 – were charged with burglary and theft. Stuart, who reportedly ran from police, was also charged with resisting arrest and eluding police.
A hearing on the charges was slated for Sept. 15.
Other incidents logged on the Lyndhurst police blotter during the past week included the following:
Police patrolling the meadows area came across an unoccupied vehicle illegally parked along Valley Brook Ave.
A bit later, at 12:39 a.m., police said they observed the same vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound along Valley Brook and turning onto Polito Ave. Along the way, police said they saw the driver toss something out of the window which was later recovered. Police pulled over the vehicle at Polito and Wall St. and, inside, they said they could see what they believed to be marijuana in the door handle.
Luigi Carputo, 26, of Nutley, was charged with possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia (rolling papers) and was issued summonses for CDS in a motor vehicle, speeding and throwing debris from a motor vehicle.
Police said they stopped a vehicle at 10:06 p.m. at Ridge Road and Freeman St. after the driver reportedly made an illegal left turn. Seth Deter, 24, of Rutherford, was charged with DWI and ticketed for the turning infraction.
A report of a naked man running in the street brought police units to Rutherford Ave. near Ridge Road at 10:40 p.m.
Police said the man had reportedly started out from the 100 block of Valley Brook Ave. and continued from there. He was finally brought to a halt by officers.
Jordan Cromis, 22, of Lyndhurst, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and lewdness. Police said he was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center, Hackensack, for examination.
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A computer lookup on a plate of a vehicle traveling erratically along Orient Way, at 1:45 a.m., led police to the discovery that the driver had a suspended license. Police stopped the vehicle as it approached Marin Ave. and charged Saurov Das, 29, of Jersey City, with DWI along with the license violation.
At 11:47 p.m., police executed a motor vehicle stop at Ridge Road and Fifth St., and charged the driver, Remington Braddock, 31, of Hackensack, with the following violations: no front plate, tinted windows, possession of marijuana and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
– Ron Leir