Nutley PD: Man arrested, charged with burglary to auto shop

A 36-year-old Allendale man has been arrested in connection to the burglary of a Franklin Avenue mechanic shop and with several other crimes in other towns, Nutley Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo said.

Nutley police were investigating the local burglary that took place Dec. 26 and identified Jose Cardona of Allendale as the person responsible. Police credited the Clifton Police Department for the arrest, who had been working with Saddle Brook and Lodi on similar burglaries.

Police said inspections stickers along with $5,000 worth of equipment was stolen and video surveillance captured Cardona.

Strumolo said this was the same location Dylan Waehner-Larson, 29, burglarized less than two weeks later.

Petracco commended the police and thanked Clifton for their assistance detaining Cardona.

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