A man from Paterson and another from Wharton have been arrested for allegedly committing a series of burglaries, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Jeremiah Carter, 39, of Paterson, and Justin Poff, 23, of Wharton, were arrested on Wednesday. Both were charged with nine counts of burglary, eight counts of theft, and 3 counts of criminal mischief.
Carter and Poff allegedly entered the Norman S. Weir School on Van Houten Street. An alarm went off, triggering a police response at around 8:30 p.m.
Police were aware the school was burglarized the previous day. Police learned the suspects were inside the school.
Police set up a perimeter and eventually arrested both men.
Detectives interviewed Carter and Poff after handcuffing them. Both admitted they committed nine burglaries together from October 12 through November 11.
Police said they burglarized 152 Van Houten Street on November 9 and November 11; 125 Broadway on October 31, November 6, November 7, and November 9; 94 Fulton Street on October 12 and 13; and 255 Grand Street on October 13.
Detectives Eriberto DelValle, Latia Taylor, Salvador Brancato, and J.C. Gonzalez successfully closed the nine cases after the arrests.