East Orange Man Arrested On Vehicle Robbery Charges After Residents Report Daytime Car Burglary Attempt

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East Orange Man Arrested After Resident Reports Daytime Car Burglary

Tariq Frye, 19, of East Orange was arrested and is charged with burglary after a citizen saw him enter a parked vehicle.

Just before noon on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Officers responded to the 900 block of Bacheller Ave after a witness reported that they observed a man walk up the driveway to a nearby home and attempt to enter a car parked in the driveway. The doors to the car were locked, however, and the suspect eventually left the area.

The man’s description was shared to other units in the area, and a Parking Enforcement Officer reported that he saw the man walking on E. Edgar Rd (Route 1). Police responded to the area, and after a short investigation, identified Frye as the suspect and placed him under arrest.

Photo of the suspect. Image Credit – Linden Police Department

“Car burglary has been a problem of epidemic proportions across this state for several years, and there are, unfortunately, significant challenges that make it difficult for us to arrest and charge these criminals” said Police Chief David Hart. “As this case clearly demonstrates, the solution to this problem rests with the members of our community. By locking vehicles, reporting suspicious activity right away, and cooperating with Police investigations, we can significantly reduce these crimes together.”

Frye was charged with third-degree burglary and released on a summons pending a scheduled appearance in Superior Court.

Detectives believe that this suspect may be involved in similar crimes throughout the area, and additional witnesses or victims are encouraged to contact the Linden Police Detective Bureau at (908) 474-8537. As a reminder, tips about this incident or any other crime can also be shared anonymously via email to [email protected].

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Banner Image: Attempted car robbery. Image Credit – TheDigitalWay


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Linden Police Department

The mission of the Linden Police Department is to reduce crime, improve the delivery of Police services and enhance the quality of life for Linden residents through cooperative partnerships with community members. For information about Crime Tips, click here. The Linden Police Department updates the public with the latest news regarding crime, missing persons, alerts, and public awareness information on a consistent basis in order to provide the following services to the public: Law Enforcement Maintaining Order Ensuring Quality of Life Protection Property Public Safety

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