Rahway Man Arrested For Linden Burglaries
A string of burglaries in Linden has led to the arrest of a Rahway man. The individual has been charged with burglary, criminal mischief and theft, stemming from three break-ins over four weeks in the City of Linden.
Burglary is a fairly common theft related offense in Linden, Rahway and elsewhere in Union County. A burglary is committed in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 if an individual enters a structure without authorization for the purpose of committing a theft or other criminal offense. A burglary charge is typically a third degree crime but can be enhanced to a second degree crime if the actor: (1) purposely, knowingly or recklessly inflicts, attempts to inflict or threatens to inflict bodily injury on anyone; or (2) is armed with or displays what appear to be explosives or a deadly weapon.
In this Linden case, there are no allegations of use of a weapon or threat to inflict physical injury by the Rahway defendant. The accused is therefore facing a third degree crime. A conviction for this grade of Linden burglary results in a prison term of up to 5 years and a fine that can reach $15,000. The defendant is also facing criminal mischief and theft charges which are presumably third degree in nature (i.e. involve losses of at least $500 but less than $75,000). A conviction for one or both of these criminal charges carry additional penalties.
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