A Hoboken man was arrested for burglary after being caught in the act at the victim’s home on Monday afternoon, police said.
Fernando Rosario, 45, of Hoboken, was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, and criminal mischief, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
On Monday at about 1:00 p.m., Emergency Services Unit Sgt. David DiMartino, along with ESU Police Officers Roberto Cuevas, Jason Montalvo, as well as Sgt. Christopher LaBruno, responded to the area of Newark and Garden Streets on a report of a residential burglary in progress.
The resident was not home when she received an alert on her phone from a camera that was set up in the apartment. She observed an unknown man in her apartment and notified the Hoboken Police Department.
Officers entered the residential building, made their way to the apartment, and found the apartment door open with pry marks on the locking mechanism. They entered and located a suspect inside.
The man was identified as Rosario, who was placed under arrest and searched, where he was found to be in possession of a screwdriver.
Rosario was transported to police headquarters, had his charges placed on a summons, and released with a court date, authorities said.
Five years ago to the day, the Hoboken PD sought the public’s help in locating Rosario when he was a burglary and theft suspect.