Secaucus Police Department arrests two 18-year-olds for car burglary spree

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The Secaucus Police Department arrested two 18-year-olds for a car burglary spree that had continued into the second evening in a row, authorities said.

Nicholas Sessa and Samantha Fifick. Photos courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, the Secaucus Police Department received several reports from residents of the “Northend” section of town that their vehicles were burglarized overnight on April 28th into the 29th, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

All of the vehicles entered were apparently left unlocked. Some of the proceeds from the burglaries included cash, jewelry, sets of keys and cigarettes.

From one of the unlocked vehicles, the burglars used a garage door opener to open a secured garage of a residence on Elizabeth Court and burglarized another unlocked vehicle that was parked inside, authorities said.

Then today at approximately 1:30 a.m., Police Officer Jude Masullo was patrolling the area of Radio Avenue and he observed a suspicious male and female in this residential area
plagued by vehicle burglaries the night before.

Masullo spoke with these individuals who were later identified as Nicholas Sessa, 18, of Wildwood, and Samantha Fifick, 18, of Edison, officials said.

During the inquiry, both Sessa and Fifick were found in possession of what was believed to
be stolen property from some of the vehicles the night before.

With the assistance of other members of the Secaucus Police Department Patrol and Detective Divisions, enough evidence was mounted against the duo to determine they were responsible for nine reported vehicle burglaries, including the burglary at the Elizabeth Court garage.

Sessa and Fifick were each charged with the following crimes: 10 counts of burglary, three counts of theft, one count of receiving stolen property and seven counts each of conspiracy to commit burglary and theft, police said.

They were both then processed and remanded to the Hudson County Jail.

Anyone with additional information on these vehicle burglaries, or if they did not initially
report their vehicle was burglarized, can contact the Secaucus Police Detective Division at (201) 330-2052 or detectivedivsion@secaucus.net.

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