NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Michael Garland, 44, of Scotch Plains, for a burglary that took place along the Newark-Bloomfield border today.

A Bloomfield Police Officer and Newark Police responded to a call in the 500 block of North 13th Street at approximately 10:45 a.m. Garland had broken into the home through a side door, the residents fled through the front door. The suspect was arrested as he was exiting the side door. HE was then charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

“I am grateful to Director Samuel DeMaio and the Bloomfield Police Department for their invaluable partnership, aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our residents and neighbors along the borders of our cities,” Director Ambrose said.