BORDENTOWN, NJ-- The Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) recently announced the arrest of a Bordentown City man for burglary, theft and trespassing offenses, following citizen reports of criminal activity.
At approximately 6:17am on Thursday, June 25, officers were dispatched to the Grande at Crystal Lake neighborhood for reports of a white male wearing dark clothing burglarizing vehicles.
Officers immediately responded and, while checking the area, Patrolman Gardner observed the male on Meadow Run Road and attempted to stop and speak with him, but the male allegedly took off running. Patrolman Gardner and Sergeant Biddle then pursued him on foot and apprehended him. The suspect complained of shortness of breath following the foot pursuit and was then transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect, identified as John Exner, 31, of Bordentown City, had allegedly entered several unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood and removed items. Surveillance video also showed him allegedly walking up onto homeowners’ porches and trying to open their front doors.
Exner was charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft, criminal trespass and resisting arrest, along with unlawful possession of a weapon, a knife. He was lodged at the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.