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Bridgewater Police Arrest Several for Different Theft Incidents at Bridgewater Commons Mall


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police made several arrests through the middle of April for shoplifting incidents in stores in the Bridgewater Commons Mall, according to this week's reports.

Tayner Blackburn, 21, and Kimberlin Macal-Garcia, 22, both of Whitehouse Station, were arrested April 8 after allegedly being found with $474 worth of merchandise from Lord & Taylor.

Both were charged with shoplifting, and processed and released pending a court appearance.

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Juan Garcia-Santos, 44, of New Brunswick, was arrested for shoplifting April 11 after allegedly being found with $221 worth of merchandise from Macy's at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Garcia-Santos was processed and released pending a court appearance.

Finally, Asa Panatero, 35, of Manville, was arrested April 11 for shoplifting after allegedly being found with $719 worth of merchandise from Macy's at the mall. Panatero was processed and released pending a court appearance.

Police made other arrests for drug possession and more in this week's blotter.

  • Jonathan Debaro, 18, of Branchburg, was arrested April 4 for possession of marijuana while parked in a vehicle near Old York Road. Debaro was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.
  • Police are investigating a report that between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. April 10 two vehicles were burglarized while parked at the Villa Plaza, on Route 28. According to the report, both vehicles were locked and had their windows shattered to gain entry. A purse was stolen from each vehicle.
  • Jacquis Jordan, 22, of Piscataway, was arrested for possession of marijuana after the vehicle he was traveling in was stopped for a violation on Route 22 West April 11. Jordan was charged with possession, and processed and released pending a court appearance.
Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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