BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Newark man was arrested in the Bridgewater Commons Mall May 23 after he was found with a "booster bag" containing burglary tools, according to a Bridgewater Township Police report.

Ameer Castleberry, 32, was charged with possession of burglar's tools and eluding a police officer on foot. He was also found to have three outstanding municipal warrants from Wayne, Newark and Edison, totaling $2,572.

According to police, Castleberry was seen carrying the bag near the Sunglass Hut, and, when police approached him, he tried to elude the police.

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Castleberry was processed and released to Wayne Police for the warrant.

Police made other arrests for drugs and more.

  • John Mancini, 18, of Bridgewater, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a Hauck Road resident reported seeing a suspicious person in the area May 18. Officers found Mancini, who was processed for the arrest and released with a pending municipal court appearance.
  • Kwaka Appau, 41, of North Brunswick, was arrested for outstanding warrants totaling $5,750. He was lodged in Somerset County Jail.