CRANFORD - On Tuesday, the Cranford Police Department responded to 555 South Avenue East on two reported residential burglaries within the apartment complex.

According to the release, various personal effects were stolen from the apartments including cash, jewelry, and a .357 caliber handgun. The Cranford Police Investigative Division developed a lead in the case and by Wednesday evening were granted an arrest warrant for Albert D. Hudson, II. (43 y/o, Belleville) on two counts of Burglary, two counts of Theft, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and one count of Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons.

Hudson was arrested and taken into custody without incident outside his home in Belleville. He was processed and transported to the Union County Jail pending a detention hearing. Detectives were able to recover the stolen handgun and proceeds from the crime.

Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco commended the detectives who worked the case for their efforts in quickly solving these burglaries saying, “Our detectives worked hard to bring these cases to a resolution for the safety and sake of the quality of life in our community. By successfully removing a handgun from our streets, they most certainly prevented its use in additional crimes."