EDISON, NJ – On Thursday evening Officers Wilfedo Brown, Joseph Chonka, Nicole Errico and Robert Ellmyer Jr were dispatched to homes on Timber Oaks, Rolling Brook and Lily Avenue in North Edison for reports of vehicle break-ins.
After searching the neighborhood and a foot chase through a wooded area behind Rolling Brook Drive, police arrested Trimick Trevell Kates, 18, and two accomplices, ages 17 and 16, by 5:30PM that same evening.
Each of the suspects is charged with larceny and forcible entry to vehicles.
Police also recovered about $1,700 worth of store gift cards, cell phones, coins, and a one-ounce gold bar worth about $1,250 that were reported stolen from vehicles in the vicinity, police said.
Kates was released on his own recognizance and his teenage accomplices were released into the custody of relatives or guardians, police said.