KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department charged two suspects with a house burglary that occurred on Aug. 8. Jorge Guevara, 36, of Bayside NY and his girlfriend Johana Gomez, 38, of Astoria NY were charged with Burglary and Theft after a three month investigation.
Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman commended the department's detectives and officers in arresting and charging two suspects.
“Good teamwork and a concerted effort by the Kenilworth Police Department resulted in a most positive outcome”, Zimmerman.
Police responded to a reported break in after a resident arrived home from work and saw that their home had been entered and ransacked. Responding patrol officers arrived on location and cleared the residence before requesting detectives to the scene.
Detective Ed Paster arrived on scene shortly after to collect evidence and speak with the victim. After a canvas by officers, police say a neighboring house caught the two suspects and their vehicle on surveillance cameras shortly after 9 a.m.
Paster further investigated and worked closely with several neighboring agencies as well as New York authorities before collecting enough evidence to charge the two suspects.
Both suspects were also implicated in at least 20 burglaries by neighboring towns in New Jersey and New York dating back to January of this year.
As of this date, both suspects remain incarcerated in the Nassau County, NY Jail and have no scheduled date to appear in the Union County Superior Court. Bail for each was set at $70,000.