Middlesex County News

3rd Arrest in a Year for Man Charged in String of Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Ryshawn Williams was arrested three times in the last 11 months on charges of breaking into motor vehicles in New Brunswick. Credits: New Brunswick Police Department

NEW BRUNSWICK - A man arrested earlier this month on 25 charges relating to motor vehicle burglaries was no stranger to city police, having been arrest twice before on similar charges in the last 11 months.

Ryshawn Williams, 34, of New Brunswick, also was arrested in Monmouth County last March for possessing stolen property. That arrest came after his two prior apprehensions in New Brunswick.

Williams had apparently been released after each of those arrests under the state’s overhauled system of eliminating bail and detention for people charged in minor crimes. The system was implemented in 2017.

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That included Williams’ release last June after he was charged with more than 20 crimes, including 12 charges of burglary, according to police reports.

Last week New Brunswick police announced that Williams was arrested  May 15 for a string of break-ins to motor vehicles and related charges of theft, possession of burglary tools and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Police said the charges stemmed from as nearly two-month long string of burglaries to cars in the city.

According to court records, Williams has an arrest record dating back to 2009.

More recently, Williams was arrested on June 17, 2017 and charged with 12 counts of burglary to motor vehicles, along with seven counts of criminal attempt to commit burglary and charges of theft, according to police reports. Those charges are still pending in court.

That apprehension came after New Brunswick police Detective Brandt Gregus obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect.

Less than two months later, on Aug. 1, 2017, city police Officer William Carrol arrested Williams on the 200 block of Somerset Street and charged him with burglary, resisting arrest and eluding, according to police arrest records.

Last March 20 of this year, Williams was arrested in Monmouth on charges of possession of stolen property and receiving stolen property. That charges are apparently also pending in court.

Less than two months later New Brunswick police Detective Erika DiMarcello charged Williams with the most recent rash of motor vehicle break-ins. DiMarcello had obtained an arrest warrant for Williams, according to police records.

Willams in now being held on those charges at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, records at the center show.


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