NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A home on Sandford Avenue was broken into last night around 10:00, and within a half-hour North Plainfield Police Officer David Canica had a confession and the suspect in custody.

Canica recognized Brian Escobar, 20 years old, in the area of the burglary from previous dealings, and knew that Escobar had a warrant from North Plainfield for contempt of court out for his arrest.  Escobar lives in a duplex a block down the street from the home that was burgled.

“The suspect was acting very nervous, and Officer Canica went to speak with him,” said North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti.  “He also had a syringe in his possession, and the officer placed him under arrest for the syringe and warrant.”

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While already under arrest for the previous charges, Canica was able to get Escobar to confess to the burglary.  Escobar is currently lodged in the Somerset County Jail awaiting disposition of his case.

Neighbors reported on Facebook that there were a large number of police cars on the street around 10:30 with one person posting that the house was his brother’s.  The house that was burgled has a Vivent security system placard out front, but no one was home to say if they called the police of if the alarm company did.