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Totowa Police Find Burlgar Hiding in Home


TOTOWA, NJ - Officers from the Totowa Police Department responded to call of an alleged burglary in progress, which resulted in the arrest of a Wayne man.

At approximately 7:52 p.m. last night, patrol units arrived at a residence on Columbus Avenue on a report of a possible burglary. According to Police Chief Robert Coyle, a family member inside the home reported hearing noises and voices in a different part of the home and then called police.

"Three responding patrol units found an open kitchen window at the rear of the home," Coyle said.

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He added that the house was searched by the patrol units who found that a bedroom had been disturbed with drawers opened.

"While the officers continued to check the house, the suspect was found hiding in a second floor garage area by Patrolman Joseph Flynn, who arrested him with assistance from Sgt. Jerry Tolomeo and Patrolman Rob Errigo," Coyle explained.

The suspect was later identified as Daniel Rosa, 26, of Wayne. Rosa was searched on the scene by police who discovered cash and jewelry that police say was taken from the residence, as well as some crack cocaine and a glass pipe.

Det. Nick Varcadipane responded to the scene along with Passaic County Sheriff's Department's Crime Scene Investigation unit for additional investigation.

Rose was charged with burglary, theft and possession of controlled dangerous substance and was taken into custody at Totowa Police Headquarters. He has a Passaic County Central Judicial Processing court date of Feb. 24. He was later transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.

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