BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Montclair man was arrested after breaking into the garage of an Essex County Sheriff's Officer in Bloomfield Wednesday night.

Timear Haley of Montclair broke in to a garage belonging to Theodore Brown of the Essex County Sheriff's Office at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Haley was riding his bike from Belleville to Montclair and went into the garage to get supplies to fix his bike. Brown heard the activity and ordered Haley to get on the ground at which time he was handcuffed. Officers from the Nutley and Bloomfield Police Department responded to Officer Brown's call. 

While at the scene of the arrest, Nutley Police Officers conducted a show-up identification regarding an incident that occurred in Nutley, with Haley being identified as the perpetrator of that crime. Following that positive identification, Haley was taken to Bloomfield Police headquarters by Officers Kevin McMillan and Argenis Vargas, where Central Communications ran Haley’s criminal history. It revealed warrants from the Wayne Police Department and the Glen Ridge Police Department. Haley was charged by Bloomfield Police with 2c:18-2a (1) Burglary. He is currently in a cell in the Bloomfield Police Station awaiting transportation to the Essex County Correctional Facility. Since this crime was committed in Bloomfield, Haley will be tried by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Officer.

“It is fortunate that the victim of this burglary was a very well trained Essex County Sheriff’s Officer, who conducted himself with extreme professionalism both before and after our Bloomfield Police Officers showed up on the scene,” said Bloomfield Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio. “I would like to commend Bloomfield Police Officers McMillan and Vargas for their quick response, as well as the Nutley Police Officers who conducted a positive show-up identification that appears to have solved a crime committed in their jurisdiction. This incident was a great example of local and County officers of the law working together to do great police work, and I would like to commend all parties involved for their professionalism in making our communities safer.”