SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a post on their Facebook page, the Springfield Police Department announced the arrest of a suspected package thief, and the recovery of stolen property.
According to police, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at approximately 12:00 p.m., a Springfield resident contacted the police department after observing the driver of a black Toyota dispose of multiple empty Amazon delivery boxes into a neighbor’s recycling bin on Garden Oval.
After witnessing the incident, the resident reported the vehicle had a Domino’s Pizza delivery sign on the roof.
Package thefts have previously occurred in and around the Springfield area, and as a result, information on the suspect vehicle was sent out to all Springfield Police units. Shortly after hearing the announcement, Captain Jonathan Rachel and Detective Anthony Voorhees spotted the suspect vehicle traveling on Morris Avenue, and stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Mountain Avenue.
Sergeant Ryan Westover and Officer Michael Wlazlo also responded to the scene, and after an investigation on site, it was determined that the driver was involved in the recent theft of packages from at least three local homes.
The stolen property was recovered, and the Darlyn Vizcaino-Garcia, of Roselle who was driving the vehicle, was arrested and charged with theft. A Bayonne resident, who was a passenger in the vehicle is also facing theft charges after additional information was obtained by police during the follow-up investigation.