CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police apprehended a West Orange man on Friday night after a Rockledge Place resident reported a suspicious man on his property.
According to police reports, the homeowner who was not home at the time, was alerted to the suspect by his home security camera which detected motion on the property. Using his cell phone, the homeowner saw a suspicious man, later identified as Kevin M. McNamara, 65, crouching next to his home. He provided detailed description of the suspect and his location on the property to police.
Patrolman Anthony Cardona and Patrolman Joseph Johnson responded to the scene and located the suspect in the back yard. Upon seeing the officers, McNamara fled through an adjacent yard, but was quickly apprehended after a brief foot chase. He was found to be in possession of numerous tools commonly used to commit a burglary (flashlight, gloves, and screwdriver) and was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court. McNamara was charged with possession of burglary tools and obstruction of the administration of law.