On Sunday, 5/29/2016, at approximately 6:30 am, a caller in the area of Quincy Lane reported seeing a male running out of a neighboring home. The male was described as Hispanic, wearing a black t-shirt, and green pants. Officers Rick Tauber and James Acito located the male fitting the description walking north bound on Rector Ct. Officers detained the male while additional officers responded to the location of the incident.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the male gained entry to a home on Quincy Lane by smashing the window of the rear door. The homeowners were awakened by the sounds of the smashed glass and the alarm system. Upon awakening, the homeowner observed the male run out of the residence and was able to give police the clothing description of the male.
The male was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. The male originally presented an expired N.J provisional driver’s license and identified himself as Steven Mayisoglu. While officers were continuing their investigation, the male actor confessed to using the fake identification in order to avoid an outstanding probation warrant from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department which had a condition of no bail allowed. The male was then identified as Antonio Bowen, age 22, formerly of Lodi, NJ.
Antonio Bowen was charged as follows: 2C:18-2A(1) for Burglary, 2C:20-3A for theft, 2C:28-4A for giving false information to a law enforcement officer to implicate another person, two counts of 2C:21-2.1C for false government documents, and two counts of 2C:29-3 for Hindering his apprehension. The additional counts of hindering his apprehension and giving false government documents were due to an earlier call of service for a possible theft. Antonio Bowen presented the same Identification to investigating officers during that call of service which resulted in not locating his outstanding warrant.
Bergenfield Municipal Court Judge Herbert was contacted and issued three warrants for Antonio Bowen. Bail was set at $30,000 with 10% allowed on one warrant, $30,000 with 10 % allowed on another warrant and 37,500 with no 10 % option for the third warrant. Antonio Bowen was unable to post bail and transported to Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.
The Bergenfield Police Department would like to thank all the neighbors for being our eyes and ears in the community. Their quick thinking and actions resulted in the arrest of Antonio Bowen. We encourage all residents to report any suspicious activity, regardless of how minor it may seem at the time of the call.