Monday, March 26, 2018

Press Release- Burglary spree arrest

Between July 2017 and September 2017, the Bergenfield Police experienced a string of commercial burglaries, which occurred mainly during the overnight to early morning hours. Twenty-four burglaries were reported between 7-14-17 and 9-27-17. The actor, who was committing the burglaries, appeared to be targeting businesses which had cash at the locations. Video surveillance was obtained from some of the burglaries, which showed the actor wearing a mask, gloves, and most distinctively, a backpack, linking the actor to several of the burglaries.

On 9-27-17, the same actor committed a burglary to Burger King, located at 250 S. Washington Avenue. After this incident, officers and detectives gave chase of the suspect, but was able to avoid apprehension.

After an 8-month investigation, information was developed that the actor, identified as Aaron Sukhdeo, a 27-year-old male from Bergenfield, was responsible for the Burglaries. On 3-26-18, members of the Bergenfield Police Detective Bureau under the supervision of Det. Sgt. William Duran, arrested Aaron Sukhdeo after being released from the Bergen County jail on a separate charge and charged him on a warrant for nineteen (19) counts of Burglary, twenty-four (24) counts of Criminal attempt to commit Burglary, numerous counts of Possession of Burglary Tools and Theft, one count of Obstruction of Justice, and Resisting Arrest. Mr. Sukhdeo was lodged back in the Bergen County Jail, pending a detention hearing.

The Bergenfield Police Department would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Scene Unit and K9 Unit as well as the Dumont Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.

Youth Academy Update

The Police youth academy is extending applications to NEW CADETS ONLY who have never participated in the program AND who are entering the 8th grade as of September 2018. This means that ONLY seventh graders as of this date will be eligible to pick up an application. This is an effort to give kids the opportunity to experience this program as they will be ineligible next year.
Please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee of acceptance. We are still in the process of reviewing applications and resources.

Applications may be picked up at the main desk anytime starting today until Thursday, 3/29 @ 6:00 pm. However, they are due back by Friday, 3/30 @ 09:00 am, the latest. Applications may be returned anytime before the deadline but will not be accepted after the deadline. Thank you to everyone who has made this program a huge success.