YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An alert citizen and Kearny police helped nab a man accused in one North Arlington burglary and suspected in another.
Joseph Ferguson, 23, of Kearny was carrying various items stolen moments earlier from an Abbott Place home when Kearny Detectives Ray Lopez and Michael Farinola — responding to a 911 call of a suspicious-looking man carrying a GAP shopping bag — grabbed him just before 6 o’clock last night, North Arlington Police Chief Louis Ghione told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.
These included several pieces of jewelry, a Play Station, a camera and a cellphone, along with items believed taken in another North Arlington break-in, Ghione said.
Ferguson tried to make a run for it outside North Arlington police headquarters, but Detective Augie Feola and Officer Anthony Scala quickly grabbed him, the chief said.
While processing him, they noticed a bulge in Ferguson’s pants that turned out to be prescription pills — Xanax and Percoset — in a plastic envelope, he added.
Ferguson, who has a criminal history that shows arrests for burglary and resisting, was charged with burglary, escape and drug possession, among other counts.
He was being held on $28,500 bail in the Bergen County Jail.
An investigation was continuing.
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