Bayonne Man Caught After Stealing Package from Roselle Park Home

A 23-year-old Bayonne was arrested after he stole a package from the porch of a Roselle Park home, according to police.

Officers were called to a Walnut Street home Monday at approximately 4:46 p.m., where they met with the resident who told them a package had been stolen from his front porch between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. that day.

The resident reportedly provided officers with documentation of the Amazon purchase as well as video surveillance from his “RING” doorbell camera he recently installed, that revealed footage of a male wearing a neon reflective safety vest with the words “Select Express” on the back.

The surveillance video shows the individual walking onto the front porch holding a small sized package. Next the actor picks up the package - delivered earlier by another courier - and walks away ultimately entering a white van.

The information was forwarded and followed up by Detective Edward Nortrup. Detective Edward Nortrup and Detective Sergeant Dominick Frino were able to locate the individual in Elizabeth at his employer.

The individual was later identified as Samuel E. German, 23, of Bayonne.

The stolen package was recovered as well as several other packages.

German was placed under arrest.

Detectives are attempting to identify the owners of the remaining packages. The recovered items were all removed from their original shipping boxes that had the names and addresses on them.

Anyone who was informed of a package delivery during this time but never received it is urged to call the Roselle Park Police Department for follow up investigation.

German was ultimately charged with theft and released on a summons with a future court date.