Police in Wayne apprehended a 21-year-old resident and alleged drug use when he attempted to break into a township resident’s home overnight, police said.
Police say Mr. Joseph Derissio tried to force his way into a Chatham Court residence when the homeowner called police after being started by a loud bang at his door at 3:30 a.m.
The homeowner said he found Derissio standing at the door half-naked, Wayne Police officials said.
The homeowner said Derissio, ran down the dead-end street in the complex prompting him to contact Wayne Police.
Two Wayne Police officers located Derissio’s in the area and placed him under arrest officials said.
Police say Derissio was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for drug treatment, where he was later charged with burglary and criminal mischief and brought to the Passaic County Jail.
Police say Derissio is also wanted for several car burglaries in Wayne where he also has been arrested about a dozen times.