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Irvington Man Arrested for Somerset County Burglary

Somerset County

By:Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Somerset County announced the arrest of an Irvington man for a burglary that occurred in Watchung on Monday.

According to Watchung Borough officials, on Tuesday, December 6, Randolph C. McLeod, 42, Irvington, was arrested and charged with 2nd-degree Possession of a Handgun without obtaining a permit, 3rd-degree Burglary, 3rd-degree theft, disorderly persons Criminal Mischief, and disorderly persons Possession of Burglary Tools.

Watchung Police say, on Tuesday, at approximately 1:26 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on Johnston Drive for a reported residential burglary.  

Officers observed evidence of forced entry at the residence and learned that the victim responded home to numerous items missing from a safe in the residence. Prosecutor McDonald stated that the investigation revealed that Randolph McLeod was a suspect in the residential burglary.

Authorities say, on Tuesday, a search warrant was conducted on McLeod’s residence and a vehicle in which items from the residential burglary were located and seized.  

 McLeod was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.