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Linden Man Arrested for Burglarizing Business


Police in Linden arrested a man wanted for a business burglary in town on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by police, Mr. Michael Johnson, 34, of Linden Has been charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree resisting arrest after he allegedly burglarized a local convenience store.

Linden Police said at about 1:45 a.m. August 25th, officers responded to the 7-Eleven store on the 1800 block of East St. George Avenue.

Police say the 24-hours store was briefly closed with the doors locked.

According to police, the store manager, who was inside the store, said he called Police after he heard the front glass door shatter.

Linden police quickly identified Johnson as a suspect after viewing surveillance video from inside the store.

Police located Johnson walking nearby on North Park Avenue, but he ran from the area when officers confronted him.

After a brief chase, police say Johnson was located hiding in a nearby backyard and taken into custody.

Police also charged Johnson with disorderly person offenses of theft and criminal mischief stemming from the incident.

He was released pending a scheduled appearance in Superior Court on September 30th, police said.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.