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Linden Resident Arrested for Vehicle Burglary

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Linden Police announce that they have arrested the suspect in a car burglary. 

According to police officials, Michael Gobel, 31, of Linden, has been arrested and charged with burglary after he allegedly illegally entered a parked vehicle.

Police said that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on January 22, officers responded to the area of Raritan Road and North Wood Ave after residents confronted a man who allegedly entered their vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. 

According to police, the suspect, later identified as Gobel, immediately ran from the scene. He was located in a nearby backyard and taken into custody without further incident. 

“This arrest is a great example of how timely reports of criminal activity to Police lead to arrests,” said Police Chief David Hart. 

“I want to thank the citizens who reported this incident and played a vital role in this arrest, and I encourage all citizens to take precautions and lock their vehicles to prevent these crimes of opportunity.”

Police officials state that Gobel is charged with third-degree burglary and a related trespassing offense. 

He was committed to the Union County Jail pending a scheduled appearance in Superior Court.