Newark and Bloomfield Police officials announced the arrest of **Mr. Michael Garland, 44, of Scotch Plains,** for a burglary that took place along the Newark-Bloomfield border Wednesday morning.
Authorities said, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a Bloomfield Police officer and Newark Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 500-block of North 13th Street.
According to police, the suspect broke into a residence through a side door causing the home’s occupants to flee through the front door.
Quick response by Bloomfield Police observed the man in the act and swiftly apprehended the suspect, Michael Garland, as he was exiting the side door authorities said.
Police took Garland into custody without incident then charged him with Burglary and Criminal Mischief.
“I am grateful to Director Samuel DeMaio and the Bloomfield Police Department for their invaluable partnership, aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our residents and neighbors along the borders of our cities,” Director Ambrose said.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.