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Newark Man Arrested in Connections with Burglary, Vehicle Theft in Paramus


The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Dion Wiggins, 21, of Newark for Burglary and Theft of Motor Vehicles.

According to police, on September 7, 2021, at approximately 4:33 am, the Paramus Police Department was dispatched to the Jaguar Land Rover of Paramus located on Route 17 southbound.  

Police officials said that upon arrival, an investigation revealed that unknown subject(s) had cut a lock on the security gate at the location. 

The suspects then broke into a locked key box at the location and then stole 10 Range Rover vehicles.   

According to police officials, Paramus Officer Anthony Mordaga, along with Paramus Detective Lieutenant Thomas Schroder, Paramus Detective Jack Cacamis and other members of the NJSP ATTF, immediately began investigating this incident. 

Officer Mordaga and the NJSP ATTF were able to develop leads and suspects in the case. 

During the course of the investigation, the NJSP ATTF was able to recover 8 out of the 10 vehicles, which were located in New Jersey and the Bronx, NY.  

According to police officials, the total loss of the burglary and theft was in excess of $740,000.00

Police said that on January 12, the Paramus Police Department arrested and charged Dion Wiggins with burglary and theft of motor vehicles in regard to the Land Rover case.

The subject was booked and processed at the Monmouth County Jail, where he was already being held on other charges.