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Police Arrest Rahway Man Wanted in Connection with Linden Burglary

Linden Rahway

A 53-year-old Rahway man was arrested yesterday after he burglarized a local apartment building.

According to police, shortly after 9:30 a.m. officers responded to an apartment building on the 1100 block of W. St. George Avenue for a report of a burglary.

Upon their arrival, suspect - later identified as Charles Flowers, 53, fled the scene after he was confronted by police.

Following a brief foot pursuit, Flowers was found hiding in a nearby dumpster.

“Home is a place of safety and comfort,” said Police Chief Jonathan Parham. “Removing those who undermine that security remains a top priority of this department.”

Police charged Flowers with third-degree attempted burglary, fourth-degree obstruction, and fourth-degree hindering.

A judge ordered Flower be held at the Union County Jail pending an appearance in Superior Court.

This incident, along with a number of similar crimes in the area, remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Linden Police Detective Bureau at (908) 474-8537.