Three Arrested in Oakland Armed Home Invasion
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced today the arrests of Kyle Weichelt, 28, Bergenfield; Marcos Rodriguez, 32, of Clifton; and Michael Valle, 24, Garfield.
Police say that the arrests are the result of a two-month investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Oakland Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Keith Sanzari.
According to police reports, during the early morning hours of March 24, two armed suspects forced entry into a residence located on River Road in Oakland and held the victim at gun point.
Police say the suspect ransacked the residence, stealing cash and personal items from the victim. After a physical struggle with one of the suspects, the victim was able to flee and contact the police.
As a result of the investigation, officials say that Weichelt, Rodriguez, and Valle were identified as the primary suspects.
Police say on Wednesday, May 22, detectives executed search warrants in Clifton, Garfield, and Bergenfield.
Reports say that Weichelt, Rodriguez, and Valle were arrested and remanded to the custody of the Bergen County Jail pending their first appearances in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on a date to be determined.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Oakland, Clifton, Garfield, Bergenfield, and Port Authority Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.