ANOTHER CVP SCOOP: A Fort Lee man originally arrested in a pot bust last year at a local motel has been charged with seven residential burglaries no more than a dozen blocks apart.
A 15-count indictment returned by a grand jury in Hackensack charges Christian L. Corchado with committing the break-ins at two homes in the 2000 block of Linwood Avenue, and in:
- the 500 block of Summit Avenue;
- the 1600 block of Valley Street;
- the 2000 block of Fletcher Avenue;
- the 1600 block of Maple Street;
- Hazlitt Avenue.
Corchado was released on $25,000 bail five weeks ago after spending three months in the Bergen County Jail.
He’d been free without bail for a January 2013 arrest when Fort Lee police picked him up four months ago.
A pair of Fort Lee detectives who made last year”s motel pot bust turned up a trio of watches and other goods reported stolen a short time before, Police Chief Keith Bendul said at the time.
The watches were swiped along with $19,000 worth of jewelry on Jan. 13 of last year, he said.
Further investigation led detectives to connect Corchado to the seven burglaries.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
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