YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Maywood police officer who kept his eye on a suspicious vehicle ended up arresting two men before dawn today who police said stole a large amount of copper wire from PSE&G property.
Patrick Hayes, 25, and Robert Santos, 24, both of Saddle Brook, were released pending future court dates on charges of burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.
Officer Matt Parodi saw their car parked, with the motor running, at the dead end of West Hunter Avenue near the utility’s West Central Avenue substation just before 2:30 a.m., Detective Sgt. Timothy Moran told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.
A short time later, Moran said, Parodi saw it pulling out of the street with the copper.
A representative from PSEG estimated the value of the copper at $8,000, the sergeant said.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy Maywood PD
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