LINDEN – Police arrested a Linden man who allegedly broke into a vending machine at an Elizabeth Avenue car wash on Dec. 17, authorities said.
While on patrol, officers Jason Mohr and Martin Jedrzejewski observed Angelo V. Margino, 28, leaving a garage overhang at the Linden Car Wash just after 2 a.m. Margino started to run south on West Baltimore Avenue, but he stopped when he saw the police car, according to Linden Police Detective Lt. James Sarnicki.
The officers saw Margino throwing items to the ground, according to Sarnicki. Police recovered a hammer, screwdriver and a pair of gloves. When one officer checked the property, he located a beverage vending machine with a broken lock. According to Sarnicki, Margino told the officers that he broke into the machine because he needed money.
Margino was charged with possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief, and attempted theft, police said. He was released on a summons pending a court date on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.
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