Paterson Man Charged In Linden Burglary

LINDEN – Police arrested a Paterson man who allegedly burglarized a Chinese restaurant on South Wood Avenue on Sunday.

Charles J. Williams, 51, was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and two counts of resisting arrest, police said.


Police responded to Hunan Wok Chinese Restaurant at 5 South Wood Avenue on a report of a burglary in progress at 4:26 a.m. on Sunday, April 4. Officer Javier Perez saw a suspect exiting the restaurant through a broken pane of glass in the front door, police said.

The suspect led Perez on a foot chase into the train station parking lot, police said. Perez tackled Williams and placed him under arrest.

Officers recovered cash and jewelry from the suspect, but weren’t able to determine who owns the property, police said. Officers also recovered a flashlight, a knit hat and cotton gloves.

Williams was transported to Union County Jail, where he was being held on $47,500 bail, police said.

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