EDISON – Police have arrested three suspects who have been charged in connection with two burglaries that occurred in the Clara Barton section of Edison Township, according to police Sgt. Robert J. Dudash Jr.
Authorities are also investigating the possibility that the suspects were involved in four other residential burglaries, which took place between Feb. 14 and early March, officials said.
Terran Aultman, 21, of Highland Park, Daquan White, 19, of New Brunswick and Joshua Rawlins, 18, of Woodbridge were taken to the Middlesex County Correctional Facility where they were being held on $50,000 bail, with no ten percent option.
Lead Detectives Dave Salardino and Steve Todd from the Edison Police Special Operations Group (S.O.G) identified and charged the three suspects with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and two counts of theft, after their investigation into the Clara Barton burglaries, officials said.
“I am very proud of the detectives involved in this operation,” said Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan. “Due to their diligence and hard work, three felons have been taken off the streets.”
On Wednesday morning, March 14, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Detectives from the Edison Police S.O.G. were conducting a surveillance of the suspects in the Clara Barton Section of Edison Township. A burglary in progress was reported at a Melbloum Lane residence.
The homeowner, a 48-year-old female was in an upstairs bathroom when the suspects allegedly entered her home by putting a ladder to a rear window and cutting a window screen to enter the residence, according to police.
Detectives observed three suspects fleeing the residence on foot from the back door toward Menlo Park Mall. The officers gave chase on foot and in police vehicles and made their arrests on the Menlo Park Mall Drive overpass ramp, without injury to any officers or suspects
Officer Nicole Fields, Det. Mieczkowski, Det. Robert Duffy, Sergeants Thomas Lacik, Thomas Duffy, Michael Mintchwarner, Frank Todd and Lieutenant Anthony Marcantuono were assisting officers involved in arrest, officials said.
As in all criminal cases, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
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