EDISON — Police have charged two suspects who were wanted in connection with 22 commercial burglaries this year in Edison, South Plainfield and Somerset County. The arrests are the result of an investigation by a task force formed in cooperation between the Edison Police Department and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.
William Percivil, 20, of North Plainfield and Daniel Suarez, 28, of Bridgewater, are charged with nine burglaries in Edison, six burglaries in South Plainfield and seven burglaries in Somerset County.
Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan said,”I am very proud of all the detectives involved in putting an end to this crime spree. In addition I must commend all the agencies involved in the Task Force for their quick response to these burglaries and for the dedication and hard work that lead to a quick resolve.”
Edison Police detectives from the Special Operation’s Group and members of the Somerset County Burglary Task Force arrested Percivil on Saturday, March 2, at 4:30 a.m., following two burglaries in Edison: at the Total Trendy Hair Salon, 863 Rte 1 and the Jennifer Day Spa at 877 Rte 1. Detectives were conducting a surveillance in Edison at the time of the burglaries. They stopped the vehicle containing Percivil and an accomplice, who was able to flee on foot. Two days later the Somerset County Burglary Task Force arrested Suarez.
Following the apprehensions of Percivil and Suarez, Edison Lead Detectives DSGT, David Salardino and Det. Steve Todd continued their investigation by piecing together evidence such as forensics, video footage, and various proceeds recovered from the suspects’ vehicle and residences to ultimately charge the pair in nine Edison burglaries.
The additional businesses burglarized in Edison Township were: Nick’s Meat Depot, Rte 1, Star Pharmacy, Brunswick Ave, Edison Pizza, Woodbridge Ave, Rita’s Italian Ice, Woodbridge Ave, Chen’s Garden, Woodbridge Ave, Millenium Nail Spa, Woodbridge Ave, and Beachwood Café, Woodbridge Ave.
Both suspects are being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $250,000 bail each for burglary, theft, and conspiracy to commit burglary.
The charges against the defendants are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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