GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A 19-year-old Sicklerville man has been charged with several residential burglaries in the area.
On Feb. 19 around 11:45 p.m., a homeowner on Ashland Avenue in Gloucester Township reportedly called police because someone was trying to break into his home through a rear sliding door.READ MORE: Upper Darby High School Dismissed Early After Student Sets Paper Towel Roll On Fire In Bathroom
Officers on patrol in the area quickly located the suspect walking down the street and identified him as Aaron Ortiz, 19.
Further investigation revealed that Ortiz was responsible for two other residential burglaries as well as another attempted burglary that occurred a few days prior.READ MORE: Lockdown Lifted At Hardy Williams Mastery Charter School After 911 Call Warning Of School Shooting
A stolen firearm was also recovered.
Ortiz was arrested and taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility on default of $175,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Bipartisan Congressional Talks On Overhauling Police Practices End Without Agreement, Sen. Cory Booker Says
He is now facing charges of Burglary (3 Counts), Attempted Burglary (2 Counts), Theft (5 Counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and several other criminal offenses.