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Linden Man Arrested for Motor Vehicle Burglary

Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Michael Gobel (32) of Linden, N.J. for burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of attempted burglary and theft on January 24, 2023. On that date, at approximately 1:18 PM, the Fairfield Police Department was alerted by a Fairfield Road resident of an individual who had just entered his unlocked 2004 Toyota and allegedly stole some change from inside of it. The victim provided police with a description of the actor. The victim then followed the suspect as he walked down Fairfield Road, updating the responding officers as to his location.


Officers then came upon the suspect, at which time, he was placed under arrest. Further investigation revealed that the suspect, not only entered the victim’s vehicle, but attempted to enter two other vehicles located next door to the victim. He was eventually transported to the Essex County Jail pending a hearing in the Essex County Superior Court in Newark, N.J.


(It should be noted that the charges against Gobel are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law) 



Authorized by: Chief Anthony Manna

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