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Riverdale Resident Arrested for Shoplifting at Target

Fairfield (NJ) – The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of John Tynan, (61) of Riverdale, N.J., for shoplifting on March 9, 2024.  On that date at approximately 11:17 am, it is alleged that Tynan placed miscellaneous items, valued at approximately $620.00 into a shopping cart, walked through a closed register, and attempted to exit the store when he was stopped by security.  Tynan left the cart and ran from the store, entered a blue Honda Civic with a New Jersey license plate, and drove onto Route 46 East.  


Fairfield officers were dispatched to the store and a description of the suspect, and his vehicle were disseminated to surrounding towns. A short time later, officers from the Wayne Police Department located the suspect vehicle travelling on Route 23 North. Fairfield Officers Brian Holzmann and Jayson Sickles responded to this location and were able to confirm that Tynan and his vehicle appeared to exactly match the description of the suspect and his vehicle.  He was then taken into custody. Tynan was transported to police headquarters for processing where he was charged with shoplifting.  He was later transported to the Essex County Jail pending a first appearance.



(Charges are merely allegations until the defendant is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law).


Issued by: Officer Stacy Chiarolanza (PIO)

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