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​Rockaway Resident Arrested for Burglary After Foot Pursuit

Fairfield (NJ) – The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Matthew Logan (29), of Rockaway, NJ for burglary and other offenses that occurred on July 2, 2024.  On that date at approximately 9:35 pm, officers were dispatched to an alleged motor vehicle burglary that had occurred at a business on Daniel Road East.  The caller reported seeing the incident occur approximately 30 minutes earlier on their security cameras.  A description of the suspect was disseminated to Fairfield officers.


A short time later, Officer Andrew VanderWal located a male matching the description of the suspect in the parking lot of the PNC Bank on Little Falls Road.  As he exited his vehicle to speak with him, the male ran from the officer and disobeyed commands to stop.  He was apprehended a short time later with the help of other officers.


Logan was transported to police headquarters for processing where he was found to be in possession of a window punch.  He was subsequently charged with burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, and resisting arrest.  He was subsequently transported to the Essex County Jail pending an initial court 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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