Glen Rock Police issued a
warning to residents and stepped up late night patrols after a surge in car
burglaries over three nights last month, and days later encountered Angelica
Cordero, 30, on the street around 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, authorities said.
Cordero was let go after questioning on the street, police said, but during a house-to-house check later that night discovered multiple cars in the area had been broken into. Police picked Cordero up later that day and, authorities said, discovered stolen property at her Paterson home. In the two days after her arrest, she was initially connected to seven car burglaries, police said.
Efforts to identify the property recovered in a search of Cordero's home have cleared 14 burglary cases in Glen Rock, one in Ridgewood, and six in Hawthorne, according to Detective Sgt. Eric Reamy. As many as 20 additional cars were entered during the alleged burglary spree without any property reported missing, he said.
Cordero has been housed at Bergen
County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to police.
Police say they still have unclaimed property from the alleged burglaries at police headquarters, including multiple GPS units and a host of other items, and are asking residents to come forward to view the property. Suspected victims can contact Reamy or Detective James Calaski at 201-670-3947 or 201-670-3948.