Edison nabs teens in car burglaries

Staff Writer

EDISON — Edison police arrested three teenagers after a series of vehicle break-ins last week.

Trimick Trevell Kates, 18, and two juveniles, ages 17 and 16, were charged with larceny and forcible entry to vehicles, according to Police Sgt. Robert Dudash.

Police were dispatched to the area of Timber Oaks and Lily roads and Rolling Brook Drive, all located off Tingley Lane and Inman Avenue in the northern section of Edison, for reports of vehicle break-ins around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Police Officers Wilfedo Brown, Joseph Chonka, Nicole Errico and Robert Ellmyer Jr. arrested the three after searching the neighborhood, and after several of the suspects led Brown on a foot chase through a wooded area behind Rolling Brook Drive, police said.

Police recovered about $1,700 worth of store gift cards, cell phones, coins, and a oneounce gold bar worth about $1,250 that were reported stolen from vehicles in the vicinity, police said.

Kates was released on his own recognizance and the two juveniles were released into the custody of relatives or guardians, police said.