Arrest Made in Bordentown Burglaries


An arrest has been made in Bordentown regarding the residential burglaries WBNC News reported on last week.

29 year old Miguel Vargas of Trenton was arrested by police regarding the two residential burglaries on May 11th and May 15th in the area of Ratigan Avenue and Anna Rose Court.

On June 7th, Vargas was approached by Sergeant Simmons of the Bordentown City Police Department. Vargas provided Sergeant Simmons with a fake name, then fled on foot into a wooded area. Police apprehended Vargas following a lengthy foot pursuit. Vargas is being held in the Burlington County jail on multiple charges.

Full Press Release from the Bordentown Township Police Department:

The Bordentown City and Bordentown Township Police Departments announce the arrest of a 29 year-old Trenton resident who is suspected of committing several recent daytime residential burglaries in both municipalities.
This investigation began on May 11th 2018 when Bordentown City Police received a report that a residence on East Union St. had been burglarized during the daytime hours. A second similar burglary then occurred on May 15th 2018 to a residence on West Chestnut St. and both forensic evidence and video surveillance collected by Bordentown City PD implicated Miguel Vargas, age – 29, of Monmouth St. Trenton NJ in these offenses.
On May 31st 2018 the Bordentown Township Police Department received reports of daytime residential burglaries which occurred to homes on Ratigan Ave. and Anna Rose Ct. Investigation revealed that the perpetrator made forced entry to these residences and stole several thousands of dollars’ worth of property. Bordentown Township Detectives were able to collect surveillance video of the suspect from one of the burglarized homes as well as several businesses in the area. Detectives then identified the suspect depicted in the video as Miguel Vargas. Bordentown Township Police issued a warrant charging Vargas with burglary and theft.
On Thursday June 7, 2018 at 12:05pm Sgt. Simmons of the Bordentown City Police Department was on patrol in the area of Mary St and Pine St. when he observed Miguel Vargas. As Sgt. Simmons exited his patrol vehicle the subject provided him with a false name then fled on foot into a wooded area between Mary St and Park St. Police immediately established a perimeter and apprehended Vargas following a lengthy foot pursuit.
Mr. Vargas was charged with numerous counts of Burglary and Theft along with Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Arrest by Flight, Hindering Apprehension, Trespassing and Possession of Burglary Tools. He has been committed to the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Police continue to investigate Vargas’ involvement in other recent residential burglaries with additional charges possible pending the conclusion of those investigations.
The Bordentown City and Bordentown Township Police Departments were assisted by the Florence Township Police Department, Mansfield Township Police Department and the New Jersey Transit Police Department.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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