YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Planting a stack of unmarked bills at former Ridgefield Park baseball phenom Garett Teel’s sports training center, Wyckoff police cracked the theft of $25,000 by arresting a former employee, Chief Benjamin Fox said this afternoon.
Teel contacted borough police after discovering the cash thefts, Fox said.
Patrolman William Plisich was watching the Braen Avenue building when 25-year-old Edward Sarro III let himself in using a passcode just after 2:30 a.m. yesterday, the chief said.
Sarro, of Hawthorne ( above ), was leaving moments later when Plisich and Detective Jack McEwan grabbed him.
He was carrying $370 in bills police had marked, Fox said.
Sarro was released after posting 10% of $25,000 bail, pending a hearing on charges of burglary and theft.
Teel, drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and a member of the New Jersey All Millennium Baseball Team, offers a staff of trainers at his successful business to help athletes who want to become baseball and softball players.
The former Ridgefield Park and William Paterson catcher, who’s coached for several years with the Dodgers organization, is one of the instructors at his center’s Wyckoff and Closter locations.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy Wyckoff PD
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