YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Rapid assistance from Bergen County sheriff’s forensic investigators helped Ridgefield Park police nab a pair of local brothers hours after $12,000 worth of camera equipment was stolen during a burglary.
Jeffrey Vangeldren, 29 ( above, left ), and 33-year-old Charles Vangeldren ( above, right ) forced their way in through the window of a Union Place home early last Wednesday, Capt. Daniel Hippe told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification was collecting evidence after village police responded to the homeowner’s report later that day when a tipster told Westwood police that the brothers had just hocked some of the stolen equipment at a camera shop in their town.
They picked up both brothers at a nearby business.
“BCI did an excellent job immediately processing the scene and recovering evidence that instantly tied these two to our burglary,” Hippe said.
Both Vangeldrens were being held in the Bergen County Jail on $45,000 combined bail each on charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and trespassing out of Ridgefield Park and possession of stolen property out of Westwood.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
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