Man Burglarizes Home, S.W.A.T Team Called In

ciu at swat raidPhoto of Police and CIU operating at the scene where a man burglarized a home early yesterday morning on Ridge Avenue. The man, known to the LPD and with a history of arrests, entered the home at approximately 6:30 a.m. and threatened its residents, Police Chief Rob Lawson told TLS. After the residents managed to escape, the man barricaded himself in the home. Police were called and subsequently the S.W.A.T Team, as the man in known to be violent and carry weapons. A Warrant was issued for his arrest and the S.W.A.T Team moved in. He was arrested and is being charged with Burglary.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. how does a man like this end up on the streets again if he has a history of crime? of course we know the answer the currupt legal system in N.J lets criminals free and locks up the inocent

  2. You’re right don’t thank Lawson,thank LCSW. They probably were first on scene since they’re out at ALL times of the night in such great numbers that they were probably just up the block when the incident occured!

  3. Actually LCSW was not on scene at all..it was called in by a passing officer that was there earlier in the evening, and saw the guy walking around in the house

  4. I heard Ptl. Butterworth felt the residents fear from his home and wouldve handled it himself but did not want to show up the S.W.A.T. in his pj’s…

  5. I think #1 was thanking Chief Lawson because of the fine job the police officers and the S.W.A.T. team did. The police must have arrived on the scene fast in order to trap the burglar in the home and from what I read the S.W.A.T. team risked their lives to go inside and arrest him. I think this is the same S.W.A.T. team had had a few of its members shot last year. How soon people forget.

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