Late Night Car Bandit Arrested During COVID-19 Crisis

Date: April 21st, 2020

Incident location(s): Unit block of Crestview Ave. Blenheim NJ

Case Number: 20-16874 / 16880 / 16877 / 16876 / 16875

On 4/21/20, at approximately 0356 AM, Gloucester Township Police received a call from an alert resident of a suspicious male breaking into vehicles during the early morning hours. This thief was preying on Gloucester Township resident’s unlocked vehicles.

Gloucester Township Police Officers were immediately in the area and captured the male red handed inside of a victim’s vehicle. Male was identified as Tyriese Reddick of Blackwood. While the majority of Gloucester Township residents have been safely distancing at home, unfortunately Mr. Reddick failed to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order.

Thanks to multiple vigilant neighbors and the Gloucester Township Police Department’s partnership with Ring Neighbor’s Application, the bandit was seen on surveillance video in the act and arrested.

Chief David Harkins promised “The Gloucester Township Police Department will stay vigilant throughout this crisis and continue to protect our residents sheltering at home. This criminal activity and flagrant disregard of an Executive Order will not be tolerated. I want to commend the men and women of the Gloucester Township Police for maintaining order during a time of such uncertainty.”

Reddick was charged with several counts of Burglary (3rd degree), Theft (DP), and violation of the Executive Order 107 A:9-49H (DP). Reddick was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a Central First Appearance in accordance with the New Jersey Criminal Reform Act.

Arrest: Tyriese Reddick 31 YOA Blackwood Falls Blackwood NJ

The arrest of this individual is another example of the pro-active law enforcement campaigns targeting these thieves preying on our residents during this pandemic. WE are out there. WE will find you. We will ARREST you. The Gloucester Township Police Department will continue to attack criminal activity with new and innovative police strategies, local police partnerships, and most importantly the partnerships with our community. Now, there is one less person out there attempting to steal from our residents.

Gloucester Township police are providing tips on how to prevent car burglaries. A vast majority of burglaries happen to unlocked cars, so police remind residents to lock their car doors.

  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight. Offenders will look into the vehicle first to see if it is worth breaking into;
  • Park in a well-lit area in the evening hours;
  • If you park in your garage, make sure you lock your garage; and
  • Call Gloucester Township Police if you see anyone suspicious in the area. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Residents can contact our twenty four (24) hour Community Policing Dispatch Center at 856-228-4500 or simply call 911.

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Date of Media Release: 4-21-20
Media Release By: Lt. James Schriver #141
Approved By: Capt. Brendon Barton #156

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