Just after 10pm last night, Roseland Police responded to reports of cars being broken into in the area of Hillside and Condit.
Roseland Police along with mutual aid from area police set up a perimeter in the area of Eagle Rock Avenue, Monroe, Freeman, Condit and Hillside. The officers investigated on foot and were searching for three African American males, possibly wanted for car theft.
The investigation proceeded as follows:
1 male was reported found in Monroe backyard
Male was arrested
1 person believed to be female was being chased on foot near Fells Road
Police used a thermal imager in the area of Prudential Drive
Essex Fells police received reports of individuals in the backyard of Oval Road and in the "lower field"
Essex County K9 units arrived to assist investigation
Police corrected their search for a Female to, instead, a search for a Male with long hair
Dogs tracked area around Calvary Church on Fells Road and then tracked towards Fells Road and Oval Road
Roseland Police investigated an open shed on Tannery Lane which may have been occupied
Police expanded perimeter to the area of Fells Road, Welsh Road, Beechtree Lane and Oval Road
Dogs picked up strong tracking scents near Fells Road and Tannery Lane area
Police began re-canvassing the entire perimeter
Police went door to door talking to residents on Tannery
Roseland Police released the mutual aid departments after having made a second arrest