by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - At about 4am this morning, North Caldwell Police Officer Charlie Krueser was out on patrol when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on Windridge Drive.
Police Chief Mark Deuer explained that after Krueser noticed the car, he turned his own patrol car around and then saw three individuals putting a television in the backseat of the parked vehicle. North Caldwell officer John Herbert arrived immediately to the scene as back-up.
To assist with the investigation, the North Caldwell Fire Department arrived on the scene with a search light, while mutual aid came from the Caldwell Police, Essex Fells Police, West Caldwell Police, and Verona Police departments.
"Officer Krueser's sense to turn around
Ultimately, three individuals were located in the area and were taken into custody:
Through the course of the investigation it was determined that three people were inside the home, sleeping, when it was broken into. Officers recovered a 357 Magnum handgun along with controlled substances.
Further information is not available at this time.
"Officer Krueser's proactive actions while on patrol at four in the morning should bring a level of comfort to our residents,