Police: Burglary suspect caught after river jump

December 27, 2012 5:01:58 AM PST
Authorities in Morris County say a suspect who's behind a string of burglaries in the area has been caught after jumping into the Rockaway River.

Keith Herbert of Wharton was charged with burglary and theft over the weekend after leading police on a chase in Dover. He was being held on $75,000 bail.

Police say they responded to a burglar alarm early Saturday to find a glass door smashed and then saw Herbert on Route 46.

Herbert then allegedly led police on a chase and eventually jumped into the river before he was caught. He allegedly was carrying $174 in rolls of coins from the burglary.

A Dover police spokesman tells The Daily Record of Parsippany that Herbert is a suspect in several other burglaries.