4 arrests in commercial burglary spree in Mercer County, N.J.

April 18, 2013 11:52:15 AM PDT
New Jersey State Police say four people have been arrested in connection with an alleged ring authorities believe may be responsible for more than 20 burglaries.

Police say the four targeted businesses in several counties and used lookouts, two-way radios, and other means to avoid detection by law enforcement.

The burglaries took place over several months at businesses in Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Mercer, Atlantic, and Sussex counties.

Police say one of those in custody is believed to be a man seen on video surveillance wearing a mask, hat, hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a coat, and cutting wires in an attempt to disarm alarm systems.

Francisco Chadwick, 25, of New Egypt, is believed to have stolen money, computers, electronics and alcohol, and allegedly enlisted the other three to act as lookouts and drivers.

Behind bars are:

Francisco Chadwick. Chadwick was already behind bars at the Ocean County Jail for a drug court probation violation. Chadwick was charged on April 12th with six counts of Burglary and Theft for the burglaries that occurred in State Police patrolled areas. He remains in the Ocean County Jail on $150,000 full cash bail in reference to the new charges.

Three alleged co-conspirators were interviewed Monday April 15 at the Hamilton State Police Barracks and then arrested. All are being held at the Monmouth County Jail:

Heather Yesuvida, 24, of Cream Ridge. She is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of Burglary Tools. She is being held in lieu of $40,000 full cash bail.

Walter Ivins, 22, of Cookstown was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. He is being held in lieu of $30,000 full cash bail.

Adam Laczny was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. He was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 full cash bail.

State police say additional charges are expected in connection with burglaries in the following towns:

Allentown Borough
Plumsted Township
Jackson Township
East Windsor Township
Hammonton Township
Franklin Borough, Sussex County

The Associated Press contributed to this report.