Alleged Car Burglar Found Unconscious on Front Lawn
Wayne teen accused of breaking into two unlocked cars on Nathan Way and Hampton Terrace early Wednesday morning.
NORTH JERSEY -- A teen was found unconscious on the front lawn of a property after allegedly breaking into vehicles in the neighborhood early Wednesday morning, police said.
Dylan Brothers, 18, of Black Oak Ridge Road in Wayne, NJ, was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft.
Officers Cory Deak and Robert Fernandez responded to the scene at Hampton Terrace and tried to wake Brothers up and question him shortly before 6 a.m., Det./Capt. James Clarke said.
Police believe Brothers was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and he was transported to St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, Clarke said.
Brothers is accused of entering two unlocked vehicles on Nathan Way and Hampton Terrace during the early-morning hours, Clarke said.
A woman who lives on Nathan Way heard a car door slam at about 3 a.m. Wednesday but did not call police, Clarke said.
A Hampton Terrace resident heard his garage door open just before he found Brothers unconscious in the yard, police said. Brothers may have inadvertently hit a garage door opener inside a vehicle, Clarke said.
In addition to the wallet, Brothers had in his possession two cell phone chargers, sunglasses, $23 in change and $12 taken from one of the vehicles, Clarke said.
Municipal Judge Lawrence Katz set bail at $25,000, with no 10 percent option.
Unless bail is received, Brothers will be transported to the Passaic County Jail on Wednesday.