YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Haledon ex-con who Fair Lawn police said they caught last fall wheeling a stolen bicycle while riding another was tied to a burglary two months earlier, thanks to a DNA match, authorities said today.
Clarence Goodman, 53, pushed his way out of the First Street residence after the homeowner awoke at 11:20 p.m. last July 22 and caught him rifling through a bedroom drawer, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.
Sgt. Anthony Ferreira and Bergen County Sheriff’s Detective Eddie Alicea took over the investigation and logged evidence that Metzler said the intruder left behind.
A forensic exam produced a match, the sergeant said.
Goodman, who Metzler said fled with a $90 cellphone, was behind held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with robbery and theft.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF