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Hazlet Cops Chase Down Man Accused of Stealing From Cars In The Night

The call came in at 3:30 a.m. from a resident alerted to something unusual.

A 27-year old Hazlet man is in the county jail after being arrested by police in middle of the night for allegedly breaking into unlocked cars on Bucknell Drive, in the Fleetwood section, and taking items. 

Frederick Simzer, 27, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. on Bucknell Drive after an alert resident reported seeing a man in a vehicle and called police, according to Hazlet Police. Patrols arrived and chased him into a backyard to make the arrest, police said. 

He is being held at the county jail on $15,000 bail, charged with burglary, defiant trespass, theft by unlawful taking, and obstructing the administration of the law.  

Simzer also had warrants out of Hillside on charges of possession or distribution of a hypodermic needle and driving on the revoked list, according to court records on APP's Data Universe website. 

"If you live in the area of Bucknell Drive and had items taken from your vehicle last night, please call Police HQ at 732-264-6565," wrote Chief Broderick on the department's Facebook page. "We have some items in our custody that may belong to you."

An arrest is not a conviction.


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