On July 30, 2018 at approximately 2:53 am, the Riverside Police responded to a call for a disorderly male banging on the doors of several residences near the downtown area. During the investigation, the police received reports from several residents about a male who attempted to enter their homes by force. They awoke to a male banging forcefully on their doors seemingly attempting to gain entry. The suspect did not gain entry to any residence. The homeowners reported damage to the exterior of their houses and other property. Officers located a male walking nearby along a residential street fitting the description of the suspect. He was found to be holding a fire extinguisher and in possession of a gold hand-sized crucifix. The suspect was identified as Isaac Tzalam Lucas, 19 years, of Riverside.
As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Lucas also vandalized and gained entry to the former St. Peter’s Parochial School building on Middleton St. Once inside, Lucas stole a fire extinguisher, a crucifix and caused damage within the building.
Lucas was charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Defiant Trespassing and Criminal Attempt – Burglary. Lucas was lodged at the Burlington County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.
|Isaac Tzalam Lucas|