Early Wednesday morning at approximately Riverside Police were dispatched to Johnny G’s steak shop on
St. Mihiel Drive
for a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, Patrol officers observed two subjects
inside the building. When police entered the building, one subject, identified
as Daniel Brock, 35, of Riverside was
taken into custody without incident. The
second subject, Patrick Herrchaft, 44, of Riverside
fled out the same window he had entered.
Herrchaft was apprehended after a brief foot chase onto
Legion Drive. He was then transported under arrest
to in Lourdes Medical
and treated for injuries he had sustained during his attempt to flee from
police and resist arrest. He was charged with burglary, possession of burglary
tools, and resisting arrest. He was lodged in Burlington County Jail in default
of $10,000 bail.
Riverside Detectives were already investigating Daniel Brock for several car burglaries and other theft complaints in the area and had him under surveillance. Through lengthy investigation it was determined that Brock was responsible for almost a dozen car burglaries and two home burglaries, one on Kossuth Street and another on Heulings Avenue, in June of this year.
|Daniel Brock 35 Riverside, NJ|
Brock would enter unlocked cars to obtain change and valuables that he could sell. In both home burglaries he had broken a small window in the rear of the properties. He would then be able to unlock the doors and enter. Both victims reported that jewelry and cash was taken. A search of Brock's residence located a few items which may have been stolen (items pictured below). Brock was charged with 3 counts of burglary, 2 counts of criminal trespass, theft, possession of burglary tools, and criminal mischief. He was lodged in Burlington County Jail in default of $50,000 bail.
It is known that some items were sold in various markets in and around the City of
called "bodegas." Some unethical bodega owners purchase shoplifted
and 2nd hand items knowing they are stolen. The owners then resell
them on their own shelves for increased profits. In some cases stolen items are
shipped overseas to avoid being detected by law enforcement. Some bodega owners
also purchase precious metal/jewelry at a much lower rate which is illegal in
the state of New Jersey. It is
also believed that a majority of bodegas are not licensed to trade in precious
metal. Most local municipalities in New
Jersey have laws against such practices. Some
municipalities also have laws that mandate stores that purchase precious and
scrap metal to be set up on a monitoring program. The program is designed to
help combat the illegal trade of precious and scrap metal.
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If recognized please contact Lt. Lou Fisher