PARAMUS, N.J. -- Good Samaritans led police to a Union County man minutes after they said he cut himself on a window breaking into a home.
Officers responding to a Ross Road burglar alarm on Thursday round the broken window and fresh blood, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg told Daily Voice on Monday.
Two separate citizens flagged down police saying they saw someone running from the home, he said.
Several minutes later, Detectives Glenn Pagano and Nicholas Luciano spotted 27-year-old Oliver Blanco of Scotch Plains loitering behind an Oradell Avenue eatery.
"The detectives detained the suspect who had wounds from the broken glass, until the witnesses positively identified him," Ehrenberg said.
Blanco was being held on $5,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with burglary and possession of a hypodermic needle.
Detectives were investigating whether Blanco is tied to several other area home burglaries over the past two weeks.
Anyone with information that could help them is asked to call Paramus police: (201) 262-3400 or use the department's TIPS App: www.paramuspolice.org .