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Hunterdon County K-9 tracks down suspect who was hiding in vacant building, police say

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Readington Township police K-9 is being credited with tracking down a suspect Saturday evening.

On Sept. 9, at around 4:50 p.m., police responded to Garrett Place in Readington Township for a man attempting to open the rear door of a residence. He was confronted by the homeowner and fled on foot towards Central Avenue, police said.

The man matched the same description from a theft of services that had just occurred at Kitchen American Grill, police said.

Police checked the area and K-9 Agar tracked the suspect to the rear of 422 Route 22 west. K-9 Agar and his handler located James E. Haywood, 33, of Greenwood, Indiana inside the vacant building, police said.

Haywood was taken into custody and charged with theft of services, defiant trespass and criminal trespass. He was then lodged in the Warren County Jail, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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