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Brown Avenue Burglary Suspects Arrested Following Foot Chase

Two men from Elizabeth were arrested Friday afternoon in Westfield.

Yeudi Alvarez Hernandez, 22, and Lefty Rodriguez, 23, both of Elizabeth, were arrested and charged in connection with a home burglary on the 900 block of Brown Avenue in Westfield on Friday, Jan. 11, according to the Westfield Police Department.

A neighbor reported two suspicious males in the area and responding police officers located the suspects inside the residence. They attempted to flee the scene but were apprehended following a brief foot chase. 

Hernandez and Rodriguez were transported to the Westfield Police Department, where they were charged with burglary to a residence, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and obstructing administration of law. They were processed and committed to Union County Jail with bail set at $20,000.

Rusty Cut January 16, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Wow, great job by Westfield PD! Good heads up by the neighbor too.
E Liz January 16, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Lefty? I think when you name your child "Lefty", he is destined to be a criminal. All joking aside - great job by WPD and by the alert neighbor who called the police.
c January 16, 2013 at 02:27 PM
What if the neighbor were at Trader Joe's? The PD would not have been called until afterwards to take the report. What if someone was home? Would that be called a home invasion? What would you do if you were home when they came in? Could your family adequately defend itself, can you defend yourself against these two young men? If you felt your life was threatened and defend yourself, and the "perps" got hurt, possibly fatally, would you get in trouble and go to jail? Some things to think about.
Keith January 16, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Obama will disarm good citizens and let the thieves run wild....beware
c January 16, 2013 at 03:41 PM
O will try but fail, however the NJ legislature is hard at work and have submitted more anti-gun, anti-constitution, bills, which if passed create laws that make lawful citizens criminals without doing a thing. Anti-Gun legislators take advantage of recent tragedies to introduce dangerously far-reaching legislation that will not stop crime, but will punish law-abiding citizens for the violent acts of criminals. These are misguided anti-gun bills. Assembly Bill 3645, Senate Bill 2476. Assembly Bill 3646, Senate Bill 2474. Assembly Bill 3653. Assembly Bill 3659. Assembly Bill 3664. Assembly Bill 3666, Senate Bill 2465. Assembly Bill 3667. Assembly Bill 3668, Senate Bill 2467. Assembly Bill 3676. Assembly Bill 3687. Assembly Bill 3688. Assembly Bill 3689. Assembly Bill 3690, Senate Bill 2430. AJR-89. AR-133. Senate Bill 2464. Senate Bill 2475. Senate Resolution 92. Of course, none of the above proposed legislation will affect lawbreakers. Gun control has not worked because criminals, by definition, do not obey the law and will have zero impact on public safety or violent crime and will not solve New Jersey’s crime problem! Contact your state legislators to reject these as these will actually make you and your children less safe.
becky cleveland January 16, 2013 at 04:05 PM
I din't recall reading that these men were armed!
Codyblue January 16, 2013 at 09:08 PM
.....and your point is?.......Armed or not....if someone is inside of your home with ill intent.....I would shoot their kneecaps off and then ask questions later, and I believe that I would be in my legal rights......or would you prefer that we "ask" the perps if they are armed?......
S K January 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Good heads up by the neighbor, way to track him down WPD! What responsible parent names their child Lefty? So many of our issues originate with poor parenting, perfect example right on Patch.

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