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Police: Alleged Mailbox Thief Arrested on Attempted Burglary Charges

A North Haledon woman with a criminal history in Wyckoff has been arrested for the third time in as many years, police say.

Graziano. Credit: Wyckoff Police.
Graziano. Credit: Wyckoff Police.

A North Haledon woman with a history of criminal activity in Wyckoff has been charged in the attempted burglary of a vacationing township family’s home, Wyckoff police announced in a release Wednesday.

Gina M. Graziano, 43, was charged with criminal intent to commit burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft of United States mail, and providing false information to police in connection with the Oct. 27 burglary attempt of a Ravine Ave. home, Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox said.

According to Fox, Graziano made several unsuccessful attempts to enter the house, and damaged some doors and lights in the process. Graziano – who has been arrested twice before in the township – knew the family and knew they’d be away on vacation, Fox said.

When initially questioned by police, Graziano said she had an accomplice in the burglary attempt, and identified the person, cops said.

“That information was proved to be false following additional interviews and cleared the second person,” Fox said.

In 2011, Graziano was arrested after allegedly cashing checks stolen from township mailboxes and in August of this year on shoplifting charges, Fox said.

Graziano was released in her own recognizance and the complaints have been referred to Bergen County Superior Court, police said.

Fox said Graziano’s arrest came after an “extensive investigation” into the attempted burglary by Det. Sgt. Joseph Soto and Det. Sgt. Michael Musto.

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