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Burglar Picks Wrong Night For Home Break-In

Englewood man charged with breaking into Ravine Avenue home during crime summit.

A known burglar who had been out of state prison only three days was arrested Wednesday night following a burglary at a Ravine Avenue home, said.

According to Police Chief Benjamin Fox, Wednesday night's  had just concluded at when police received a call from an alert resident reporting a suspicious car on Ravine Avenue.

"Several of the officers involved in the summit, including myself, responded to the area," Fox said.

When police arrived the car fled. Cops pursued and pulled the vehicle over on Route 208 and arrested Marc C. Rainey, according to the police chief.

Rainey, an Englewood resident, was charged with burglary, theft, and possession of burglar tools. He was committed to the Bergen County Jail in default of $10,000 bail, police said.

A search of Rainey's vehicle uncovered gloves in the car, as well as two ninja masks similar to ski masks, police said.

Rainey was released from Rahway State Prison on April 29 where he had been confined since September 2009 on narcotics and weapons possession charges, police said.

Police responding to the Ravine Avenue home found that most every room in the home had been ransacked and a pillowcase filled with jewelry had been left on the floor.

Cops also found foot prints which they believe confirm the presence of a second person involved in the burglary, Fox told Wyckoff Patch just after midnight Thursday.

“My only regret is that we did not get the second guy, although this is still under investigation,” said Fox. “This arrest came together perfectly for us. We had extra officers who were at the crime prevention meeting that were able to assist at the scene."

Shortly after the burglary was reported, police called K-9 units to the scene to assist in tracking suspects. They could be seen with flashlights deep in the ravine late Wednesday night. Police had also closed off much of Ravine Avenue and were interviewing neighbors at around 11:30 p.m.

The homeowners are still in the process of determining what was taken from the home, police said.

Midland Park, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hawthorne and Bergen County Police were also assisting on the scene. 

James Kleimann contributed to this report.

Salvatore Gigante May 03, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Great News! I attended the crime summit and found it beneficial. Hopefully this curtails future break ins.
Jim May 03, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Congrats to our finest in all the towns involved!
debra May 03, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Another great job. Hats off to the best Wyckoff police.......thanks for keeping us safe

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