Thomas Roselli, a 44-year-old Matawan resident, was arrested recently for allegedly breaking into a Manalapan Township home on October 19. The burglary occurred on Belair Ln, off of Taylors Mills Rd.
Police say Roselli knocked on the front door of the home, then broke in through the sliding door in the back of the house after no one answered. The daughter of the homeowners was inside the house when the burglar first knocked, then locked herself inside a bathroom and called police.
The girl also called her mother, who alerted a neighbor. The neighbor then went to the front door to investigate. The burglar then ran out the back to a car he had waiting nearby. The suspect was chased by the neighbor, who was able to note the car’s license plate.
The license plate led Manalapan police, assisted by Matawan police to Roselli. Roselli was taken into custody in Old Bridge Township and was housed in the Monmouth County Jail in Freehold Township.
If you have been charged, arrested or convicted of Burglary, contact a Monmouth County criminal defense attorney for an evaluation of your case.