KEARNY – A Kearny man who broke into an apartment on Tuesday is facing burglary and drug charges after a police search revealed stolen items and several bags of marijuana, officials said Friday.
On February 12, 2015 at around 1:15 p.m., Officer John Fabula spoke with a Forest St. resident who advised police that her home was broken into on Tuesday, officials said. The resident, who lives with an officer of the law, went out and when she returned it looked like someone broke in. Hollow point ammunition was missing along with cash, jewelry, United States Liberty coins, silver dollars, indian head coins, and a watch. The resident felt that someone with access to the house was involved.
After reviewing camera footage, Officer Fabula and Detectives Michael Gonzales and Scott Traynor received authorization to search the home of William Lupkovich, 23, of Kearny. The search revealed several items belonging to the resident, as well as six clear plastic bags, six pieces of folded aluminum, and three yellow zip lock bags, all containing suspected marijuana.
William Lupkovich was charged with burglary, theft of moveable property, possession of prohibited weapons and items, receiving stolen property, possession of burglar tools, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lupkovich’s bail is set at $25,000 with a 10% option.