North Bergen Police urges residents to lock their cars after burglary attempts

29-year-old Mark Benavides was arrested early saturday morning after a witness identified him attempting to open parked cars and slashing tires in one of them.

According to Police, they received a service call to investigate an individual checking the door handles of parked vehicles on the 7300 block of Palisade Avenue.

When Units arrived another witness said that he saw the suspect with a knife slashing car tires.

Benavides was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, criminal attempt, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.
Captain Lyons from the Police Department urges the public to please lock their cars and hide valuable possessions that are left inside. “Leaving Cars unlocked are an open invitation to thieves.” Lyons said.