NEWS RELEASE

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

Contact:
John Holl
(908) 527-4621
jholl@ucnj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2010

An Elizabeth man pled guilty last week nine counts of burglary, one count of identity theft, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of possession of heroin, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Under the terms of the plea, Freddy Perez DOB: 6/27/1975 will be sentenced to nine years in prison on March 4, 2011, said Assistant Prosecutor Deborah A. White, who prosecuted the case.

According to the investigation, Perez broke into several cars throughout Union, Middlesex and Somerset Counties, stealing cell phones, wallets, laptop computers, GPS devices, credit cards and cameras, said White. The thefts occurred between January and May 2010.

In five cases he assumed the identity of victims by using their credit cards at various retailers, said White. He was arrested May 7, 2010 in Elizabeth following the execution of a search warrant at his house. Police recovered numerous stolen items at that time.

He is currently being held in the Union County Jail pending sentencing.

Prosecutor Romankow commended Detectives Daniel Merten and Joseph Gramiak of the Elizabeth Police Department who worked with detectives from Clark, Mountainside, Edison, Woodbridge and Watchung to identify and arrest Perez.