Four people were arrested Friday night after trying to burglarize a home on Menzel Avenue, according to Maplewood Police.
The four – three teenage boys and a man – were caught after seven police officers pursued them on foot through the neighborhood.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m., when a neighbor noticed suspicious activity at the house, whose residents were out at the time. The neighbor called police and gave them a description of the suspected burglars.
Police officers were able to capture the four within a few blocks of the crime scene, near Jacoby Street.
The suspects were with burglary and theft.
Police released the three teenagers to a parent or guardian, while the man is being held in Essex County Jail. Police are not releasing his name at this time.