WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Following a string of more than 20 burglaries in recent weeks, Wayne police were hungry to catch the guy responsible.

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Now, they say they have their man.

Detective Captain James Clark told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams that now under arrest is 33-year-old Ronald Catti, a paroled burglar from Brooklyn.

“I believe, personally, that Mr. Catti is definitely the cause of the majority of Wayne’s problems,” Clark said. “Mr. Catti had befriended a female in the township who was living pretty much at the center of where a large percentage of the burglaries that have been occurring in Wayne.”

Catti’s black Mercedes matched witness descriptions and a patrol sergeant pulled him over.

Police ran his name and saw the criminal history.

So detectives put Catti under surveillance.

He allegedly broke into a home in Little Falls on Monday and police gave chase. Catti crashed in Wayne and ran.

Two hours later, a police dog found him hiding in a child’s playhouse.

The Record reported that he is being held on $150,000 bail.

Two other suspected burglars were arrested earlier this month.

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