FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A suspected burglar was in police custody in Bergen County, New Jersey on Thursday evening, after police said he was found hiding under a child’s bed.
Fair Lawn police were dispatched to a house on Harrison Drive in Fair Lawn around 3:45 a.m. Thursday, after the resident called 911 to report that she believed someone had broken into her home.
When the officers entered the home, they found Kenneth Webb, 56, hiding under a bed in the child’s bedroom, police said.
He had taken change and a jewelry box from that room, and was carrying a knife, police said.
The woman, Darla Donahue, talked with CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco about the terrifying wake-up call.
“I heard something in the house, so I awoke into hearing someone in my son’s bedroom,” she said.
She said the intruder ransacked her 6-year-old son’s room.
“My son was in my room with me last night for whatever reason, and there was a man going through my sons piggy bank and jewelry box and stuff in the house,” Donahue said. “I think that (the suspect) heard me turn the light on and call 911, so he got underneath the bed.”
Police alleged Webb got into the house by opening and unlocked window and cutting a screen. He had also broken into a second house on Harrison Drive that belonged to one of his own relatives, police said.
Webb, who is homeless, was charged with two counts of burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
But while Webb has been arrested, Donahue said she is not resting easy just yet.
“So far, everybody seems OK, but I guess we’ll see tonight when the lights have to go out to bed, because he didn’t want to go back to bed after all of that,” Donahue said.
He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail after his bail was set at $35,000, police said.
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