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Ramsey police arrest Lodi man in gym purse thefts

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Surveillance video led Ramsey police to the arrest of a Lodi man who they said was breaking into cars outside area gyms and stealing valuables.

Jason Daniello, 38, was questioned and then charged after his car was spotted in the area of a car break-in on April 17, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.

That day, a woman told police, her purse was stolen from under the seat of her 2008 Cadillac Escalade while she worked out at Retro Fitness on Route 17.

Police found the passenger rear window smashed, Gurney said.

That same day, another victim reported losing a purse with cash after parking her 2007 BMW outside the Sweat fitness center on East Main Street.

Detectives Marc Shingelo and Adam Szelag interviewed Daniello, who Gurneys said “admitted to burglarizing both vehicles and removing the purses.”

They charged him with two counts each of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Daniello posted $2,500 bail and was released pending a Municipal Court hearing.


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