Adult, 3 juveniles behind latest attempted car theft in Holmdel

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HOLMDEL, NJ – Police have arrested three juveniles and an adult in connection to a possible attempted vehicle theft on Kimball Turn Sunday morning.

At around 6:45 pm, police were notified that three male suspects wearing dark clothing, ski masks, and gloves were on the property attempting to enter the garage.

“Once the homeowner made their presence known to the suspects, they ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the area. The suspect’s vehicle was a white, four-door Mercedes-Benz E Class,” police said. “The suspect vehicle was quickly located by Ptl. Michael Sasso. He conducted a motor vehicle stop along with additional Holmdel officers and a Middletown Police K9 unit. The vehicle was occupied by one adult and three juveniles who matched the caller’s description. Also found in the vehicle were black gloves, black ski masks and additional items which are believed to be stolen property.”

27-year-old Zarif Harden, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with using juveniles in the commission of crime. All of the suspects were charged with attempted burglary, criminal attempt and criminal trespass.

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The juveniles were released to their parents or guardians.