BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Aug 27, 2018
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Police officers here have solved a 14-month old burglary case, authorities said, by using “good crime scene processing and modern-day forensics.”
“Our crime scene processing linked our case to a city 830 miles away,” said Chief Raymond Hayducka. “While the suspect may have believed he got away with his crime, modern day forensics proved him wrong. We will continue to work with our county, state, and federal partners to track him down.”
Police allege the suspect, Salvador Roman, 42, is connected to crimes in the New Brunswick area, and may have also gone by the alias Salvador Roman-Gonzales.
In May 2017, the owner of the Crossroads Nursery on Georges Road in the Monmouth Junction section found his store’s glass door smashed and the cash in the register was gone.
According to police, evidence officer Salvatore Fama found blood on some of the broken pieces of glass and officers recovered fingerprints. There was video surveillance showing the alleged crime, police said.
Police sent out photos from the video but were unable to get an ID of the suspect. In July, Detective Eric Tighelaar, police said, received notification from the New Jersey State Police Forensic Section that the blood recovered from the scene matched a crime scene in Evansville, Indiana from April, which allegedly ID Roman.
Police believe that Roman is somewhere in the Midwest, but his connections to Central Jersey may bring him back to the region.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest for burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Roman is described as being 5 feet 3 inches weighing 150 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Tighelaar at 732-329-4646.