Cops: Man Broke into Janek's Meat Market, Stole Cash and Lotto Cards

Man was arrested after a resident heard the front door glass of the Mahwah deli shattering Sunday night, police said.

Colm King. Credit: Mahwah PD.
Colm King. Credit: Mahwah PD.

A New York man is under arrest after cops allege he broke into Janek’s Meat Market on Route 202 in Mahwah and stole cash and lottery tickets Sunday night.

According to Mahwah Police Chief Jim Batelli, cops received a call reporting the sound of glass breaking and a suspicious car in the area of the market at about 10:39 p.m. Sunday. When cops responded to the store, they found the front door glass broken, and a man walking out of a back stairwell leading to apartments on top of the store, Batelli said Monday.

The man, Colm King Jr. of Blauvelt, N.Y., was bleeding from a cut on his left hand, police said.

Inside the store, cops found broken glass, open cash register drawers, cigarette packages thrown around the shop, and a large garden tool next to the broken-in front door, Batelli said.

Cops found some of the cash and lotto tickets they say were taken from the store on King, Batelli said. King was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest, Batelli said.

He is being held at Mahwah Police Headquarters awaiting a bail hearing, police said. King has previously been arrested on drug charges, police said.

Hank May 04, 2014 at 08:50 PM
I don't want to be flaged. If you are going to fry fish, don't take them out of the Ramapo. They have some kind of virus from the hatchery.
Thunderbird Pride May 05, 2014 at 06:44 AM
I encourage everyone to click on Jared Diamond's name so you can see all of his posts on Patch. When you do that, take notice of the fact that it also shows you posts by DAVID GOLDMAN. I guess JD didn't realize that Patch tracks you by the email addy you use to register your user name. If you create multiple names with the same addy it links them. Let's unmask this fraud! LOL
Innocent Bystander May 05, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Yes, saw that, TP, and thought it was a Patch-glitch. I forgot to mention, saw JD/DG never got a recommendation, so I gave JD that one "thumbs-up" on his last post out of compassion.
Thunderbird Pride May 05, 2014 at 11:45 AM
LOL. It's no glitch. Interesting that Mr. Goldman seemed to disappear from patch even down to deleting comments he posted on certain stories right after the last BoE meeting and then Jared Diamond appeared out of nowhere. I wonder which alter ego will appear next after the next BoE meeting?
Innocent Bystander May 05, 2014 at 05:02 PM
Don't write off this troll could be a woman, or even a kid bored with video games. Anyone know what time tomorrow and where is the next BOE meeting? Didn't see it posted.


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