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DNA match leads to arrest, charges in Fair Lawn home invasion

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Haledon ex-con who Fair Lawn police said they caught last fall wheeling a stolen bicycle while riding another was tied to a burglary two months earlier, thanks to a DNA match, authorities said today.

Clarence Goodman, 53, pushed his way out of the First Street residence after the homeowner awoke at 11:20 p.m. last July 22 and caught him rifling through a bedroom drawer, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.

Sgt. Anthony Ferreira and Bergen County Sheriff’s Detective Eddie Alicea took over the investigation and logged evidence that Metzler said the intruder left behind.

A forensic exam produced a match, the sergeant said.

Goodman, who Metzler said fled with a $90 cellphone, was behind held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with robbery and theft.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

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