Galloway Township Police Department

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — An Absecon man was arrested early Saturday after allegedly attempting to burglarize several vehicles on Donegal and Irish lanes, police said.

About 2:35 a.m., police received a 911 call from a resident of Donegal Lane reporting a burglary in progress, police said in a news release.

The caller, whom police did not identify, said he saw a man walking through the neighborhood, attempting to enter several parked vehicles, according to the release.

The caller stayed on the line with police until he lost sight of the man as he walked toward Irish Lane, police said.

Officers located 32-year-old Eric Boukhediche on Irish Lane, police said. He matched the description of the suspect given to police by the 911 caller.

Boukhediche was walking away from the original scene when he was stopped by K-9 Officer Brent Lopez and his partner, Colt, police said.

Police found Boukhediche had attempted to burglarize “numerous” vehicles on both lanes during the early morning hours, according to the release.

Boukhediche was charged with burglary, criminal attempted burglary and possession of burglar’s tools. He was taken to the Atlantic County jail pending a future court date.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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