TWO MEN CHARGED WITH THEFT, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, FENCING, AND COMPUTER THEFT FROM BERGEN COUNTY BUSINESS
For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of CHARLES DILKES (DOB: 04/16/1966; single; corporate executive) of 95 Meadow Lane, Nanuet, NY, and EDWIN DEVIA (DOB: 12/03/1986; single; small business owner) of 926 Thompson Avenue, Roselle, NJ on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, fencing, and computer theft. The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Upper Saddle River Police Department under the direction of Chief Patrick Rotella.
On May 2, 2023, during a theft investigation, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Squad and the Upper Saddle River Police Department executed a search warrant on DILKES’ vehicle at a Mahwah, NJ hotel. The search revealed 58 Canon digital cameras that were stolen from an Upper Saddle River business. DILKES was arrested at the scene.
Additionally, detectives and members of the Upper Saddle River Police Department executed a search warrant at a business owned by DEVIA in Linden, NJ, which revealed 156 digital Canon cameras that were also stolen from the same Upper Saddle River Business. DEVIA was arrested at the business.
CHARLES DILKES was charged with second-degree theft, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a; second-degree fencing, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7.1(b); and second-degree computer theft, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-25c. He was released on his own recognizance pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
EDWIN DEVIA was charged with second-degree fencing, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7.1(b); and second-degree receiving stolen property, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7a. DEVIA was released on his own recognizance pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Upper Saddle River Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.