Monroe, NY - KJ On Alert: Two Days After Being Released From Jail, Illegal Immigrant Sought For KJ Break In And Possible Attack On Village Girl
Monroe, NY - A Hispanic Monroe resident who was arrested for breaking into four Kiryas Joel homes in August and making contact with four female residents is once again being sought by police, this time for illegally entering a village home and interacting with a minor child.
New York State Trooper Steven Nevel, public information officer for Troop F, said that Bergin Perez is being sought as a person of interest in an attempted burglary that took place on Sunday evening in a Bakertown Road home in Kiryas Joel when an intruder entered the occupied apartment through an unlocked ground floor bedroom window.
“He startled a young female minor child,” Trooper Nevel told VIN News.
Police declined to release details of the incident.
Perez is being considered a person of interest because he matches the description of the intruder and because the incident matches the pattern of a previous rash of break ins allegedly perpetrated by Perez in August.
As previously reported on VIN News, Perez was arrested for illegally entering four apartments on Getzel Berger Boulevard in Kiryas Joel where he propositioned a Hispanic nurse, attempted to choke a 16 year old village girl and interacted with two other minor female children.
The 24 year old Perez is a Honduran immigrant who was deported from Colorado in 2009 and currently lives on Bakertown Road.
Perez was also arrested on September 12th for attempting to force his way into a residence on Sunny Lane in the Town of Woodbury. Police were called to the scene and a police dog tracked Perez to his home where he was arrested. He was arraigned in the Town of Woodbury court and held on $30,000 cash bail or a $60,000 bond, but was released on his own recognizance on September 18th, just two days before the most recent incident.
“We are outraged that something like this can happen,” said Kiryas Joel public safety officer Moses Vitriol. “We ask the District Attorney’s office to do the best they can to protect residents.”
According to Vitriol, Perez was fired from his job at Grand Food Market after his arrest in August, but was working once again in the village at a Jewish owned business.
Vitriol said that the Kiryas Joel Safety Patrol has increased its patrols in the area and urged residents to exercise caution.
“People should be locking their doors and windows,” said Vitriol. “In case of any emergencies, even on Shabbos or yom tov, people should not hesitate to call Public Safety at 782-5577 and the State Police at 782-8311.”
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