A police sergeant looking for car burglars caught a crack dealer and his customer in the middle of a drug transaction early Wednesday, authorities said.
Teaneck Sgt. Seth Kriegel was on patrol near Crescent Avenue as part of an effort to stop a series of car burglaries when he saw what appeared to be a drug deal around 12:15 a.m., police said. The dealer hid inside an unlocked car nearby, but Kriegel approached him and found approximately $1,000 worth of crack cocaine and 13 small plastic bags of marijuana, police said.
The dealer, identified as 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Wisteven Antenor, originally from Bergen County, was charged with hindering apprehension, burglary, distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of marijuana and other drug offenses, police said.
Antenor was being held Wednesday morning at the Bergen County Jail on $15,000 bail, records show.
Teaneck resident Errol Broomes, 63, was buying crack from Antenor and was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Broomes was released on a summons.
Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said police are still investigating the rash of car burglaries.