YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An 18-year-old Teaneck High School student broke in overnight and stole a pad of blank hall passes from the school guidance office, police said.
John Miller was walking away from the front of the school at 2:17 a.m. as police responded to the second burglar alarm in less than a half-hour, Lt. Andrew McGurr told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Police found the building secure on the first pass at 1:49 a.m. but discovered a broken window — and Miller — the second time, McGurr said. He was carrying the pad and several keys, police said.
Miller, who McGurr said later admitted breaking in and stealing the passes, was wanted on a $750 warrant issued on a hindering charge out of Teaneck last week, records show.
Sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT that he hasn’t attended classes this semester.
Miller was charged with burglary and theft, for which he was released without bail, but was taken to the Bergen County Jail on the warrant, he said.
Bergen County Police K9 officers later swept the building, while the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence.
Miller wasn’t among a group of two dozen adults and 39 juveniles taken into custody after police found them trashing the high school as part of an overnight prank on May 1, McGurr said.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF