Window installer spied on N.J. family with camera he hid in bathroom, cops say

A home-improvement contractor was arrested after a Bergen County family he worked for said they found a small camera hidden in the wall of their bathroom, authorities said Wednesday.

Romeo Sanchez, 47, of West New York, was hired to replace a window in the family’s Paramus home in August, according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

After working in the home, Sanchez told family members he would return another time to finish putting in the window, Ehrenberg said.

One of the family members called police on Aug. 25 to report “they had found a suspicious electronic device” in the bathroom, Ehrenberg said.

“The device was later determined to be a micro camera with a micro SD memory card that had been secreted in the bathroom wall,” Ehrenberg said.

A police detective accessed the memory card and found video clips of the family’s bathroom along with videos of a bathroom in another

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Police used ‘geofencing,’ surveillance video to ID suspects in shooting at cops’ home

The Camden County Police Department and several federal law enforcement partners used high-tech tools in their investigation of the gunfire into the home of two sleeping police officers in the city last month.



a man standing in front of a car: Friday, September 18, 2020 - A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.

They netted four suspects using surveillance video, spent shell casings and a new practice called geofencing, where police ask tech companies for information on any cell phones near a crime scene and then work backward to determine possible suspects or build a case against someone.

Julio Nieves, 19, Jeremiah McDonald, 18, Jaqwa Styles, 19, all of Pennsauken, and Kobbie Johnson, 30, of Collingswood, are all charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to

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