'Butt-dial' leads to burglary arrest

A Union County man is being charged in connection to a burglary after an accidental call to 911.

Scott Esser was charged for allegedly burglarizing a home. Police say he accidentally called 911 before the crime.

Scott Esser was charged for allegedly burglarizing a home. Police say he accidentally called 911 before the crime. (8/7/15)

BRANCHBURG - A Union County man is being charged in connection to a burglary after an accidental call to 911.

Police say the Somerset County 911 call center received a call that appeared to be in error. The operator heard voices discussing a burglary, but was unsure of the caller's location.

Later that evening, Branchburg police responded to a burglary on Lamington Road. The homeowner reported almost $1,500 in jewelry had been stolen.

Investigators were able to make a connection between the accidental call and the burglary.

Scott Esser, of Elizabeth, was arrested and charged.

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