Last week, eyewitnesses spied a stranger in the basement of a school in Union City. Videotape confirmed that he was in a Weehawken school later that day.
Over the weekend, Union City police, acting on tips, arrested a homeless Newark man outside of a shelter in that city.
He was also charged with entering the schools and with burglarizing Hoboken University Medical Center two days earlier, according to a report on NJ.com.
The media outlet reported that the 52-year-old man allegedly went to the second floor of the hospital and nabbed a handbag with cash and a cellphone, with a total value of more than $700.
Law enforcement told NJ.com that the man gave a statement incriminating himself.