Police arrest S. Jersey man for damaging Verizon lines

Kim Glovas
May 28, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Some recent internet, TV and landline outages in South Jersey are being blamed on "sabotage."

Courtesy of Verizon

SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County man has been arrested for damaging Verizon communication lines earlier this year.

Related: Verizon seeks network saboteur in South Jersey

David Reidenbaker, 38, of Southampton, New Jersey, is charged with the interruption or impairment of public communications, theft, and other crimes.

In March and April, Verizon fiber optic and copper communication lines, as well as other equipment, were deliberately damaged on three separate occasions. As a result, residents and business customers were without communication for various amounts of time. 

Additional charges are pending in neighboring communities. 

Reidenbaker was arrested after a joint investigation by Cherry Hill and New Jersey State police departments. 

He's being held in the Burlington County Jail.