Denville Property Crime LawyersDenville NJ police apprehended two teens accused of starting a fire at the local Santa Land business.

According to law enforcement, the teenage suspects vandalized the Santa Land building on Clark Street in Denville, NJ. The Denville Police Department got a call about a fire at the popular attraction a short time before 8:00 p.m.

Denville firefighters and police officers soon arrived at the scene. The firefighters put out the fire, but not before it caused serious damage to the exterior and interior of the Santa Land building.

Denville police officers canvassed the area for the culprits and found a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy nearby. Cops took the teens to Denville NJ police headquarters for questioning.

The suspects, both of whom reside in Denville, have been charged with a juvenile offense for criminal mischief.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Teens Reportedly Charged with Setting Fire at Santa Land in Denville.”

Parsippany Criminal Defense AttorneysNumerous police departments sent police officers to the site of a house party in Parsippany NJ that reportedly got out of control.

The party was held at a home located near South Beverwyck Road and Edgewood Court in Parsippany, NJ. Police officers were sent to the residence after neighbors complained of loud noises.

The police departments sending officers to the scene included Parsippany, Morristown, Morris Plains, Hanover, East Hanover, Denville, Wharton, Fairfield, Rockaway, and Montville. NJ State Police and Morris County Park Police also dispatched police officers to the Parsippany house party.

When cops arrived at the site of the house party, they reportedly saw more than 400 people in attendance.

Police attempted to get the guests to leave, but some of the guests allegedly surrounded the officers and began to shove them. The Parsippany Police Department said that responding officers “were encircled by the crowd who began pushing the officers.”

Two men identified as tenants at the Parsippany NJ residence were issued citations for violating noise ordinances. However, law enforcement did not make any arrests for disorderly conduct.

For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Cops Surrounded Breaking Up Massive N.J. House Party, Police Say.”

Vernon Township Arson ChargesThe two owners of the Jerzeez Diner in Vernon Township recently pleading guilty to arson and admitted to intentionally setting fire to the restaurant.

The suspects, a 49-year-old Butler NJ woman and a 40-year-old Butler NJ man, owned the diner located on Route 94 in Vernon, NJ.

According to Sussex County law enforcement, the suspects used the Internet to look up information about how to start fires with combustible materials. Since their business was struggling, the suspects allegedly decided to burn it down and then collect insurance money.

On March 8, 2016, the suspects drove from their home in Butler to their Vernon NJ restaurant and started the fire.

The suspects were later placed under arrest and charged with third degree arson, a charge that can result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison. However, Sussex County prosecutors have agreed to recommend a lesser sentence in exchange for the suspects admitting culpability and pleading guilty to the arson charges.

The suspects will make an appearance in Sussex County Superior Court, located in Newton NJ, on May 12 so that they can be formally sentenced.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Jerzeez Diner Owners Admit to Burning Down Restaurant.”

Morris County Burglary AttorneysA man who was already facing burglary charges out of Morris County NJ now faces charges for attempted burglary out of Union County.

The suspect, a 32-year-old resident of the Cedar Knolls area of Hanover, allegedly broke into three houses located in Morris County NJ and one house located in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

According to prosecutors, the suspect burglarized a house on Woodland Avenue in Kenilworth. The owner of the house reportedly saw the suspect entering through a back door, prompting the suspect to exit and flee the scene in a getaway vehicle.

Police apprehended the suspect in February 2017. Law enforcement also arrested the suspect’s alleged accomplice, a 30-year-old Paterson man.

While investigating the Union County burglary, detectives determined that the suspect may also have committed break-ins in Morris County earlier this year.

The suspect has been charged with numerous criminal offenses, including burglary, attempted burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested in Morris County Break-ins Now Charged in Union County.”

Hanover Township Arson AttorneysHanover Township police are investigating a fire at a local hotel, with authorities believing that it may have been a case of arson.

The fire happened last weekend at the Marriott hotel on NJ State Route 10 in Whippany, NJ. (Whippany is a community located in Hanover, New Jersey.)

According to law enforcement officials, the fire was sparked by a lit cigar that had been wrapped in a towel and put on a linen cart. The linen cart was situated near a service elevator.

Smoke from the cigar set off the sprinkler system at the hotel, with local law enforcement soon receiving word of the fire and dispatching police officers to the scene.

Hanover NJ cops and Cedar Knolls firefighters arrived at the hotel and made sure that everyone was okay. Fortunately, nobody sustained any injuries due to the fire. However, the hotel did sustain property damage as a result of the fire and the sprinklers.

Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit are currently investigating the possible property crime. If police can identify a suspect, the culprit could potentially face criminal charges for arson.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Lit Cigar Cause of Hanover Hotel Fire Saturday.”

Sparta NJ Criminal Mischief AttorneysSparta New Jersey police arrested a woman who allegedly vandalized a church on Christmas Eve.

The vandalism incident reportedly occurred at the Institute for Spiritual Development on Sparta Avenue in Sparta, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect tossed a rock at the exterior of the church in an attempt to get the attention of someone inside the building. The suspect reportedly needed a ride home.

When the rock went through a stained glass window in the church, someone dialed 911 and notified the Sparta Police Department. Sparta NJ police officers went to the scene and spoke to the suspect, who allegedly admitted to throwing the rock. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest.

The damage to the church building has been estimated at roughly $5,000. Depending on the outcome of the case, it is possible that the suspect will be liable for the damages.

The suspect, a 39-year-old Hamburg resident, has been charged with third degree criminal mischief. If she is convicted of the felony-level offense, she could potentially be sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect secured her release from police custody. She will have to appear in Sussex County Superior Court at a later date to answer the criminal charges against her.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Woman Accused of Throwing Rock through Church Window.”

Dover New Jersey Burglary AttorneysDover New Jersey police captured two men who were allegedly behind a string of burglaries throughout the town.

Dover NJ police officers made the arrests after getting a call about a break-in at a trailer located on West Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ. Dover police went to the scene of the burglary and reportedly came across the two suspects.

Dover cops talked to one of the suspects and determined that he was not being forthcoming with his personal information. Moreover, police believed that the suspect, a 22-year-old male, gave them a false name.

When the suspect reportedly tried to flee the scene, police officers chased him down and placed him under arrest.

During the chase, one police officer sustained a minor hand injury that required medical treatment.

Another suspect in the burglary was also arrested. Dover NJ cops encountered him at the trailer and determined that he was likely involved in the break-in. The 19-year-old man was placed under arrest and charged in connection with the trailer burglary.

While conducting an investigation into the burglary, Dover detectives linked the first suspect to four other burglaries in the Dover NJ area.

The first suspect faces criminal charges for multiple crimes, including five counts of burglary, three counts of theft of movable property, one count of criminal mischief, one count of obstruction of the administration of law, one count of resisting arrest, one count of hindering apprehension, and one count of simple possession of marijuana.

Meanwhile, the second suspect has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and two counts of conspiracy.

To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Police Bust Suspect in 5 Burglaries in Dover.”

Pequannock New Jersey Burglary ChargesPequannock New Jersey police are looking for a suspect accused of committing a home burglary earlier this summer.

The burglary occurred just before 1:00 a.m. on June 13. According to Pequannock authorities, the suspect broke the lock on a side window and gained access to a house on Munson Drive in Pequannock, NJ.

When the break-in occurred, the residents of the Pequannock NJ home were fast asleep. A burglary alarm was triggered, waking up the homeowners and prompting them to look at their home video surveillance system. They saw the suspect walking through the kitchen and using the light from his cell phone to illuminate the room.

As soon as the suspect heard the burglary alarm, he quickly exited the residence and fled the Pequannock area on foot.

Meanwhile, the homeowners contacted Pequannock NJ police and alerted them to the break-in.

Pequannock NJ police are still investigating the burglary and trying to identify the person who committed the home break-in. Pequannock detectives recently released surveillance photos of the suspect.

If law enforcement is eventually able to identify and capture the suspect, he would likely be charged with burglary. However, since the suspect did not get a chance to steal any items from the home before fleeing the scene, he would likely not be charged with a theft offense like theft of movable property.

Members of the public with information about the break-in should contact Pequannock detectives at 973-835-1700.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Seeking ID on Pequannock Home Invasion Suspect.”

Boonton Township NJ Theft SuspectBoonton Township NJ police are investigating a recent car burglary incident at a local park.

According to Morris County authorities, the car break-in was committed sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016. The victim parked his vehicle at Tourne County Park in Boonton Township, NJ. While the victim walked around the park, the suspects reportedly gained access to his car by breaking a door lock. Once the suspects got inside the vehicle, they allegedly stole a wallet containing a total of $60 in cash, as well as two personal credit cards.

Morris County Park police and Boonton Township NJ law enforcement investigated the burglary and theft and were able to track the stolen credit cards. On the same day as the theft, two suspects allegedly attempted to use the stolen credit cards at two retail stores: Macy’s and the Gap at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey. The next day, the suspects allegedly used the stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at Macy’s in the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.

Police investigated further and obtained security camera footage that reportedly shows the two suspects, a male and a female in their 30s, pushing a baby stroller inside one of the malls.

If Boonton Township NJ police can eventually determine the identities of the suspects, they would probably face criminal charges for burglary, theft of movable property, and credit card theft.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Suspects Sought in Car Break-In and Credit Card Fraud Incident.”

Madison New Jersey Theft AttorneysMadison New Jersey police are asking for the public’s help as they try to locate suspects accused of committing three home burglaries.

All three residential burglaries were committed within a two-week period. According to the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects entered the homes and stole money and personal items.

The first burglary attempt went down on June 17 at a house on Ridgedale Avenue in Madison, NJ. The suspects reportedly smashed a window pane on a door located at the rear of the home. However, after the suspect broke the window, they reportedly ran off and fled the area without getting inside the house.

The second burglary occurred on the same night, with the suspects allegedly gaining access to an apartment located on Cook Avenue in Madison, New Jersey. Authorities believe that the suspects were able to get inside the apartment by climbing a fire escape and then smashing a window. The suspect allegedly stole possessions and cash from the apartment.

The third burglary was committed a couple of weeks later at a house located on Woodland Road in Madison, NJ. The suspects allegedly gained entry to the house by using a side-door entrance. The suspects allegedly “ransacked” the home and stole expensive jewelry that is said to have a value of thousands of dollars.

If Madison NJ police can eventually identify and capture the suspects, the culprits would probably face criminal charges for burglary and theft of movable property. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified as a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree burglary could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.

Madison NJ law enforcement is currently investigating the burglaries and thefts. Anyone with information about the suspects should contact the Morris County CrimeStoppers tip line at973-267-2255 or 800-743-7433.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Police Are Investigating 3 Home Burglaries in Madison.”