Mount Olive NJ police apprehended a Long Valley NJ man accused of burglarizing a Sand Shore Road home.
According to authorities, the Mount Olive Communications Center received a 911 call from a woman reporting that a man was inside her home. When the woman confronted the man, he allegedly fled out of the home and into a wooded area behind the residence.
Later, the resident was able to provide a detailed description of the man. Police patrol units then searched the area, eventually finding a man who matched the description of the suspect. When police officers approached the suspect, he allegedly ran away from police and toward Forest Road. Patrol units later apprehended him.
The man has been identified as 23-year-old Zachary Temple. According to police, officers recovered several stolen items in Mr. Temple’s possession.
Mr. Temple is charged with burglary, theft of movable property, possession of stolen property, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, possession of Xanax, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In NJ, burglary is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. In accordance with the statute, burglary is typically classified as a third degree criminal offense. If Mr. Temple is convicted of third degree burglary, he may be sentenced to up to five (5) years in state prison.
To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Long Valley Man Ran into Woods After Burglary, Had Xanax on Him, Cops Say.“