A couple of Dover residents have been arrested for a spree of car burglaries committed this summer in Mendham Township, NJ.
According to police, the suspects stole items from car that had been parked in Mendham Township. The burglary spree reportedly took place during July 2014.
Police conducted a long-term investigation and eventually identified the suspects. The investigation included the Mendham Township Police Department, the Harding Township Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Detectives caught a major break in the investigation when one of the suspects consented to a search of her apartment in Dover, NJ. The subsequent search of her residence reportedly turned up several items that had been stolen from the cars in Mendham Township.
Shortly after the search, police issued warrants for the arrest of the suspects. The suspects later turned themselves in.
The suspects were charged with receiving stolen property.
If the suspects are convicted of receiving stolen property, they could face significant penalties. The penalties for receiving stolen property are determined by the value of the stolen property. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7a, receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 is punishable by a sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Dover Pair Arrested in Connection with String of Mendham Car Burglaries.”
If you are facing receiving stolen property charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.