Washington Township NJ police arrested a man for allegedly stealing from 21 motor vehicles.
20-year-old Long Valley NJ resident Curtis Fitzgerald is accused of burglarizing and stealing from several vehicles parked on Sierra Drive, North Washington Valley Road, Middle Valley Road, and West Mill Road. Fitzgerald apparently searched for unlocked vehicles and then took anything of value inside the vehicle.
Washington Township police detectives collected forensic evidence during a number of vehicle burglary investigations last year. According to police, the evidence linked Fitzgerald to the crimes.
Police said that Fitzgerald confessed to the burglaries during an interview conducted by detectives. Moreover, police indicated that Fitzgerald confessed to a number of additional burglaries in other jurisdictions.
Burglary is codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. As set forth by the statute, burglary is typically classified as a crime of the third degree. If Fitzgerald is convicted of third degree burglary, he could be sentenced to as many as five years in NJ State Prison on each count.
After being arrested and charged, Fitzgerald was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility and held on $25,000 bail.
For additional information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Long Valley Man Confessed to Stealing from 21 Vehicles, Cop Say.“
If you are facing burglary charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup for a free consultation about your case.