MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary where a shot was fired at a dog in Morris Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo.
Patrick Wolfe, 25, with known addresses in East Orange and Newark, and Kyle Vaz, 20, with known addresses in Newark and Morris Township, have both been charged with numerous second-degree crimes, including burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, possession weapon unlawful purpose and unlawful possession weapon.
It is alleged that on the evening of Saturday, July 28, Vaz and Wolfe drove in a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck, which is registered to Vaz, to a residence on Frederick Place, Knapp said.
Upon arrival to this residence, it is alleged that Wolfe took possession of a firearm and attempted to make entry into the rear of the residence through a sliding door. During the course of this incident, it is alleged that Wolfe discharged a round from the firearm. After this incident, it is alleged that Wolfe and Vaz left the scene in Vaz’s vehicle, Knapp said.
During the early morning hours of October 10, both Vaz and Wolfe were taken into custody pursuant to this ongoing investigation. Vaz was taken into custody in Madison and Wolfe was taken into custody in Newark, Knapp said.
Multiple law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in this investigation, including the Morris Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Morris Township Police at 973-539-0777, Morris Township Detective Justin Crowell at 973-326-7484, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200.