MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Four juveniles were arrested early Sunday morning after two traffic stops resulted in the recovery of two stolen vehicles, according to Mendham Township police.
At around 12:01 a.m., a Mendham Twp. police officer observed two suspicious vehicles tailgating each other in the Brookside area of the township, police said.
A check on one of the vehicles license plates revealed that it was reported stolen out of Woodbridge, NJ, police said.
The officer stopped the vehicle, a white Volvo, on Cherry Lane and arrested two juvenile occupants without incident, police said.
While on that traffic stop, the officer advised a Mendham Borough police officer about the other suspicious vehicle, a white Ford Explorer, which may have been traveling with the first stolen vehicle, police said.
The officer quickly located and stopped the vehicle that was heading east towards Morristown. It was revealed the vehicle had just been stolen from a residence in Mendham Boro. The two juvenile occupants of that vehicle were taken into custody without incident, police said.
All four juveniles of Newark, NJ were charged with receiving stolen property and eluding police. All four were lodged at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center pending a court hearing.
Assisting Mendham Township police were the Mendham Borough Police, Morris County Park Police, Morris Township Police and the Morris County Communications Center.
Police remind residents to make sure your vehicles are locked with no keys or fobs left inside.