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3 arrested, thousands in stolen merchandise recovered in Roxbury Township

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Three people were arrested and approximately $10,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered Tuesday afternoon in Roxbury Township, police said.

On Jan. 17, at around 2:43 p.m., police received a call in reference to shoplifting at the Kohl’s, located at 275 Route 10, in the Succasunna section of the township, police said.

Upon arrival, officers encountered the two suspects leaving the store. A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed they were allegedly in possession of approximately $10,000 of merchandise from the Kohl’s in Roxbury and surrounding towns, police said.

A third suspect fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later at the Wendy’s on Route 10, police said.

Yovana Valdiviego, 45, of Haledon, Jose Gonzalez, 34, and Percy Eduardo Rojasllenque, 26, both from Paterson were each charged with third-degree shoplifting, third-degree possession of stolen property, third-degree possession of controlled dangerous substance, and possession of anti-shoplifting tools.

All three were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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