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3 charged with burglary in Morris County

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – Three people were arrested after a burglary in Parsippany-Troy Hills, according to police

On Dec. 20, at 9:54 a.m., police responded to a residence on Beechwood Avenue after a resident observed two males wearing medical masks approach their neighbors house and saw one of the males enter through a window, police said.

Due to increased residential patrols, units quickly arrived on scene and immediately detained one male standing next to a 2007 Toyota Camry near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Beechwood Avenue, police said.

Units then proceeded to the residence where they observed two males inside and placed them under arrest. Officers located numerous items on the two men which were later confirmed to be stolen from inside the residence, police said.

The 3 men were with the following:

John Gonzalez-Gutierrez, 26, from Minotola, NJ was charged third-degree burglary, and third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary.

Jhojan Rodriguez-Alvarez, 25, from Queens, NY was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, third-degree theft, and fourth-degree possession of Burglary tools.

Sanitiago Castro, 19, from Ozone Park, NY was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, third-degree theft, and fourth-degree possession of burglary tools.

After a further police investigation, Castro was charged on Dec. 22 with three counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree theft of movable property, three counts of criminal mischief, third-degree conspiracy to commit theft of movable property, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, and second-degree burglary in connection with 4 other burglaries which occurred on Vail Road, Manchester Street, Stafford Terrace and Lucille Drive and occurred between Oct. 19 and October 21, police said.

All three were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility where they are currently being held in accordance with bail reform, police said.

“Although we have made arrests, there are more crews operating throughout the state so residents should continue to report any and all suspicious activity to our department,” police said.

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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