4 charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in Morris County
DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A juvenile and three adults were arrested following a report of a possible motor vehicle burglary Sunday night in Denville Township, according to police.
On July 24, at around 11:34 p.m., police stopped a suspicious vehicle on Shongum Road while en route to a report of a possible motor vehicle burglary in the area, police said.
Officers observed inside the vehicle items commonly used to commit motor vehicle burglaries, police said.
After a roadside investigation, the driver, Nyasia Thomas, 18, of Elizabeth, a front seat passenger, Hylene Day, 18, of Carteret, and a rear seat passenger, 16-year-old juvenile of Rahway, were arrested, police said.
Additionally, while canvassing the area, Jahyeer Pendleton, 18, of Elizabeth, was located and arrested by other responding officers, police said.
Thomas, Day, and Pendleton were all charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and were released pending a court apperneace.
The juvenile was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property, and conspiracy to commit burglary and was then committed to the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center.
The Denville Police want to remind residents to take this opportunity to remind all residents to follow a 9:00 p.m. routine. Each night, you should make an effort to ensure that your vehicles are locked, any valuables are removed, and any exterior lights are activated.
Over the past few years, Denville Township and the surrounding communities have seen an increase in motor vehicle burglaries and motor vehicle thefts. In an overwhelming number of the incidents, the victimized vehicle was left unlocked, and for those vehicles that were stolen, the keys and key fob were left inside the vehicle, police said.
“As long as we continue to offer up easy targets, the criminals responsible for these types of crimes will continue to return. Please help us to keep Denville a safe community by taking a few minutes each day to make sure your vehicles, homes and other property are secure,” police said.