DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morristown man who allegedly stole a car, was in possession of several stolen items, and then flees a traffic stop was tracked down by one of his victims, who used an app to locate a stolen iPad.
On August 14, at 4:24 p.m., Denville police stopped a vehicle in the area of Route 10 for speeding. Once stopped, the officer identified the driver as Justin Leuzarder, 39, and spoke with him about the reason for the stop, police said.
When the officer responded back to his patrol vehicle, Leuzarder accelerated and fled from the car stop. The officer pursued for a short distance, but ultimately broke off the chase because the identity of the driver was known, police said.
A short time later, Randolph police located Leuzarder’s vehicle abandoned in the area of Dover-Chester Road in Randolph Township, police said.
A subsequent investigation into Leuzarder and his vehicle, revealed that he had just stolen the vehicle from a residence in Sea Girt, police said.
It was also learned that Leuzarder was in possession of several stolen items, to include an Apple iPad. Utilizing the theft victim’s “Find my iPad” function, officers in the area were able to locate Leuzarder, who was still in possession of the items, police said.
Leuzarder was arrested and charged with eluding, obstruction of law, receiving stolen property, driving while suspended, speeding, reckless driving, and careless driving. He was then transported to the Morris County Jail pending a court appearance, police said.
Additional charges are pending from the Sea Girt Police Department regarding the theft of the vehicle and other associated offenses, police said.