MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Five Essex County residents were arrested after they allegedly fled from police in a stolen Porsche in Morris County Friday morning, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On September 9, at around 5:43 a.m., Montville Township police received calls from residents in the area of Quarry Mountain Road and Turkey Hill Road regarding a suspicious Porsche Cayenne whose occupants were attempting to steal vehicles from driveways, Carroll said.
Officers were able to locate the Porsche traveling at a high rate of speed on Taylortown Road. As the responding Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and entered onto Interstate 287 south, Carroll said.
The Porsche, stolen from Bergen County, became disabled on I-287 and five suspects fled on foot from the vehicle and were later apprehended, Carroll said.
The search, which lasted until approximately 1:00 p.m., was conducted by the Montville Township Police Department, Boonton Police Department, Parsippany Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police.
The following suspects were arrested:
- Shuron D. Solomon, 24, of Newark
- Marquis Nickels, 28, of Irvington
- Sergio Furtado, 20, of Newark
- Dandre McFadden, 24, of Newark
- Brandon O. Juddmoore, 20, of Newark
All five were charged with third-degree theft by knowingly receiving moveable property (stolen motor vehicle), fourth-degree unlawful taking of means of conveyance (joyriding/motor vehicle), third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, and fourth-degree resisting arrest by flight. They were then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility, Carroll said.
“The tremendous effort by all these police officers led to the apprehension of all 5 suspects. The cooperation between all the agencies made this possible. These officers put their lives on the line today to protect the residents of New Jersey,” Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.
“The Morris County Chiefs of Police, led by President Chief Jeffrey Almer, Chief Andrew Caggiano, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll and I have been meeting frequently lately to plan how to better battle this crime scourge. Today, we put some of our plans into action and the result was successful. We’ll keep up the communication, strategy, and teamwork. Our neighbors are nervous and we want to keep them safe,” Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said.
Prosecutor Carroll commended all of the law enforcement officers involved in this response for acting quickly, safely and professionally. He stated this repetitive crime is the subject of intensive study and action by local, county and state law enforcement, the judiciary and governmental officials at all levels.
“All efforts are being made to identify patterns of criminal conspiracies to interdict these crimes and bring those subjects who lead and collude, especially with juveniles, to justice. We do need the public to also do their part and lock and secure their vehicles,” Carroll said.