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Hackettstown police arrest 3 in connection to theft of trailer, lawn mowers

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown police arrest three Pennsylvania residents in connection to a theft of a trailer and lawn mowers that occurred last year.

On Oct. 3, 2019, town police responded to 715 Willow Grove Street for a theft of a PJ 14-foot utility trailer that contained 2 Ferris walk behind mowers, police said.

The theft occurred on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at approximately 1:03 a.m. and the total amount stolen was approximately $11,650.00, police said.

Press Release (10/7/19): Lawn Mowers/Trailer TheftThe Hackettstown Police Department is currently investigating the theft of a utility trailer and 2 walk behind lawn mowers from behind 715 Willow Grove St.The theft occurred on Thursday October 3, 2019 at approximately 1:03 a.m. A PJ 14-foot trailer containing 2 red Ferris walk behind lawn mowers were stolen with an approximate value of $11,650.00.The suspect’s vehicle appears to be a silver or gray Toyota Tacoma.Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3300 or send an anonymous tip by texting 888-777 and in the message part you must first type “TIP HACKPD” then type your tip.

Posted by Hackettstown Police Department on Monday, October 7, 2019

Through a police investigation, it was determined Terry Lynn, 60, of Bath, PA, Brandon Russ, 35, on Nazareth, PA, and Philip Castner, 37, of Bath, PA were involved in the theft.

Lynn was charged on Jan. 28, 2020 with third-degree theft and conspiracy to commit theft. Terry was released pending a court appearance.

Castner was charged on Jan. 30, 2020 with third-degree theft and conspiracy to commit theft. He is currently lodged in the Monroe County Jail in Pennsylvania on unrelated charges and will be extradited to New Jersey.

Russ was charged on Jan. 30, 2020 with third-degree theft and conspiracy to commit theft. He is currently lodged in Lackawanna County Jail in Pennsylvania on unrelated charges and will be extradited to New Jersey.

Assisting with the investigation was the Pennsylvania State Police Auto Theft Task Force.

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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