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Man arrested on burglary, auto theft charges in Morris County

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County man is facing several charges including burglary and auto theft in Parsippany-Troy Hills, according to police

On Nov. 26, at around 6:23 a.m., a resident on Rita Drive reported that they observed a dark sedan drop off a person dressed in black and the individual was pulling on vehicle door handles attempting to gain entry, police said.

As patrol officers began to check the surrounding area for the vehicle and person, an officer observed a 2022 BMW x7 exiting a driveway on Sedgefield Drive and leave the area. He also observed a dark colored Kia with its headlights off slowly moving away from the residence the BMW x7 was leaving, police siad.

Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was identified as Nacosh Crawford, 21, of West Orange. A check of the temporary license plate affixed to the vehicle showed that it was reported stolen to the Newark Police Department, police said.

While on scene, officers contacted the residents where the BMW x7 exited and they advised that their house was burglarized moments early and the keys to the vehicle were stolen, as well as the vehicle, police said.

Crawford was arrested and charged with second-degree theft of a motor vehicle, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, third-degree exhibiting a false government document, receiving stolen property, unsealed cannabis in a motor vehicle, failure to inspect a motor vehicle, improper display/unclear plates, and obstruction of windshield.

He was then transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility. After his initial appearance, he was released from the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with bail reform, police said.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information, is urged to email or call 973-263-4300.

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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