HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man was arrested twice in a month after police say he broke into two vehicles and stole money.
On September 24, at around 3:40 p.m., police responded to the area of Arthur Terrace for a report of a theft. Through an investigation it was determined that Erik Mitchell, 29, entered a vehicle that was parked in the Hackettstown High School parking lot (599 Warren St) and stole $70.00 in cash, police said.
The victim observed Mitchell stealing from the vehicle and then fled the scene. The victim followed Mitchell and officers then located him on Bells Lane, police said.
Mitchell was arrested and charged with burglary and theft. Mitchell was then lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.
Then on October 14, at around 12:35 p.m., police responded to rear parking lot of IHOP (200 Mountain Ave) in reference a male that was checking door handles and enter a vehicle. Officers then located the suspect, who was identified as Erik Mitchell, 29, of Hackettstown, NJ, on Bells Lane, police said.
Through an investigation it was determined that Mitchell entered a vehicle parked behind IHOP and stole $5.00 in loose change, police said.
Mitchell was charged with burglary, theft, and criminal trespass. Mitchell was then lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.