MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County Man has been charged in connection with motor vehicle theft investigation in Morris County, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On August 6, 2021, the Morristown police responded to GT Motors for the report of multiple motor vehicles stolen from the automobile dealership. Video surveillance from the area showed multiple individuals entering the business and stealing a total of nine motor vehicles from the car lot, Carroll said.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation responded to the scene and recovered a latent fingerprint, which later matched to Ahjhir Jones, 18, of Newark, Carroll said.
After additional investigation by the Morristown Police Department Detective Bureau and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit, additional evidence was developed linking Jones to the auto thefts at GT Motors to charge Jones with his involvement in the incident, Carroll said.
On January 19, Jones was charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit theft, third-degree theft by unlawful taking, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree unlawful means of conveyance. He was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform, Carroll said.
“This arrest was the result of excellent police work by the Morristown Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit and the Morris County Auto Theft Task Force. Subsequent investigation is being conducted jointly by the Morristown Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit. Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Kelly is representing the State in this prosecution,” Carroll said.