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Man charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in Franklin Borough

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – An Oak Ridge man has been charged for allegedly unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in Franklin Borough, police said.

On Tuesday, May 26, at around 4:00 p.m., officers received a report of a possible motor vehicle theft from a residence on Cedar Drive, police said.

The vehicle owner reported that he let an acquaintance, who was identified as Corey Vantassel Jr., 21, utilize his vehicle for a short time on May 22. The victim reported that Vantassel subsequently refused to return the vehicle. The victim reported that he then made several attempts to contact Vantassel, to no avail, police said.

At around 5:30 p.m. on May 26, Franklin Borough Police located the vehicle on Blumis Avenue / County Road 639 in Sussex Borough, police said.

The vehicle was impounded and Vantassel was charged with unlawful taking of means of conveyance and released pending a court appearance, police said.

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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