MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Sussex County man was charged after he allegedly was caught carrying burglary tools in Mount Olive Township.
On Aug. 19, at 10:51 p.m, a township officer was on routine patrol when the officer observed a 2011 Chevrolet parked and running in front of Autosport Chevrolet located at 412 Route 46. The dealership was closed, and most of the lights around the business were off, police said.
As the officer walked around the vehicle, the officer heard noises coming from the woods adjacent to the dealership. The officer observed a man wearing black clothing and gloves, exit the woods and approach the vehicle, carrying what was determined to be a bottle jack and a breaker bar, police said.
The man was identified as Matthew R. McSweeny, 25, of Byram Township. Through the course of the police investigation, he was allegedly found to also be in possession of a deep impact socket, a short socket extension, and a ski mask, police said.
McSweeny had an active warrant for his arrest for $1,000.00 out of Bloomfield, NJ, police said.
McSweeny was charged with possession of burglary tools and criminal attempt. He was released on his own recognizance from Bloomfield Police for the warrant, and released from Mount Olive police custody pending a court appearance.