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Morris County K-9 tracks and nabs car burglary suspect

MADISON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – The Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Borough police, and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management Wednesday morning worked collaboratively to capture an alleged car burglary suspect.

Units respond to the area of Noe Avenue in Madison Borough after being alerted to an individual who was observed to be acting suspiciously, authorities said.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office canine team of Det. Marc Adamsky and K-9 Tim was able to establish a track of the suspect and locate him in the area of Crestview Avenue, authorities said.

The suspect, who was identified as Thomas Rivera,20, Jersey City, was found in possession of keys to a vehicle which had been burglarized Wednesday morning, authorities said.

“This criminal activity is too prevalent in our communities. Potentially dangerous individuals are frequently attempting to victimize good people. I am so pleased to see our partnerships working together and succeeding; all with the resolve of keeping us safe,” Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said.

“I would like to commend the law enforcement officers on scene for a job well done. The quick thinking and great investigative teamwork by both our officers of the Madison Police Department, and our partners at the Morris County Office of Emergency Management and Morris County Sheriff’s Office was evident following the arrest of Mr. Rivera. The fine police work is a testament to the strong partnership that we have between our Morris County agencies,” Madison Borough Police Chief John R. Miscia 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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