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Newton man arrested for breaking into vehicle

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton man is facing several charges after he allegedly broke into a vehicle Tuesday night in Newton.

On Dec. 29, at around 11:42 p.m., police responded to the Adams Street lot for a report of a vehicle being burglarized, police said.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers observed that the back window of a white truck had been broken out, and an individual, who was later identified as Matthew Peteroy, 45, was inside the truck and attempting to leave the area with items that he had taken from inside of it, police said.

The stolen items were retained and returned the victim, police said.

Peteroy was taken into custody and charged with third-degree burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. He was lodged in the Morris County Jail per the Criminal Justice Reform Act, 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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