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Police nab 9 intruders at Ledgewood Powersports Inc. in Roxbury Township

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Police nabbed 9 intruders at Ledgewood Powersports Inc. in Roxbury Township early Friday morning.

On Sept. 8, at around 4:12 a.m., police received a call for “unwanted persons” on the property of Ledgewood Power Sports, located at 1368 Route 46 East, in the Ledgewood section of the township, police said.

Upon arrival, officers encountered 9 individuals in a fenced area containing ATVs and UTVs. Immediately 5 of the individuals were taken into custody by Roxbury and Netcong police officers, police said.

Four additional individuals were later apprehended shortly after in the wooded area behind the business with the assistance of Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9, police said.

A sliver BMW fled the scene and subsequently crashed on Landing Road. Those suspects in the vehicle were not apprehended, police said.

Christopher Thomas, 41, Nasir Carter, 24, Majesty Brown, 20, Carlton Burton, 53, Deron Bradsher, 20, John Lopez, 21, Melvin Davis, 37, Nakir Thompson, 21, all from Philadelphia, PA and Alex Gonzalez, 31, from Phoenix, AZ were each arrested and charged with attempted theft, conspiracy to commit theft, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, obstruction, resisting arrest, and possession of burglary tools.

Carter was additionally charged with possession with intent, and possession of CDS

“Their immediate response, unquestionably stopped a large-scale burglary in progress of approximately $488,000 in ATVs and UTVs.  The quick-thinking of every officer arriving inevitably led to swiftly removing these criminals from Roxbury Township and I am proud of their achievement this morning,” Adone said.

“Today’s arrests are indicative of the vigilant efforts of our Morris County law enforcement personnel. This early morning success of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Roxbury Police Department working in tandem exemplifies the seamless coordination between law enforcement agencies we strive for.  Good work by all in capturing these alleged criminals and keeping our neighborhoods safe,” Morris County Sheriff James Gannon said.

The Netcong Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Mt. Arlington Police Department, Hopatcong Police Department, Wharton Police Department and Morris County Office of Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

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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