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Teen charged with car burglaries, stealing car in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – An Essex County teen has been charged in connection with two vehicle burglaries and a vehicle theft in Hackettstown, according to police.

On Dec. 3, 2020, at around 10:02 a.m., police responded to the 200 block of East Baldwin St for a report of a car burglary. Several items were stolen including credit cards. The credit cards were then used at 3:40 a.m. at a local convenience store in Hackettstown, police said.

Then on Dec. 7, 2020 at around 7:58 a.m., the Hackettstown Police responded to the 700 block of Washington St for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered in Newark, NJ, police said.

Also on Dec. 7, at around 9:02 a.m., police responded to the 300 block of Warren St for a report of a car burglary. It was determined that cash and credit cards were stolen, police said.

Through an investigation by the Hackettstown Detective Bureau, a 16-year-old male from Essex County, NJ was charged for the following crimes on July 13, 2021 with two counts of third-degree burglary, one count of fourth-degree theft of cash, two counts of fourth-degree theft of credit cards, one count of third-degree credit card fraud, and one count of third-degree taking motor vehicle without consent. He has a pending 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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