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.