BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Two people are facing several charges including violating Governor Murphy’s executive order after police investigated an alleged shoplifting incident in Byram Township Monday.
On May 11, township police responded to the QuickChek, located on Route 206, after an off-duty Stanhope-Netcong First Aid Squad member observed a female shoplifting items from the store, police said.
When police arrived, the officers were advised that the suspects had already left and a short while later, the vehicle was found, and officers made contact with Jarod Rieth and Melinda A. Molnar, police said.
During a police investigation, it was determined that Molnar attempted to steal items from QuickChek and both were in possession of hypodermic syringes and a glass smoking device used to smoke crack-cocaine, police said.
Both were released from the scene and later charged.
Molnar was charged with violation of an executive order, shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
Rieth was charged with violation of an executive order, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.