Red Carpet Inn guest charged with stolen cigarettes from Lukoil

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Officer Rich Camasta was at the Red Carpet Inn for a medical aid when he was approached by the Hotels owner advising him that an unknown person had broken into a locked utility closet and had stolen a modem and a computer monitor that was located on the second floor of the hotel on Sunday, May 19.

The Hanover Detective Bureau along with Morris County CID responded to process the scene. While Officer Camasta was still on scene, another resident of the hotel approached him and advised him that a male, who was also a resident at the hotel, was going around asking if anyone wanted to buy packs of cigarettes from him.

The male was later located in the front of the hotel lot and was identified as Mr. Matthew Fedroff, 39, Morristown, (currently staying at the Red Carpet Inn).

Officer Camasta was familiar with this individual because it was the same individual who had called in the original medical aid call he had responded to earlier.

Det. Littman, who was on scene processing, was advised of the individual attempting to sell packs of cigarettes. After a brief investigation, Mr. Fedroff was found to be in possession of the stolen modem the computer monitor and approximately 69 packs of various brands of cigarettes which were suspected of being previously stolen from the Lukoil.

Mr. Fedroff was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft and Criminal mischief for his role in the burglary to Lukoil. He was additionally charged with Burglary, Theft and Receiving stolen property for his role in the thefts at the Red Carpet Inn.

He was then transported to Morris County Correctional Facility pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.