HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Matt Garrison arrested a juvenile for a motor vehicle theft, on Wednesday, July 22.
The juvenile was originally stopped for a motor vehicle violation and during the stop, Officer Garrison noticed a black ski hat, latex gloves, and a single ignition key.
After an investigation, it was determined that the juvenile had stolen the vehicle from a resident on Summit Avenue in Cedar Knolls. There were also several car burglaries that occurred on Summit Avenue and Grand Avenue that are believed to have been committed by the same juvenile that was in custody for the stolen car.
The juvenile was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and burglary. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for driving without a license, careless, driving without lights on, and operating a motor vehicle without consent.
The juvenile was transported to the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center 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.