Quick Police Work Leads To Arrest Car Thief and Other Burglaries

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Patrols and detectives responded to the Hanover Marriott on a report of a stolen 2020 Jaguar parked at that location on Tuesday, August 4.

Police were alerted to the stolen vehicle through Sirius XM who had located the vehicle via GPS when it was reported stolen by the owner.

Sgt. John Schauder was able to locate a witness who observed the Jaguar being parked in the Marriott lot and observed a tall thin black male exit the stolen Jaguar and lock it with the keys.

Shortly thereafter, the male was seen by the witness walking east down Route 10. Sgt. Schauder and Officer Josh Williams responded to the Red Carpet Inn where they reviewed the video and observed a suspect matching the witness description.

The suspect was seen wearing clothing matching that of a suspect captured on video on North Belair Avenue and Cross Road.

This suspect was then seen on video entering the Scottish Inn building on Route 10. Hotel staff recognized the male and indicated he was occupying room 250.

Officer Williams and Sgt. Schauder made contact with the suspect in room 250 and found him in possession of the Jaguar keys.

When Officer Williams and Sgt. Schauder attempted to place him under arrest he resisted and attempted to fight and flee.

Officer Williams and Sgt. Schauder were able to subdue the suspect, Mr. Nasir A. Usher, 21, Montclair.

He was subsequently charged with receiving stolen property for the Jaguar and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and three counts of resisting arrest. A search warrant was executed on his hotel room and items stolen from Gristmill Road in Cedar Knolls as well as the matching clothing the suspect was wearing on video on North Belair and Cross Road was seized.

Additional warrants were prepared to charge Mr. Usher with two additional counts of receiving stolen property for Gristmill Road and one count of an attempted burglary on North Belair Avenue.

Mr. Usher was transported to the Morris County Detention Center pending his court date. Mr. Usher is also a suspect in a series of armed robberies in Essex County.

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.