Homeless Man Shoplifts at ShopRite


HANOVER — Hanover Township Police Officer Paul Weaver responded to ShopRite on Hanover Avenue for a shoplifter in custody, on Sunday, January 31.

Upon arrival, officer Weaver met with the stores loss prevention officer and was advised that Mr. Marco Ruiz, 50, currently homeless, was observed stealing approximately $222.00 worth of merchandise.

He was arrested and charged with shoplifting. He also had active warrants totally $1000.00 out of Morristown. He was transported to the 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.