Randolph Woman Hospitalized After Leaping From Third Story Hotel Window To Avoid Cops

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    Extended Stay, 125 Route 10, Whippany

    HANOVER — Hanover Township Police Officer Eric Prach responded to the Extended Stay Hotel for a possible assault in progress on June 15.

    Upon arrival, he spoke with the alleged victim who stated that a female acquaintance, Ms. Carrie Katechis, a 44-year-old from Randolph, took his room key and entered his room without his permission, and stole money and his medical marijuana.

    He states he went to her hotel room to retrieve the items but she would not open the door. It was later learned that Ms. Katechis borrowed her friend’s cell phone, who was staying in the hotel room with her, to call a taxi and then jumped from the third story window when the taxi arrived which was prior to police arrival.

    Police spoke to her roommate, Mr. Anthony Volante, a 58-year-old from East Hanover who admitted to allowing Ms. Katechis use of his cell phone so she could flee the scene prior to police arrival.

    Ms. Katechis was later located in Randolph and was charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. She was transported to the hospital due to injuries she suffered from jumping from the hotel window.

    Mr. Volante was charged with hindering and was released 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.