Morris Plains Resident Charged with Shoplifting from Lowes


HANOVER — Hanover Township Police Officer Erik Woodruff arrested Mr. Joseph Silvestri, a 53, Morris Plains, for shoplifting on Monday, July 26.

Officer Woodruff responded to the Lowes on East Hanover Avenue for a shoplifter who had just fled the store. The truck and the individual were identified by the store’s loss prevention officer as Mr. Silvestri as he had been observed shoplifting from the store in the past.

He was observed removing several boxes of nails and other merchandise. Officer Woodruff was also familiar with Mr. Silvestri and responded to his residence where he located the stolen nails and other merchandise and arrested Mr. Silvestri.

He was charged with shoplifting and disorderly conduct. He was released pending his court date.