HANOVER — On June 3, Hanover Township Police Officer Brian Morrisroe, accompanied by several officers from Hanover and neighboring towns, successfully apprehended Mr. Sabree Brown, a 19-year-old from Irvington, and Mr. Daeshawn Craddock, a 26-year-old, also from Irvington. Additionally, two juvenile males were also taken into custody. The arrests were made on charges of receiving stolen property.
Officer Morrisroe was on patrol when dispatch advised that a recent stolen car victim was following his stolen car utilizing a Mercedes tracking app. The caller provided his location in the Cedar Knolls area of town.
Several officers converged on the area and were able to locate the vehicle stopped on Boulevard Road. Several police vehicles surrounded the vehicle and exited their patrol vehicles in an attempt to arrest the occupants.
The Mercedes then accelerated, jumped a curb hit a utility pole, and then collided with the vehicle being driven by the individual tracking the stolen vehicle.
The Mercedes experienced heavy damage to the front end and tires of the vehicle, which caused it to become disabled a short distance down the road—the four male occupants then exited the vehicle and ran into the surrounding woods. A brief search resulted in locating Mr. Sabree, Mr. Craddock, and the two juveniles hiding in the woods. While searching for the stolen motor vehicle, a stolen loaded handgun with hollow points bullets was located.
Mr. Craddock was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, weapons possession (hollow point bullets), unlawful possession of a weapon, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of a weapon, and contempt.
Mr. Sabree was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, weapons possession (hollow point bullets), unlawful possession of a weapon, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, possession of a weapon, and contempt.
The two juveniles were charged with receiving stolen property, weapons possession (hollow point bullets), unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon, and conspiracy. The juvenile driver was also charged with eluding and was issued summonses for failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, driving without a license, failure to observe a stop sign, improper U-Turn, window obstruction, failure to obey signal from officer, failure to give proper signal, abandoned vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to observe traffic lanes, throwing objects from a vehicle, failure to report an accident, open container, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk.
The two adult males were transported to Morris County Correctional Facility. The two juveniles were transported to the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center pending their court dates.
Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.