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Chop Shop Discovered in Fairfield Business After Police Receive Tip

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FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is currently investigating alleged illegal activities at a local business after receiving a tip from the cleaning staff reporting that stolen motor vehicles were being chopped up at the location.

On January 29, 2024, at approximately 2:33 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department received information indicating that Veracity Stone Fabricators, located at 23 Daniel Road East, was being used to house and disassemble stolen motor vehicles.

Further information provided by the caller stated that this evidence would be removed before 6:00 a.m. The caller also provided police with photos showing vehicles disassembled at the business.

Fairfield Police Officers immediately responded to the location to investigate and found no one present. It is alleged that what they did find was a stripped-down 2016 blue Honda CRV in the rear parking lot. It was discovered that this vehicle had been reported stolen by New York City police on December 11, 2023. The engine of this vehicle was later found inside of the Veracity business. All of the vehicles were Honda CRV’s. They became a popular car to steal following an online video posted that taught techniques on stealing the vehicle.

While the officers were at this location conducting their preliminary investigation, it was alleged that a suspicious Honda Ridgeline came to the property twice. It was eventually stopped, and its three occupants were detained. It is further alleged that one of the occupants, identified as Hector Ramirez-Alfaro, 29, of Ridgewood, was found in possession of suspected cocaine. He was arrested, charged, and later released.

Further investigation by Fairfield police detectives allegedly resulted in the discovery of a second, chopped-up vehicle which was a 2016 grey Honda CRV inside of the building. This vehicle was also reported stolen by New York City police on January 5, 2024.

Further investigation by Fairfield police detectives allegedly resulted in the discovery of a second, chopped-up vehicle which was a 2016 grey Honda CRV inside of the building.

Two additional vehicles were found at the scene and impounded as suspicious. One, a chopped-up black Honda CRV, had its VIN number defaced. The other, a black Honda CRV, had its VIN number concealed. Police will be seeking search warrants to obtain information for these two cars.

At this time, the Fairfield Police Department is now trying to determine if this was part of a larger organization.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the individual(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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