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K-9 Dog sniffs out four Burglary Suspects at Ledgewood Powersports

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The Roxbury Township Police Department and The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Announce the Arrest Of 4 Individuals for The Attempted Burglary of Ledgewood Powersports.

On August 3rd, 2017, at approximately 2:12 am, Roxbury Township Police were dispatched to Ledgewood Powersports located at 1368 Route 46 East, Ledgewood on an activated burglar alarm. Sgt. Catalano, Ptl. Ponomorev, Ptl. Barbera, Ptl. Strowbridge arrived on scene and observed 4 individuals running from the building. A foot pursuit ensued and officers set up a perimeter to contain the subjects. Roxbury Township officers called for the assistance of Mt. Arlington and Netcong Police Departments. Officers on scene also immediately called for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section to respond.

Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Det/Sgt. Tomasini arrived on scene and utilized K-9 Sigmund, a certified patrol dog to search for the subjects. Following a trail of human scent, K-9 Sigmund was able to track over 50 yards in heavy brush and located and arrested two subjects. K-9 Sigmund then continued to track human scent in the nearby area resulting in the apprehension of two more subjects. K-9 Loco along with handler Det. Carbone also assisted at the scene. Det. Kovacs responded from the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Section.

The following individuals were arrested:

Leon Foote, 18 year old male, from Philadelphia

  •  Burglary
  •  Criminal Attempt
  •  Theft by Unlawful Taking
  •  Criminal Mischief – Damage of Property
  •  Resisting Arrest
  •  Conspiracy

Kyle Prit, 20 year old male, from Philadelphia

  •  Burglary
  •  Criminal Attempt
  •  Theft by Unlawful Taking
  •  Criminal Mischief – Damage of Property
  •  Resisting Arrest
  •  Conspiracy

Robert Vidra, 26 year old male, from Philadelphia

  •  Burglary
  •  Criminal Attempt
  •  Theft by Unlawful Taking
  •  Criminal Mischief – Damage of Property
  •  Resisting Arrest
  •  Hindering
  •  Conspiracy

Angel Torres, 21 year old male, from Philadelphia

  •  Burglary
  •  Criminal Attempt
  •  Theft by Unlawful Taking
  •  Criminal Mischief – Damage of Property
  •  Resisting Arrest
  •  Hindering
  •  Conspiracy

All suspects were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility, pending a court appearance.

“I am very proud of the partnership that we have at the Morris County Sheriff’s Office with the Roxbury Police Department. Our K-9 and CIS programs are second to none. This was a perfect example of the synergies in law enforcement which led to the quick apprehension of four suspected criminals intending to steal from our businesses. This isn’t tolerated here in Morris County,” said Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Chief Marc Palanchi commended his officers, Mt. Arlington and Netcong Officers and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit for their swift response, quick thinking and effective execution of this search and arrest. Chief Palanchi stated, “We are incredibly lucky to live in a County with such outstanding resources available to us. The teamwork between our patrol officers, neighboring towns and the Morris County Sherriff’s Office is what led to the quick arrest of these individuals.”

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