North Arlington NJ Man Allegedly Stole Van from Former Employer, Arrested in Hazlet
New Jersey State troopers arrested a North Arlington NJ man who allegedly stole his employer’s van and drove it on the Garden State Parkway in Hazlet, NJ.
NJ State Police received a call about the auto theft around 1:30 p.m. and immediately advised troopers to be on the lookout for a Ford work van. Police dispatchers said that the van might be traveling northbound on the GSP near milepost 109.
The suspect’s former supervisor initially contacted the Howell Township Police Department and reported that the van had been stolen. According to the victim, the suspect was fired from his job and then given permission to go to the work van to retrieve his personal belongings. The suspect then allegedly drove off with the van.
Approximately 30 minutes after allegedly stealing the vehicle, the suspect was spotted on the GSP near milepost 116 in Hazlet, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 47-year-old male from North Arlington, was placed under arrest without further incident and charged with receiving stolen property.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He has a summons to appear in court at a later date so that he can answer the theft crime charges.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Charged with Stealing Former Boss’s Van.”