Police & Fire

Chatham Resident's 9-1-1 Call Led to Arrest by Madison Police Officer

CHATHAM, NJ - On Aug. 23 at 5:30 a.m. A Chatham Township resident called 9-1-1 after hearing his car alarm sounding and finding his garage door open. 

Madison Police Officer Lisa Esposito, who was in the area, subsequently stopped a vehicle not far from the residence. As a result of that stop, five suspects were taken into custody by the Madison Police Department. 

A subsequent investigation by detectives from the Madison and Chatham Township Police Departments, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Department led to various charges against the two adult and three juvenile suspects.     

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As a result of the Chatham Township investigation, Richard W. Isaacs, age 19, of Orange, and Leonard Watts, age 18, of Newark were each charged with Five (5) counts of Burglary, Three (3) counts of Theft, One (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and One (1) count of Employing a Juvenile to Commit a Crime. They were remained to the Morris County Correctional Facility on $50,000.00 bail.

The three Essex County juveniles were each charged with Five (5) counts of Burglary, Three (3) counts of Theft and One (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. One juvenile was remanded to the Morris County Juvenile Detention Facility and the other two were released to their parents.

The Police Department would like to remind residents to lock your vehicles, remove valuables from sight and secure them in the trunk and please don’t leave key fobs or valet keys in the vehicle.

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