Madison Police Apprehend Three in Connection with String of Vehicle Burglaries

MADISON, NJ - Madison police yesterday apprehended three people on charges on theft from numerous vehicles.

According to reports, at about 7 a.m., police received a call from a resident of Canturbury Road reporting he'd seen several people going through his neighbor's vehicle. When he confronted them, they threatened him with violence, then fled to a nearby vehicle and drove away.

The witness was able to obtain part of the license plate number and called police. Moments later, Patrolman Chad Rybka saw the vehicle on Main Street and pulled the driver over. Two males and a female were inside, and the two males matched the description given by the witness on Canterbury Road. During the motor vehicle stop, the officer saw numerous item in plain view, which appeared to have been stolen.

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While officers were still on the scene, the police department began receiving numerous calls from residents reporting that their vehicles had been burglarized. Police arrested the three suspects, Vaughanet Torrence, 29, of Newark; Louis Walker, 18, address unknown; and Ralph Harris, 27, Newark. 

Police said a total of 13 vehicles were broken into and items removed. Additionally, a resident of Woodland Road had two motor vehicles stolen. During the investigation, officers were able to determine the stolen vehicles were taken to Newark. Police responded to Newark and located both of the stolen cars.

Torrence, Walker and Harris were all charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. Detectives are continuing the investigation and will charge each with multiple counts of burglary and theft.

The burglaries occurred on Woodland Road, Canterbury Road, Main Street, Park Lane, Dellwood Drive, Magnolia Court and Kensington Road.

Police said their investigations revealed that a number of the vehicles were unlocked, and urged all residents to be diligent in securing electronics in their homes, instead of leaving them in their vehicles. Items such as GPS units are targets for criminals, as well as laptop computers and visible change. All residents are urged to refrain from leaving the keys to their vehicles inside the car.

Residents are encouraged to call the police department when they see or hear anything that is out of the ordinary.

Anyone who has further information or would like additional tips on how to protect themselves and/or their property is asked to call Lt. Jerry Mantone at 973-593-3012.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

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