GREEN BROOK, N.J. – Plainfield resident Khiry Moody, age 28, of Sumner Avenue, was arrested and charged with burglary by the Somerset County Prosector. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Green Brook Township Chief of Police Samuel Caramela made the announcement today.

According to the Prosecutor's office on July 6, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m. officers assisting the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Task Force responded to a residence located on Lillian Street in Green Brook Township to investigate a home burglary.  Burglary Task Force officer’s observed Moody leaving the area of the residence on Lillian Street in a motor vehicle.  At approximately 12:40 p.m. Task Force officer’s conducted a motor vehicle stop on Moody’s vehicle in the area of West 8th Street, South Plainfield, New Jersey.  The investigation revealed that Moody was found to have various items of jewelry belonging to the residents on Lillian Street on his person.  Moody was taken into custody and a Superior Court-issued search warrant was obtained for to search Moody and his vehicle.  The search recovered a safe, a handgun, and rounds of ammunition.  

Moody was charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, 3rd degree Burglary, Degree, 3rd degree Theft, and 4th degree Criminal Mischief.  Moody was subsequently lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Burglary Task Force includes departments from numerous communities including: Bound Brook Police Department, Warren Township Police Department, North Plainfield Police Department, Bridgewater Township Police Department, Bernards Township Police Department, Readington Township Police Department, Edison Police Department, Middlesex Borough Police Department and South Plainfield Police Department.   

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Caramela request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Greenbrook Township Police Department at (732) 968-1168 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.