FAIRFIELD, NJ — After receiving a call from the owner of Veton LLC ambulance company regarding an ambulatory transport van that had been taken from his business without permission over the weekend, the Fairfield Police Department located and arrested Jonathan Roman, 34, of Paterson for receiving stolen property and other charges.
Using a GPS system set up in the van, the business owner was able to track and follow the stolen vehicle as it entered the Township of Fairfield. At approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, the owner contacted local police to report the theft and explained that he did not recognize the driver.
According to police, officers converged on the ambulance while it was stopped at the intersection of Route 46 West and Plymouth Street. They identified Roman as the lone occupant and arrested him without incident.
Further investigation, which was led by Officer Sean McCormack, also revealed a small quantity of suspected marijuana within the vehicle, according to police.
Roman was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and being an unlicensed driver. He was released on his own recognizance pending court action.