Law enforcement officials in Morris County reported the arrests of five suspects after fleeing from a stolen high-end motor vehicle that became disabled while eluding police.
According to authorities, at approximately 5:43 a.m., the Montville Township Police Department received calls from residents in the area of Quarry Mountain Road and Turkey Hill Road regarding a suspicious Porsche Cayenne. Their occupants were attempting to steal vehicles from driveways.
Police say officers were able to locate the Porsche traveling at a high rate of speed on Taylortown Road.
As the responding Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and entered Interstate 287 south. The Porsche, stolen from Bergen County, became disabled on I-287 and five suspects fled on foot from the vehicle.
According to Morris County officials, Montville Township Police Department and the Boonton Police Department officers began to search the area for the suspects.
The Montville Township Police Department, Boonton Police Department, Parsippany Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police conducted the search. The search lasted until approximately 1:00 p.m.
Authorities say as a result of extensive search efforts, all five suspects were apprehended.
As a result of law enforcement efforts and investigation, the following were arrested:
* Shuron D. Solomon, 24, of Newark, NJ
* Marquis Nickels, 28, of Irvington, NJ
* Sergio Furtado, 20, of Newark, NJ,
* Dandre McFadden, 24, Newark, NJ
* Brandon O. Juddmoore, 20, Newark, NJ
Police said all five defendants were charged by complaint warrant with Theft by Knowingly Receiving Moveable Property (stolen motor vehicle), Unlawful taking of means of conveyance (joyriding / motor vehicle), Resisting Arrest by Flight, and Conspiracy to commit burglary.
The suspects were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Bail Reform.
Chief Caggiano stated, “The tremendous effort by all these police officers led to the apprehension of all five suspects. The cooperation between all the agencies made this possible. These officers put their lives on the line today to protect the residents of New Jersey.”
Sheriff Gannon stated, “The Morris County Chiefs of Police, led by President Chief Jeffrey Almer, Chief Andrew Caggiano, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll and I have frequently been meeting to plan how to better battle this crime scourge. Today, we put some of our plans into action and the result was successful. We’ll keep up the communication, strategy, and teamwork. Our neighbors are nervous and we want to keep them safe.”