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Two Charged with Burglary, Theft Offenses in Bergen County Commercial Burglaries

By rlsmetro on
Montvale

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Lourriston Potter, 39, of Port Jervis, New York and Ricky Land, 40, currently incarcerated in the Pike County, PA Correctional Facility on burglary and theft charges.

According to Prosecutor Musella, during a year and a half long investigation by detectives from the BCPO, Paramus Police Department and Montvale Police Department, Potter and Land were identified as suspects in commercial burglaries which occurred at AT&T Wireless stores in Montvale on May 4, 2020, and Paramus on May 9, 2020.

Prosecutor Musella stated that on Friday, December 17, members of the BCPO, the Port Jervis, NY Police Department and the Pike County, PA District Attorney’s Office arrested  Potter without incident at his home. 

According to Prosecutor Musella, Land was subsequently served with charges while incarcerated at the Pike County Correctional Facility on an unrelated matter.

Prosecutor Musella said that Potter and Land were each charged with burglary, criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.