On Tuesday, 10/22/13 at 9:58a.m., in response to a call from a neighbor, Newton Police were investigating a complaint of suspicious activity in the rear of an unoccupied, vacant Merriam Avenue address.
Upon arrival, patrols observed Peter J. Carrazzone, age 26, of Garfield, NJ to be exiting from the rear of the residence carrying numerous pieces of copper pipe and fittings. Subsequently, it was determined that he did not have permission to be in the residence and was in the process of taking the copper pipe to exchange it for cash.
Carrazzone was taken into custody and at the time of his arrest, two other people identified as Tamar Anderson, age 25, of Hardyston and Joshua Guareno, age 24, of Vernon were also located in the nearby area.
Further investigation by police revealed that Carrazzone had given some of the copper to Anderson and Guareno who attempted to sell same to George’s Salvage on South Park Drive, Newton. Both Anderson and Guareno were also arrested for their involvement in the incident.
Carrazzone was charged with the following offenses and lodged in the Sussex County Jail in default of $6,500.00 no 10% bail set by Judge John E. Mulhern.
N.J.S. 2C:18-2a(1) Burglary (3rd Degree)
N.J.S. 2C:20-3a Theft of Movable Property (Disorderly Persons Offense)
Anderson and Guareno were each charged with:
N.J.S. 2C:20-7 Receiving Stolen Property (Disorderly Persons Offense)
Ptl. Mahir Kaylani, Sgt. Frank Philhower, Ptl. Scott Vertetis, Ptl. Shawn Burke and Newton Detective Bureau.
Editor’s Note: Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.