NJ State troopers recently arrested a North Arlington man accused of stealing his employer’s van and driving it on the Garden State Parkway in Hazlet, New Jersey.
New Jersey State Police got a call about the stolen vehicle around 1:30 p.m. and notified troopers to look for a Ford work van. Police dispatchers told officers that the van was likely traveling northbound on the GSP in the area of milepost 109.
The suspect’s former boss first contacted the Howell Township Police Department to report the van as stolen. The victim told law enforcement that the suspect was fired from his job and then allowed to go to the work van to pick up his personal belongings. Instead of simply getting his possessions, however, the suspect allegedly stole the van and sped off.
Roughly 30 minutes after allegedly taking the van, the suspect was seen on the GSP in the vicinity of milepost 116 in Hazlet, NJ.
The suspect, a 47-year-old North Arlington NJ man, was subsequently pulled over and arrested without further incident. He faces criminal charges for receiving stolen property.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance with a summons to appear in court so that he can address the criminal charges.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Charged with Stealing Former Boss’s Van.”