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'Suspicious Vehicle' Leads to James Street Area Burglar's Arrest, Police Say

Bedminster man confessed to two burglaries last weekend in Morristown, according to report.

The Morristown Police ended 2013 with a New Year's Eve arrest in connection with a pair of James Street area burglaries, Lt. Stuart Greer said.

Kadeem Mussington, 24, of Bedminster, was arrested Tuesday for his alleged involvement in two residential burglaries in the James Street are on Sunday, Greer said.

"Based upon information gathered during the initial response, police obtained a description of a suspicious vehicle which had been observed in the area," Greer said. "That information was investigated and Mr. Mussington was identified as a person of interest."

According to Greer, detectives determined Mussington had ties to the Morristown area and were able to locate him in the vehicle observed at the scene.

"Mr. Mussington was placed under surveillance which ultimately led to the recovery of some of the items stolen during the burglaries," Greer said. "Following the recovery of those items, Mr. Mussington was stopped by Officer Scott Weaver and taken into custody without incident."

According to Greer, Mussington was interviewed by Detective Brendan Briscoe and confessed to his involvement in both burglaries and provided information that led to the recovery of more of the stolen property.

Mussington was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of criminal mischief, Greer said.  

Mussington was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of $10,000 bail, Greer said.

Anyone with information about the incidents can contact Detective Brendan Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Kevin Beal at 973-292-6699.  

In addition, tips may be submitted electronically and anonymously through the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line. A link can be found on the Morristown website homepage.

Chris Lipper January 02, 2014 at 10:57 AM
That's great police work, Thank you!
Patch Fan January 02, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Well done Detective Briscoe and the Morristown Police Department!
Scott M Vanderbly January 02, 2014 at 07:16 PM
Well Done Morristown PD!!!! I hope my Lead about the car paid off for you!!

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