James Street Burglary Victim Praises Morristown Police

Resident publicly thanks officers for their hard work in cracking his case.

Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz was thanked for the work of his department.
Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz was thanked for the work of his department.

A Morristown man took a few minutes during Tuesday’s meeting of the Morristown mayor and council to express his thanks to the Morristown Police force who handled the burglary case involving his James Street home. 

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

Kadeem Mussington, 24, of Bedminster, was arrested Dec. 31 for his alleged involvement in two residential burglaries in the James Street, according to Lt. Stuart Greer.

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 and he was taken into custody without incident.

Greer said 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.

A second man, Christopher McRoy, 25, of Trenton, Jan. 3 and 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. McRoy was also charged with hindering his own apprehension and resisting arrest, Greer said.

"At Morristown Police Headquarters, McRoy was interviewed by Detective Briscoe and confessed to his involvement in the residential burglaries," Greer said. "As a result of that interview, additional items of stolen jewelry were recovered and will be returned to the victims."

The homeowner said Tuesday he wanted to thank the MPD for solving his case.

“I want to thank the chief and his officers for their hard work and professionalism,” the man said.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty said it was nice to see the police get recognized publicly.

“They work hard, they really do,” Dougherty said. “And we all continue to work toward making this the safest community possible.”

Editor's note: A previous version of this story mentioned the homeowner by name. It was removed at his request. 


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