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Christmas Theft Media Brief
Release Date: December 22, 2018

Jefferson Twp. Police Department

News Release



IR#:   2018-39348                 


Date of Incident:    December 20, 2018               


Date of Release:       December 22, 2018              


Prepared by:  Sergeant Joseph Kratzel


Approved by:                                



On Thursday, December 20, 2018 George Scalley, 23, of Lake Hopatcong was arrested for Possession of CDS and Theft after a MV Stop on Brady Road after multiple reports of a person taking gifts intended for Waste Management personnel.

Witnesses reported a gray/silver Acura TL being driven by a male who was witnessed taking gifts intended for Waste Management personnel in the area of Crescent Drive, Como Terrace, Moccasin Trail and South Cherry Road.

PO Stokes observed a vehicle fitting the description, a 2008 Gray Acura TL, and performed a MV Stop on Brady Road. PO Stokes investigation lead to the arrest of Mr. Scalley for Possession of CDS and Theft and recovering reported stolen items.

Mr. Scalley was released pending a future court date.

Detective Hecht is investing this matter further and anyone with information should contact the Jefferson Township Police, by calling 973-697-1300 or email




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