New Burglary Charges Filed Against Hopatcong Man
39-year-old arrested for the third time in a month, allegedly linked to second Mendham Twp. break-in.
Mendham Township Police Chief Steve Crawford said earlier this month if someone commits a crime in Mendham Township, it isn't a matter of if they were going to be caught, but rather when.
For Hopatcong resident Anthony Troyano Jr., that seems to hold true.
Troyano was arrested Thursday for a third time in a month and linked to a second Mendham Township burglary, according to Lt. Vito Abrusci.
Troyano, 39, was originally arrested on Nov. 16 for allegedly burglarizing a home four days prior in Mendham Township.
Troyano made bail on those charges but was arrested at a DWI checkpoint in Hopatcong on Dec. 7 and charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
According to Abrusci, the second set of burglary charges stem from an investigation into a second burglary Troyano is alleged to have committed on Nov. 12.
"The investigation was a cooperative effort of several police agencies, including Bedminster, Hopatcong, Morris Township, New Jersey State Police, Peapack- Gladstone, the CIS, Warrant Squad and K9 Units of the Morris County Sheriff's Office, Somerset and Morris County Prosecutors Office and the NYPD," Abrusci said.
Abrusci said Mendham Township Det. Dan Taquinto obtained an arrest warrant through a Superior Court judge and served Troyano in the Sussex County jail where he has been since Dec. 7.
According to Abrusci, if Troyano posts the Hopatcong bail, then the bail on the new arrest warrant goes into effect and will need to be posted.
"The new arrest warrant has bail set at $150,000 with no 10 percent option," Abrusci said. "If he doesn't post that, he will then be brought to Morris County jail."