Cops: Relative Steals Nearly $4K in Jewelry While Residents Away

Sparta woman pawned the jewelry to buy heroin, police said.

Carly Gallo (Photo: Hopatcong Police Department)
Carly Gallo (Photo: Hopatcong Police Department)
A relative stole nearly $4,000 worth of jewelry from Hopatcong residents while they were away on a cruise, police said.

Carly Gallo, 22, of Sparta, was charged with third-degree theft after stealing $3,900 worth of jewelry from a Cove Road residence while the homeowners were away, Lt. Thomas Kmetz said.

Gallo, who is related to the homeowners, entered the residence unannounced and a house-sitter saw her with jewelry, needles and empty folds of heroin, Kmetz said.

Gallo pawned the jewelry at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall to buy heroin, Kmetz said.

Gallo was lodged at the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail with no 10 percent option.
Jim Copeland April 17, 2014 at 02:16 PM
She is kind of nice looking but if she keeps this shit up that won't last very long. JC
Frazure April 17, 2014 at 04:05 PM
She looks a mess......Sounds like her life is a mess. It's all about choices. Some people chronically choose to make poor ones.
BeachBum April 18, 2014 at 09:42 AM
This patch's headline is always crime related, drugs, theft crimes
Rusty Krus April 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Hope she gets her life together; too young...
Brian S April 27, 2014 at 12:39 AM
Google her name & this isn't the first time she was in the paper for heroin. I don't know what it is that drives these kids to dope, but heroin use is a big problem in Sparta/Hopatcong. Parents & schools have failed these kids. As a parent of a elementary school aged kid, it is terrifying what is going in Hopatcong High School regarding drugs (specifically Heroin). This poor girl is ruining her life. Even in the statistically unlikely chance she is able to quit the dope, any future perspective employer doing a quick google search will learn of 2 heroin arrests. Such a shame.


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