A father and son are in the Sussex County jail after police probed a burglary on Santa Fe Trail in Hopatcong.
A Santa Fe Trail resident reported a 32-inch flat-screen television missing, Lt. Thomas Kmetz said. According to a witness, 49-year-old Carlos Spina Sr. entered the home on May 10 and left with the television in the front seat of his car, Kmetz said.
The witness saw Spina drive the car, with the television inside, around the block to his home on Smokerise Road, Kmetz said.
Spina was cooperative when brought to Hopatcong police headquarters, Kmetz said, and granted officers permission to go to his home and retrieve the stolen television from his son's room.
However, his son, 20-year-old Carlos Spina Jr., gave officers a "hard time" when they arrived at the home and would not cooperate with police, Kmetz said.
The officers retrieved the stolen TV, and Spina Jr. was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property, Kmetz said.
At headquarters Spina Jr. refused to walk and then tried to pull away from the officers, requiring a compliance hold be placed on him before he was put in a holding cell, Kmetz said.
Carlo Spina Sr. was charged with burglary and theft and sent to the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail while Carlo Spina Jr. was charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest and sent to the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail, Kmetz said.