Cops: Car Thief Arrested in Trenton: Extradition in Process has Open Case in Middletown too
Morrisville Police announced Wednesday they have identified the suspect who stole running vehicle from a Dunkin shop last weekend and are charging him with an additional motor vehicle theft also.
James L. Rivera, age 36 of Trenton New Jersey for theft of two motor vehicles, Police say.
The first as previously reported occurred on February 20 when Rivera stole a Mitsubishi Endeavor that was left running at the Dunkin located at 2 West Bridge Street at approximately early that morning.
Morrisville Police say the vehicle was recovered later that day in Trenton, New Jersey.
Rivera, police allege, two days later stole a Chevy Suburban that was left running at the 7-11 located at 21 South Pennsylvania Avenue at approximately 10:20 pm.
Rivera was later located inside the vehicle in Trenton, New Jersey where he was taken into custody.
Morrisville Police filed warrants for Rivera’s arrest on Monday charging him with felony theft and receiving stolen property in both cases and one additional misdemeanor offense.
A man with same, name, address,and date of birth as Rivera has an open case with the Middletown Township Police Department, according to online court records. The case is connected to September incident where the criminal complaint charges the individual with intent to possess, possession of drug paraphernalia, false identification to law enforcement and driving with a suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in front of Judge Baranoski on March 4 in that case.
The data provided by the online court system lists all the cases under the same name, that of Rivera.
Rivera is to be extradited to the Morrisville Police Department on a date as yet determined officials say.