Morristown police end year with arrest of Bedminster man in burglary investigation

Morristown police have charged a Bedminster man in connection with two burglaries in the James Street vicinity on Dec. 29, 2013.

Kadeem Mussington, 24, was arrested on New Year’s Eve based on descriptions of his vehicle from the crime area, Police Lt. Stuart Greer reported on Thursday.

morristown police badgeThe burglaries were reported at residences on James Street and Headley Road on Sunday afternoon. Electronics and jewelry reportedly were stolen.  The suspect was placed under surveillance and some of those items have been recovered, Lt. Greer said in a statement.

Kadeem Mussington’s vehicle was stopped by Officer Scott Weaver.  Under questioning by Detective Brendan Briscoe, “Mr. Mussington ultimately confessed to his involvement in both burglaries and provided information which led to the recovery of more of the stolen property,” Lt. Greer said.

The suspect was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of criminal mischief. He was taken to the Morris County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail set by Judge Gary Troxel of the Morristown Municipal Court.

Police continue their investigation and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Kevin Beal at 973-292-6699. Tips also may be submitted anonymously to the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line.

Here is the full statement from Morristown police:

ARREST MADE IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

On Tuesday, 12/31/2013, the Morristown Police Department arrested 24 year old Kadeem Mussington of Bedminster, New Jersey for his involvement in two residential burglaries.

On Sunday, 12/29/2013, Officers responded to two residential burglaries in the James Street area of town. Based upon information gathered during the initial response, Police obtained a description of a suspicious vehicle which had been observed in the area. That information was investigated and Mr. Mussington was identified as a person of interest.

Detectives determined that Mr. Mussington had ties to the Morristown area and were able to locate him in the vehicle observed at the scene. Mr. Mussington was placed under surveillance which ultimately led to the recovery of some of the items stolen during the burglaries. Following the recovery of those items, Mr. Mussington was stopped by Officer Scott Weaver and taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Mussington was transported to Morristown Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by Detective Brendan Briscoe. During the course of the interview, Mr. Mussington ultimately confessed to his involvement in both burglaries and provided information which led to the recovery of more of the stolen property.

As a result of this investigation, Mr. Mussington was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of criminal mischief. He was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of $10,000 bail as authorized by Judge Gary Troxel of the Morristown Municipal Court.

Detectives are continuing the investigation into these matters. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brendan Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Kevin Beal at 973-292-6699. In addition, tips may be submitted electronically and anonymously through the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line. A link can be found on the Morristown website homepage at www.TownofMorristown.org



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