Andover Township Police

21 Jul 2020 | 10:57

June 19

Location: Simon Peter Sport Shop

The Andover Township Police Department arrested Ariel S. Yanez, 28, of Jersey City following an investigation into the burglary and theft from Simon Peter Sport Shop. Police had been alerted to an activated alarm at the Simon Peter Sport Shop located off Route 206. The first arriving officer had located a bicycle in close proximity to the building and further investigation later revealed an unknown actor had made entry into the business via a window in the rear of the establishment. The owner was contacted and responded and it was determined firearms had been removed from the business.

A search of the immediate area was conducted with the assistance of the the New Jersey State Police, Byram Township Police, Maywood Police K9 and Sussex County Sheriff’s Department K9. During the search for the actor, two rifles were located laying on the ground just off the shoulder portion of the roadway along Route 206. The rifles were later confirmed to have been stolen proceeds from Simon Peter.

Follow up investigation was conducted which led to the arrest of Yanez on June 23, 2020. Yanez was charged with burglary, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He was lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Investigating officers : Detective Diklich, Officer Price, Officer Then and Lt. Kithcart

July 9

Location: Econo-Lodge

The Andover Township Police Department arrested Joshua A. Guareno, 31, of Hardyston for possession of heroin. Police responded to a call for a disturbance at the Econo-Lodge where it was determined Guareno and another party had been engaged in a verbal dispute. During the course of the investigation officers located wax folds containing suspected heroin within the room. Guareno confirmed to officers the heroin belonged to him.

Guareno was taken into custody and transported back to the station for processing. He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. Guareno was released pending a future appearance in Sussex County Superior Court.

Investigating officers: Officer Price and Officer Northern

July 15

Location: Route 206, Andover Township

The Andover Township Police Department arrested Raymond J. Kutcher III, 30, of Vernon for an outstanding warrant. Kutcher had been stopped for motor vehicle violations on Route 206 and found to be a wanted person out of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department for failing to appear on previous heroin possession charges. He was taken into custody and later turned over to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department.

Kutcher was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended and for failure to exhibit documents.

Investigating officers: Officer Perry, Sgt. Youngs, and Officer Laoudi