Residents weren’t Snoozing on “Snoozin Tree Lane”; Thief caught stealing packages

Jamie Barberio

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to a residence on Snoozin Tree Lane for a possible package theft at 12:01 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.

While speaking to the caller Officers also made contact with Ely Burgos-Frias, 21, Passaic.

After a brief initial investigation it was determined that he was traveling in the area in a 2008 Nissan Sentra, attempting to pick up UPS/FedEx packages that did not belong to him. These packages were reported to contain cell phones addressed to various people, who he did not know. After a search of his vehicle, two stolen cell phones were located inside.

He was placed under arrest and transported to Parsippany Police Headquarters. While there, Det. M. Czajka assisted Patrol Officer J. Seeger with the investigation. Mr. Burgos was subsequently charged with one count of Third Degree Receiving Stolen Property, Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Motorist  and Fictitious Plates.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

This incident remain under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Parsippany Police Department’s Investigative Division at (973) 263-4311.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.