Two Men Arrested in Connection with Burglary and Shots Fired

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo announce the arrest of two males in connection with an armed burglary that occurred on the evening of July 28, 2018 in Morris Township.

Patrick Wolfe, 25, with known addresses in East Orange and Newark, and Kyle Vaz, 20, with known addresses in Newark and Morris Township, have both been charged with numerous second degree crimes, including Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Possession Weapon Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession Weapon.

It is alleged that on the evening of Saturday, July 28, Kyle Vaz and Patrick Wolfe drove in a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck to 7 Frederick Place in Morris Township.

This vehicle is registered to Kyle Vaz. Upon arrival to this residence, it is alleged that Wolfe took possession of a firearm and attempted to make entry into the rear of the residence through a sliding door.

During the course of this incident, it is alleged that Wolfe discharged a round from the firearm. After this incident, it is alleged that Wolfe and Vaz left the scene in Vaz’s vehicle.

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 10, both Kyle Vaz and Patrick Wolfe were taken into custody pursuant to this ongoing investigation.

Vaz was taken into custody in Madison. Wolfe was taken into custody in Newark. Multiple law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in this investigation, including the Morris Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Morris Township Police at (973) 539-0777, Morris Township Detective Justin Crowell at (973) 326-7484, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200, or the Morristown Police Department at (973) 538-2200.

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.