Police make arrest after two month investigation; missing auto parts found after four locations searched in three northern NJ counties

FLORHAM PARK — On April 4, the Florham Park Police Dept., assisted by numerous law enforcement partners, culminated a two month investigation into the theft of auto parts –on multiple dates — from new vehicles parked at Royal Cadillac, located at 334 Columbia Tpke. in Florham Park.

On Jan. 26, Jan. 27, and Feb. 2, Royal Cadillac reported thefts of tires, rims and center caps from numerous vehicles on their property. The total loss attributed to the thefts and associated damage to the vehicles was approximately $77,000.

An investigation, led by Det. Brian Ford of the Florham Park Police Department, identified Randy Williams, 35, of Sayreville, as the alleged person responsible for these thefts.

On the morning of April 4, detectives executed court ordered search warrants at four locations in Middlesex, Union and Essex counties. As result of these search warrants hundreds of items of suspected stolen property were recovered.

This property included over 100 high-end rims and tires similar to those taken from Royal Cadillac and other locations around the state.

Williams was arrested on April 4, by members of the US Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task force, at a residence in Linden. Williams was subsequently charged by Ford as follows:

• 26 counts of Burglary to a Motor Vehicle (Third degree)

• 11 counts of Theft of Movable Property (Third Degree)

• 22 counts of Theft of Movable Property (Fourth Degree)

• 19 counts of Criminal Mischief (Fourth Degree)

• 11 counts of Criminal Mischief (Disorderly Persons)

• Two counts of Receiving Stolen Property (Third Degree)

• One count of Attempted Theft of Property (Third Degree)

Assisting Law Enforcement Agencies included: United States Marshals Service, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Office of the Sheriff, New Jersey State Police, Eatontown Police Dept., Irvington Police Dept., Linden Police Dept., Millburn Police Dept., Morris Township Police Dept., Morristown Police Dept., Ocean Township Police Dept., Old Bridge Police Dept., Sayreville Police Dept., South Orange Police Dept., Summit Police Dept. and Woodbridge Police Dept.

Williams was transported to Florham Park Police Headquarters where he was processed prior to being transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of the $150,000 no 10 percent bail set by Judge Gary Troxell of the Florham Park Municipal Court.

As a result of this investigation Williams was also charged by Sayreville Police Dept., Eatontown Police Dept., Mount Laurel Police Dept. and Colonial Regional Police Dept.

Anyone with information regarding Williams or the alleged thefts are urged to contact Det. Brian Ford at 973-410-5430 or anonymously to Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-COP-CALL.

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