According to police, the Mount Olive Communications Center received a 911 call from a woman reporting that a man was inside her home. When the woman confronted the man, he allegedly fled into a wooded area behind the home.
Police quickly arrived at the scene, and the resident was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect. Police patrol units then canvassed the area and eventually found a man matching the description of the suspect.
When police officers approached the suspect, he allegedly attempted to elude the officers by running toward Forest Road, where patrol units later caught him. The man was identified as 23-year-old Zachary Temple. Police officers allegedly recovered stolen items in Mr. Temple’s possession.
In New Jersey, burglary is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. Prosecutors typically bring burglary as a third degree felony. If Mr. Temple is convicted of third degree burglary, he may be sentenced to up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Long Valley Man Ran into Woods After Burglary, Had Xanax on Him, Cops Say.“