Newton man arrested for burlgary of establishment

Bright, 20, charged with criminal mischief, held on bail

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— On Wednesday Feb. 26, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Newton Police officers responded to a burglar alarm at Campbell’s Small Engine located at 99 Moran Street in Newton.

Officers found the glass in the rear door was broken by an unknown person who then gained entry to the business which caused an audible alarm system to activate and notify the Police Department. No suspects were found upon arrival by the officers and an investigation started.

Through the investigation, detectives identified a suspect from video surveillance in the area. The suspect was identified as Dillon Bright, 20, of Newton, according to police.

Bright was seen at approximately 12:30 p.m. walking in town, wearing the same clothes as he was wearing in the security footage, police said.

He was placed under arrest by detectives and taken to police headquarters where he was charged with third-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

The Hon. Judge John E. Mulhern authorized warrants and set bail at $9,500 with no 10 percent option.

Bright was then lodged in the Sussex County Jail in default of bail.

He is also being held on an additional arrest warrant from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for burglary and receiving stolen property, according to police.

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