Holmdel Station Troopers Aid Dismantle Motor vehicle Theft Ring: NJSP

HOLMDEL, NJ – New Jersey Point out Law enforcement Troopers from Troop “D” Holmdel Station ended up not long ago commended for their support in assisting to dismantle a multi-county car theft ring. The attempts led to 31 arrests as element of the 13-thirty day period procedure “Bust a Transfer,” according to condition authorities.

According to a information launch from the New Jersey Condition Police, detectives from the Troop “D” Felony Investigation Business assisted in an investigation into a one-automobile crash in the Woodbridge part of the Backyard Point out Parkway in Oct 2019, seizing a handgun and finding the vehicle was needed by the Sayreville Borough Police Division for fleeing a motor vehicle cease.

A subsequent investigation found that the vehicle was stolen from Sayreville Borough on October 20, 2019 by Chris Rosado, 24, of Newark, and Kelsey Acosta, 26, of Perth Amboy. Investigators determined that Melvin Martinez, 22, and Julian Ferreira, 22, both of Newark, were in the Honda at the time of the crash, fled the scene, afterwards to be picked up by Kelsey Acosta and Chris Rosado in Woodbridge.

In December 2019, detectives arrested Rosado at his residence and charged him with hindering and joyriding, even though Acosta turned herself into detectives at Holmdel Station and was billed with hindering and possession of marijuana. Pursuing an investigation, detectives identified that Rosado and Acosta have been allegedly functioning a automobile-theft ring that specific Hondas and Acuras in Hudson, Middlesex and Union counties.

Detectives also identified that Acosta and Rosado ended up utilizing a storage facility in Union County to shop and offer stolen auto components. State Police detectives executed a lookup warrant in February 2020 and seized a Honda Civic, a stolen transmission, a stolen engine, fictitious plates, many vehicle pieces and instruments, in accordance to the information release.

Rosado was billed on Dec. 22 with conspiracy to commit theft, conspiracy to guide an car theft community, conspiracy to operate a facility for sale of stolen vehicle areas, vehicle theft, chief of automobile theft community, operation of facility for sale of stolen automobile areas, fencing, obtaining stolen property, altering a automobile identification variety, illegal possession of a handgun, possession of hollow place ammunition, eluding and possession of fraudulent coverage card. He is lodged at the Essex County Jail.

Kelsey Acosta was arrested on Dec. 22 at her home. She was charged with conspiracy to commit theft, conspiracy to direct an car theft network, conspiracy to work a facility for sale of stolen automobile components, automobile theft, leader of automobile theft community, operation of facility for sale of stolen automobile elements, fencing, receiving stolen home, altering a automobile identification selection and production of fraudulent insurance policies card. She is lodged at Middlesex County Jail.

Detectives also recognized Collins Kusi, 30, of Roselle, as a ringleader and Melvin Martinez and Lazaro Ramos, 27, of Keasbey, as associates. All three, in addition to Lazao Ramos of Linden, ended up arrested and billed with conspiracy to commit theft, amid other fees, in relationship with the operation.

The case is remaining prosecuted by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Place of work.