Two Men Arrested in Connection with Burglary and Shot Fired that Occurred in July on Frederick Place in Morris Township

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, New Jersey.

Patrick Wolfe, age 25, with known addresses in East Orange and Newark, New Jersey, and Kyle Vaz, age 20, with known addresses in Newark and Morris Township, New Jersey, 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, 2018, 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 October 10, 2018, both Kyle Vaz and Patrick Wolfe were taken into custody pursuant to this ongoing investigation. Vaz was taken into custody in Madison, New Jersey. Wolfe was taken into custody in Newark, New Jersey.

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.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, both Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are each proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected]