Newark Man Found Guilty of Receiving Stolen Property

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that on October 8, 2019, following a trial of six days, a Morris County jury convicted David Connolly (age 52) of Newark, New Jersey, of Receiving Stolen Property in the third-degree.  Connolly was immediately remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing. Due to the defendant’s prior record, he is facing between three to five years in New Jersey State Prison.

The defendant was in possession of multiple stolen items belonging to the victim, H.K., in East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey on August 26th and 28th.

Assistant Prosecutors Sean Gaynor and Elizabeth Beaman represented the State during the trial.

The Prosecutor would like to thank the following Morris County and Essex County law enforcement agencies who contributed to the investigation and successful prosecution of the defendant, East Hanover Police Department, West Orange Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Honorable Robert M. Hanna, J.S.C., presided over the trial, and will sentence the defendant on October 18, 2019.

Prosecutor Knapp said “Assistant Prosecutors Sean Gaynor and Elizabeth Beaman did an outstanding job in prosecuting this case.  We greatly appreciate the cooperation of all law enforcement agencies who participated in the investigation and trial.”

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