Madison, NJ – September 26, 2022 – The Madison Police Department announces the arrest of three (3) individuals on criminal charges stemming from the investigation of an attempted motor vehicle theft.
On Friday afternoon, September 23, 2022, at 4:52pm, the Madison Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of three subjects attempting to break into motor vehicles in the area of the Madison Plaza, 300 Main Street. The caller provided a detailed description of the suspects, which was relayed to Madison patrol units. The first Madison patrol officer arrived in under 2 minutes and located three suspects in the immediate vicinity matching the description as provided by the complainant. Following a field investigation, Jaquane Simmons, age 20; Raemir Peaks, age 20 and Randolph Peaks, age 20, all of Irvington, New Jersey, were arrested and transported to the Madison Public Safety Complex for criminal processing.
Raemir and Randolph Peaks were subsequently charged by complaint summons with conspiracy to commit burglary to a motor vehicle, hindering apprehension, investigation, prosecution by providing false information to a law enforcement officer, as well as possession of burglary tools.
Simmons was subsequently charged by complaint warrant with criminal attempt to commit burglary to a motor vehicle, hindering apprehension, investigation, prosecution by providing false information to a law enforcement officer and possession of burglary tools. Simmons was later lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they have been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The arrest was the result of quick police work by the Madison Police Department patrol division. Subsequent investigation is being conducted jointly by the Madison Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Madison Police Department Detective Jerry Mantone (973) 593-3000.