SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officers say they made an arrest in an investigation where a car was stolen in New Jersey and found in Scranton.
According to the Scranton Police Department, on Wednesday officers were called to the 1400 block of Linden Street for a reported stolen car. Police later learned the car was stolen in South Bound Brook, New Jersey the night before.
Investigators at the South Bound Brook Police Department told Scranton police the victim said her car was stolen from her house at approximately 6:45 a.m. The victim reported she had Apple AirPods inside the car, along with a purse and other items.
Detectives said they learned of a possible location of the suspect and once in the area saw a man matching the description of the suspect, later identified as Tsepiso Mpela Thompson, 23, of New Jersey.
Police say Thompson was placed under arrest and the victim’s stolen Apple AirPods were located with his belongings. During an interview, Thompson admitted to driving the stolen vehicle from South Bound Brook, New Jersey to the Scranton area Wednesday morning, according to police.
Police are charging Thompson with receiving stolen property, and theft.