- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Deuer explained that every North Caldwell patrol car is equipped with an in-car video/camera unit which tapes the front window and also the rear seat where someone in custody would be seating. The officers involved decided to review Depoe's video.
"The tape clearly shows Officer Depoe's Apple I Phone 6 plus
on the driver side floor when Robert Tucker gets in," Deuer expressed.
"He immediately picks up the phone, and after a brief inspection,
he puts it in his jacket pocket and zippers the pocket closed.
He thanks the Officer for the ride and exits the patrol car in the video."
Tucker was arrested and charged with Third Degree Theft, due to the value of the phone. He was released on his own recognizance and is expected to appear in court on April 16 at 9am.