The men are identified as Billy Joe Paitsel of Magnolia and James Frazier Gowens of Felton.
A pair of Kent County men have been arrested in Mount Olive township, New Jersey after burglar’s tools and drugs were found in their car.
Billy Joe Paitsel, 57, of Magnolia and James Frazier Gowens, 48, of Felton, were taken into custody, township police spokeswoman Cpl. Marianne Wurtemberg said.
The arrests took place after a township patrolman spotted Paitsel and Gowens sitting in a car parked in front of a laundromat at about 3:08 a.m. ]Jan. 14. The car matched the description of one seen on Dec. 31 following a burglary at the same location.
Paitsel at first identified himself as David Paitsel, and a computer check showed several outstanding warrants against that person, Wurtemberg said. Paitsel was handcuffed and a Morris County K-9 checked the car, turning up burglar’s tools, a syringe and suspected glassine folds of heroin.
Both men were arrested and taken to headquarters, where Paitsel revealed his true name.
Both men are charged with possession of heroin, criminal attempt at theft and possession of burglar’s tools.
Paitsel also is charged with hindering apprehension, while Gowens is additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of syringes.
Paitsel was also charged with theft of movable property and another count of possession of burglar’s tools, based on the Dec. 31 burglary.
Both are held in the Morris County Correctional Facility.