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Two Maplewood Youths with Pellet Gun Arrested in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Two Maplewood youths spotted walking down Irvington Avenue with a pellet gun were arrested and charged with possession of a weapon.

A witness notified police about the gun at 4 p.m. on Jan. 3.

Police also made two arrests on outstanding warrants. Ryan Webster, 27, of South Orange, was arrested at 5 p.m. on Jan. 6 after he was stopped on Mead Street for a motor vehicle violation. Michael Tripp, 40, of West Orange, was arrested at 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 5 after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Scotland Road. He was wanted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.

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In other police news:

  • Police and Seton Hall security are investigating the theft of a purse and an iPad from an office in the University Center at 12:55 p.m. on Jan. 10.
  • A blue Huffy 20-inch bicycle was stolen from the back yard of a College Place resident between 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 8:20 a.m. on Jan. 6. The bicycle was not locked.
  • The driver’s side door lock and ignition of a 2003 Audi were damaged in a car theft attempt on Ward Place between 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 1 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Source: http://southorange.org/Police/blotter.asp

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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