MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following was reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, a resident of Brown Street called 911 and reported that two males with a handgun attempted to force their way into the victim’s residence.
Officer’s responded to the home and the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the suspects. Officer Richard Wright observed two males fitting the description of the actors walking approximately a block away on Boyden Avenue.
The males were stopped by Officer Wright along with backup officers. During the course of the investigatory stop, Brandon Frost age 21 and Erik Winbourne age 19, both of Maplewood, were found to be in possession of a large metal pellet gun.
Subsequently, they were both taken into custody and charged with Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Bail was set at $250,000 and both were transported to Essex County jail.