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Two Minors Arrested in South Orange on Shoplifting Charges

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Two Newark minors, both 15, were arrested when police responded to a report of shoplifting at 7-11 shortly after 9 p.m. on June 27. The juveniles stole several items from the store before fleeing on foot but were apprehended and arrested shortly after.

In a separate incident, a man was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Aaron Smelly, 19, of Newark, was arrested when an officer on patrol saw him punch a pedestrian on South Orange Avenue at about 3:15 p.m. on June 29.

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In other police news:

  • Dmitry Tyutin, 26, of East Orange, was arrested on June 26 for failing to appear in court for a DWI complaint in South Orange. Tyutin had an outstanding warrant and was apprehended at his home.
  • Ronald Jeanfrancois, of South Orange, was arrested during a routine traffic stop on South Orange Avenue at about 10 a.m. on June 30. During the stop, it was determined that Jeanfrancois had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.
  • Iyana Mathison, 21, of East Orange, was arrested when police responded to a report of an unknown female on the porch of a Vose Avenue residence shortly after 6 p.m. on July 2. Mathison was found hiding in a bush on the property and was arrested without incident.

Souce: South Orange Police Blotter

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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