WEST ORANGE, NJ — While on routine patrol in the Livingston Mall parking lot on Sunday, a Livingston officer’s low-jack unit went off, indicating a stolen vehicle in the area. Subsequent to investigation, officers discovered a black Nissan that was recently reported stolen out of West Orange.

The vehicle was occupied by four individuals, including: Marvin Jones, 20, of Newark; Marcus Odeyemi, 19, of Orange; Lesily Hurtado, 20, of Orange; and a 17-year-old male out of East Orange.

According to police, the juvenile was charged with receiving stolen property and released to a child-protection agency in East Orange. Odeyemi and Hurtado were both charged with receiving stolen property and Hurtado was also charged with giving false information to police.

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Jones was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of CDS under 50 grams and numerous motor vehicle summonses with bail set at $25,000. Jones was remanded to Essex County Corrections Facility in Newark.

On Oct. 25, a black 2007 Honda Accord was reported stolen from 385 Main Street, where a part-owner of K&S Auto Sales in Hackettstown, NJ, who purchases vehicles through auction and resells them, stated that he was attempting to sell the vehicle at the time.

According to police, the victim stated that he parked it in the lot at the above address in an attempt to sell it and had not seen it since he parked it a week earlier with three “for sale” signs and his phone number. Due to it being owned by a dealership, there are no plates affixed to the vehicle and the victim only has one set of keys.     

The following vehicles were also broken into or burglarized over the past week in West Orange:

  • The owner of a black 2011 GMC Arcadia and a black 2011 Toyota Camry reported on Oct. 24 that some unknown person(s) entered both of her unlocked vehicles that were parked in her driveway on Brookside Road and rummaged through both, but did not take anything.
  • The owner of a gray 2006 Toyota Scion reported on Oct. 24 that her vehicle was entered while parked in front of 15 Normandy Terrace, where she works. Her doors were open, but there was no evidence of forced entry. Items taken included a book bag, an HP Laptop, four books, a leather purse, $100 and two debit cards.  
  • The owner of a black 2015 Nissan Altima and a black 2010 BMW X3 reported on Oct. 24 that his two vehicles were burglarized while parked in his driveway on Nottingham Road. There was no damage to either vehicle, however the victim stated that he witnessed a vehicle driving away from the front of his residence after hearing suspicious noises nearby at approximately 11:30 p.m.
  • The owner of a black 2014 Ford Fussion and a silver 2014 Toyota Prius reported on Oct. 25 that both vehicles were entered and while parked unlocked in a driveway one Old Salem Road. Items taken included Prada sunglasses ($200) and approximately $5 in change.
  • The owner of a silver 2003 ACU TL reported on Oct. 25 that her vehicle was entered and ransacked while parked on Westview Road. No items were removed.
  • The owner of a beige 2008 Nissan Altima reported on the same date that her vehicle was also entered while parked on the same road. Loose change was taken.
  • The owner of a black 2014 Ford Escape reported on Oct. 25 that some unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked vehicle while parked at Wedgewood Road. A Lenovo Laptop computer ($2500) was taken.
  • The owner of a white 2015 Honda CRV reported on Oct. 25 that her vehicle was parked unlocked in the rear driveway of her Old Salem Road residence when it was entered and rummaged through overnight.
  • The owner of a black 2011 BMW X5 reported on Oct. 26 that her vehicle was in a parking lot on Mt. Pleasant Avenue when it was entered and ransacked by some unknown actor(s). Only one key, belonging to an old door at the victim’s mother’s house, was reported missing from the vehicle.