LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police recently responded to the following incidents, including a 17-year-old Livingston High School student arrested for breaking into the school, a stolen vehicle that was recovered in Newark, marijuana possession and DUI arrests and more.
Burglary and Theft:
Headquarters received an alarm at the high school on June 3 at approximately 3 a.m., at which time an officer responded and observed a male inside the school. According to police, the male then ran down the hall away from the officer near the cafeteria.
Additional units, Livingston ESU and the Essex County Sheriff's K-9 unit also responded. It was found that the suspect had left the school prior to the other units’ arrival.
Subsequent to investigation, a 17-year-old LHS student was taken into custody and charged with burglary. He was released to his mother pending juvenile court, according to police.
Another juvenile was taken into custody at the Livingston Mall on May 24 after being seen placing stolen property from Macy's and H&M in the bushes outside in the mall parking lot, according to police.
Amanda Hart, 28, of Livingston was arrested on June 1 for attempting to make purchase at 16 Candles at Town Center Way using a counterfeit $50 bill, police said.
Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Other Drug-Related Incidents:
Officers patrolling in the Vanderbilt area on May 25 at 2 a.m. came upon an occupied vehicle. Upon further investigation, the driver, identified as Billy Checkovich, 24, of Newark, was arrested for possession of CDS under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia. He also received a motor vehicle summons for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, according to police.
During the investigation of a motor vehicle stop conducted at South Orange Avenue on the morning of May 28, the driver, identified as Kender Innocent, 20, of Newark was arrested for possession of CDS under 50 grams and multiple motor vehicle summons.
A motor vehicle stop conducted on South Orange Avenue and JFK Parkway on June 2 at approximately 11 a.m. led to the arrest of Rajorl Water, 25, East Orange for possession of CDS under 50 grams and multiple motor vehicle violations, according to police.
A 2014 Range Rover that was stolen from the driveway of 24 Vanderbilt sometime overnight between May 23 and 24 was later recovered in Newark, according to police. Police did not specify whether the vehicle was unlocked at the time it was taken.
Assault of a Police Officer:
While attempting to calm down a disturbance call at 123 Merian Way on May 24, David Moore, 24, of West Orange, assaulted the officers and was arrested. Police said he was later released on his own recognizance.
This Police Blotter was compiled through a weekly dialogue with the Livingston Police Department.