LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department recently responded to the following incidents in town, including reports of assault, burglary and more.
At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, police received a call of an assault at the ParkVue apartment complex off of Eisenhower Parkway. According to police, witnesses reported that individual was attacked from behind and received head wounds that rendered him unconscious. Police said the victim was sent to hospital and is currently recovering with staples and stitches to the head.
When police stopped a vehicle in the Livingston Mall parking lot for motor vehicle violations on Saturday afternoon, the investigation led to the arrest of Chadwick Gentiles, 19, of Maplewood on charges of marijuana possession of less than 50 grams as well as possession of lost, stolen or mislaid credit cards. According to police, he also received summonses for having no front license place and improper display of license plate. Gentiles was released on his own recognizance pending court action.
On the previous Wednesday, residents of North Rockledge Drive reported a burglary at their home, stating that they were on the second floor when an alarm went off. When the homeowner went downstairs to check on the situation, he discovered that the basement-level door had been damaged in the actor’s attempt to enter the house.
Police responded and confirmed that an attempted burglary had occurred using a pry bar or similar instrument. According to police, a survey of the area was negative and the investigation is continuing.