LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 22-year-old West Orange female was identified as the individual ringing doorbells asking for money on Torrance Drive in Livingston on Sept. 19, according to police.

Subsequent to investigation, Livingston police found that Tajeeanah Ross had multiple warrants out for her arrest, including a warrant for $10,000 out of Newark. According to police, Ross was also in possession of stolen items from Macy’s and Hot Topic at the Livingston Mall and was charged on two counts of receiving stolen property.

Ross was remanded to the Essex County Jail in lieu of bail, police said.

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Later, at approximately 11 p.m. on that date, Livingston police responded to a call from Bottle King reporting that an individual was removing cardboard boxes from behind the store and loading them into his car.

Police found that the vehicle in question was driven by Antonio Deleon, 46, of Patterson and discovered that he had been collecting boxes and selling them after reaching a certain weight. After discussing the incident with Bottle King, police discovered there was no sign stating that Deleon could not take the boxes and he was released.

However, upon investigation, police discovered that Deleon’s passenger, Jose Vazquez, 47, also of Patterson, had multiple warrants out for his arrest, including a $10,000 warrant out of Carlstadt, NJ. Vazquez was taken into custody and turned over to Carlstadt Municipal Court.  

Earlier the same day, Livingston police received a call that some unknown person(s) burglarized the Philly Pretzel Factory overnight, stealing cash from the vendor and fleeing the area. Police believe the suspect entered through the front door. The investigation is continuing.