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Illegal Soliciting Leads to Arrest on Three Outstanding Warrants

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On July 25, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Recinos responded to the Millburn Municipal Court on a warrant arrest. Jethro Exantus, age 20 out of Maplewood, was placed under arrest on two outstanding criminal warrants out of Livingston and Union. Mr. Exantus was released with new court dates.

On July 25, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Zonn responded to the Lululemon store at The Mall at Short Hills on a forgery report. Lululemon personnel report 25-year-old Xavier Alarcon out of Elmhurst, NY passed three counterfeit $100.00 bills for merchandise. Mr. Alarcon also passed three counterfeit $100.00 bills at the Anthropologie store. Mr. Alarcon was placed under arrest and charged with theft by deception and forgery before being released on a summons.

On July 26, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Zonn stopped a 2008 BMW on Parsonage Hill Rd/Hartshorn after it went through a red light. The investigation led to the arrest of the 26-year-old driver Kadeem Buckham out of Maplewood for driving under the influence. Mr. Buckham was issued summonses for disregarding a traffic control device and driving under the influence and released.

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On July 26, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Freem responded to a Long Hill Drive residence on a burglary to motor vehicle report. The resident reports sometime overnight unknown actor/s entered her 2016 Land Rover in the driveway taking a purse. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau. 

On July 28, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Aliotta responded to the Louis Vuitton store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Louis Vuitton personnel report a black male wearing a black hat, sunglasses, white polo shirt, and blue jeans accompanied by a black female wearing all black concealed four wallets valued at $3185.00 in a bag and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau. 

On July 28, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Kostovski responded to Macy's on a theft report. Macy's personnel report 49-year-old Alethea Smalls out of Newark concealed 22 items in a bag valued at $837.93 and left the store without making payment. Ms. Smalls was also found to be in possession a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) and drug paraphernalia. Ms. Smalls was placed under arrest and issued a summons for shoplifting and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia before being released.

On July 29, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Kelly responded to The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. An employee of California Pizza Kitchen reports leaving his white mountain bicycle valued at $75.00 near a dumpster at 11:30 am and discovering it missing when he returned from work at 11:30 pm. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau. 

On July 29, 2017, Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso stopped a 2006 Buick Lacrosse on Rt 24 West/Broad St after observing it at the mall with no front plate and a cracked windshield. The investigation led to the arrest of 31-year-old Saiqah Cummings out of Newark for credit card fraud, credit card theft, forgery, and trafficking in personal identifying information. Mr. Cummings had six stolen credit cards he used to purchase merchandise at Neiman Marcus, Macy's, and Footlocker. The passenger, 35-year-old Tajuan Myles out of Newark was placed under arrest on two outstanding Newark traffic warrants. Mr. Cummings was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility. Mr. Myles was released with a new court date.

On July 29, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Rt 24 West/Hobart Gap for an inoperable headlight. The investigation led to the arrest of 46-year-old Carl Boyd Jr out of Florham Park for an outstanding Union traffic warrant. Mr. Boyd Jr was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

On July 31, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Wichelns stopped a 2003 Acura CL on South Orange/Bruce for having tinted windows. The investigation led to the arrest of the 24-year-old driver Xavier Rodriguez out of Linden for warrants out of Newark, Parsippany, Holmdel, Bloomfield, and Cranford. The passenger, 23-year-old Joshua McNeil out of West Orange, was placed under arrest on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Cranford. Mr. Rodriguez was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility. Mr. McNeil was released with a new court date.

On August 2, 2017, Millburn Police Pinero responded to the Macys parking deck on an attempted burglary to motor vehicle report. The mall employee states between 1:45-6:35 pm unknown actor/s damaged his driver side door lock and window. Entry was not gained to the vehicle. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau. 

On August 3, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Barbosa responded to the Apple Store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Apple personnel report four juvenile males, and 18-year-old Romuald Jean out of Hillside concealed 4 Apple products valued at $2766.00 and left the store without making payment. The individuals were charged with shoplifting and hindering and released.

On August 3, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Royce responded to Bloomingdales on a fraud report. Bloomingdale's personnel report 30-year-old Milton Fernandez out of the Bronx attempted to open a Bloomingdale's credit card with someone else’s personal information. Mr. Fernandez was placed under arrest and charged with forgery, credit card fraud, and impersonating another before being released on a summons. 

On August 4, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2003 Buick on South Orange Ave in the S turns after observing an inoperable headlight near Brookside Drive. The investigation led to the arrest of 19-year old Brian Dougherty out of Verona for driving under the influence and refusal to give breath samples. Mr. Dougherty was released with a summons.

On August 4, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Smeraldo responded to two residences on Colonial Way and one residence on Addison Drive on burglary to motor vehicle reports. A 2017 Jeep Cherokee and 2016 Volvo were entered on Colonial Way with one resident reporting $20.00 cash missing. A 2013 Chevrolet Suburban was entered on Addison Drive however nothing appears to be missing. The incidents are under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau. 

On August 4, 2017, Millburn Police Officers Marone and Tavares responded to the Middlesex County Correctional Facility on a warrant arrest. Joshua Kelly, age 26 out of Newark, was placed under arrest on multiple Millburn criminal warrants and remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

On August 4, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Aliotta conducted a stop of a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox on Vauxhall/Springfield after observing it speeding on Millburn Ave. The investigation led to the arrest of the 29-year-old driver Arthur Saks out of Bayonne for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of a prohibited weapon. Mr. Saks was issued a summons and released. 

On August 5, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Kostovski responded to a Winthrop Road residence on a report of a solicitor. Brian Kersey, age 31 out of Newport News, VA, states he was soliciting without a permit for a literature company. Mr. Kersey was found to have outstanding warrants out of Woodbridge, Newark, and Neptune. Mr. Kersey was placed under arrest and issued a summons for soliciting without a permit before being turned over to the Woodbridge Police Department.

On August 6, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Tavares stopped a 2003 Nissan Maxima on Crest Drive for an ordinance violation. The investigation led to the arrest of 29-year-old Patrice Everett-Parris out of East Orange for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Everett-Parris was released with a summons. 

On August 6, 2017, Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso stopped a 2013 Hyundai Accent on Crest Drive for an ordinance violation. The investigation led to the arrest of 23-year-old Daniel Reyes out of Orange and 22-year-old Cameron Black out of West Orange for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Reyes and Ms. Black were released with a summons. 
 

“These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty in a court of law.”

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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