NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a series of assaults within the Township of Nutley on Monday, July 13. By the end the day, a 22-year-old East Orange resident was arrested and in county lock-up.
The first assault took place near the intersection of Bloomfield and Hawthorne. In that assault, a 31-year-old female was assaulted by a man who stepped out of his vehicle to talk to her. He then punched her in the face before fleeing towards Hillside Ave. She was able to receive first aid from a nearby business.
It was later determined that the vehicle was stolen earlier in the day from East Orange.
Shortly thereafter, he approached a 60-year-old woman and demanded to use her phone. He began to swing his fists toward her after she declined. She fell and suffered minor injuries.
The actor then made his way to Franklin Ave and Chestnut St. where he grabbed a 45-year-old woman from behind. He placed her in a choke hold. She screamed for her husband. The actor released her.
He then crossed the street and punched a 35-year-old woman in the face. She was waiting to enter a nail salon.
Nutley police broadcast a description of the actor and the vehicle he was using to surrounding municipalities. Officers of the Belleville Police Department spotted the Hyundai Sonata described in the alert from Nutley. While attempting to avoid police, he crashed the vehicle and was subsequently arrested.
22-year-old Quinn Mayweather of East Orange was arrested and charged by Nutley with three counts of simple assault and one count of aggravated assault. He also faces several charges for offenses he is reported to have committed in other jurisdictions.
Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo said that Mayweather was transported to Essex County Jail by Belleville Police.
Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco said "The man was obviously upset and took his aggression out on innocent vulnerable women. He commended all the officers, detectives and dispatchers that brought this to a rapid conclusion and extended special thanks to Belleville, Bloomfield and Clifton for their assistance in his apprehension. He wishes all the women a speedy recovery."
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