MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Police have issued additional details related to the incident that occurred this past Friday morning at the Avalon Bay at 200 Boyden Avenue.

The two Actors, who are in police custody, forced entry into the apartment by utilizing a crowbar to pry open the back door. This helps to make it very clear to the police that this was a targeting incident.

They have been identified as:

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Actor #1 – Dequan Lewis, 24 years old of Vauxhall, NJ

Actor #2 - Isaiah Gavin, 18 years old of Elizabeth, NJ.


The police have charged both with Burglary, Robbery, Receiving Stolen property, Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Unlawful Possession of a weapon, Criminal Mischief, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.


The handgun recovered in the vicinity of the crime was a 9mm Beretta that had been stolen out of Newport News, Virginia.


The Police Department is working with both the management and residents of Avalon Bay to ensure their safety and to address their concerns. As there are many questions still to be answered this remains an active investigation, Detectives continue to canvass the area for witnesses and video footage to enable them to establish a timeline of the events.


The police request any persons with information to call the Detective Bureau at 973-761-7920.


These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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