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Maplewood Police Charge Three in Alleged Robbery, Assault of Teen in DeHart Park

Maplewood Police arrested three people and charged them in connection with the robbery of a 16-year-old boy in DeHart Park on February 4.

At around 5:45 p.m., the teenager was exiting the park when at least three males allegedly attacked him and took his phone, headphones and backpack before running away, said Lt. Christopher Black. After responding to the scene and investigating the incident, officers arrested Daijon Williams, 19, of Newark and Kirk Bissessor, 18, of Irvington and charged them with robbing the teen.

Police also arrested 18-year-old Renlande Saint Jean of Irvington and charged her with possession of stolen property, the teen’s backpack, Black said.

The 16-year-old did not suffer any serious injuries. Police transported Williams and Bissessor to Essex County Jail and released Saint Jean on a summons.

Here is the rest of this week’s blotter:

February 5, 2019; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 4:05 AM, a resident of Curtiss Pl contacted the police and reported that his vehicle had just been stolen from his driveway.  The vehicle had been left unsecured at the time of the theft.  It was later recovered in Newark.

February 6, 2019; Shoplifting; At approximately 6:15 AM a male was observed concealing several Red Bulls in a bag before fleeing Wawa without paying. Patrols responded and checked the area, but were unable to locate the male.

February 10, 2019; Shoplifting; At approximately 11:20 AM, a male concealed several pieces of meat under his jacket and fled the Kings Supermarket.

February 11, 2019; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 7:45 AM, a vehicle left running in the parking lot of 7-11 on Irvington Ave was stolen.

February 12, 2019; Shoplifting; At approximately 12:45 PM, a male concealed several pieces of meat under his jacket and fled the Kings Supermarket.

The Maplewood Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property.  We are asking that you assist us in this effort by making sure all vehicles and homes are properly secured at all times.  All charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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