Friday, April 7, 2017


From South Orange Police: 

Iljewell Melbourne, a 19 year old Maplewood Resident was arrested on Tuesday, 3-28-17 at approximately 6:54 pm for burglary. Officers responded to Fifth Street, on the report of a witness who called police and stated that two actors were breaking into a parked vehicle.  The witness described the first actor as a black male wearing all black clothing with a reflective stripe on his pants & the second actor as a black male wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a tan hat.  

The witness yelled at the actors and they both fled the scene heading east on Fifth Street.  Officers responded to the area & quickly apprehended the second actor (Iljewel Melbourne) without further incident.  Officers searched the area for the first actor, but with negative results.  Officers transported Melbourne to headquarters where he was processed accordingly. 

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