Police announced the arrest of a man wanted for carjacking a South Orange resident in late May.
According to police, on May 23, 2020, at approximately 2:35 p.m., a Honda Odyssey minivan was stolen in front of 18 South Orange Avenue while the victim’s nine-year-old niece was sitting in the backseat.
Police say the suspect drove east on South Orange Avenue and let the young girl out of the vehicle, unharmed, in the area of Prospect Street.
Police located the stolen car a week later in the city of Orange.
The South Orange police said they investigated the incident, then arrested Mr. Naeem Heights, 35, an East Orange resident, who was charged with Carjacking and Receiving Stolen Property.
Heights is currently being held at the Essex County Jail.