East Orange Man Charged with Auto Theft, Burglary in Newark

Authorities announced the arrest of Juan A. Flores, 37, of East Orange, in connection with a car theft on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Police said at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 66-year old male victim parked his vehicle in the area of 7th Avenue and North 7th Street.

When he returned the next day, the vehicle was missing.

Detectives recovered the vehicle on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the area of 12th and Littleton avenues according to police.

The owner was contacted and reported to police that he found a wallet inside the vehicle that did not belong to him.

As a result of their investigation, detectives determined that Juan A. Flores is a suspect in this auto theft.

Flores was arrested on Tuesday, October 24, 2016 after concerned citizens held him for police when he was found burglarizing a car in the area of Park Avenue and North 4th Street.

He is charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglary tools and Receiving Stolen Property.

These charges are merely an accusation.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.