East Orange Woman Charged with Newark Kidnapping, Burglary

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Y-Nekia Blanch, 37, of East Orange, for a burglary, robbery, and kidnapping that occurred Monday night.

According to Director Ambrose, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police responded to a residence at Roseville and 6th avenues on a call of a man calling out for help.

Officers arriving at the scene reportedly heard the 57-year-old male victim yelling for help when they entered the residence and located him.

Director Ambrose said, two suspects, a female, and a male entered the apartment and robbed the victim.

EMS rushed the victim to Clara Maas Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

Detectives canvassing the area observed the suspect at North 1st Street and Central Avenue.

Authorities found allegedly found Y-Nekia Blanch, in possession of the victim’s identification and personal property.

Police arrested her then charged her with Burglary, Robbery, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Conspiracy.

The male suspect is in his 20s, approximately 5-foot, 7-inches tall, and of a stocky build.

Police said the suspect at-large wore Orange pants.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this suspect to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

These charges are merely accusations.

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