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Man Arrested for Church , Over 30 Car Burglaries


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Newark  authorities reported the arrest of a man in connection to multiple burglaries.

According to Newark officials, Jamiraquan Shephard, 24, of Newark, was arrested for the burglaries that occurred on Saturday, December 3.

Officials say just before 4:15 a.m., police responded to the 500 block of South 10th Street on a call of a male attempting to break into residences in the area.

The pastor of a church in the area also reported a burglary.

According to Police, responding officers observed multiple vehicles that had been broken into with the passenger side windows broken in the areas of Blum Street between Springfield Avenue and at16th Avenue and Holland Street between Springfield Avenue and 16th Avenue.

Police say, officers observed Shephard, whose hand was bleeding, breaking into a vehicle at the corner of Blum Street and Springfield Avenue.

Officials say, he was arrested without incident and found in possession of a BB gun air pistol, a glass-breaking pen, three watches, three gold chains, a Samsung tablet, Tozo ear pods, and other items.

The suspect was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

Shephard faces charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.