Newark, East Orange Men Wanted for Carjacking, Robbery Arrested

Authorities announced the arrest of Michael Crowley, 26, of Newark in connection with a 2011 car theft incident, and Jarrette Shelton, 29, of East Orange, for a 2016 robbery.

Police responded to Varsity Road and Sanford Avenue on May 2, 2011, for a report of a carjacking.

Upon arrival, police spoke with a female victim who told them she was approached by two armed suspects who demanded her vehicle, a black Nissan Maxima and fled the area.

That same day, officers observed the vehicle in the area of Elizabeth and Meeker avenues. The driver and two passengers exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers apprehended and arrested a male juvenile from Newark on that date.

Based on their investigation, detectives determined that Michael Crowley is also a suspect in this incident and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Detectives arrested him today without incident.

Crowley was charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

After an extensive and ongoing investigation, detectives also arrested Jarrette Shelton today for the armed robbery of a male victim in the West Ward on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Shelton was arrested in East Orange without incident and charged with Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.