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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested for Receiving Stolen Property of Carjacked Vehicle in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark are reporting  the arrest of Mr. Zair Trimmings, 19, of Newark, for receiving stolen property in connection with a vehicle that was carjacked last night. According to police, at approximately 11:35 p.m., a woman was carjacked at gunpoint by two armed females in the 200 block of Oraton Street. During the incident a second vehicle, a silver SUV, blocked the victim from leaving by pulling alongside her vehicle.

The victim’s cash, cell phone and other personal property were stolen along with the vehicle, a gold Kia Sorento. This morning, at approximately 5 a.m., Police patrolling the area of Sanford Avenue and South Orange Avenue observed the carjacked vehicle and attempted a motor vehicle stop.

According to police, the driver ignored police commands to pull over and began driving erratically through the streets, striking another vehicle at Telford Street before colliding into a snow embankment.

Two males exited the carjacked vehicle and ran.  Police apprehended the driver, Zair Trimmings, on Palm Street, while a second suspect remains at large. Police also recovered a loaded handgun from inside the vehicle.

Trimmings faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and eluding. 

Suspects wanted for any of the Newark carjackings have not been captured.  Other charges are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.