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.