West Orange, South Orange Men Accused of Dumping Garbage in Newark Neighborhood

Police officials in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Charles N. Ikejiaku, 54, of South Orange, and Mr. Brian D. Ellis, 34, of West Orange, in connection with an incident of Illegal Dumping on Friday.

According to a statement released by police, authorities say at approximately 1:15 p.m., members of the Illegal Dumping Task Force, observed two men discarding broken wood, plastic and large black garbage bags in a driveway between 367 and 371 Avon Avenue.

Police say both Ellis and Ikejiaku were immediately arrested and are each charged with Illegal Dumping.

This charge is merely an accusation.

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

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any incident of illegal dumping within the City of Newark 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.