Two men report being robbed in a parking lot following a basketball game at Immaculate High School. Police received the report from the two individuals on Friday, 1/7/11, who stated that they had been robbed the previous night. The males, an 18-year-old Irvington resident and an 18-year-old East Orange resident, stated that they were in Immaculate High School the previous night watching a JV basketball game when they noticed three individuals sitting in the bleachers. These three individuals appeared to be watching the victims. The three left before the game’s conclusion, and the victims did not believe that there would be any trouble with the group.
The victims stated that they left the high school on 1/6/11 at approximately 6:25 p.m. As they walked through the lot, an older model blue-silver Ford, possibly a Taurus, entered the lot at a high rate of speed. Three males immediately jumped out of the vehicle, with the driver asking, “What’s crackin’?” a phrase often used to imply gang affiliation. The driver then punched the Irvington resident in the head. When the East Orange victim attempted to hit the suspect who was assaulting the Irvington resident, the other two occupants of the vehicle joined in the fight. The suspects then fled in their vehicle in an unknown direction.
The East Orange resident reported that his wallet was taken some time during the robbery. The East Orange resident also reported pain from being kicked in the back of the head, as well as pain in his right leg and back. The Irvington resident reported that he was suffering from head pain and had bruising on the right side of his forehead.
The driver of the vehicle is described as a slim black male, approximately 20 to 22 years old, and last seen wearing a Hollister hooded sweatshirt. The second male is described as a dark-skinned black male, approximately 20 to 22 years old, approximately 6’0” tall, with shoulder-length dreadlocks. The third suspect is described only as a black male approximately 20 to 22 years old. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Ray Gulbin at 973-509-4739.
In other police news:
On 1/8/11 at approximately 8:30 AM, police were dispatched to the Lackawanna Plaza Mall on a report of a male causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, police met with a security officer, who stated that an individual identified as Charles Vick was in the mall yelling and acting disorderly. While speaking to the complainant, police observed Vick cursing loudly at the security officer. The security officer requested that Vick leave the property due to his behavior.
Vick exited the mall and began yelling at pedestrians. When police asked Vick to leave the property, he yelled, “I’m not going anywhere. Go f*** yourself.” Vick was told that he was being placed under arrest, he resisted efforts to handcuff him and had to be wrestled to the ground before he was finally restrained. Vick, 28, of Montclair, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, with bail set at $2500. He was also found to have warrants out of East Orange totaling $859, and a warrant out of Hillside, with bail set at $500.
On 1/9/11 at approximately 1:10 AM, police were dispatched to the V Bar on South Park Street on a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, police spoke to the complainant, who stated that she was in the establishment when she was approached by a former co-worker, later identified as Lakeisha Robinson. An argument ensued that resulted in Robinson punching the victim in the face. The victim suffered a minor bruise with swelling to the left side of her face as a result of the assault. Robinson left the bar prior to police arrival, but she was detained by police in the area of the South Park Street entrance to the Crescent Deck when police noticed that she fit the provided description of the suspect.
Robinson, 27, of Newark, was placed under arrest after she was identified as the person involved in the assault. Prior to being arrested, Robinson provided police with a fictitious name. At headquarters, Robinson was charged with Simple Assault and Obstruction of Justice, with bail set at $2500. She was also found to have a warrant out of Currituck County, North Carolina.
On 1/10/11 at approximately 8:20 AM, police were dispatched to a single-family residence on Clinton Avenue on a report of vandalism damage to the front house windows. The complainant told police that he had discovered three stained glass panes had been damaged, though the time frame is unknown. It is unknown what was used to damage the glass, but the damage is consistent with that caused by a BB gun. There are no suspects at this time.