Police

Jersey Cop Charged With Third Degree Theft

The West Orange police officer makes $123,156 a year, unclear if suspension is paid or now

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A veteran West Orange police lieutenant has been charged with third degree theft and suspended, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office confirmed today.

Richard Levens, a 24-year veteran of the township police department, was charged by summons, according to Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.