Posted on: January 5, 2017

Candidate's 2017 Information & Petition Packet

Candidate's 2017 Municipal Election information & petition packets are now available in the Village Clerk's Office.

Three Village Trustee terms will be ending in May, therefore creating vacancies.  If you are interested in running for Village Trustee in the 2017 Municipal Election, please stop by the Village Clerk's Office for a Candidate's I...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

The Rules of Snow Removal

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With the recent snow activity, the Township of South Orange reminds residents and businesses that all snow removal is the responsibility of the property’s owner or tenant (s).  This includes the sidewalk adjoining the property.

All snow or ice f...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

2016 Annual Health Report Released

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Every year the Township of South Orange Village releases a report that updates residents about the activities of the South Orange Health Department.

Click Here for the Report
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Puppy, It's Cold Outside

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With winter fast approaching, the Township of South Orange Village wants to remind residents of a recent ordinance concerning leaving pets out in the cold. Here is a copy of ordinance 69-2(B):

B. Animals left outdoors- It shall be unlawful for any...Read on...

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips by the AVMA
Posted on: August 15, 2016

South Orange Launches Humane Program to Reduce Feral Cat Population

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On June 27, 2016, the Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

For years, the Township and many other municipalities in NJ have tried unsuccessfully to combat feral cat overpopul...Read on...


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Posted on: February 14, 2017

2016 Annual Health Report Released

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Every year the Township of South Orange Village releases a report that updates residents about the activities of the South Orange Health Department.

Click Here for the Report
Posted on: February 10, 2017

By the Numbers Storm Recap

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The Township of South Orange Village was ready for the storm. Here is a quick “By the Numbers” recap of how we were prepared and handled the 10” of snow which dropped in our Village.

Department of Public Works2000 Gallons of Salt Brine (Pre-Treated the Roa...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

The Rules of Snow Removal

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With the recent snow activity, the Township of South Orange reminds residents and businesses that all snow removal is the responsibility of the property’s owner or tenant (s).  This includes the sidewalk adjoining the property.

All snow or ice from re...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Candidate's 2017 Information & Petition Packet

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Three Village Trustee terms will be ending in May, therefore creating vacancies.  If you are interested in running for Village Trustee in the 2017 Municipal Election, please stop by the Village Clerk's Office for a Candidate's I...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: December 29, 2016

South Orange Updates SO Connect System

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South Orange Village is always trying to improve how we can address resident concerns more swiftly, effectively and efficiently. As part of that effort we have upgraded the software application for our SO Connect – (report a concern) app. This n...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Puppy, It's Cold Outside

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With winter fast approaching, the Township of South Orange Village wants to remind residents of a recent ordinance concerning leaving pets out in the cold. Here is a copy of ordinance 69-2(B):

B. Animals left outdoors- It shall be unlawful for any...Read on...

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips by the AVMA
Posted on: August 15, 2016

South Orange Launches Humane Program to Reduce Feral Cat Population

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On June 27, 2016, the Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

For years, the Township and many other municipalities in NJ have tried unsuccessfully to combat feral cat overpopul...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

No lawn care noise before 8 a.m. Please!

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Grass-cutting season is upon us. If lawn maintenance contractors show up at 7 a.m. on your property and start running the mower and leaf blowers, they’ll be in violation of Village code ordinance 104-4. Lawn mower and leaf blower usage is restricted to th...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Chief Chelel heads to Barnabas Health

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Jim Chelel may clock more time for golf outside his new job as a security administrator for Barnabas Health. After all, with fewer 2 a.m. calls, he’ll be better rested in his personal time.
“That never bothered me,” said South Orange’s long-time chief...Read on...


Posted on: February 24, 2017

P.U.L.A.

Benthal Pittman Roderick, an 18 year old Tennessee resident was issued a special complaint summons on Thursday, 2-23-17 at approximately 9:50 pm for possession of alcohol under the legal age (P.U.L.A.). Officers stopped the subject, who appeared to

be under the legal age to possess or purchase alcohol, as he exited University Liquors on South Orange Avenue carrying a bag of several alcoholic beverages he had just purchased.  Officers stopped the subject and quickly determined he was only 18...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Adult Arrest - Shoplifting

Richard Rodriguez, a 41 year old Maplewood resident was arrested on Tuesday, 2-21-17 at approximately 2:16 pm for shoplifting. An employee from the Stop n Shop on Valley Street observed Rodriguez conceal several items on his person and leave the

store without paying for them.  The employee immediately called police and based on the description given (white/Hispanic male, wearing green khaki pants and a black & white jacket), police were quickly able to locate the subject.  P...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Marie Jean Francois, a 51 year old Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 2-18-17 at approximately 8:50 am for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Orange. Officers stopped Francois for a motor vehicle violation on Sloan Street. After further

investigation during the traffic stop, it was revealed that there was an active arrest warrant for the subject.  Officers arrested Francois and transported her to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Freddy Rodriguez, a 36 year old Newark resident was arrested on Saturday, 2-18-17 at approximately 1:53 am for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Rodriguez for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of Scotland Rd & Comstock Pl.

During the traffic stop, officers determined that Rodriguez was in possession of marijuana as well as CDS paraphernalia.  Officers arrested Rodriguez without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Theft of Bicycle

A Church Street resident reported that on Friday, 2-17-17 between 5:04 pm and 7:18 pm, actor(s) unknown removed his bicycle (a brown, lightweight frame, 10 - speed) from the rear of his residence.

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Theft

A Prospect St resident reported that on Thursday, 2-16-17 between 5:33 pm & 8:44 pm, actor(s) unknown stole a package that had been delivered by UPS at approximately 5:33 pm.

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Kingman Rd resident reported on Wednesday, 2-15-17 at approximately 6:09 am, he observed an unknown actor inside of his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of his residence and immediately called the police. Officers responded quickly and

while searching neighboring backyards, located the actor & gave chase.  After a brief foot pursuit, the actor (described as a older, black male, approximately 5'-6" in height was wearing a dark colored skull cap and long brown j...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Tichenor Ave resident reported on Monday, 2-13-17 at approximately 10:38 pm, he observed an unknown actor (described by the victim as a black male with short hair, about 5'7"& 200 to 245 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt inside of his vehicle

(2012 Subaru), which was parked in the driveway.  Upon seeing the actor, the victim remotely activated his car alarm & the actor fled the scene in an older, grey Lexus.  Nothing appeared to have been taken at the time and the vehicle...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Theft

Ridgewood Road residents reported that several packages have been stolen from the enclosed front porch of their residence during the past month. The first incident occurred on Thursday, 1-19-17 and the second theft occurred on Saturday, 2-4-17.

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Auto Theft

A Valley Street resident reported that between 4:00 pm, Sunday 2-5-17 and 3:21 pm, Saturday 2-11-17, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle(2011 Toyota) while it was parked in the residential parking deck located at 3rd & Valley.

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Adult Arrest

Stanley Stepney, a 53 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 2-11-17 at approximately 8:32 am for outstanding arrest warrants. Officers stopped Stepney, (known to the officers to have an active warrant) as he was driving a vehicle

on Wilden Place and subsequently arrested him for the warrant.  Officers transported Stepney to headquarters where it was further revealed that there were several additional outstanding warrants out of the following jurisdictions: Montclair, Midd...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Kamaria Artis, a 20 year old Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 2-11-17 at approximately 1:09 am for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Artis for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Academy St. & Second St. During the

on-scene investigation, officers determined that Artis was in possession of marijuana and she was subsequently arrested without further incident, transported to headquarters and processed accordingly.

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Adult Arrest - DWI

Gloria Bozor, a 25 year old West Orange resident was arrested on Friday, 2-10-17 at approximately 8:30 pm for DWI. Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Ridgewood Rd. & Walnut Ct. During the on scene investigation,

officers suspected that Bozor was operating her vehicle while under the influence.  Officers arrested Bozor and transported her to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Adult Arrest

Trene Brogden-Byrd, a 26 year old Montclair resident was arrested on Thursday, 2-9-17 at approximately 10:37 pm for hindering apprehension and an outstanding arrest warrant. Officers stopped Brodgen-Byrd, who was driving a Jeep for a motor vehicle

violation at the intersection of Centre St. & So. Orange Ave.  During the on-scene investigation, Brodgen-Byrd continually gave the officers false information about her identity.  However, officers were able to correctly identify Bro...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

P.U.L.A.

Officers working a plainclothes detail observed Allison McManus, a 19 year old California resident walk out of A&D Liquors on Valley St. carrying what appeared to be two large bottles of Vodka. Officers stopped McManus to inquire about her age

and officers were able to confirm that McManus was indeed under the legal age to possess alcohol.  Officer confiscated the alcohol, issued McManus a special complaint for P.U.L.A. and she was sent on her way.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Burglary

A Ward Pl. resident reported that between 11:30 pm, Wednesday 2-8-17 & 1:00 pm, Thursday 2-9-17, actor(s) unknown entered his garage and removed a Toro snow blower, a battery charger and a Hitachi rechargeable drill. The incident is being investigated.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Church Street resident reported that between 8:00 pm, Wednesday 2-8-17 and 9:40 am, Thursday 2-9-17 actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, rummaged through the interior and removed about $10.00 of loose change. The vehicle was not damaged.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Cameron Rd resident reported that between 7:00 pm &11:00 pm, Wednesday 2-8-17, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appeared to be taken & there was no sign of forced entry.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Adult Arrest - Defiant Trespass

James Wise, a 19 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, 2-8-17 at approximately 8:45 pm for defiant trespass. Seton Hall University Security notified SOPD that Wise, whose status at the university is "persona non grata" was once again

on campus.  Officers responded to SHU, arrested Wise without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Hamilton Rd resident reported that between 5:00 pm, Tuesday 2-7-17 & 8:00 am, Wednesday 2-8-17, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle (Mercedes 320), rummaged through the interior and removed a black briefcase.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Sheena Brown, a 26 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, 2-8-17 at approximately 11:17 am for active arrest warrants & possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers working a motor vehicle inspection detail at So. Orange Ave. & Kingman Rd.

stopped a vehicle in which Brown was a passenger in for violations.  During the traffic stop, officers determined that Brown had two active arrest warrants and was in possession of the CDS.  Officers arrested Brown without incident and t...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Kahlid Kemp, a 23 year old Newark resident was arrested on Tuesday, 2-2-17 at approximately 10:05 pm for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Kemp for motor vehicle violation(s) at the intersection of So. Orange Ave. & Montrose St.

During the traffic stop, officers determined that Kemp was in possession of the CDS.  Officers arrested Kemp and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

Posted on: January 27, 2017

*****NOTICE TO RESIDENTS / SECURE ALL DOORS*****

We'd like to remind citizens the importance of keeping all vehicle doors, residential doors/windows locked and secure at all times. The overwhelming majority of vehicles that are burglarized are because of an unlocked door.

SAFEGUARD your property and REMOVE the opportunity by locking doors & try not to leave valuables inside vehicles at all, but especially in plain sight.  

Equally important, please contact the police department immediately upon seeing any suspicious or...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Jessica Way resident reported that between 8:00 pm, Saturday 01-21-17 & 10:30 am, Sunday 01-22-17 actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of his residence and rummaged through the glove compartment removing the vehicle's

registration and insurance cards.  There was no sign of forced entry to the vehicle.