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South Orange Crime Blotter
1/12/2015 to 1/26/2015

1/26/2015
Warrant arrest
Lloyd Spencer, a 54 year old Newark resident was arrested on 1-25-15 at approximately 3:45pm after it was discovered during a motor vehicle stop on South Orange Ave. that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued out of the Essex County Sheriff's Office for his arrest. The subject was arrested at the scene and processed accordingly.

Shoplifting
The manager from Ashley market stated that on 1-25-15 at approximately 12:15pm an unknown actor described as a black male in his 40's removed approximately $100 worth of meat and fled the store. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Warrant arrests
Kenny Trosky, a 51 year old Morristown resident and Theresa Soroka, a 58 year old Newark resident were arrested on 1-26-15 at approximately 2:50am after an officer discovered that the subjects which were in the main train station had outstanding warrants issued for their arrest. Both subjects were taken into custody and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest
Kyle Morris, a 25 year old Newark resident was arrested on 1-25-15 at approximately 1:00am after he was stopped for committing a motor vehicle violation on Irvington Ave. During the said stop it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued out of Linden for his arrest. The subject was arrested at the scene and processed accordingly.

Theft from vehicle
A Newark resident stated that on 1-23-15 at approximately 3:15pm she parked her car (Chevy Van) and left it running and unlocked while she entered a store on South Orange Ave. When she returned to it 15 minutes later she discovered some unknown actor(s) had removed her pocketbook from inside of same.

Theft of bicycle
A victim stated that he left his bicycle on the front porch of a Waverly Pl. residence at 0300 hours and when he returned to it a short while later he discovered it had been stolen.

Theft of building equipment
The Foreman on the Third St. construction site stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 1-22-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered the area and removed elevator wiring and sprinkler clamps.

Warrant arrest
Umar Yasin, a 25 year old Newark resident was arrested on 1/22/15 after Detectives determined via forensic evidence that he was the actor responsible for possessing a vehicle (Mercedes) which was stolen from a Glenview Rd. residence on 11/24/14. The vehicle was stolen when it was left unsecured and running in the victim's driveway.

1/23/2015
Robbery/strong-arm
A South Orange resident and university student stated that on 1-22-15 at approximately 8:00pm she was walking home on Scotland Rd. in the area of Raymond Ave. when she robbed of her purse and her tote bag by three unknown black males. The victim stated that the actors had pulled her to the ground in order to remove her belongings and after obtaining same fled the area on foot. Officers responded to the area and made a field stop of individuals fitting the description a short distance away but proved negative. The victim stated that all of the actors had on dark clothing and one was observed to be wearing khaki pants. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

DWI arrest
Allan Garcia, a 19 year old Middlesex resident was arrested on 1-22-15 at approximately 2:00am for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after an officer stopped the subject for committing a motor vehicle violation on Valley St. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

1/21/2015
Theft of vehicle
An Overhill Rd. resident stated that on 1-21-15 at approximately 7:55am he was warming up his vehicle (2009 Honda Pilot) in his open garage when an unknown actor(s) entered same and removed his vehicle. The victim stated that his vehicle was last seen traveling east on Overhill Rd. The keys were inside the ignition at the time of the incident.

***POLICE INFORMATION***
***Residents are again to be reminded of the risks associated with warming up their vehicles while being left unattended. In the event residents wish to continue such practices it is strongly recommended that safety mechanisms be installed in their vehicles to prevent such thefts and or related safety risks from occurring. For additional information or guidance residents can contact Sergeant Adrian Acevedo in our Community Relations Bureau at (973) 763-3000 ex. 7802***

1/20/2015
Warrant arrest
Jackson Roberts, a 22 year old South Orange resident was arrested at his residence on 1-19-15 for an outstanding warrant issued for assault out of this jurisdiction. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Burglary/arrest
Shaquan Hayward, a 28 year old Newark resident was arrested on 1/18/15 at approximately 1:00am after officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress on East Clark St. The subject was confronted by the homeowner as he exited the dwelling and a struggle ensued. The actor fled the scene and was apprehended a short distance away in the city of Orange. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly for the offense.

1/19/2015
Theft of bicycle
A Maplewood resident stated that on 1-16-15 at approximately 4:30pm she had left her bicycle at the side of a residence on Academy St. and when she returned to it an hour later she discovered it had been stolen. The bicycle was unlocked and was a purple Fuji BMX model.

Warrant arrest
Atiya Bell, a 29 year old Newark resident was arrested on 1-15-15 at approximately 7:15pm after she was stopped for committing a motor vehicle violation on South Orange Ave. During the subsequent stop it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for her arrest out of the city of East Orange. The subject was placed under arrest at the scene without incident and processed accordingly.

Theft of ladder
A victim stated that sometime between noon and 2:00pm on 1-13-15 an unknown actor had removed a 24' orange fiberglass ladder from the roof of a truck which was parked in an apartment complex on Irvington Ave.

Theft of cell phone
A South Orange resident stated that on 1-16-15 at approximately 5:10pm she was at the SOPAC and had left her cell phone in a bathroom stall. After approximately 15 minutes she returned to the bathroom and discovered it had been stolen.

1/12/2015
Theft of cell phone
A counselor that works on Academy St. stated that between 9:00am and 9:30am on 1-10-15 an unknown actor had removed his cell phone from his vehicle while he left it unattended as he was loading a same on Academy St.


Departments

Numbers To Know
Police Dept
(973) 763-3000
Investigations
(973) 763-3000 x7794
Records Room
(973) 763-3000 x7782
Community Relations
(973) 763-3000 x7783
Juvenile Bureau
(973) 763-3000 x7788
Municipal Court
(973) 762-2839