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South Orange Crime Blotter
10/17/2014 to 10/31/2014

10/30/2014
Burglary to vehicle
A Ridgewood Rd. resident stated that sometime during the late evening hours of 10-29-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered her unlocked vehicle (2001 Toyota) which was parked in her driveway and rummaged through the interior. No items were removed from the vehicle.

Theft of package
A Vose Ave. resident stated that at approximately 2:50pm she observed an actor described as being a black male with tan pants and a dark colored hooded sweatshirt exit a large black SUV type vehicle and run to her neighbor's porch and remove a package. The witness stated that the actor then ran to the vehicle, entered the front passenger's side door and fled the scene south toward South Orange Ave.

10/29/2014
Warrant arrest
Nehemiah Henderson, a 28 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 10-28-14 at approximately 2:25pm after a Detective having prior knowledge of an outstanding warrant for his arrest observed the subject at the main train station on Sloan St. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

10/28/2014
Theft of bicycle
A Newark resident stated that sometime between 9:30am and 5:45am on 10-27-14 an unknown actor had removed his men's Trek bicycle from the bike rack located at the main train. The victim stated that the bicycle was locked to the rack.

10/27/2014
Theft
An Edgewood Terr. resident stated that sometime between 9-28-14 and 10-26-14 an unknown actor had removed several articles of jewelry from the residence. There were no signs of a forced entry into the home. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Theft
A Professor at Seton Hall University stated that she was teaching a class at the university on 10-26-14 and after leaving the classroom for a brief period of time an unknown actor had entered her pocketbook and removed several credit cards.

Theft of bicycle
A Maplewood resident stated that sometime between 8:00am and 8:00pm on 10-22-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed his men's black 10 speed bicycle from a bike rack located at the main train station. The victim stated that the lock had been cut.

DWI/arrest
Annie Gooden, a 57 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 10-25-14 at approximately 2:44am after he was observed operating her vehicle in an erratic manner on Turrell Ave. During the subsequent stop officers determined that the subject had been operating the vehicle while under the influence. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

10/23/2014
Theft
A college student that resides in a dwelling on Hamilton Rd. stated that sometime between 10-11-14 and 10-22-14 an unknown actor removed a laptop he had at the residence belonging to him.

Burglary to dwelling
A Prospect St. resident stated that sometime between 9:45am and 2:00pm on Wednesday 10-22-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered the dwelling via a kitchen door located in the rear of the dwelling. The door lock had been jimmied open to gain entry. Once inside the dwelling the actor(s) had removed a large screen T.V., a laptop and numerous articles of jewelry from the second floor bedrooms. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

10/22/2014
Warrant arrest
Dustin Gamble, a 21 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 10-21-14 at approximately 5:30pm after Detectives having knowledge of an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest, arrested same at his residence. The subject was arrested without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft
The property owner at an apartment complex located on Fairview Ave. stated that sometime between 10-18-14 and 10-21-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered the basement area of the complex and removed a snow blower.

10/21/2014
Theft of vehicle
A South Centre St. resident stated that sometime between 5:30pm and 10:30pm an unknown actor(s) had removed her vehicle (1994 Honda) which was parked in front of her residence.

Warrant arrest
Kenny Trosky, a 51 year old Morristown resident was arrested on 10-21-14 at approximately 3:15am after an officer doing a routine check of the main train station discovered that the above listed subject had three outstanding warrants issued for his arrest out of Morristown. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Robbery/arrest
Sean Lewis Lamonte, a 43 year old Brooklyn NY resident was arrested on 10-20-14 at approximately 8:45pm after a female victim stated that she had just been removed of her purse while on Vose Ave. adjacent to the Post Office. The victim stated that a tall thin black male wearing camouflage clothing and a dark color hooded sweatshirt had fled on foot east from Vose Ave. after removing her purse. Responding officers observed an individual matching the description on South Orange Ave. in the area of the flag pole. During the field investigation officers were able to locate the victim's purse and clothing which was shed by the actor in a rear yard on Scotland Rd. in close proximity to the crime scene. Further investigation conducted in the field via the officers and an Essex County K-9 unit determined the subject to be responsible for crime. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest
Kevin Powell, a 43 year old Newark resident was arrested on 10-20-14 at approximately 4:15pm after an officer stopped the subject for committing a violation of a village ordinance and during the subsequent stop discovered the subject had two outstanding warrants out of Cranford Township and the Essex county Sheriff's Dept. The subject was arrested on the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

10/20/2014
Theft of cell phone
A juvenile resident of South Orange stated that on 10-17-14 at approximately 9:38pm he was walking on Radel Terr. when an actor came up behind him and grabbed his Samsung cell phone from his hand and fled on foot. The actor is described as being a black male juvenile approximately 5'11" in height and was observed to be wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Police Information
A Ridgewood Rd. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 10-19-14 an unknown actor(s) had placed a lawn chair from the rear of his yard up against his dwelling and under a first floor window. There were no signs of an attempt to gain entry on the window or any other area of the dwelling.

Theft of vehicle
A resident of Randolph Pl. stated that sometime between midnight and 8:30am on 10-19-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed his vehicle (1994 Honda) which had been parked on the street. The vehicle was recovered this date in the city of Orange.

Assault
A teacher at the South Orange Middle school stated that on 10-17-14 at approximately 4:30pm she was exiting the school when a 13 year old male student had thrown a coin at the teacher striking her in the head. The Juvenile Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

10/17/2014
Theft of pocketbook
A Meadowbrook Lane resident stated that on 10-16-14 at approximately 8:00pm she was walking on Mead St. when an actor ran up behind her and slipped her shoulder purse from her shoulder and fled on foot. The victim stated that the actor was accompanied by two other individuals and that all of the actors were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. The actors fled the area toward South Orange Ave. Contained inside the purse was the victim's I-phone, credit cards and personal identification. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.


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