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South Orange Crime Blotter
1/27/2016 to 2/10/2016

2/10/2016
Theft of vehicle
A Montague Pl. resident stated that sometime between the hours of noon and 1:00pm on 2-9-16 an unknown actor(s) removed her vehicle(2016 Chrysler) from her driveway.

2/8/2016
Shoplifing/arrest
Keshonda Bellamy, a 42 year old Newark resident was arrested on 2-7-16 at approximately 9:00pm after the subject was observed placing merchandise into her clothing while at the Seven Eleven and attempting to exit same. The subject was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Shoplifting/arrest
David McFarlane, a 22 year old Newark resident was arrested on 2-7-16 at approximately 9:00am after he attempted to conceal merchandise while in rite Aid on his person and exit same. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Robbery
An employee at the Seven Eleven stated that on Saturday 2-6-16 at approximately 6:20am an actor described as a black male wearing a ski mask and dark clothing entered the establishment and brandished a dark colored revolver and demanded money from the register. The employee handed over same and the actor fled the store. There were no other individuals shopping inside the store at the time of the robbery. The Detective Bureau is actively investigating the incident.

Theft of wallet
A female stated that on 2-5-16 at approximately 6:00pm she exited a food establishment located on Kroll Plaza and realized a short time later that she had left her wallet on a table. When she returned she discovered it had been stolen. The wallet contained her personal identification and credit cards.

Theft from vehicle
A University Ct. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 2-3-16 an unknown actor(s) had entered his unlocked vehicle (2004 Nissan) and removed a pair of sun glasses and a North Face sweater. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident.

Attempted strong-arm robbery
A victim stated that on 2-3-16 at approximately 9:55pm he was walking south on Fairview Ave from South Orange Ave when he was approached by three male actors. The actors told the victim to turn over his property at which time the victim fought with the actors before they fled the scene on foot. No property was obtained by the actors and the victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

2/4/2016
DWI/arrest
Edward Baldwin, a 34 year old Newark resident was arrested on 2-2-16 at approximately 11:20pm after an officer on routine patrol observed the subject asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle while it was parked on Varsity Rd. During the on-scene investigation it was discovered that the subject had been operating his vehicle while under the influence. The subject was arrested at the scene transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

2/2/2016
CDS/arrest/burglary tools
Iljewll Melbourne, an 18 year old Maplewood resident along with three juvenile males were taken into custody on Monday 2-1-16 at approximately 11:35pm after officers observed the subjects circling on foot an area of residential properties near University Ct. During the on-scene inquiry by officers it was discovered that the above subject had been in possession of CDS and had just ingested same. Another juvenile on-scene was found to be in possession of burglary tools. All of the subjects were transported to police headquarters, processed accordingly and released to family members.

2/1/2016
DWI/arrest
Carl Wolkin, a 27 year old Livingston resident was arrested on Friday 1-29-16 at approximately 2:20am after he was observed driving his vehicle erratically on the campus of Seton Hall University. During the on-scene investigation by responding officers it was discovered that the subject had been operating his vehicle while under the influence. The subject was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Robberry (strong-arm)
A victim stated that on Sunday 1-31-16 at approximately 12;20pm he was exiting his vehicle in the parking garage of his complex on Irvington Ave. when an actor described as a black male in his twenties wearing dark pants, a dark jacket and a wool cap pushed him to the ground and removed his wallet. After the actor removed the victim's cash he fled the scene on foot, direction unknown. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident at this time.

1/29/2016
Burglary to dwelling
A Vose Ave. resident stated that sometime between 8:00am and 6:50pm on Thursday 1-28-16 an unknown actor(s) had broken a window to a rear door and entered the dwelling. The victim stated that no items appeared to be missing and it is believed the actor(s) had not fully entered the dwelling. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

1/27/2016
Theft/arrest
Simranpal Singh, a 25 year old Lawrenceville resident was arrested on 1-25-16 after officers responded to the campus of Seton Hall University on a report of an actor that had just stolen a student's laptop from the third floor of the library. Responding officers apprehended the suspect as he was attempting the flee the campus on foot after being observed throwing the victim's laptop in the snow. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.


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