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South Orange Crime Blotter
4/4/2015 to 4/18/2015

4/17/2015
Theft of bicycle/juvenile arrest
A 15 year old juvenile from Newark was arrested on 4-16-15 at approximately 12:30pm after an employee for NJ Transit observed the juvenile break a lock on a bicycle that was secured at the main train station on Sloan St. Responding officers located the juvenile fleeing the area on the stolen bicycle and after a brief foot pursuit were able to apprehend the juvenile in the area of the Community Center on Mead St. The victim's bicycle was recovered at the scene and the juvenile was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft/arrest
Duncan Anahinga, a 26 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 4-16-15 at approximately 8:30am after a victim reported that an actor described as a black male wearing a blue hood sweatshirt had just reached into his vehicle while he was getting gas on Irvington Ave. and removed his cell phone. The victim confronted the actor and after doing so the actor threw the phone at the victim and fled on foot. Responding officers with the assistance of Maplewood officers located and arrested the subject in the area of West Fairview Ave. and Irvington Ave. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly for the offense.

Shoplifting/arrest
Shawnique Hills, a 36 year old East Orange resident was arrested on 4-15-15 at approximately 7:05pm when an employee from the Rite Aid contact police headquarters and stated that a female was attempting to pass fraudulent $20 bills. The employee stated that the actor after attempting the fraud fled the store on foot with stolen merchandize. Responding officers stopped the subject in the area of Grove Rd. and South Orange Ave. and placed same under arrest without incident at that location. The female was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest
Jerome Miller, a 63 year old East Orange resident was arrested after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Village Plaza and during same it was discovered that subject had outstanding warrants issued for his arrest out of Millburn and East Orange. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

4/14/2015
Theft from vehicle
An Arnold Terr. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 4-13-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered his vehicle (2013 Inf) which was parked in his driveway and removed a pair of sunglasses. The actor(s) had pried open the driver's side door to gain entry.

Police Information
A Montrose Ave. resident stated that at approximately 1:00am he heard an individual walking down his gravel driveway. Responding officers canvassed the area with negative results. The resident was unable to get additional description of any actor.

Trespassing/juveniles
Two juveniles age 17 and 16 were taken into custody on 4-11-15 at approximately 6:40pm after officers responded to a call of individuals trespassing at a vacant property located on Varsity Rd. The juveniles were apprehended after a brief foot pursuit by responding officers. The juveniles were transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Shoplifting
An employee of Rite Aid stated that 4-10-15 at approximately 9:05pm an actor described as a juvenile black male wearing a blue track jacket with a stripe on the arm entered the store removed some items and fled same on a bicycle. Responding officers searched the surrounding streets with negative results.

Burglary to dwelling
A Valley St. resident stated that sometime between 7:00am and 10:00pm on 4-13-14 an unknown actor(s)had entered his dwelling by breaking a first floor window. Once inside the dwelling the actor(s) ransacked several second floor bedrooms and removed jewelry, coins, a laptop and a 42" TV. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Robbery/Juvenile arrests
Two juveniles, a 17 year old and a 15 year old were arrested on 4-13-15 at approximately 4:20pm after a another juvenile reported that he had been punched in his face and kicked during a strong-arm robbery of a pair of sneakers the victim was supposedly going to be selling to one of the juvenile actors. Responding officers arrested both juveniles shortly after the incident. The juveniles were transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Burglary to dwelling
A Walton Rd. resident stated that at approximately 6:00pm on 4-11-15 his residential burglar alarm was activated and it appeared that an unknown actor(s) had broken a first floor window which is located off of the front porch. No entry was gained into the residence and no items were reported to be stolen.

Burglary to dwelling
A Second St. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 4-10-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered his residence and removed a 48" TV and a Xbox. There were no signs of a forced entry into the residence . The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Theft from vehicle
A West South Orange Ave. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 4-7-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered her vehicle (2015 Nissan) with was parked in her complex parking lot and removed a black leather folder containing her personal information. There were no signs of damage to the vehicle.

Theft of bicycle
A South Orange resident stated that he left his bicycle (Red and black Fuji 21 speed) outside entered a bank located on Valley St. and entered same. When he returned to it a few minutes later he discovered it had been stolen.

Theft of tires
A Scotland Rd. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 4-12-15 an unknown actor(s) had removed all four tires and rims from the victim's vehicle (2014 Jeep). The vehicle was left on cinderblocks. The actor(s) had also disabled a spot light from the driveway during the incident.

Criminal mischief
A Newark resident stated that she had parked her vehicle (2006 Chr) on Park Pl. in the street at approximately 5:15pm and when she returned to it a short time later she discovered her driver's side door lock had been damaged.

4/13/2015
Juvenile arrest
A 17 year old juvenile was arrested at approximately 4:45pm on 4-13-15 after he failed to comply with an officer's lawful request during a fluid investigation into a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred. The juvenile was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

4/8/2015
Warrant arrest
Shawn Thompson, a 26 year old Newark resident was arrested on 4-7-15 at approximately 11:50pm after Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the area of Holland Rd. and South Orange Ave. During the on-scene investigation it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of South Bound Brook. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Thefts from vehicles
A Hoskier Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 4-6-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered two vehicles (2012 Mercedes and a 2005 Chevy van) and removed both vehicle's registration cards. The vehicles were parked in the driveway and were unlocked at the time of the incident.

Receiving stolen property/arrest
Tariq Miles, an 18 year old East Orange resident was arrested on 4-7-15 at approximately 12:15pm after Detectives determined that he was in possession of an item stolen during a burglary to a dwelling back on 2-1-15. The subject was arrested at his residence, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. The investigation is continuing at this time.

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4/7/2015
Juvenile arrests/theft
Four juveniles from surrounding towns were arrested on 4-6-15 at approximately 6:20pm after officers responded to a call from a resident that bicycles were being stolen from a property on Halsey Pl. The four juveniles were arrested by officers a short distance away after they were found to be in possession of a bicycle and scooter belonging to the victim. The juveniles were transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

4/6/2015
Theft from vehicle
A Sinclair Terr. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 4-2-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered her vehicle (2013 Toyota) which was parked in her driveway and ransacked same. The victim stated that several items including toys, clothes, CD's and a prescription pad were removed from her vehicle. There were no signs of a forced entry into the vehicle.

Trespassing/arrest
Lonnie Askew, a 43 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 4-5-15 at approximately 3:40am after officers responded to a residence on So. Ridgewood Rd. in reference to an individual trespassing in the rear of the resident's yard. Responding officers located the subject and arrested same a short distance away.

Warrant arrest
Gene White, a 52 year old Newark resident was arrested on 4-3-15 at approximately 12:25pm after officers responded to the area of Grove Park on a call of a subject with his pants down. Upon arrival officers discovered during the field inquiry that the subject had outstanding warrants issued for his arrest out of this jurisdiction as well as East Orange. The subject was also found to be in possession of burglary tools. The subject was arrested at the scene 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