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South Orange Crime Blotter
8/7/2014 to 8/21/2014

8/18/2014
CDS/Juvenile arrests
Two 17 year old juvenile residents of South Orange were arrested on 8-16-14 at approximately 10:15pm after an officer came upon a vehicle they were parked in on the dead end section of Stewart Pl. and upon doing so discovered the two juveniles to be in possession of CDS (marijuana). Both juveniles were transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft of gas
The manager of the Delta Gas station located adjacent to College Pl. stated that an actor described as being a black male requested $65 of gas to be put into his black Audi and after receiving same fled the station without paying. No other description on the actor or vehicle is available at this time.

Theft of bicycle
A South Orange resident stated that sometime between 8-4-14 and 8-8-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed his men's blue mountain bike which was locked from the bike rack outside the town pool.

Warrant arrest
Jermaine Newsome, a 40 year old Newark resident was arrested on 8-16-14 after officers observed the subject acting suspiciously on Ward Pl and as a result made a field inquiry with same. During the field inquiry it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of the City of Newark. The subject was placed under arrest without incident and processed accordingly.

Theft of bicycle
A South Orange resident stated that sometime between 9:00am and midnight on 8-14-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed his 10 speed bicycle which had ram horn handle bars and a black cargo rack on the rear from the bike rack at the main train station. The bicycle was locked to the rack at the time of the incident.

Theft from SHU
Sometime between 8-8-14 and 8-13-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered a classroom in Jubilee Hall and removed a hard drive, a memory card and a keyboard from three separate desks.

Warrant arrest
Von Weathers, a 23 year old Irvington resident was arrested on 8-16-14 at approximately 9:00pm after an officer stopped the above subject for having an open container of alcohol while in the park adjacent to the town pool. During the field investigation it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of the Essex County Sheriff's department. The subject was taken into custody and processed accordingly.

8/15/2014
Burglary to dwelling
A West End Rd. resident stated that on 8-14-14 at approximately 2:05pm she was in the basement of her home when she heard someone on the first floor. When she went to investigate she discovered an actor described as a black male in her first floor bathroom. Upon being seen the actor fled the dwelling through the rear door and entered a green van which was parked in the driveway and which was being operated by another black male. There were no signs of a forced entry into the dwelling. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Criminal Mischief
A Valley St. business owner stated that sometime between 6:30pm on 8-12-14 and 9:40am on 8-13-14 an unknown actor(s) had spray painted the side of his building.

Theft from SHU
An employee at Seton Hall University stated that sometime between 8-12-14 and 8-13-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered her office in McNaulty Hall and removed her laptop and power cord. The office was not locked at the time of the incident.

Theft/arrest
Jasmine Latham, a 24 year old Newark resident was arrested on 8-14-14 after Detectives determined that she had been responsible for accessing another's debit card and removing funds from same back in May of this year. The subject was processed accordingly for the offense and released pending a court date.

Criminal mischief
A South Orange Ave. resident stated that on 8-14-14 at approximately 6:15am she heard her vehicle ( 2003 Jeep) alarm going off and when she looked out her apartment window she discovered her rear passenger window had been smashed and an actor described as being a black male fleeing the scene in a tan colored sedan east on South Orange Ave. No items were believed to have been stolen during the incident.

8/11/2014
Burglary to dwelling
On Sunday 8-10-14 at approximately 1:20pm officers responded to a call of a burglary that had just occurred to a dwelling on Woodland Pl. The resident stated that he observed an unknown actor in his home and upon doing so the actor fled the dwelling. The actor described as a black male approximately 6"0" in height with a lean build, approximately 170 pounds, shoulder length dreadlocks tied in a ponytail, clean shaven, and was observed to be wearing a red baseball cap and a red t-shirt. The actor was also believed to be operating a black BMX style bicycle. Unknown at this time what items were removed however, several rooms had been entered. The victim stated that he heard the door bell ring prior to observing the actor inside the dwelling. The actor had gained entry via a first floor window. The Detective bureau is investigating the incident.

Burglary to apartment
An Irvington Ave. resident stated that sometime between 8:00am and 2:00pm on 8-9-14 an unknown actor(s) had forced open the front door to his apartment. No items were removed from the premises.

Criminal mischief
An unknown actor(s) had sprayed painted graffiti on a garage located on Fourth St. The graffiti was observed on 8-8-14.

8/7/2014
CDS/arrest
Tallins Saintsulne, a 19 year old Maplewood resident was arrested on 8-7-14 at approximately 1:30am after officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Park Pl. Upon arrival officers discovered the subject to be in possession of CDS (marijuana) and as a result of same the subject was taken into custody 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