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South Orange Crime Blotter
3/14/2015 to 3/28/2015

3/23/2015
Warrant arrest
Lonnie Askew, a 43 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 3-21-15 at approximately 3:15pm after officers on routine patrol responded to Sloan St. on a report of the above subject soliciting without a permit. During the on scene inquiry it was determined that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest. The subject was arrested at the scene and processed accordingly.

Shoplifting/arrest
Dianne Santiago, a 37 year old female was arrested on 3-20-15 at approximately 10:27pm after officers responded to the Seven Eleven on Valley St. in regards to a theft of merchandize. Officers located the subject a short distance away, placed her under arrest for the offense and processed her accordingly.

CDS arrest
Anthony Ford, a 55 year old Newark resident was arrested on 3-21-15 at approximately 4:20am after officers responded to the area of Irving Ave. and Self Pl. on a report of a subject entering driveways to private residences. During the field inquiry it was discovered that the subject was in possession of CDS (cocaine) and as a result of same was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Assault
A 26 year old male stated that on 3-20-15 at approximately 1:55am he exited a licensed liquor establishment located on South Orange Ave. and was punched in the face by a group of black males. The victim stated that he was attempting to intervene in an argument that had started in the establishment and carried outside. There is no further description of the actors involved.

3/19/2015
Burglary to dwelling
A Second St. resident stated that sometime between 8:30am and 5:45pm an unknown actor(s) had entered his residence by breaking a first floor window that was concealed from view by bushes. Once inside the residence the actor(s) had ransacked several rooms removed articles of jewelry, several watches, three cameras, and a 40" television. It appears that the actor(s) had exited the dwelling via the front door. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

3/18/2015
Police Information
A Glenside Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 3-16-15 an unknown actor had entered his unlocked vehicle (2009 Saturn) which was parked in the driveway and left a bag of garbage in same. No items were removed from the vehicle.

3/17/2015
DWI/arrest
Yvette Whittle, a 51 year old Orange resident was arrested on 3-14-15 at approximately 8:00pm after she was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident after she traveled up the wrong way on First St. Officers arriving on the scene determined that the subject had in fact been under the influence of alcohol and as a result was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

3/16/2015
Warrant arrest
Miguel Sterling-Spivey, a 31 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 3-13-15 at approximately 4:45pm after Detectives on routine patrol observed the above subject sitting on a lawn in the area of Ralston and Scotland Rd. and had prior knowledge that the subject had outstanding warrants issued for his arrest. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Criminal Mischief
A Stanley Rd. resident stated that sometime between 3-10-15 and 3-13-15 an unknown actor(s) had broken a window on her front porch. Entry was not gained.

Theft
A South Orange resident stated that on 3-12-15 at approximately 2:15pm she left her pocketbook on a bench on Sloan St. and when she returned to retrieve it a few hours later she discovered her wallet and some personal items had been taken from it.

Police Information
A Prospect St. resident stated that sometime between 7:00pm on 3-13-15 and 8:00am on 3-14-15 an unknown actor(s) had taken a large ladder from the side bushes of his residence and placed it up against his house to a second floor bedroom. The victim stated that there were no signs of a forced entry on any windows or areas of his home. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact the police IMMEDIATELY upon hearing or viewing any suspicious activities or individuals that may be placing any items under a window to gain entry or perhaps using a ladder from the existing property to accomplish same.


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