South Orange Crime Blotter
7/9/2014 to 7/23/2014
Keith Julien, a 55 year old Irvington resident was arrested on 7/18/14 at approximately 9:20pm after Officers responded to a call of a subject asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle at the intersection of Centre St. and South Orange Ave. During the on-scene investigation it was discovered by the officers that the subject was intoxicated and as a result was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
A Varsity Rd. resident stated that on 7/16/14 at approximately 10:15pm two unknown actors described as black males were observed lighting a fire on the hood of a vehicle (1997 Chevy) which was parked on the street. Officers responding to the call canvassed the area for the two actors but were unable to locate same. The fire department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
A West South Orange Ave. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 7-14-14 an unknown actor(s) had attempted to gain entry into his vehicle (2002 Dodge) by prying the rear passenger's window and door. Entry was not gained. the vehicle was parked in the victim's driveway at the time of the incident.
A South Orange resident stated that on 7/15/14 at approximately 10:10am he had left his Kindle on an outside table adjacent to a restaurant on South Orange Ave. and when he returned to it a few minutes later he discovered it had been stolen.
A Village employee stated that he was doing landscaping work in the area of Valley St. when an unknown actor removed a leaf blower from the back of the township pick-up truck.
Theft from vehicle
A Vose Ave. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 7/17/14 an unknown actor(s) had entered her unlocked vehicle (2012 Ford) and removed several CD's, some coins and a personal check. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident.
A Mountain Dr. resident stated that sometime between 11:00am and 6:30pm on 7/16/14 an unknown actor(s) removed an art piece made of copper from his front lawn. The victim stated the item is valued at approximately $3,000.
Theft of bicycle
A Turrell Ave. resident stated that on 7/11/14 at approximately midnight he observed a group of juveniles described as four black males enter his neighbor's yard and remove a red Diamondback bicycle and flee from same. Responding officers canvassed the area for the juveniles with negative results.
Burglary to school
Sometime between 7/11/14 and 7/14/14 an unknown actor(s) had broken a door window located at the South Mountain Annex school and entered same. No items were removed from the school during the incident. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
An East Orange resident stated that sometime between 11:00am and 6:00pm on 7/11/14 an unknown actor had poured an unknown substance into her gas tank causing damage to her vehicle (2014 Honda). The vehicle was parked on South Orange Ave. adjacent to Fairview Ave. at the time of the incident. The victim stated that this was not the first time this incident had occurred. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
Soloman Whagar, a 26 year old Newark resident was arrested on Sunday 7-6-14 at approximately 10:20pm after officers responded to a call on Centre St. of a male sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle while in a lane of traffic. Officers upon arrival discovered that the subject was in fact intoxicated and as a result was subsequently arrested for the offense, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
Theft of vehicle
A New York resident stated that while operating his car service and was attempting to pick up a patron on Speir Dr. on 7-10-14 at approximately 5:00am his vehicle (2013 Cadillac) was stolen after he exited same. The victim stated that two unknown black males jumped into his vehicle that was left running and fled the scene. The vehicle was recovered parked on a street a short time later in Paterson as it was tracked via On-star. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
A Charlton Ave. resident stated that sometime between Wednesday 7-2-14 and Tuesday 7-8-14 an unknown actor(s) had smashed the rear driver's side window to her vehicle (2008 Toyota) which was parked in the driveway.
An elderly resident of Underhill Rd. stated that on Tuesday 7-1-14 at approximately 9:40am an unknown black male approximately 5'9" in height and around 50 years of age knocked on her door and claimed to be from the water department and offered her money for her inconvenience in allowing him to check her meter. A few days later the victim discovered she had cash removed from her bedroom. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.