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South Orange Crime Blotter
9/4/2014 to 9/18/2014

9/15/2014
Shoplifting/arrest
Keshonda Ballamy, a 41 year old Newark resident was arrested on 9-13-14 at approximately 5:20pm after officers responded to the area of Rite Aid on a report of a female having just shoplifted. Officers responding to the scene apprehended the subject a short distance away attempting to flee on foot. The subject was arrested after being positively identified, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft of cell phone
An employee at a restaurant in the center of town stated that on 9-13-14 at approximately 3:45pm she had left her I-phone on a dining table and when she returned to it a short time later she discovered it had been stolen.

9/13/2014
Theft from garage
A Vose Ave. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 9-10-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered her open garage and removed a black Gudereit Mountain Bike and a GPS unit from her vehicle which was parked in the garage.

Theft
A Newark resident stated that on 9-11-14 at approximately 3:00pm he was in Grove Park when he placed his I-phone on a bench to play and when he returned to same a short time later he discovered it had been stolen.

9/10/2014
CDS/arrest
Joseph Ashton, a 23 year old Bloomfield resident was arrested on 9-9-14 at approximately 10:10pm after an officer on routine patrol conducted a motor vehicle stop on Park Pl. During the field inquiry it was discovered that the subject was in possession of CDS (marijuana). The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

9/8/2014
Assault
A Newark resident stated that on 9-7-14 at approximately 9:00pm he was in a restaurant located on Irvington Ave. when he got into an argument with another patron. The victim stated that the subject struck him in his face and fled the scene in a black Dodge pick-up.

Criminal mischief
Three juvenile residents of Newark were arrested on 9-6-14 at approximately 9:50pm after it was discovered that they had thrown rocks at two vehicles parked on Elm Ct. breaking the windows to same. The juveniles were arrested a short distance from the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft
A Page Terr. resident stated that sometime between midnight on 9-5-14 and 3:30pm on 9-6-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed a 15 foot drain pipe from the side of his residence.

Theft of bicycle
A Walton Rd. resident stated that sometime between 6:30pm on 9-5-14 and 7:00am on 9-6-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed a bicycle described as being gray with blue handle bars from his front porch.

9/4/2014
Burglary/arrest
Oscar Robinson, a 47 year old Newark resident was arrested on 9-2-14 at approximately 11:55am after Detectives determined through their investigation that the subject had committed a burglary and theft to a dwelling on Mountain Dr. as well as a burglary and theft to a dwelling on West End Rd. Both burglaries occurred during the month of August and were daytime burglaries. The subject, Oscar Robinson was arrested after Detectives discovered the vehicle he was believed to be operating at the time of the incidents, parked on Prince St. in Newark. The subject was arrested without incident after Detectives waited for the him to return to his vehicle. The suspect vehicle was impounded at the scene and the subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. The investigation is continuing at this time.

Warrant arrests
Tajah Morris, a 19 year old Newark resident along with Denzele Williams, a 20 year old Medford NJ resident were arrested on 9-2-14 at approximately 6:00pm after officers conducting a field inquiry in the area of recent bicycle thefts on Sloan St. discovered that both subjects had outstanding warrants issued for their arrests. The subjects were taken into custody at the scene and processed accordingly.

Theft/arrest
Nehemiah Henderson, a 28 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 9-2-14 at approximately 12:15am after he fled from a restaurant on South Orange Ave. without paying for his food and drink purchases. Officers responding to the scene located the subject a short distant away where he was positively identified by the restaurant owner as the actor that committed the theft. The subject was transported to police headquarters without further incident 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