South Orange Crime Blotter
2/24/2014 to 3/10/2014
Burglary to vacant dwelling
Sometime between 10:00am on Monday 3-3-14 and 5:00pm on Wednesday 3-5-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered a vacant house located on So. Centre St. and removed copper pipes from the basement. The actor(s) gained entry into the dwelling by breaking a rear basement window. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
A 16 year old female resident of Newark was arrested on 3-4-14 at approximately 5:00pm after Detectives determined that she was one of the actors involved in the theft of a credit card which occurred in a Sloan St. restaurant in late February. The juvenile was arrested after the Detectives located her at a restaurant in the city of Newark. The juvenile was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. The matter is still under investigation by Detectives at this time.
Thomas Pollard Jr., a 20 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Saturday 3-1-14 at approximately 4:00pm after an Officer stopped the subject on Centre St. for a motor vehicle violation. during the subsequent stop it was discovered that the subject had several warrants issued for his arrest. The subject was taken into custody without incident and processed accordingly.
Frank Conzales, a 39 year old Maplewood resident was arrested on 3-1-14 at approximately 3:30pm after Officers responded to a call of a suspicious white male following an elderly woman on West third St. During the field inquiry on the scene it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of the city of Newark. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident and processed accordingly.
A Seton Hall University student stated that on Saturday 3-1-14 at approximately 1:00am she was at a house party on Irvington Ave. when an unknown actor removed her I-phone from her back pocket.
On Sunday 3-2-14 at approximately 1:25am Officers responded to a call of a subject described as a white male wearing a tan coat that was marking a building with a black marker in the area of Fairview Ave. and South Orange Ave. Responding Officers observed the subject fleeing the area on foot and gave chase. The subject eluded apprehension and was last seen in the rear yards on Fairview Ave. Further investigation revealed that the subject in question had marked several buildings throughout the village. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident
Scott Mungin, a 43 year old East Orange resident was arrested on 2/27/14 at approximately 7:45pm after Officers responded to an apartment complex located on Vose Ave. in reference to a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival it was determined by Officers on the scene that the disturbance involved CDS and the above subject had distributed same. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
Theft of vehicle
A Seton Hall University student stated that she had parked her vehicle (2002 Dodge)off campus in a parking lot on South Orange Ave. across the street from campus on Saturday 2-22-14 at approximately 8:00pm. The victim stated that when she returned to her vehicle on Monday 2-24-14 at approximately 8:20am she discovered that it had been stolen.
Anthony Decree, a 43 year old Orange resident was arrested on 2-25-14 after Detectives discovered that he was the actor responsible for committing a theft of gasoline from an establishment located on Irvington Ave. on 2-18-14. The subject was arrested at his place of residence transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
Burglary to dwelling
An Eder Terr. resident stated that sometime around 1:00pm on 2-14-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered his dwelling and removed a wrist watch from a second floor bedroom. The actor had gained entry into the dwelling by breaking the window to a rear door and then unlocked same. The actor had looked through several dressers before removing the watch and fleeing the scene. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
An Irvington Ave. resident stated that sometime between 8:30am and 11:30pm on Friday 2-21-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered her apartment which she shares with a roommate and removed her laptop and some articles of jewelry from her bedroom. The victim was uncertain if the apartment door was locked or unlocked. There were no signs of a forced entry. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
An employee at an establishment located on Sloan St. stated that sometime between 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday 2-23-14 an unknown actor(s)had entered the employee work area and removed contents from her wallet. The victim stated that unauthorized purchases have already been made on her stolen bank card. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident
Sean Bass, a 44 year old New York resident was arrested on Sunday 2-23-14 at approximately 5:35pm after officers responded to the area of Irvington Ave. and Prospect St. on a call of a disturbance on a NJ Transit bus. The subject refused to properly pay the fare and was asked to exit the bus yet he refused and became combative with officers on the scene. The subject was arrested at the scene transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
A Montrose Ave. resident stated that on Sunday 2-23-14 at approximately 7:05am he was warming up his 2013 Cadillac in his driveway and was sitting inside of same was he observed a subject exit a vehicle from the street and approach his vehicle. The resident stated that when the subject got close enough to his vehicle and observed the subject inside he fled on foot down his driveway and jumped into a fleeing vehicle. The victim described the subject as being a black male approximately 5'9" in height, 140 to 160 pounds, with short hair, a clean shaven face and was observed to be wearing a gray hooded jacket. The suspect vehicle is described as a Toyota corolla silver in color with a temp tag. The suspect vehicle was also accompanied by a Jeep Cherokee. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident
William Brummel III, a 30 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Saturday 2-22-14 at approximately 5:50am after officers responded to a call of a one car accident on South Orange Ave. adjacent to Seton Hall University. Upon arrival on the scene officers discovered the subject to be asleep behind the wheel and a strong odor of alcohol on his person. On the scene the officers determined the subject to have been operating the vehicle while under the influence. The subject was placed under arrest at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
A food delivery employee stated that on Sunday 2-23-14 at approximately 3:45am he had delivered a $10 meal to an individual on the campus of Seton Hall University. The delivery employee stated that the subject took the food and walked away refusing to pay for same. The University's security personnel are looking into the matter.