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South Orange Crime Blotter
11/13/2014 to 11/27/2014

11/26/2014
Attempted Burglary/dwelling
A Redmond Rd. resident stated that on 11-25-14 at approximately 1:15pm she was in her kitchen when she heard glass breaking on her kitchen door which is located on the side of her dwelling. When she went to investigate she observed a black sedan leaving the scene and traveling north on Redmond Rd. The victim was unable to identify the actor responsible for same. The victim notified the police department approximately five (5) hours after the incident occurred. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. Residents are again, urged to CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY upon observing any criminal or suspected criminal activity taking place.

11/25/2014
Fraud/IRS scam
A South Orange resident stated that on 11-24-14 she received a call from an unknown actor claiming to be from the IRS. The actor stated that she owed back taxes and that if she didn't immediately make payment that the actor would notify the Police and have her arrested. After hearing that the victim as instructed went and purchased pre-paid money cards in the amount of $3,000 and provided the actor with the pin numbers to same. After the victim realized she had been victimized she contacted the police.

Warrant arrest
Yadullah Saleem, a 24 year old Orange resident was arrested on 11-24-14 after officers responding to a call of an unknown individual sitting on a Scotland Rd. resident's porch. During the on scene investigation it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft of vehicles
A Glenview Rd. house sitter stated that on 11-24-14 at approximately 10:00am she was warming up both of the homeowner's vehicles (2007 Mercedes sedan and a 2013 Mercedes SUV) in the garage which she had opened. The house sitter stated when she returned to the garage approximately 30 minutes later she discovered both vehicles had been stolen. The Mercedes sedan was recovered a short time later in the city of Newark. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

***POLICE ALERT***
All residents need be cognizant of the opportunities provided to would be criminals when warming up their vehicles during the colder weather. Not only should residents be mindful for possible criminal activity but also for that which may pose a danger to child coming in contact with same. At all times particularly through the holiday season residents should use all preventive measures at their disposable to secure their persons and property from harms way. And again, as repeated constantly, never hesitate to CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY upon observing any criminal activity and or suspected criminal activity taking place.

11/24/2014
Criminal mischief to vehicles
On 11-23-14 at approximately 5:20am four vehicles were entered which were parked on Kingman Rd. The actor(s) had either smashed a window on the vehicle or entered same after it was found to be unlocked. In all incidents the actor(s) rummaged through the interior and lifted up the floor mats apparently searching for spare keys or items of value left under same. A victim stated she heard her car alarm go off and she observed a dark colored vehicle with a loud muffler leaving the scene. No items were stolen during any of the incidents and the vehicles were parked in private driveways.

Attempted theft of vehicle
A Mercer Pl. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 11-22-14 an unknown actor(s) had attempted to steal his (Chrysler van) by breaking the ignition after damaging the driver's side door lock to gain entry.

Obstruction/arrest
Jason Milien, a 21 year old West Orange resident was arrested on 11-21-14 at approximately 11:50pm after officers responded to a call of a noise complaint on Walton Rd. During the subsequent on scene investigation the subject became aggressive towards officers and refused to comply with their lawful orders to cease his aggressive behavior. The subject refused to comply and was arrested at the scene and during said arrest he continued to resist officers and as a result was additionally charged for that offense. The subject was also found to have four outstanding warrants issued for his arrest.

Theft of vehicle
A Mercer Pl. resident stated sometime between 12:30am and 3:00am an unknown actor(s) had removed his vehicle (2007 Chrysler) from his driveway. The victim stated that he had left a spare key in the glove box.

Theft of cell phone
A Union resident stated that he had dined at a restaurant on Academy St. on 11-21-14 at approximately 1:30pm and realized after he left that he had left his cell phone in the restaurant. When he returned to get it he discovered it had been stolen. The victim stated the phone was last tracked via GPS in West Orange.

11/20/2014
Shoplifting/arrest
Andre Greene, a 45 year old East Orange resident was arrested on 11-19-14 at approximately 4:30pm after he was found to be removing items without paying for same at the Pathmark supermarket. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

11/19/2014
Theft
A Thornden St. resident stated that sometime between 2:00am and 8:00am on 11-18-14 an unknown actor(s) had smashed the driver's side window and removed the left rear tail light to her vehicle (2014 Nissan) which was parked in the driveway.

Theft of bicycle
A Maplewood resident stated that on 11-18-14 at approximately 8:00am he had locked his bicycle up an the main train station bike rack located on Sloan St. and when he returned to it at 7:00pm he discovered it had been stolen. The bicycle was a red mountain style bike.

11/18/2014
Theft of vehicle
A victim stated that on 11-17-14 at approximately 2:00pm he had left his vehicle (2004 Lexus) running on South Orange Ave. adjacent to the Newark city line when an unknown actor(s) removed same. The vehicle was recovered approximately eight hours later in the city of Newark.

Robbery
A 27 year old victim stated that on 11-17-14 at approximately 10:00pm she was walking to a restaurant on First St. when an actor attempted to rob her at gun point. The victim stated that the actor appeared in the area of the parking lot and pointed a small black hand gun at her and demanded money. When the victim stated that she had none and presented her wallet as proof the actor then fled the scene on foot with no proceeds. The actor is described as being a dark skinned black male, approximately 5'9" in height, clean shaven and was observed to be wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black doo-rag type of head covering and black pants. Officers responded to the scene and canvassed the area with negative results. The victim had notified Police Headquarters of the incident approximately 45 minutes after it occurred and after she had completed dinning in the restaurant. ***Again individuals are repeatedly encouraged to CONTACT the POLICE IMMEDIATELY upon observing any criminal activity or any suspected criminal activity***

11/17/2014
Theft of cell phone
A juvenile that attends the Middle school stated that on 11-14-14 at approximately 2:00pm an unknown actor(s) had removed her cell phone while she was in band class.

Assault
On 11-14-14 a Seton Hall University student stated that he was struck in his face by another male student known him. The matter was referred to court.

Warrant arrest
Kali Williams, a 31 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 11-15-14 at approximately 2:40am after officers determined that he has left the scene of an auto accident on Highland Rd. During the investigation it was also discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of Montclair. The subject was arrested at his residence, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

11/14/2014
Robbery/arrest
Quameer Perkins, a 19 year old Newark resident was arrested on 11-13-14 after Detectives determined that he was one of the actors responsible for committing an armed robbery on Holland Rd. back on 9-20-14. The subject was arrested at his residence, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Theft
A Montrose Ave. resident stated that sometime between 11-09-14 and 11-12-14 an unknown actor(s) entered his dwelling which is currently for sale and removed several pieces of luggage that were stored in the basement. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.


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