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South Orange Crime Blotter
12/7/2014 to 12/21/2014

12/19/2014
Burglary to dwelling
On 12-17-14 at approximately 10:30am officers responded to an activated residential alarm on Warwick Ave. Upon arrival, officers discovered that an unknown actor(s) had broken a rear basement window and had apparently gained entry into the dwelling via same. It appears that the actor(s) had not gained entry into the main portion of the dwelling and no items had been reported stolen. Officers canvassed the area of the neighborhood for additional evidence and or suspects with negative results. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Lost or stolen wallet
A Maplewood resident stated that on 12-18-14 at approximately 8:25pm she was at the Pathmark Supermarket and was loading groceries into her vehicle when she discovered her wallet missing. The victim stated that she had her wallet in the shopping cart while she was loading her vehicle with the bags and believes an unknown actor(s) may have removed same when she was not looking. The wallet was a purple Kate Spade accessory and contained personal identification, credit cards and cash.

Theft of packages
An Academy St. resident stated sometime between 6:00am on 12-17-14 and 6:00pm the following day an unknown actor(s) had removed two packages from the front porch of his residence. The packages contained a Cannon color printer and an Amazon gift card. The empty box from which the printer was shipped in was found a short distance away from the victim's dwelling..

12/17/2014
Theft from vehicle
A Waverly Pl. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours an unknown actor(s) had entered his vehicle (2011 Mazda) which was parked on the street and removed a paintball gun and wallet from same. There were no signs a forced entry.

Theft from vehicle
A Ward Pl. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 12-15-14 an unknown actor(s) removed her briefcase from her vehicle (2007 Toyota) which was parked in the driveway. The victim's briefcase was located on her neighbor's lawn. There were no signs of a forced entry into the vehicle.

12/16/2014
Theft of bicycle
A Montrose Ave. resident stated that sometime between 7:00pm on 12-14-14 and noon the following day an unknown actor had entered her open garage and removed a men's black Trek bicycle.

Theft from vehicle
A Centre St. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 12-14-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered his vehicle (2006 Dodge Pk-up) and removed coins from inside of same. There were no signs of a forced entry into the vehicle

Theft from vehicle
A Hartford Rd. resident stated sometime between 9:00pm on 12-14-14 and 6:00pm the following day an unknown actor(s) had entered his vehicle (2010 Honda) by smashed in his driver's side window. Once inside the vehicle the actor(s) ransacked the interior and removed the victim's wallet which contained credit cards and his identification and also removed an I-phone charger. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident.

Theft from vehicle
A Hartford Ct. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 12-14-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered her vehicle (2005 Saturn) and removed a bunch of photographs that were inside of same. The photographs were located in the rear yard of a residence a short distance away. There were no signs of a forced entry into the vehicle and the vehicle was parked in the driveway.

12/15/2014
Attempted carjacking
A Brooklyn New York resident stated that on 12-14-14 at approximately 4:45pm he was waiting in the driveway of a residence on Cumberland Rd. sitting in his running vehicle (2009 Mercedes) when he was approached by a actor described as being a Latino male approximately 5'7" in height with a stocky build and was observed to be wearing jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt. The victim stated that the actor pointed a dark colored handgun at the victim through the closed driver's window and demanded the victim exit the vehicle. The victim stated that the actor then fled the area on foot with a second actor that apparently had been acting as a lookout a short distance away. There was no description available for the second actor. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Burglary to vehicles
A Ward Pl. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 12-13-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered two unlocked vehicles (2012 Fiat & 2003 GMC) that were parked in the driveway and ransacked the interior of both vehicles. Some loose change was removed from one of the vehicles.

Warrant arrest
Yad-ullah Saleem, a 24 year old Newark resident was arrested on 12-13-14 at approximately 9:00pm after officers responded to a call of an individual harassing pedestrians for money on South Orange Ave. in the area of Fielding Ct. Once on scene the officers discovered the above subject to have an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of West Orange. The subject was arrested at the scene and processed accordingly.

Theft of cell phone
A Somers New York resident stated that on 12-13-14 at approximately 6:45pm she had briefly left her I-phone in a stall in the ladies room within Seton Hall's recreation center and when she returned to retrieve it she discovered it had been stolen.

12/12/2014
Robbery/strong-arm
A 13 year old juvenile stated that on 12-11-14 at approximately 3:30pm he was walking home from the Middle school on Mead St. when he was approached by two juvenile black males that asked for his phone and then struck him in the side of his face. The victim stated that the actors did not get his cell phone and that he fled the scene after being struck and ran back to the school. One actor is described as being light skinned and wearing a blue jacket and the other actor is described as being dark skinned and wearing a black jacket. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

12/11/2014
Theft
An employee at Starbucks located on Sloan St. stated that at approximately 4:30pm on 12-10-14 an unknown female removed a Verisimo coffee machine from a shelf and exited the store without paying for same. The coffee machine is valued at over $100. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Theft of vehicle
A South Orange Ave. resident that resides in the area of Centre St. stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 12-10-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed his vehicle (2002 Ford van) from his driveway. The victim stated that it is his work vehicle and that numerous tools used for plumbing were stored inside of same at the time of the theft.

12/9/2014
Theft of vehicle
A Scotland Rd. resident stated that on 12-8-14 at approximately 7:00am his vehicle (2007 Land Rover) was left in his driving WARMING UP when an unknown actor jumped into same and drove away. Responding officers observed the suspect vehicle travelling north on Vose Ave. and engaged in pursuit of same. The pursuit was terminated a short time after engagement. A second vehicle was observed with the stolen vehicle and is being described as a white Toyota Camry. The stolen vehicle was recovered a few hours later in the city of Newark. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. Residents are again reminded to take the appropriate measures at protecting their property in particular their vehicles when deciding to warm them up during the cold weather months.

Theft of vehicle
An Orange resident stated that sometime between 10:00am and 4:00pm on 12-2-14 an unknown actor(s) had stolen his vehicle (1997 Nissan) which was parked on the street on Randolph Pl.

Theft from garage
A Montrose Ave. resident stated that sometime between 12-5-14 and 12-9-14 an unknown actor(s) had removed an aluminum ladder from her open garage.

Shoplifting/arrest
Michael Allen, a 40 year old Hamburg NJ resident was arrested on 12-8-14 at approximately 3:15pm after officers responded to the Rite Aid on a report of an actor that had fled the store after committing a theft. The actor was apprehended a short distance away after an officer observed the subject exiting the rear property of an adjacent apartment complex. The subject was in possession of the items stolen from the store and was positively identified as the actor responsible for the theft.

Warrant arrest
Nehemiah Henderson, a 28 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 12-8-14 at approximately 3:00am after an officer observed the suspect in the main train station and the officer had prior knowledge that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of South Orange. The subject was arrested without incident at the scene and processed accordingly.

Theft
An Eder Terr. resident stated that sometime between 10-31-14 and 12-5-14 two articles of jewelry were removed from her bedroom. The resident stated that there were no signs of a forced entry during that period of time and no work was being done on her house.

Burglary to vehicles
An Overhill Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening and or overnight hours of 12-6-14 an unknown actor(s) had entered two vehicles (2012 Honda & 2014 Honda) that were parked in the driveway and rummaged through same. No items were believed to have been stolen and there were no signs of a forced entry into either vehicle.

Disorderly/arrest
Steven Kraemer, a 41 year old Summit resident was arrested on 12-6-14 at approximately 12:10am after officers responded to the scene of a disturbance at an establishment located on Valley St. The subject continued to act in an alarming matter and refused an officer's lawful order to comply with his instructions and to cease his alarming and harassing conduct towards pedestrians on the street. As a result of his refusal to comply the subject was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest
Robert Hargrow, a 31 year old Irvington resident was arrested on 12-6-14 at approximately 9:40pm after an officer observed the subject make a motor vehicle violation on First St. During the subsequent stop it was discovered on scene that the subject had outstanding warrants issued for his arrest out of the city on Montclair, East Orange and Newark. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters 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