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South Orange Crime Blotter
5/9/2015 to 5/23/2015

5/19/2015
Theft
A Maplewood resident stated that sometime between 5-13-15 and 5-18-15 an unknown actor removed the rear wheel to his Trek bicycle which was secured at the main train station on Sloan St. The actor had left another tire behind at that location.

Criminal mischief
A Cottage St. resident stated that sometime between 5-13-15 and 5-18-15 an unknown actor(s) had damaged the rear basement windows in what may have been attempt to gain entry. No entry was gained as the windows were secured with bars.

Obstructing/arrests
Two juvenile residents of Newark were taken into custody on 5-16-15 after they failed to cooperate with an officer who in full uniform and acting in his official capacity ordered the juveniles to cease and desist their actions while they fled from the officer as he was investigating an incident. The juveniles were transported to police headquarters and released to their parents.

Criminal mischief
A victim stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 5-16-15 an unknown actor had keyed her vehicle (2013 Nissan) which was parked behind her apartment complex on South Orange Ave.

Trespassing/arrest
Omar David, a Newark resident was arrested on 5-16-15 at approximately 10:30pm after he refused numerous requests for him to leave the premises after he was acting in a disorderly manner and disturbing several patrons. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed for the offense of defiant trespass.

5/15/2015
Burglary to dwelling
A So. Ridgewood Rd. resident stated that sometime between 9:00am and 10:30pm on 5-14-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered his dwelling by breaking a rear sliding glass door. Once inside the residence the actor(s) ransacked several rooms removing cash, cameras and numerous electronics. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Theft from vehicle
A victim stated that he had parked his vehicle (2012 Toyota) on First St. and that sometime between 12:30pm and 1:30pm on 5-13-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered same and removed his cell phone and I-pad mini. There were no signs of a forced entry into the vehicle.

Theft of vehicle
A New York resident stated that she had parked her vehicle (2010 Acura) in a driveway on Harding Dr. at approximately 6:30pm on 5-13-15 and when she returned to it at 7:30am the following morning she discovered it had been stolen.

Warrant arrest
Syed Hussain, a 36 year old Glenridge resident was arrested on 5-14-15 at approximately 10:30am after he was stopped for committing a motor vehicle violation on South Orange Ave. During the subsequent field inquiry it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of Union NJ. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest
Shelton Walton, a 26 year old Newark resident was arrested on 5-14-15 at approximately 10:15am after he was stopped for committing a motor vehicle violation on South Orange Ave. During the subsequent field inquiry it was discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of Maplewood. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

5/13/2015
CDS/arrest
Antoine Lee, a 21 year old Newark resident was arrested on 5-9-15 at approximately 4:10am after an officer conducted an inquiry of a motorist parked on Sinclair Ter. During the subsequent inquiry it was discovered that the subject had attempted to discard CDS (heroine) that was in his possession. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Robbery
A juvenile victim stated that on 5-11-15 at approximately 6:40pm he was waiting for the bus on Valley St. in the area of First St. when he was approached by two actors who robbed him of his I-phone, computer and backpack. The victim stated that one of the actors brandished a black handgun and demanded his property. The victim stated that he turned over his property and the actors walked away south on Valley St. from First St. The actors are described as black males with one actor having dreadlocks. There was a significant delay before the crime was reported. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Burglary to dwelling
A Cottage St. resident stated that sometime between 4:30pm and 6:10pm on 5-11-15 an unknown actor(s) had entered her dwelling through an unlocked front porch window. The actor(s) had lifted open the screen to enter same and once inside removed a wallet from a backpack that was located in the dinning room. No other items were believed to be stolen. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Burglary to dwelling
On 5-12-15 at 8:00pm a Ward Pl. resident stated that he heard a large crash and when he went to investigate an hour later he discovered that some unknown actor(s) had smashed a window located in the rear of his home. The actor had placed a trash can under the window in an apparent attempt to gain entry. No entry was gained to the residence. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Assault
On 5-11-15 at approximately 1:10am a victim stated that he had exited a restaurant and was talking with a female in the Transit lot when another female, described only as a black female walked up to him and sprayed what he believed to be pepper spray in his face. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Robbery
A 20 year old victim stated that he was walking on Third St. with his friend in the area of Academy St. when they were approached by two actors that demanded their property while one actor exhibited a gun in his waistband. The actors then removed both victim's backpacks and after shoving one actor to the ground both actors fled east on Third St. Responding officers canvassed the area for the actors with negative results. Both actors are described as being in their mid 20's one with braces, short hair and wearing a black hoodie and the second actor was described as having long dreadlocks and was observed to be wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

5/11/2015
Robbery
A 20 year old victim stated that on 5-11-15 at approximately 1:10pm he was robbed of his I-phone and wallet after he was approached by two actors on bicycles in the area of Ward Pl. The actors both described as young black males on bicycles demanded that the victim give them his property. The actors stated that they had a gun but no weapon was observed. Upon obtaining the victim's property the actors fled the scene east on Wilden Pl. into the city of Newark. 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