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Carjacking in South Orange Sunday and More from Police Department

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following items were reported by the South Orange Police Department:

A Kilburn Pl. resident stated that on Sunday 12-15-13 at approximately 6:45pm he had pulled up to his residence on Kilburn Pl. and was exiting his vehicle (2014 Land Rover) when three actors wearing ski masks and brandishing a handgun demanded his property and his vehicle. The victim stated that he turned over the items to the actors and they fled the scene with his vehicle. The victim stated that the actors were also operating a newer style silver Jeep Cherokee. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Theft of cell phone
An employee of Our Lady of Sorrows Church stated that sometime between 3:30pm and 6:15pm on Sunday 12-15-13 an unknown actor(s) removed his I-phone from his office.

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Theft of vehicle
A Hoskier Rd. resident stated that on Saturday 12-14-13 she had left her vehicle (2012 Mercedes) running in her driveway when an unknown actor(s) removed same.

Aggravated assault
A Newark resident stated that unknown actors operating a silver Honda with tinted windows had chased him from Newark while he was operating his vehicle (2008 Ford Edge) and caused him to crash into pole on South Orange Ave. in the area of Centre St. The victim believed the actors were attempting to rob him. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Criminal Mischief
A Waverly Pl. resident stated that he had parked his vehicle on the street overnight on Friday 12-13-13 and when he returned to it in the morning he discovered the door lock, window and door frame on the driver's side had been damaged.

Warrant arrest
Joel Cineus, a 30 year old Bloomfield resident was arrested on Wednesday 12-11-13 at approximately 3:00pm after he was stopped for committing a motor vehicle violation on So. Centre St. During the subsequent stop it was discovered that the subject had two outstanding warrants issued for his arrest out of the city of Montclair. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident and processed accordingly.

Theft of vehicle
A Milton Pl. resident stated that on Wednesday 12-11-13 at approximately 8:15am she had left her vehicle (2011 Lincoln MKS)running in her driveway when an unknown actor(s) removed same.

As a reminder, during the cold weather season residents should NEVER leave their vehicles unattended while warming them up unless certain safety measures have been installed in their vehicles to prevent unauthorized access and operability. Additionally, valuables including holiday gifts at all times should NEVER be left inside your vehicle however, if they must you should make every effort to lock them inside the trunk area and out of view this includes any GPS unit that may be viewable to a potential criminal. Alarms, Locks and Lights (ALL) will benefit residents in securing their vehicles as well as their homes. Keep in mind that potential criminals often seek darkness to aid their attempt in going undetected so the use of any lights will always assist a resident in crime prevention. Remember, any suspicious activity detected or observed should IMMEDIATELY be relayed to the Police Department. Have a safe, secure and wonderful holiday season.

Stolen Vehicle
A Milton Place resident reported that actor(s) unknown stole her vehicle (2011 Lincoln) at approximately 8:17 am, Wednesday, 12-11-13 while it was parked in her driveway with the engine running.

Theft by Deception/Arrest
Two Irvington residents, Rooney Delva, age 30 and Stanley Etienne, age 30 were arrested at approximately 8:40 pm on Monday, 12-09-13 for using stolen credit cards at A & D Deli & Liquors.  The employee of the store notified police after the men left the store with their purchase.  SOPD Officers and Detectives stopped the two men, who had fled the scene in what was described as a white pickup truck.   After a brief investigation at the scene, both men were arrested without further incident and they were transported to headquarters for processing.

A Scotland Road resident reported that his house was burglarized on Saturday, 12-07-13 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 6:40 pm.  It appears the actor(s) pried open a rear basement window to gain entry and then ransacked the interior of the home.  The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Criminal Mischief to Auto
A Vose Avenue resident reported that someone "keyed" her vehicle (2012 Toyota) sometime between 11:00 pm on Friday, 12-06-13 and 2:20 pm on Saturday, 12-07-13.  The unknown actor(s) put a deep scrape into the right side of the auto from the front fender to the back fender.  The vehicle was parked in the apartment's parking lot at the time the incident occurred.

Warrant Arrest
Felix Vazquez, a 25 year old Bayonne resident was arrested for outstanding warrants at 11:45 am, Saturday, 12-07-13.  SOPD officers stopped Vazquez after receiving a call of a suspicious person on Grove Road.  During the on scene investigation, officers discovered that there was an active arrest warrant for Vazquez out of Clifton.  Vazquez was transported to headquarters and processed accordingly.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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