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First Robbery in South Orange in 2014 Occurs on New Year's Day


January 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The first robbery of 2014 occurred on New Year’s Day.

Three men assaulted a New York resident as he was walking on South Orange Avenue near Elm Court at 10:30 p.m. The victim told police that he was punched from behind and that his cell phone was taken.

The robbers are described as three black males. One was wearing a striped shirt and a second was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, the victim said.

Police reported three arrests involving alcohol and marijuana over the holidays.

  • Colin Muench, 18, of Maplewood, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 while investigating a report of a large group of youths drinking alcohol in the street in the area of Lenox Avenue and Lenox Place. Police said Muench had alcohol and marijuana.
  • Kinley Lewis, 22, of South Orange, was arrested at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 when police checked a vehicle parked illegally on Holland Road. He was charged with possession of marijuana.
  • Venancio Bonifaciosuazo, 42, of Orange, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 after a report of a confrontation between two drivers on Ridgewood Road. He was charged with driving under the influence.

In other police news, the driver’s side door lock of a vehicle parked in the driveway of an Eder Terrace resident was damaged. The incident occurred between noon on Dec. 27 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 28. The person or people responsible were not able to break into the 2007 Infinity.

Source: http://southorange.org/Police/blotter.asp


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