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One Arrested on Charges of South Orange Vandalism

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – One person has been arrested in connection with incidents of vandalism throughout the village.

Luke Trengrove, 19, of Bayville, was taken into custody when police determined that he was responsible for several acts of criminal mischief on March 21. He was apprehended at his residence without incident. Trengrove had also been charged with numerous vandalism offenses in the Shore region.

Police also are investigating a report of a vehicle stolen from the downtown area. A Union resident told police that someone stole her 1997 Honda from the area of Valley Street and Hixon Place sometime between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 22.

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In other police news:

  • Kevin Williams, 26, of Montclair, was arrested when police pulled him over for a motor vehicle violation at approximately 11:20 a.m. on March 21. During the investigation it was discovered that Williams was driving on a suspended license and that he had an outstanding arrest warrant.
  • An 18-year-old woman reported that she was punched in the face while attending a concert on the campus of Seton Hall University shortly before midnight on March 21. All involved were identified, and the matter was referred to the court without any arrests.
  • A Mayhew Drive resident told police that someone entered his unlocked 2003 Chevy and stole a small amount of change from the console sometime during the overnight hours of March 22.
  • A Varsity Road resident stated that someone damaged the driver’s side door handle of his 2005 Ford sometime during the overnight hours of March 19.
  • Samuel Nyagwoka, 20, of Irvington, and a Maplewood minor, 17, were arrested when officers responded to calls of suspicious activity in the rear yard of a Warren Court residence at about 10:30 a.m. on March 24. Upon arrival, police found the suspects hiding in the yard.


Source: South Orange Police Blotter

The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.

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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