SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Two people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Frank Conzales, 39, of Maplewood, was taken into custody when officers responded to a report of someone following an elderly woman on West Third Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 1. During questioning police learned that Conzales had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Newark. He was arrested without incident.
Thomas Pollard Jr., 20, of South Orange, was arrested when police stopped him for a motor vehicle violation on Centre Street at about 4 p.m. on March 1. During questioning, it was discovered that Pollard had several warrants out for his arrest.
A minor from Newark was also arrested at approximately 5 p.m. on March 4 in connection with a credit card theft that occurred on Sloan Street in late February. She was located at a restaurant in Newark and was arrested on the scene.
In other police news:
Officers narrowly missed catching a graffiti artist shortly before 1:30 a.m. on March 2. They responded to reports of a white male in a tan coat marking a building with a black marker on the corner of South Orange Avenue and Fairview Avenue. When he was approached, the suspect fled and police gave chase. The suspect got away and was last seen in the rear yards on Fairview Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was also responsible for marking other buildings throughout the village.
A Seton Hall University student reported that someone removed her iPhone from her back pocket while she was at a house party on Irvington Avenue at about 1 a.m. on March 1.
- A vacant South Centre Street house was burglarized when someone broke in and stole copper piping from the basement sometime between 10 a.m. on March 3 and 5 p.m. on March 5. The thief gained entry by breaking a rear basement window.
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.