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Two South Orange Houses Burglarized

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Police are investigating burglaries at two homes.

A Lenox Avenue resident reported that someone entered their home and stole several Apple laptops and pieces of jewelry sometime between 5 p.m. on April 9 and 4:15 p.m. on April 10.  Police believe that the suspect may have entered the house through a back door, but there were no signs of forced entry.

Someone also broke into a vacant house near the corner of South Orange Avenue and Warren Court and stole copper piping and aluminum air ducts sometime between 3:30 p.m. on April 7 and 9:30 a.m. on April 8. The suspect gained entry by damaging a rear door.

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In other police news:

  • A manager of an Irvington Avenue gas station told police that someone stole gas at about 10:15 p.m. on April 4. The suspect, described as a clean-shaven black male, requested a full tank of gas and then fled the scene in a GMC SUV without paying.
  • Dean Williams, 19, of Eastport, N.Y., was arrested when he was observed slashing a tire of a vehicle on Cottage Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. on April 6. Officers apprehended Williams on South Orange Avenue as he was walking away from the scene.
  • A Fairview Avenue resident stated that someone stole a British flag from his porch sometime during the overnight hours of April 4.
  • Antionett Robinson, 55, of Orange, was arrested when she was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Centre Street at approximately 7:40 a.m. on April 7. During questioning, officers discovered that Robinson had two outstanding warrants from Orange. She was arrested without incident.

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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