SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Burglars broke into two Hartford Road sometime during the evening or overnight hours on Wednesday.
The burglars ransacked one home, removing a safe, and then forcefully entered the safe of the second home. Items stolen included laptops, electronics and jewelry. The homes are on the same side of the street and approximately three houses apart.
Entry was gained through the side door of one home and the rear door of the other. Police report that the burglars covered the windows so that no light could be seen by neighbors or passersby.
In other police news:
A Newark driver was charged after he attempted to flee the scene of a hit-and-run accident Wednesday on Scotland Road. Alsharif Scriven, 24, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. after police said he rear-ended another vehicle. Police also report he gave false information during the investigation and had numerous outstanding arrest warrants. There were no injuries in the accident.
Police arrested an 18-year-old Randolph resident, Eamonn Keenan, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, and charged him with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Keenan is a Seton Hall University student.
South Orange residents reported between 7:45 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 3, someone stole an Apple laptop computer from their unlocked vehicle, which was parked in a driveway on University Court. Sometime overnight on Nov. 2, a vehicle belonging to a Milton Place resident was ransacked. No items were taken and the vehicle was not damaged.
- A South Orange Avenue resident told police that at 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 3, someone shattered her first-floor storm window and then fled on foot.