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South Orange Police Blotter - Arrest for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer

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South Orange Police Blotter as of September 24

Aggravated assault/weapons/arrest - Gabriel Hidalgo, a 37 year old East Orange resident, was arrested on September 16 at approximately 11:20 p.m. after officers were called to a South Orange Ave. residence regarding a subject armed with a knife that was attempting to gain entry into a private party. An attendee of the private gathering of Seton Hall University students had dialed 9-1-1 to notify the police of the threatening subject. An officer responding to the scene observed the subject pacing back and forth outside of the residence. When the officer exited his police vehicle he observed the knife protruding from the waistband of the subjects pants and the subject acting extremely agitated and combative as he was making motions towards grasping the partially concealed knife. The officer fearing for the safety of the students, other officers and himself, drew his firearm and ordered the subject numerous times to remove his hand from his waistband and to get down on the ground. The subject however, continued his refusal to comply with the officers commands. It wasn't until several other officers arrived on the scene that the subject ultimately complied and was taken into custody without further incident. A search incident to arrest revealed that the subject was in possession of a 7" knife, a razor box cutter, heroin and marijuana. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly where he was charged with the following offenses: Terroristic threats, aggravated assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and two counts of possession of a control dangerous substance.

Burglary to dwelling/arrest - A 14 year old male juvenile from Newark was arrested on September 22, after detectives having recovered forensic evidence from a residential burglary on Academy St. back in March were able to determine he was one of the actors involved in the crime. The juvenile was processed for the offense and released to his parent pending a court appearance.

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Attempted vehicle theft; arrests - Three juvenile males (16, 13 and 16 years of age) and residents of Newark were arrested on Wednesday, September 21, at approximately 10:30 p.m. after officers responded to a call of a burglary to a vehicle in progress at an apartment complex located on Vose Ave. Upon arrival officers located the subjects inside a vehicle (2000 Chrysler) that they were attempting to steal by breaking the ignition. The officers placed all three juveniles in custody and while conducting their field investigation discovered that the juveniles had also entered another vehicle in the rear of the complex. All three juveniles were transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Stolen vehicle/arrest - Justin Conover, a 27 year old Newark resident, was arrested on September 21 at approximately 9:30 p.m. by MPD after it was discovered that he was operating a stolen vehicle (2000 Mazda) that had just been stolen from a Fourth St. business in South Orange. The subject was charged for the offense by detectives and processed accordingly.

Theft of cell phone - An Edison resident stated that on Tuesday, September 20, at approximately 8:30 p.m., she was in the Rite Aid when she placed her iPhone down on the pharmacy counter to assist a child nearby. The victim stated when she returned to it she realized it had been stolen. Surveillance video in the store revealed that an actor described as a black female wearing a bright pink shirt and pink bandana had removed the phone and exited the store. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Lewdness - A 22 year old female stated that on Sunday, September 18, at approximately 10:00 p.m. she was walking east on Irvington Ave. when she observed a white male approximately 5'8" in height with a muscular build and wearing a tan scarf around his face exposing himself. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Theft from vehicle - A Reynolds Pl. resident stated sometime between Tuesday, September 20, and Thursday, September 22, an unknown actor(s) had gained entry into his unlocked vehicle (2007 Honda) and removed approximately $10 in coins.

Attempted theft of vehicle - An Academy St. resident stated that sometime between 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, and noon on Thursday, September 22, an unknown actor(s) had attempted to steal his vehicle (2001 Dodge van) from his driveway. The actor(s) had damaged the door lock and ignition.

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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