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South Orange Police Blotter - August 6

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South Orange Police Blotter as of August 6

Theft of bicycle/arrest; Fuquan Bilal, a 22 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on August 3, at approximately 10:15 p.m., after a detective on routine patrol observed the subject to be in possession of a bicycle that been stolen from a So. Centre St. residence a few hours prior. The subject was arrested at the scene (Valley St.), transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly

Shoplifting/arrest; Pushpa Patel, a 69 year old Newark resident was arrested on July 30, at approximately 11:35 a.m., after she placed several items of merchandise into a bag and attempted to exit the store (Stop n Shop) located on Valley St. The subject was arrested without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

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Theft of vehicle; A Holland Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of July 30,  an unknown actor(s) had removed his vehicle (2015 Dodge Charger) from his driveway. The vehicle was recovered via GPS a short time later in Newark with no damage.

Burglary to vehicle; A Holland Rd resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of July 30, an unknown actor(s) entered a vehicle (2015 Jeep) and ransacked the interior. No items were removed and there were no signs of a forced entry.

Burglary to garage; A Kingman Rd. resident stated that sometime between 4 p.m. on July 30 and 2:30 p.m. on July 31, an unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked garage and removed a Roubaix road bike and a Stihl gas trimmer.

Burglary to garage; An Irving Ave resident stated that sometime between 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, and 6 a.m. the following day an unknown actor(s) gained entry into his garage by breaking a side window and once inside removed a Toro electric edger.

Theft of packages; A Warren Ct. resident stated that sometime during the day of Aug. 3, an unknown actor(s) removed two packages from his residence that were delivered by UPS.

Warrant arrest; Jamal Abdulai-Sulley, a 40 year old Newark resident, was arrested on Aug. 4, at approximately 10:15 a.m. after it he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on South Orange Ave. as part of a DMV checkpoint. During the stop it was discovered that the subject had a warrant issued for his arrest out of the City of Newark. The subject was arrested at the scene transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest; James Wise, an 18 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Aug. 5, at approximately 2:25 a.m., after officers on routine patrol and familiar with the subject became aware that he had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of Maplewood.

Warrant arrest; Anthony Ford, a 57 year old Newark resident was arrested and charged additionally on Aug. 1 by the Detective Bureau for thefts from garages that had recently occurred during the overnight hours. The subject had initially been observed by officers on the private property of a residence at approximately 3:30 a.m. a few days prior. The subsequent investigation conducted by the Detective Bureau lead to the additional charges and arrest.

Theft of bicycles; A Turrell Ave. resident stated sometime during the overnight or early morning hours of Aug. 1 an unknown actor(s) removed two unsecured bicycles a grey, black and red Schwinn Magna mountain bike and a Fuji 10 speed bike from her garage.

DWI/arrest; Richard Hyder, a 52 year old West Orange resident was arrested on Aug. 1 at approximately 9:35 p.m., after an officer responded to a call of a vehicle being stuck on a retaining wall in a parking lot adjacent to Sloan St. During the on-scene investigation it was discovered that the subject had driven his vehicle onto the wall and was still attempting to operate same when the officer arrived. The subsequent field investigation revealed that the subject was in fact under the influence and as such was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

DUI/arrest; Dwayne Campbell, a 27 year old East Orange resident, was arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence after an officer observed the subject asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle while at an intersection on Irvington Ave. During the subsequent field investigation it was discovered that the subject had in fact been intoxicated and as such was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Criminal mischief; A Maplewood resident stated that sometime between Tuesday, July 16 and and Friday, July 29, an unknown actor(s) had attempted to break his bicycle lock with a brick which secured his bicycle at the main train station. The actor(s) were unsuccessful in the theft

Burglary to garage; A Montrose Ave. resident stated that sometime between 7 a.m. on July 28 and 7:00 p,m the following day an unknown actor(s) had gained entry into his garage by removing a side window (glass) from its pane and climbed through. No items were removed.

Attempted burglary to garage; A Hartford Rd. resident started that on July 29 at approximately 4 a.m., the alarm to his garage was activated and it appeared that some unknown actor(s) had attempted to pry open the garage door to gain access however, entry was not gained.

Burglary to garage; An Irving Ave resident stated that sometime between 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 and 6 a.m. the following day an unknown actor(s) gained entry into his garage by breaking a side window and once inside removed a Toro electric edger.

Theft/trespassing/arrest; Anthony Ford, a 56 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, July 27, at approximately 3:30 a.m. after an officer on routine patrol observed the subject on a bicycle carrying a beach umbrella while on the private property of an Irving Ave. residence. During the on-scene investigation by the officer it was discovered that the subject had in fact been trespassing on the homeowner's property during the early morning hours. The subject was arrested at the scene, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. Detectives investigating the initial encounter and arrest determined that the subject had been involved in several other overnight thefts in the area. The investigation is continuing at this time.

CDS/arrest; William Harris Jr., a 20 year old East Orange resident was arrested on July 31 at approximately 4:15 p.m. after an officer on routine patrol observed the subject to be in possession of CDS (marijuana) while sitting on a park bench on West Third St. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

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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