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South Orange Police Blotter - Car Stolen from Parking Deck at 3rd and Valley; Arrest for 'Defiant Trespass' on Seton Hall Campus


Auto Theft - A Valley Street resident reported that between 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 and 3:21 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2011 Toyota) while it was parked in the residential parking deck located at 3rd and Valley.

Adult Arrest - Defiant Trespass - James Wise, a 19 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at approximately 8:45 p.m. for defiant trespass. Seton Hall University Security notified SOPD that Wise, whose status at the university is "persona non grata" was once again on campus. Officers responded to SHU, arrested Wise without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Theft - Ridgewood Road residents reported that several packages have been stolen from the enclosed front porch of their residence during the past month. The first incident occurred on Thursday, Jan. 19, and the second theft occurred on Saturday, Feb. 4.

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Adult Arrest - Stanley Stepney, a 53 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 11, at approximately 8:32 a.m. for outstanding arrest warrants. Officers stopped Stepney (known to the officers to have an active warrant), as he was driving a vehicle on Wilden Place and subsequently arrested him for the warrant.  Officers transported Stepney to headquarters where it was further revealed that there were several additional outstanding warrants out of the following jurisdictions: Montclair, Middletown, Sayreville and Long Branch.  

Adult Arrest - CDS - Kamaria Artis, a 20 year old Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 11, at approximately 1:09 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Artis for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Academy St. and Second St. During the on-scene investigation, officers determined that Artis was in possession of marijuana and she was subsequently arrested without further incident, transported to headquarters and processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - DWI - Gloria Bozor, a 25 year old West Orange resident was arrested on Friday, Feb. 10, at approximately 8:30 p.m. for DWI. Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Ridgewood Rd. & Walnut Ct. During the on scene investigation, officers suspected that Bozor was operating her vehicle while under the influence. Officers arrested Bozor and transported her to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - Trene Brogden-Byrd, a 26 year old Montclair resident was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 9. at approximately 10:37 p.m. for hindering apprehension and an outstanding arrest warrant. Officers stopped Brodgen-Byrd, who was driving a Jeep for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Centre St. and South Orange Ave. During the on-scene investigation, Brodgen-Byrd continually gave the officers false information about her identity. However, officers were able to correctly identify Brodgen-Byrd and it was further revealed that she had an active arrest warrant out of Roxbury. Officers arrested Brodgen-Byrd and transported her to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

P.U.L.A. - Officers working a plainclothes detail observed Allison McManus, a 19 year old California resident walk out of A&D Liquors on Valley St. carrying what appeared to be two large bottles of vodka. Officers stopped McManus to inquire about her age and officers were able to confirm that McManus was indeed under the legal age to possess alcohol. Officer confiscated the alcohol, issued McManus a special complaint for P.U.L.A. and she was sent on her way.

Burglary - A Ward Pl. resident reported that between 11:30 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 8 and 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, actor(s) unknown entered his garage and removed a Toro snow blower, a battery charger and a Hitachi rechargeable drill. The incident is being investigated.

Burglary to Auto - A Church Street resident reported that between 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 9:40 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, rummaged through the interior and removed about $10.00 of loose change. The vehicle was not damaged.

Burglary to Auto - A Cameron Road resident reported that between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appeared to be taken and there was no sign of forced entry.Burglary to Auto - A Hamilton Rd. resident reported that between 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, and 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle (Mercedes 320), rummaged through the interior and removed a black briefcase.

Adult Arrest - CDS - Kahlid Kemp, a 23 year old Newark resident was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at approximately 10:05 p.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Kemp for motor vehicle violation(s) at the intersection of South Orange Ave. and Montrose St. During the traffic stop, officers determined that Kemp was in possession of the CDS.  Officers arrested Kemp and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

Warrant Arrest - Sheena Brown, a 26 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at approximately 11:17 a.m. for active arrest warrants and possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers working a motor vehicle inspection detail at South Orange Ave. and Kingman Rd. stopped a vehicle in which Brown was a passenger in for violations. During the traffic stop, officers determined that Brown had two active arrest warrants and was in possession of the CDS. Officers arrested Brown without incident and transported her to headquarters where she was 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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