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South Orange Police Blotter - Five Arrests

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South Orange Police Blotter as of October 5

Burglary/arrest - James Reed, a 39 year old Newark resident was arrested on Sept. 27 after an investigation conducted by the Detective Bureau revealed that he was the actor responsible for a burglary to a dwelling on Cameron Rd. and an attempt at a dwelling on Kingman Rd. The subject was additionally charged with offenses in the Townships of Maplewood and West Orange. Both offenses in South Orange had occurred during the daylight hours.

Shoplifting/arrest - Laura Godbold, a 50 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on Oct. 3 at approximately 3 p.m. after it was discovered that she was attempting to bag and remove merchandise from the Stop & Shop that had not been paid for. The subject was arrested at the scene without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

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Thefts/arrest - Iler Borgella, a 38 year old Irvington resident and student at Seton Hall University, was arrested on Oct. 4 at 10:25 a.m. after officers responded to Aquinas Hall on a report of an emotionally disturbed individual that had been making verbal threats. Upon arrival officers determined that the subject was in fact combative and disorderly and as such was taken into custody without further incident. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. The investigation is continuing at this time.

DWI/arrest - Monique Crump, a 39 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Friday, Sept. 30 at approximately 10:10 p.m. after she was observed by an officer striking the side of a building while trying to exit a municipal lot adjacent to Sloan St. During the subsequent on-scene investigation by officers it was determined that the subject was in fact operating her vehicle while under the influence and as such was taken into custody. The subject was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Warrant arrest - Monico Shinholster, a 35 year old Irvington resident was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 2, at approximately 2:15 a.m. after an officer on routine patrol while sweeping the train station on foot discovered the subject inside of same. After the officer observed the subject with whom he has had prior interactions with, he discovered that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of the Union County Sheriff's Department. The subject was taken into custody without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

Burglary to garage - An East Clark Pl. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of Oct. 3 an unknown actor(s) had entered his unlocked garage and removed an Echo backpack leaf blower.

Theft from vehicle - A Jessica Way resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of Sept. 30 an unknown actor(s) had entered his unlocked vehicle (2016 BMW) and removed three sets of keys after ransacking the glove compartment.

Criminal mischief - Two juvenile residents of South Orange were taken into custody on Sunday, Oct. 2, at approximately 4:30 p.m. after they were observed damaging property to an apartment complex located on South Orange Ave. The two male teenagers were transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly where they were turned over to their guardians.

Criminal mischief - A Winthrop Ter. resident stated that sometime between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 an unknown actor had broken a large ceramic flower pot that was situated on her front porch.

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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