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South Orange Police Blotter - Home Burglary and Attempted Burglary Reported


South Orange Police Blotter as of March 8

Warrant Arrest - Christopher Edwards, a 34 year old Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, March 8 at approximately 9:40 a.m. for an outstanding arrest warrant out of East Orange.  Officers stopped Edwards for a motor vehicle violation at Scotland Rd. and Turrell Ave. During the traffic stop, officers determined that there was an active warrant out of East Orange. Officers arrested Edwards without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Warrant Arrest - Christopher Cook, a 37 year old Newark resident, was arrested on Wednesday, March 8, at approximately 2:28 a.m. for an outstanding arrest warrant out of South Orange. Officers stopped Cook on Irvington Ave. for riding a bicycle without a helmet and during further investigation at the scene, officers determined that there was an active warrant out of South Orange. Officers arrested Cook without incident and transported him to headquarters to be processed accordingly.  

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Adult Arrest - CDS - Thomas Pierce, a 20 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, March 8 at approximately 1:30 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana) and paraphernalia. Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle at the intersection Charlton Ave. and Irving Ave. After further investigation at the scene of the motor vehicle stop, officers determined that the driver (Pierce) was in possession of the marijuana and paraphernalia. Officers arrested Pierce without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Attempted Burglary - Mayhew Dr. residents reported that between 5:15 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, and 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, actor(s) unknown damaged the lock on the front door of their residence. Although actor(s) gained entry past the first door (into the foyer) and also damaged the lock on the interior front door, no further entry was gained. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Burglary to Auto - A Warwick Ave. resident reported that between 4 p.m., Monday, March 6, and 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in his driveway and removed some loose change and a deactivated Motorola cell phone.

Warrant Arrest - James Wise, a 19 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on Tuesday, March 7, at approximately 11:30 a.m. by the detective bureau for an active arrest warrant out of Randolph. Detectives were looking at Wise as the subject for a shoplifting incident that occurred at the Rite Aid on March 3, and after being arrested for the outstanding warrant, Wise gave detectives a statement about the shoplifting incident.  etectives processed Wise and he was charged accordingly.

Theft - A Newark resident reported that sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Monday, March 6, actor(s) unknown removed a small, pink, Kate Spade wallet from a locker at Blink Fitness on Valley Street while she was exercising. The wallet contained various items.

Burglary - A Scotland Rd. resident reported that sometime between Saturday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, March 2, actor(s) unknown entered the residence by kicking in the front door and removed a large red, Craftsman toolbox. The detective bureau is investigating the incident.

Adult Arrest - CDS - Ahmad Rathore, a 21 year old Newark resident was arrested on Monday, March 6, at approximately 12:35 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Rathore, who was driving a 2007 Nissan for motor vehicle violation(s) at the intersection of Ward Pl. and Wilden Pl.  During the traffic stop, officers determined that Rathore was in possession of the marijuana as well as CDS paraphernalia. Officers arrested Rathore without further incident and transported him to headquarters, where he was processed accordingly.

Theft - The business owner of Valley Automotive reported that between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, actor(s) unknown stole a title to one of his vehicles (2011 Chevy) out of a cabinet drawer in his office. The vehicle itself remains in the his possession.

Warrant Arrest - David Boone, a 19 year old Newark resident, was arrested on Friday, March 3, at approximately 6:19 p.m. for outstanding arrest warrants out of South Orange. Residents notified police about a suspicious person who was seen ringing doorbells of houses in the neighborhood near Garfield Pl. Officers responded to the area and stopped Boone. During the on-scene investigation, officers determined that there were several active warrants for Boone's arrest out of the South Orange Municipal Court. Officers arrested Boone without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - Nathaniel Wiggins, a 48 year old Newark resident was arrested on Thursday, March 2, at approximately 2 p.m., for a theft that occurred at Seton Hall University on Feb. 21. Wiggins responded to headquarters and gave detectives a statement in regards to the incident. Detectives processed Wiggins and charged him accordingly.

Burglary to Auto - A Centre St. resident reported on Thursday, March 2 at approximately 11:43 p.m., he observed two unknown actors rummaging through his neighbor's vehicle & they fled on foot as he approached them. The only description of the actors give was that they were both wearing dark clothing.  A search of the area for the actors was negative. The vehicle's owner stated that nothing appears to be missing from the vehicle at this time and there was no damage to the vehicle. 

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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