Police Blotter

South Orange Police Blotter - Home Burglary and Attempted Burglary Reported

33d17a649558f7fbc569_Police_Blotter.jpg
33d17a649558f7fbc569_Police_Blotter.jpg

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.  

Sign Up for E-News

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

SOMA

South Orange Police Blotter: Robbery Reported on South Orange Avenue

June 16, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of June 16

Robbery - An Alpha, NJ resident reported that he was robbed on Sunday, June 3, at approximately 12:30 a.m. while he was walking on South Orange Avenue near Scotland Road. The victim stated that he was approached by three unknown actors who punched him and knocked him to the ground. The actors then stole his cell phone and wallet ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Home Burglaries Reported

June 4, 2018, Burglary; Sometime during the daytime hours, a home on the 100 block of Midland Blvd was forcibly entered.  At the time of the report it was unknown what the proceeds were.

June 4, 2018; Thefts; During the overnight hours a metal rack was stolen from outside of a business on the 200 block of Elmwood Ave.

June 5, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours, a van ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Second Year of Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Brings Authors and Readers Together

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday.

The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full day of author panels covering a wide range of topics that included "#MeToo: From ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_af1b89eae735bf536426_par440_promo

Fri, June 22, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_6f87fbcddb8c623bb6c0_downtown_after_sundown_2

Fri, June 22, 7:00 PM

Spiotta Park, South Orange

Jersey Swamp Cats in Downtown After Sundown

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, June 26, 6:30 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Memoir Writing Class at Millburn Library

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_af1b89eae735bf536426_par440_promo

Fri, June 29, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Lecia Bianca Jewels Creates a Bridge to Make Bloomfield Center the Next Style Destination

June 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center renaissance continues as Lecia Bianca Jewels becomes a style destination on main thoroughfare in this Essex County Community. Lecia Clay, owner of the boutique, describes her jewelry as 'bridge jewelry,' - pieces that are in a space between costume jewelry and fine jewelry, while having value. 

'Lecia Bianca' is the ...

Record Number Attends West Essex YMCA's Sixth Annual Bike Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday in June.

With three routes to choose from—a four-mile route around the ...

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 Percent; Increase From Out-of-State Students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Maplewood Department of Public Works Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Worker

June 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Title: Maintenance Worker – Parks/Shade Tree Dept.

Issue Date: 6/18/18       ...

Jersey Swamp Cats in Downtown After Sundown Friday, June 22

Dance under the stars to the swingin’ sounds of the Jersey Swamp Cats when the boys bring their patented piano and guitar driven blues and vintage rock’n roll to Spiotta Park, as part of the Sounds In Spiotta Park DAS concert series on Friday, June 22!

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Spiotta Park, located on Village Plaza and South Orange Avenue.

 

Founder of Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award

Each year the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson Awards medals in 22 categories of volunteer service.   

The 2018 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held at the War ...