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South Orange Police Blotter - Home Burglary and Auto Theft Reported


South Orange Police Blotter as of April 9

Warrant Arrest - Timothy Hislop, a 38 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on Thursday, Arpil 6, at approximately 9:12 p.m. for an outstanding warrant out of Orange. Officers stopped Hislop for a motor vehicle violation at Holland Rd. and Marion Ave. During the traffic stop, a record check revealed the active arrest warrant. Officers arrested Hislop without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

Adult Arrest - Christopher Cook, a 37 year old Newark resident, was arrested on Thursday, April 6, at approximately 9:05 a.m. for an active warrant out of South Orange. Officers responded to the train station on a report of a suspicious person who was acting unusually and located Cook on the east bound platform.  A record check during the on-scene investigation revealed the outstanding warrant and police arrested Cook without further incident. Officers transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Auto Theft - A Lenox Place resident reported that on Tuesday, April 4, at approximately 10:27 p.m., actor(s) unknown stole her vehicle (2014 Hyundai). Several items (purse containing cash, identification, credit cards, three child safety seats, and a baby stoller ) were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. On Wednesday, April 5, at approximately 4:54 a.m., Maplewood Police recovered the vehicle, which was parked (unoccupied) against a curb on Kendall Ave. Officers notified the Detective Bureau and towed the vehicle to headquarters to be processed.

Adult Arrests - Marvin Jones, a 21 year old Newark resident, and Tresean Johnson, a 19 year old East Orange resident, were both arrested on Tuesday, April 4, at approximately 9:17 p.m. Jones was arrested for possession of CDS (marijuana), paraphernalia, and P.U.L.A. while Johnson was arrested for two outstanding arrest warrants out of Middlesex Boro. Officers responding to a call of four suspicious persons who reportedly were pulling on the door handles of parked vehicles, located and stopped four subjects at Turrell Ave and Grove Rd. During the on scene investigation, officers determined that Jones was in possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage, CDS, and paraphernalia. The other three subjects were record checked and officers found the two active arrest warrants for Johnson. Officers arrested both men without further incident and transported them to headquarters where they were processed accordingly. The other two subjects were negative for wants and warrants and officers sent them on their way.

Burglary to Auto - A Longview Road resident reported that between 10 p.m., Saturday, April 1, and 8 p.m., Sunday, April 2, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle (2017 Mercedes Benz), which was parked in his driveway and removed cash that was inside the center console.

Adult Arrest - CDS - Clervenes Dieujuste, a 26 year old Maplewood resident, was arrested on Monday, April 3, at approximately 1:50 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Dieujuste, who was driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Montrose Street.  After further investigation at the scene, officers determined that Dieujuste was in possession of the CDS. Officers arrested Dieujuste without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Burglary - A Cottage Street resident reported that between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, actor(s) unknown broke into his apartment and stole a Mac Pro computer and several e-readers. It appears the actor(s) kicked in the front door to gain entry. The Detective Bureau responded to investigate and process the scene.

Adult Arrest - CDS - Thomas Pierce, a 20 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Friday, March 31, at approximately 10:31 p.m. for possession on CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle that was parked and occupied on Church Street. During the on-scene investigation, Officers determined that one of the occupants (Pierce) was in possession of the CDS and the other occupant (Edward Ahanek, a 20 year old South Orange resident) was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Clifton. Officers arrested Pierce and Ahanek without further incident and transported both men to headquarters where they were 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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