South Orange Police Blotter as of June 30
Theft/juvenile apprehension; On June 27, at approximately 6:10 p.m., an officer while responding to an apartment complex on W. South Orange Ave. on a report of three juveniles that were acting suspiciously in the immediate area of the complex's bicycle rack detained one juvenile on scene. The juvenile detained was found to be in possession of a bicycle that had been stolen from the same complex the day prior. The property was recovered and returned to the owner and the juvenile was processed accordingly.
Robbery/juvenile arrest; A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on June 28, at approximately 1:30 p.m., after detectives determined via an investigation that the subject had physically assaulted another juvenile on June 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m. and while doing so stole his backpack.The victim was walking on Tichenor Ave. when he was assaulted and robbed by the subject. The subject had been accompanied by two other individuals being described as two black male juveniles. After the incident the actors fled the scene in a small black SUV. The subject was arrested at his residence, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. The investigation is on-going at this time.
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Theft of vehicle; A Tillou Rd. West resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of June 28, an unknown actor(s) removed her vehicle (2016 Audi A7) from her driveway. The vehicle was locked at the time of the theft and temporary tags were on same.
Theft from vehicles/juvenile apprehension; Three unlocked vehicles, one on Irvington Ave. and two vehicles parked on Village Rd., were entered and coins were removed from all three vehicles sometime during the evening or overnight hours of June 25. An officer patrolling the area at midnight observed a subject, later identified as a juvenile resident of Newark in the area of the thefts. As the officer attempted to make an field inquiry the subject fled on foot and refused to comply with the officer's instruction to stop fleeing. After a brief foot pursuit the subject was stopped and during the field investigation it was discovered that the subject had a large amount of coins in his pants pockets. Additionally on the scene the subject gave several different false names to the investigating officer. The subject was transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.
Theft of bicycle; A juvenile stated that sometime between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on June 26, an unknown actor removed his black Trek hybrid bicycle from a bike rack located at an apartment complex on West South Orange Ave. The bicycle was unlocked at the time of the theft
Theft of a plant; A Wyoming Ave. resident stated that sometime during the evening of June 26, an unknown actor removed a hanging plant from the front of his residence. The planter was purple in color.