South Orange Police Blotter as of January 31

Adult Arrest - Burglary to Autos - George Brown, a 37 year old Orange resident, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 26, at approximately 4:30 p.m. for an active arrest warrant out of the Essex County Sheriff's Department and was subsequently charged for multiple burglary to auto offenses.

During the overnight hours of Wednesday, Jan. 25, approximately 10 vehicles were burglarized on the west side of town, including the following locations; Conway Court (2) Lenox Avenue (2), So. Ridgewood Road (2), Western Drive (3) and West End Drive. In each incident, the actor involved entered the vehicle through an unlocked door, rummaged through belongings and stole small items (loose change, sunglasses, phone chargers, handheld tools, etc.).  The Detective Bureau was able to quickly identify Brown as a suspect and after he was arrested for the active warrant, the investigation lead to him being charged with six counts of burglary to auto.  Additional charges are pending at this time.  Please see the South Orange Police Department Facebook page at for a picture of the actor and further information.

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Burglary to Auto - A Kingman Road resident reported that between 10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan, 25 and 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appears to be taken at this time.

Burglary to Auto - A Ridgewood Road resident reported that between midnight and 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in his driveway and ransacked the glove compartment. Nothing appears to be taken at this time.

Burglary to Auto - A Hartford Road resident reported that between 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 and 7:30 a.m, Friday, Jan. 27, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle and removed an iPhone charger, small bills and other personal items. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.

Burglary to Auto - A Brooklyn, NY resident reported that sometime between 5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23 and 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle, while it was parked at a Milton Place address and rummaged through the contents of the vehicle's glove compartment. Nothing was reported missing at this time and there were no signs of forced entry.

Adult Arrest - DWI - Davion Morris, a 23 year old Newark resident, was arrested at approximately 3:11 a.m., Friday. Jan. 27, for DWI. Officers observed a black Nissan Altima being driven erratically and in violation of several motor vehicle laws. Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Sloan St. and South Orange Ave.  After further investigation at the scene, officers determined that Morris was operating the vehicle while under the influence and he was found to be in possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers arrested Morris without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly. Morris was also found to have two outstanding arrest warrants, one out of Newark and the other out of Neptune.