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South Orange Police Blotter - Robbery on Ridgewood Rd. and Attempted Robbery on Grove Rd. Reported

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South Orange Police Blotter as of June 28

Robbery - A Union resident reported that sometime between 11:00 pm, Saturday, June 24 and 12:02 a.m., Sunday, June 25, a large group of unknown actors (about 10 black males in their late teens) robbed him of his cell phone as he was walking on Ridgewood Rd. The victim stated that two of the actors punched him in face, took his phone and fled towards South Orange Ave.  Victim then walked to police headquarters to report the incident.  Victim refused medical attention & the detective bureau...

Attempted Robbery Two South Orange Ave residents reported on Sunday, June 25, at approximately 10:20 pm, a group of approximately six males approached them as they were walking on Grove Rd and asked for money, but walked away when the victims stated they did not have any money with them. A few moments later, two males (whom victims believed were with the group of six) approached them again, but now one of the males was holding a blunt object (bat or hockey stick) and again asked for money.  The actors then "patted" the victims down and when they realized there was nothing to steal, they then fled north on Grove Rd. Victim(s) described the first actor (holding the blunt object) as a short, dark skinned male who was wearing jeans and a t-shirt.  The second actor was wearing jeans with no shirt and described as tall and skinny. Officers stopped two subjects who matched the description of the actors on a nearby street, but they were both sent on their way after a positive identification could not be made. The detective bureau is investigating the incident.

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Theft - An Irving Ave resident reported that sometime between Sunday, June 18 and Sunday, June 25, actor(s) unknown entered the shed in his backyard and removed his black and red Homelite brand power washer.

Theft of Bicycle - A West Orange resident reported that between 5:10 pm, Sunday, June 25, and 11 a.m., Monday, June 26, actor(s) unknown stole his bicycle (black and green, GT Vantara Dual Sport), which was locked and secured to a bike rack under the train trestle on Sloan St.

Warrant Arrest - Keith Thomas, a 40 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Monday, June 26, at approximately 12:19 pm for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Cedar Grove. Officers working a motor vehicle inspection detail stopped Thomas, who was driving a Chevy pickup truck for a motor vehicle violation. Further investigation during the stop revealed that Thomas’ driver’s license was suspended & the active warrant for his arrest.  Officers arrested Thomas without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - DW - Ronald Dickens, a 64 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, June 24, at approximately 1:33 am for DWI. Officers stopped Dickens, who was driving a 2002 Mazda for motor vehicle violations on So. Orange Ave. After further investigation during the stop, officers determined that Dickens was DWI.  Officers arrested Dickens and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly. 

Auto Theft - An Irvington Ave resident reported that on Saturday, June 24, between 11:30 am amd 7:45 pm, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2000 Pontiac), which was parked in his driveway at the time the theft occurred.

Burglary - A Charlton Ave resident reported that between 4:45 and 8:00 pm on Monday, June 19. actor(s) unknown entered his garage through a window and removed a men's silver and green, 10 speed Giant brand bicycle along with several hand held power tools.

Burglary to Auto - A Vose Ave. resident reported that between 7:00 pm, Sunday, June 25 and 7:00 am, Monday, June 26, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle and removed several personal items, which officers located nearby at the intersection of Vose Ave and Mead Street.

Burglary to Auto - A Wyoming Ave. resident reported that between 7:30 pm, Wednesday, June 21, and 7:00 am, Thursday, June 22, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle and removed some loose change and a twenty dollar bill.

Burglary to Autos - Residents of Vose Ave and Raymond Ave reported that between 9:15 and 11:40 pm on Sunday, June 25, actor(s) unknown entered several unlocked vehicles and removed various items including; personal papers, cash and a wallet.

Burglary to Autos - Residents of Longview Road and Duffield Drive reported that between 9:00 am, Thursday, June 22 and 3:00 pm, Friday, June 23, actor(s) unknown entered several unlocked vehicles and removed various items including; personal papers, sunglasses, cash and a wallet.

Theft / Shoplifting - An employee of Morgan's Liquors on Irvington Ave. reported on Saturday, June 24, at approximately 6:08 pm, an unknown actor shoplifted 3 bottles of alcohol, ran out of the store and fled west on Irvington Ave in a white or silver, BMW. The employee described the actor as a black male, in his mid-twenties who was wearing a green camo t-shirt and gold colored slip on shoes.

Auto Theft - A Crest Drive resident reported that sometime between 10:30 pm, Wednesday, June 21, and 7:10 am, Thursday, June 22, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2010 Lexus), which was parked in his driveway at the time the theft occurred.

Warrant Arrest = Michael Carnevale, a 32 year old Livingston resident was arrested on Thursday, June 22, at approximately 5:15 pm for an active arrest warrant out of South Orange. Detectives responded to the subject's address in Livingston to serve the warrant and detective arrested Carnevale without further incident amd  then transported to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Theft of Bicycle - Two juveniles were taken into custody on Monday, June 19, at approximately 3:35 pm for stealing a bicycle from a residence on Hillside Place. Officers were able to apprehend the two juveniles without further incident and they were processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - DWI - Frank Barrino, a 38 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, June 17, at approximately 9:26 pm for DWI. Officers stopped Hayes, who was driving a 2008 Cadillac for motor vehicle violations near the intersection of So. Orange Ave andProspect St.  During the on-scene investigation, officers determined that Barrino was DWI.  Officers arrested Barrino without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - DWI - John Hayes Jr, a 59 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, June 17, at approximately 2:45 pm for DWI. Officers stopped Hayes, who was driving a Ford Escort for motor vehicle violations near the intersection of Montrose Ave and Charlton Ave. During the on-scene investigation, officers determined that Hayes was DWI. Officers arrested Hayes without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

Adult Arrest - CDS - Franel Clervoyant, a 26 year old Maplewood resident was arrested on Saturday, June 17, at approximately 9:57 pm for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Clervoyant, who was driving a 2000 Jeep for motor vehicle violations on Grove Rd. After further investigation during the traffic stop, officers determined that Clervoyant was in possession of marijuana.  Officers arrested Clervoyant  and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

Auto Theft - A Riggs Place resident reported that sometime between 12:00 am and 7:00 am, Friday, June 16, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2017 Subaru), which was parked on the street in front of his house at the time.

Theft of Bicycle = A College Place resident reported that sometime between 8:45 am and 7:45 pm on Wednesday, June 14, actor(s) unknown stole his bicycle (black, Trek FX-2 mountain bike), which he had secured with a cable lock to a pole under the train bridge on Sloan Street.

Auto Theft - A Montrose Ave. resident reported that sometime between 10:00 pm, Tuesday, June 13, and 8:56 am, Wednesday, June 14, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2013 Dodge), which was parked in the rear driveway of his residence. Vehicle contained three child safety seats, miscellaneous sports equipment and various identification papers at the time it was stolen.

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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