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South Orange Police Blotter - Seton Hall Student Robbed by Two Men with Gun


Robbery - At approximately 12:00 midnight on Monday, Feb. 6, a Seton Hall University student was robbed by two unknown actor(s) wearing face masks while she was walking west on Wilden Place near Eder Terr. The victim described the actors as two black males; the first about 5'6" in height, wearing a black hoody with a white zipper and black jogging pants. The second was 6'0" in height, dressed all in black and brandished a small, black handgun. The actors fled into the backyards of a residence on Wilden Place and a witness stated they then jumped into a silver, 4-door sedan and fled east towards Newark. The victim was not physically injured during the incident and the actors fled without any proceeds.  The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Adult Arrest - CDS - Norman McDonaldifill, a 24 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 4, at approximately 2 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Park Pl. and Grove Rd. After further investigation at the scene, officers determined that McDonaldifill was in possession the CDS. Officers arrested the subject and transported him to headquarters, where he was charged and processed accordingly. McDonaldifill also had two active arrest warrants, one out of South Orange and the other out of Clifton.  

Adult Arrest - DWI - Mark Lauterbach, a 25 year old West Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at approximately 10:33 p.m. for DWI. Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of No. Wyoming and Tillou Rd. After further investigation at the scene, officers determined that the operator of the vehicle (Lauterbach) was driving while impaired. Officers arrested Lauterbach and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Auto Theft - A Ward Pl. resident reported that between 2 p.m. and 2:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, actor(s) unknown stole her vehicle (2010 Honda) while it was parked on the street in front of her house. The victim's purse was also inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Auto Theft - A Meeker St. resident reported that on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at approximately 8:45 a.m., actor(s) unknown stole her vehicle (2017 Kia) while it was left running and unattended in her driveway.

Burglary to Auto - An Orange resident reported on Friday, Feb. 3, at approximately 12:15 p.m., she observed three young black males rummaging through her vehicle while it was parked in front of 15 South Orange Ave. The three actors fled east on South Orange Ave. as she approached and then they entered a small, maroon colored vehicle and drove off. The victim could not further describe the actors. Some small personal belongings were taken and the vehicle was not damaged during the incident.

Burglary to Auto - A University Court resident reported that between 9:30 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., Thursday Feb. 2, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked at a residence on Garfield Pl. and removed his EZPass tag. There was no damage to the vehicle.

Burglary to Auto - A Grove Rd. resident reported that between 6 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 1 and 4 p.m., Thursday Feb. 2, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway and removed an EZPass tag and a pair of sunglasses. There was no damage to the vehicle.

Burglary to Auto - An Irving Ave. resident reported that between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her pocketbook, which contained several personal items, credit cards and a cell phone.

Burglary to Auto - A Charlton Ave. resident reported that between 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 and 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle and removed some loose change and a cellphone holder.

Adult Arrest - CDS - William Harris, a 21 year old East Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at approximately 12:34 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Ward Place and Wilden Place, in which Harris was a passenger in the vehicle. Further investigation at the scene revealed that Harris was in possession of marijuana. Officers arrested Harris without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was 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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