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South Orange Police Blotter - Six Burglaries to Autos Reported

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South Orange Police Blotter as of January 27

Burglary to Auto - A Franklin Pl. resident reported on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 2:49 p.m., she noticed a black male who was wearing a ski mask run from the area of her driveway and get into the front passenger side of a dark grey SUV (possibly a Lexus with NJ plates) that was parked in front of her residence. The SUV then fled the scene and headed east on Franklin Pl.  The victim checked her vehicle, which was parked in her driveway and noticed that several personal possessions had been removed. The incident is currently being investigated.

Burglary to Auto - A Grove Rd. resident reported that between 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway and removed cash, personal items, and loose change from the console area. The vehicle was not damaged during the incident.

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Burglary to Auto - A Blanchard Road resident reported that between 11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 and 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, actor(s) unknown entered two of her vehicles, both of which were parked in the driveway of her residence and rummaged through the interior of the vehicles. Nothing appears to have been taken at the time of the report. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicles.

Burglary to Auto - A Jessica Way resident reported that between 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 and 10:30 a.m., and Sunday, Jan. 22, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of his residence and rummaged through the glove compartment removing the vehicle's registration and insurance cards.  There was no sign of forced entry to the vehicle.

Burglary to Auto - A Mayhew Drive resident reported that between 11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 and  10:40 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of her residence and rummaged through the glove compartment removing approximately $5.00 in loose change. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.

Burglary to Auto - A Prospect Street resident reported that between 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 and 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of his residence and rummaged through the glove compartment and center console. Nothing appears to have been missing at the time of the report.

Criminal Mischief - A Scotland Rd. resident reported on Monday, Jan. 23, at approximately 4:34 p.m., an unknown actor (described as a 5'-10" black male with a long beard & wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white rim) picked up 2 large rocks, walked down a neighbor's driveway and used the rocks to damage the back windows of two vehicles parked at the residence. The actor then walked down the street and entered a small, black SUV and drove away.  The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.  

Warrant Arrest - Anthony Hagans, a 28 year old Irvington resident, was arrested on Tuesday,  Jan. 24, at approximately 4:18 p.m. for an outstanding arrest warrant. An SOPD officer observed Hagans, standing on the front porch of a Scotland Rd. residence where on Jan. 23, it was reported that a man (described as a black male with a long beard, wearing a black with a white rimmed hoodie) damaged two vehicles with large rocks.  Hagans matched the description of the subject in question and the officer stopped him to investigate further.  uring the on-scene investigation, it was revealed that Hagans had an active arrest warrant out of Hillside. Officers arrested Hagans without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - CDS - Max Barreira, an 18 year old Union resident was arrested on Sunday, Jan. 22, at approximately 11:01 p.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped a vehicle (2003 Acura) for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Irvington Ave. and Prospect St. Further investigation at the scene revealed that one of the passengers (Barreria) of the vehicle was in possession of the marijuana. Officers arrested Barreria without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly. Officers issued motor vehicle summonses to the driver of the vehicle and he was sent on his way.

Burglary to Garage - A Glenview Road resident reported that at approximately 4:12 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, he heard his garage door open and heard what sounded like person(s) rummaging through his garage. The resident set off his vehicle's alarm to scare off the actor(s) & called police. Patrol units responded, but a search for the subject(s) was negative. Nothing appears to have been taken at the time of the report.  The Detective Bureau was notified and the incident is being investigated.

Criminal Mischief - A Wilden Place resident reported that between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, an unknown actor smashed two flower pots and knocked a chair off her porch onto the driveway. A witness described the actor as a 6'-0" tall black male, wearing a black hat, a dark sweat shirt and white pants. The subject was last seen walking east on Wilden Place.

Adult Arrest - DWI - Isaac Davis, a 24 year old Watchung resident, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 10:11 p.m. for DWI. An officer stopped Davis for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Tichenor Ave. and Montaque Pl. After further investigation at the scene, officers determined that Davis was operating his vehicle while impaired. Officers arrested Davis without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Stolen License Plate - An employee of the Cleanway Car Wash reported on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 1:32 p.m. that actor(s) unknown, described as two black males (one wearing a red jacket, the other wearing a black & white jacket) get out of a black Acura MDX, approach a parked vehicle and remove a dealer license plate (NJ).  The two actors then flee the scene in the Acura.  The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

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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