South Orange Police Blotter as of April 12

Adult Arrest - Sean Carr, a 30 year old West Orange resident, was arrested on Saturday, April 7, at approximately 10:30 a.m. for attempted auto theft. Officers responded to the Cleanway Car Wash on Irvington Avenue where employees had a subject detained (Carr) who had just tried to steal a vehicle from the car wash. Officers arrested Carr and transported him to headquarters where he became combative with officers during the booking process. Officers were able to bring Carr under control and during a search incident to arrest, they discovered that Carr was in possession of CDS and CDS paraphernalia. Officers charged Carr accordingly with multiple counts of numerous criminal offenses.

Warrant Arrest - Kristen Branagan, a 35 year old Bayonne resident, was arrested on Monday, April 2, at approximately 11:36 a.m. on an active arrest warrant out of South Orange. After SOPD Detectives concluded a thorough fraud investigation, the Financial Crimes Unit of the Essex County Prosecutors Office approved charges against Branagan and SOPD Detectives subsequently arrested Branagan on those charges.  

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Warrant Arrest - Carol Stieve, a 39 year old Summit resident, was arrested on Saturday, March 31, at approximately 1:40 p.m. for an active arrest warrant out of Springfield. Officers responded to Grid Iron Waffles on South Orange Avenue for a report of suspicious person who had stolen cash from the tip jar and fled the store. Officers quickly located a subject who matched the given description walking on Vose Avenue and stopped her. After further investigation at the scene, it was determined that the subject (Stieve) was the actor involved in the theft. A records check at the scene revealed the outstanding arrest warrant and officers arrested Stieve without incident. Officers then transported Stieve to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

Burglary to Auto - An Irvington resident reported that on Thursday, April 5, between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked on Second Street and stole his black briefcase, which contained his Apple MacBook Pro laptop inside.