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South Orange Police Blotter - Two Arrested and Charged with DWI


South Orange Police Blotter as of May 24

Theft of Bicycle - A South Orange resident reported that sometime between 5:45 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, actor(s) unknown stole his black & white Gary Fisher mountain bike, which had been locked and secured to the bicycle rack under the main train station.

Commercial Burglaries - Two adjacent West South Orange Avenue business owners reported that on Sunday, May 20, between approximately 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 am, actor(s) unknown entered their restaurants and removed a cash register, currency, checks and credit cards from the businesses. It appears the actor(s) gained entry through the rear doors of the businesses. Detectives responded to process the two crime scenes and are currently investigating the incidents.

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Adult Arrest - DWI - Morris Stubbs, a 57 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, May 12, at approximately 2:33 a.m. for DWI. Officers responded to the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Centre Street for a motor vehicle accident, in which a vehicle (red Chevrolet) had just rear-ended a marked South Orange Police patrol vehicle. Upon further investigation at the scene of the motor vehicle accident, officers determined that the driver of the vehicle (Stubbs) was driving while under the influence. Officers arrested Stubbs for DWI and transported him to headquarters where he was processed and charged accordingly. 

Adult Arrest - DWI - Joshua Delva, a 27 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, May 19, at approximately 2:50 a.m. for DWI. Officers responded to an motor vehicle accident scene, where a vehicle had crashed into a house located on Scotland Road. During the accident investigation, officers determined that the driver of the vehicle (Delva) had been operating his vehicle while DWI. Officers arrested Delva without further incident and transported him to headquarters, where he was processed and charged accordingly.  

Theft of Bicycle - A resident at the 3rd & Valley apartments reported that at approximately 8:00 p.m., May 17, an unknown actor stole his tan and black, Trek mountain bike that was locked and secured to the 3rd floor bicycle rack. The actor left a green mountain bike at the scene amd the Detective Bureau is currently investigating the incident further.

Theft of Auto - A Hartford, CT resident reported that sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, actor(s) unknown stole his friend's work van (2004 Ford) while it was parked on Montrose Street and he was doing work inside a residence on Montrose Street.

Burglary to Auto - A Hartford Road resident reported that sometime between 10 p.m., Saturday, May 12, and 9:00 a.m., Sunday, May 13, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, rifled through the interior, including a gym bag and removed a bag of loose change.

Theft/Burglary to Auto - An employee for a Roseland based landscaper reported that on Friday at approximately 10:28 a.m., he noticed that several pieces of landscaping equipment (four leaf blowers and  one weed wacker) were taken from his work truck while he and several other employees were working at a residence on Crestwood Drive. The employee stated that there were other landscapers' work type vans/trucks in the area at the time, but could provide any further information.   

Burglary to Auto - An Arnold Terrace resident reported that sometime between 11:00 pm, Thursday, May 10, and 10:20 a.m., Friday, May 11, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his Mega Boom brand portable speaker.

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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