Updated on November 7; a third crime was reported by South Orange police as having occurred on Halloween night since this article was published on November 1, which reported two crimes on Halloween night.
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There were reports of a strong-arm robbery and two incidents of criminal mischief on Halloween night, October 31, according to the South Orange police blotter.
A juvenile, who is a resident of Orange, stated that at about 8:30 p.m. on Halloween, he was standing on the corner of Valley St. and South Orange Ave. when a large group of young black men wearing dark clothing and white masks walked by him. One of the men stopped and struck the victim in the head, according to South Orange police.
The juvenile stated that he fell to the ground, at which point one of the men grabbed his phone, and the group then left traveling south on Valley St., then east on First St., according to police. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
A Scotland Rd. resident stated that at about 8 p.m. on Halloween, he heard glass break and when he went to see what happened he found three pieces of fruit (described as "baseball sized) had been thrown at his window, breaking it.
A Forest Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of Halloween an unknown actor(s) had throw two eggs at her residence leaving stains upon same.