Police Blotter

May 8, 2021

This blotter covers the period from April 18 – May 4, 2021. April 22, 2021; Package Theft; At approximately 7:45 pm a vehicle left running and unsecured on the 1700 block of Springfield Ave was stolen. April 25, 2021; Package Theft; Between 2-6 pm a package was stolen from the front of a home ...

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May 3, 2021; Auto Theft; A University Court resident reports their Dodge Avenger, which was parked in their driveway, was stolen during the early morning hours.  Video surveillance from a camera on South Orange Avenue shows a couple of individuals walking back and forth in the area of South Orange ...

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April 8, 2021; Package Theft; During the daytime hours a package was stolen from the front porch of a home on Jennifer Lane. April 9, 2021; Theft; A business on Irvington Avenue reported that an employee’s jacket containing their car keys was stolen from the business. April 13, 2021; Theft; ...

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Update, Theft Arrest: On October 18, 2020, a Seton Hall Student reported his cell phone and wallet stolen from his apartment. Prince Nesbitt-Hall was identified as the suspect and was apprehended on March 18, 2021. Nesbitt-Hall, an 18-year-old Newark resident, was also charged with possession of a ...

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April 4, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 9:45 p.m. an unsecured vehicle left running at 7-11 on Irvington Avenue was stolen. April 6, 2021; Recovered Stolen Vehicle; At approximately 2 a.m. a vehicle stolen out of Elizabeth was located by patrols on Wellesley Road. April 7, 2021; ...

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March 18, 2021; Theft from Auto; Between 8 and 9 p.m. a work van parked on Orchard Roadd was entered and tools were stolen. The van was left unsecured. March 19, 2021; Theft from Auto; At approximately 2 p.m. a male entered a vehicle in the rear driveway of a home on Vermont Street. The vehicle ...

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March 8, 2021; Theft from Auto; Sometime over a two-week period two snowboards were stolen from the trunk of a vehicle on North Terr. March 8, 2021; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked Sometime over a two-week period two snowboards were stolen from the trunk ...

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February 27, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 9 p.m. a vehicle left running in front of Hunan Wok on Springfield Ave was stolen. The vehicle had been left running without the key in it.   March 1, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours a vehicle parked on Berkley St ...

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February 17, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 12:45 p.m., a vehicle left parked and running on Jacoby Street was stolen. February 21, 2021; Shoplifting; at 6:45 p.m., officers responded to Wawa on a report of a male placing candy inside his bag. The male, later identified as Terrell ...

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February 5, 2021: Recovered Stolen Vehicle; A vehicle stolen out of Elizabeth was recovered by officers on Irvington Avenue. February 12, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At 3 p.m. a vehicle left running in the driveway of a Boyden Parkway South residence was entered and stolen by two ...

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Residential Burglary: A Stirling Drive resident reported their house was burglarized sometime during the overnight hours on Jan. 27. Suspect entered through a second floor window and ransacked several bedrooms. Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.   Shoplifting Arrest: At ...

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January 11, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 11:30 p.m., a vehicle left running at Wawa was stolen. It was later recovered in Newark. January 14, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 10:20 p.m., a vehicle left running at the Burger King on Springfield Avenue was stolen. It was ...

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Residential Burglary: On Jan. 1, a Stirling Drive resident returned home and discovered their residence had been broken into. Suspect(s) entered the residence through a second floor window. Once inside, several drawers in the main bedroom were opened and jewelry and cash was taken. The South Orange ...

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December 30, 2020; Theft from Vehicle; During the afternoon hours a watch, cash and a check book were stolen from an unsecured vehicle on Revere Avenue. December 30, 2020; Theft from Vehicle; At approximately 2 p.m., a resident of Concord Avenue observed two males going through their unsecured ...

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December 10, 2020; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle on the 200 block of Laurel Ave was entered and a wallet and sneakers were stolen. December 12, 2020; Package Theft; Between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. a package was stolen from the front porch of a home on Madison ...

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Theft of Wheels: On December 3, 2020 during the overnight hours, two vehicles had their wheels removed from their Hondas while parked in their driveways. These incidents occurred on Irving Avenue and Thatcher Lane. It appears that Hondas are the targeted vehicle as several other towns have been ...

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Arrest for Aggravated Assault on Police Officer: On November 8, 2020, at approximately 5:30 a.m. South Orange Police received a call that someone was breaking into cars on Church Street. Officers responded to Church Street and as one of the Officers pulled onto the block he noticed a vehicle parked ...

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October 29, 2020; Damage to Home; At approximately 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a home on Field Rd. on a report of a possible bullet hole in the house. Officers spoke with the resident who located a bullet fragment on her bathroom floor and an entry hole from the bullet. It is believed that ...

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October 19, 2020; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 10:30 p.m. an unsecured moped was stolen from behind an apartment on Millburn Ave. October 21, 2020; Theft; At approximately 4:45 p.m. a male stole a bracelet from a jewelry store on Maplewood Ave. October 25, 2020; Motor Vehicle Theft; ...

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October 10, 2020; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked on Dunnell Rd was entered and an ID and credit cards stolen. October 10, 2020; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 3 a.m. a vehicle left unsecured with the keys in it was stolen from Dunnell ...

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On October 21, 2020 Detectives from South Orange Police Department located a stolen Volvo that was taken from a residence on Centre Street on October 20th. The vehicle was parked on Stratford Place in Newark.   After a brief surveillance, Detectives observed an individual enter the driver's ...

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Shoplifting Arrest On October 7, 2020 a Walgreens store manager notified SOPD of a shoplifter that just exited his store and fled with unknown items. A description was broadcasted and an individual was stopped on Irvington Avenue matching the description of the suspect. After a brief stop, Cecil ...

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September 28, 2020; Armed Robbery; At approximately 10:40 p.m. four males committed a robbery of the 66 Gas Station on Springfield Ave while armed with a rifle. Cash was taken, but no one was injured during the robbery. September 29, 2020; Attempted Vehicle Theft; At approximately 8:30 p.m., a ...

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September 23, 2020; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked in the driveway of a Rutgers St. home was entered and a credit card, sunglasses and phone charger were stolen. September 23, 2020; Theft from Auto; At approximately 8 a.m., an unsecured vehicle at Wawa on ...

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September 14, 2020; Bicycle Theft; During the daytime hours, a bicycle were stolen from the Dunnell Rd side of the train station.   September 16, 2020; Theft from Motor Vehicle; At approximately, 1030 pm a tool chest in the rear of a pickup truck was entered at the Country Club.  Several ...

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September 9, 2020; Bicycle Thefts; During the daytime hours, two bicycles were stolen from the Dunnell Rd side of the train station. September 11, 2020; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 7:15 p.m. an unsecured vehicle with the keys left in it was stolen from the driveway of a home on ...

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August 27, 2020 — Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours, two wallets were removed from an unsecured vehicle parked in the driveway of a Jacoby Street residence. August 28, 2020 — Theft from Auto; At approximately 3 a.m. an unsecured vehicle parked on Plymouth Avenue was entered and cash ...

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Both items posted on the South Orange website September 2, 2020 Shoplifting Arrest On August 14 at approximately 9 p.m., the manager of the Wine Emporium on Valley Street stated he observed a white female place a bottle of tequila into her black bag and walk out of the store. Video ...

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August 6 2020; Bicycle Theft; Between 6-6:30 p.m. a bicycle left unlocked outside the Dollar Store on Springfield Avenue was stolen. August 6, 2020; Bicycle Theft; Between 8:30-9:30 p.m. an unsecured bicycle was stolen from Underhill Field. August 10, 2020; Theft from Auto; At approximately ...

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July 15, 2020; Bicycle Thefts; At approximately 6:45 p.m., two bicycles left outside Walgreens unsecured were stolen. July 17, 2020; Bicycle Theft; Between 7 and 9 p.m. a bicycle left unattended at Chyzowych Field was stolen. July 18, 2020: Bicycle Theft; Between 2 and 2:45 p.m., a bicycle ...

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