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 Detective Bureau is currently investigating.  

Package Theft: On Saturday, Jan. 2, at approximately 3 p.m. a resident on Ralston Avenue reported several packages stolen from their front porch. Video surveillance from the front door shows a black male with a beard, wearing a black zipper down jacket and a red Coca-Cola shirt approach the front steps, pick up several packages, then return to his silver vehicle. If anyone recognizes this individual, please contact the South Orange Detective Bureau at (973) 763-3000, ext.7788.

                            Package theft suspect

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Warrant Arrest: On Jan. 8, at approximately 3:30 p.m. a South Orange PD Officer was alerted on his MDT (Mobile Data Terminal) that a vehicle parked and occupied in the area of South Orange Avenue and Academy Street had a stolen license plate affixed to it. Officers checked the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Hamid Haqq a 31-year-old Newark resident. During the stop it was discovered that Haqq was wanted by the Essex County Sheriff's Department for “Failure to Appear.”  Mr. Haqq was placed under arrest and transported to South Orange PD.  


Auto Theft: On Jan. 8, during the overnight hours a victim reported someone stole their Volvo from their driveway. South Orange Detective Bureau is investigating the theft.  

 

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