South Orange Police Blotter as of Feb. 24

Burglary - A Brookside Rd. resident reported that sometime between 10:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, and 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, actor(s) unknown entered her garage and stole a set of spare keys to her residence. The actor(s) also rummaged through her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the garage at the time, but nothing appears to have been taken from the vehicle. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Burglary - An Irvington Ave business owner reported that sometime between 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, and 11:30 a.m., Friday,Feb. 16, unknown actor(s) pried open a rear door, entered the business and removed various pieces of furniture, valued at approximately $7000.00. The Detective Bureau responded to process the scene & is investigating the incident. 

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Burglary - A Fairview Ave resident reported that sometime between 12:15 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, actor(s) unknown forced open a rear door and burglarized her residence. Multiple rooms were ransacked and it is unknown exactly what is missing at this time. The Detective Bureau responded to process the scene and is investigating the incident.

Burglary - Officers responded to an active commercial burglar alarm to a business on South Orange Ave on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at approximately 4:11 a.m. Upon arrival, officers observed damage to the front door and broken glass on the ground and on the floor inside the store. Officers searched the area, as well as the interior of the business, but the actor(s) could not be located. Detectives responded to process the scene and is investigating the incident.  

Burglary to Auto - A Mercer Pl. resident reported that sometime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, actor(s) unknown entered his auto, rummaged through the interior and removed some cash. Nothing else is missing at this time and the auto was not damaged in the incident.

Burglary to Auto - Two Seton Hall University (SHU) students reported that sometime between 10:32 a.m. and 10:52 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, actor(s) unknown entered one of the student's vehicles while it was parked on South Orange Ave near Montrose St and stole each of their book bags, which were visibly sitting on the front seat. One of the book bags was a red, Thule brand bag and contained a Mac Book Pro laptop, prescription glasses and miscellaneous paperwork. The other is a blue book bag with an SHU logo on it and it contained a Lenovo laptop, a wallet with identification/credit cards, a check and other personal items. The Detective Bureau responded to process the scene and is investigating the incident. 

Burglary to Auto -  A Prospect Street resident reported that sometime between 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, and 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, actor(s) unknown entered her two vehicles, both of which were unlocked in the driveway and rummaged through the interior of each one. Nothing is reported missing from either vehicle at this time.

Criminal Mischief - A South Orange resident reported that sometime between 10:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16 and 12:01 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, actor(s) unknown smashed the back window of her vehicle while it was parked in the resident's lot behind the apartment building on South Orange Ave.

Adult Arrest - Shoplifting - Bailey Tracey, a 54 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at approximately 7:05 p.m. for shoplifting. Officers responded to the Wine Emporium on Valley St. for a report of a shoplifter who had exited the store without paying for a bottle of vodka. Officers quickly located a subject, who matched the description given by store employees and after further investigation at the scene, determined that the subject (Tracey) was the actor involved in the theft.  Officers arrested Tracey without incident and transported her to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

Adult Arrest - Shoplifting - Marquise Warren, a 27 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15, at approximately 3 p.m. for shoplifting, CDS paraphernalia and active warrants. Officers were flagged down by an employee of Morgan's Liquors, who was in pursuit of an unknown male actor, who had just stolen a bottle of liquor on Irvington Ave. Officers chased the actor on foot and were able to quickly apprehend him on Ward Pl. Officer arrested the actor (Warren) and transported him to headquarters for processing. During a search incident to arrest, officers found CDS paraphernalia in Warren's possession & a record's check revealed multiple outstanding arrest warrants out of numerous jurisdictions. While in custody, Detectives were able to question Warren in regards to a similar recent shoplifting incident that occurred at Morgan's Liquors and Warren admitted in his statement that he was the actor involved. Detectives charged Warren accordingly.

Thefts - A resident at Third & Valley reported that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, an unknown actor entered the building's package room and removed multiple packages. A similar incident that was not previously reported occurred on Monday, Feb, 12, at 9:30 a.m. The actor from both thefts is described as a mid-twenties, black male, 5'10", 160 lbs with short hair and wearing dark clothing. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incidents.

Theft  - A gas attendant at the Delta Station on Irvington Ave reported on Monday, Feb. 12, at approximately 6:20 p.m., an unknown actor (described as a black female) filled $30.00 worth of gas into her large SUV and drove off without paying. The first 2 characters on the license plate are "PJ".  No further description is available.