Burglary to Auto — A West Montrose Avenue resident reports between May 15th and 16th during the overnight hours unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway, and ransacked the inside.  Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. 

Shoplifting — On May 16, 2020 the manager at Ashley Market notified South Orange Police of a shoplifter in his store.  Prior to police arrival the female fled the store towards Sloan Street. Officers located the female outside the train station. The female subject provided officers with several fictitious names, ultimately officers were able to figure out her actual name: Collen Crist, a 40-year-old resident from Parsippany. She was issued a summons for Shoplifting and Providing False Information to Law Enforcement and released.  

Shoplifting — On May 16, 2020 the manager from The Wine Emporium notified South Orange Police Department about a shoplifter in his store. The subject, Furquan Raschke, a 23-year-old South Orange resident, was located in front of the store by responding officers and was issued a complaint for shoplifting. 

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Shoplifting — On May 17, 2020 the Manager of Ashley Market notified South Orange Police that a woman just fled the store after she was caught shoplifting. Responding officers located her on South Orange Avenue where she was found to be in possession of several stolen items. Sheenia Johnson, an 18-year-old Newark resident, was issued a summons for shoplifting and released.  

Trespassing — On May 18, 2020 at approximately 6:15 a.m. a resident on Hamilton Road reported to South Orange Police that he observed an individual walk down his neighbors driveway and check all the door handles of the three cars that were parked in the rear of the residence.  No entry was gained and the male subject walked south on Hamilton Road.  South Orange Officers located the subject, later identified as George Brown, a 40-year-old Orange resident, on Varsity Road in South Orange.  Video from the rear yard Brown was in confirmed he attempted to enter the parked cars.  Further investigation revealed a wallet inside Brown’s pocket which did not belong to him. He stated it was his friend’s wallet however officers could not get in touch with the owner of the wallet. Brown was issued a complaint for trespassing and released. The wallet was placed into evidence for further investigation by the Detective Bureau.