SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department Blotter lists the following incidents in recent days at various locations in the Village. In three of the incidents there have been arrests made by Detectives of the South Orange Police Department.
ARREST- Burglary to Auto: Arrest update... On September 2, 2019 a Montrose Avenue resident reported her vehicle was broken into during the overnight hours. Through Detectives investigation, arrested was Jonathan Reserve, an 18 year old East Orange resident, who was charged with Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. He was transported to the Essex County Jail.
Theft arrest - On October 6, 2019 victim reports losing his wallet after paying for his food at the New Great Wall restaurant on South Orange Avenue. Video surveillance shows the victim unknowingly drop his wallet next to the counter at the restaurant. A woman, later identified as Ladawna Pressey a 39 year old resident of Charlotte, NC, who was sitting at a table next to the counter noticed the wallet and slid it towards her, then she picked the wallet up after victim exited the store. On October 8 th Detectives recognized the woman from the video walking in the area of 139 South Orange Avenue. She agreed to respond to the South Orange Police Department where she confessed to the theft. Pressey was charged with theft, issued a summons and released.
Arrest- Criminal Trespassing - On September 27, 2019 at approximately 11:20 am a resident from Sinclair Terrace, who was not at his residence, notified South Orange PD that he observed an individual at his front door on his Ring Camera System. After knocking for a couple minutes, the individual proceeded to the rear yard and attempted to open the rear door when he was scared off by a neighbor; he was last seen walking east on Sinclair Terrace. Subject, later identified as Ishmawiyl Nash a 24 year old Newark resident, was located on Sanford Avenue, Newark by South Orange Detectives and was placed under arrest. Nash was charged with Criminal Trespassing, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Burglary tools. He was transported to the Essex County Jail.
Burglary to Autos - On October 9, 2019 at approximately 2:40 am victims from Thornden Street and Lenox Avenue report that someone entered their vehicles, which were parked and unlocked in their driveways, and items were stolen. Also, a resident from Thornden Street notified South Orange Police Department to report a suspicious person walk across their front lawn and attempt to enter their vehicle however the doors were locked. Their Ring camera was able to capture this person walking towards their driveway across their front lawn. Anyone that may be able to identify this person can contact the South Orange Detective Bureau at (973) 763-3000 ext. 7788.
The persons arrested and charged in the various incidents are considered innocent under the law until convicted of the charges in a court of law.