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More than a Dozen Thefts and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles Reported in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following incidents involving thefts and burglaries to motor vehicles in the West Orange area were recently reported to the West Orange Police Department:

A beige 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt that was reported stolen from Elm Street by some unknown actor(s) sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 24 was recovered by Newark police on Sept. 25.

A white 1998 Dodge Intrepid was reported stolen from Tompkins Street by some unknown actor(s) sometime between 11 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 25.

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The owner of a gray 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer reported on Sept. 26 that his vehicle was broken into while he was taking trash out on Wellington Avenue and described the suspect as a black or Hispanic male in a hooded sweatshirt. The interior appeared rummaged through, but no items were reported stolen.

The owner of a blue 2004 Volvo XC9 reported on Sept. 26 that his vehicle was broken into overnight while it was parked unoccupied in his driveway on Pleasant Valley Way. The owner reported that the interior was ransacked and his $200 garage door opener was missing. The power for the garage doors has since been turned off.

The owner of a tan 2007 Toyota RV4 reported on Sept. 27 that his vehicle was broken into overnight while it was parked and unlocked in driveway on Hillside Terrace. The reporting person stated that his center console was open with approximately $2 in loose change was missing.

The owner of a silver 2002 Nissan Sentra reported on Sept. 28 that her vehicle was broken into through the rear driver’s side window with an unknown object overnight at Eagle Rock Avenue. The unknown actor(s) removed a canvas Michael Kors handbag valued at about $400, which also contained a $100 Michael Kors wallet, a $100 makeup bag, $40 cash, credit cards, health insurance card and a NJ driver’s license.

A resident of Kingsley Street reported on Sept. 28 that his daughter’s boyfriend borrowed but never returned his wife’s gray 2010 Subaru Legacy and has not been responding to the family’s calls.

The owner of a green 1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer reported on Sept. 29 that his vehicle was stolen while parked across from Supreme Bakery on Main Street sometime between 3:10 p.m. and 3:21 p.m. The victim stated that he left the back window down and the keys in the ignition at the time.

The owner of a blue 2010 Lexus IS convertible reported on Sept. 20 that her vehicle was removed from her driveway on Undercliff Terrace after being parked there for approximately one month. The victim also reported that a second vehicle was also parked in the driveway, where the unknown suspect found a key to the convertible.

In this instance, police noted that the convertible was burglarized and multiple personal items were removed on Aug. 29.

Similar incidents regarding burglaries to motor vehicles were reported in the area on that date: a gray 2016 Nissan Rogue, a black 2017 Hyundai San, a black 2012 Hyundai Son and a red Toyota Highlander, all reported broken into overnight while parked on Winding Way.

A white 2011 Honda Civic was reported stolen on Sept. 20. The vehicle was parked overnight in front of the victim’s residence at Ashland Avenue. Investigation revealed that entry was gained using an ignition key was stuck inside the key fob on the outside of the driver’s side door.

A white 2003 Ford E250 was reported stolen from Mississippi Avenue sometime between the evening of Sept. 19 and the morning of Sept. 20 with approximately $1500 worth of tools and parts inside.

The owner of a gray 2015 Infinity Q5 reported on Sept. 20 that her vehicle was rummaged through sometime overnight while it was parked unlocked in her driveway on Dartmouth Road.

The owner of a silver 2011 Lexus ES reported on Sept. 18 that his vehicle was broken into while pared at Montclair Country Club and that the following items were missing from the interior: YMCA Gym Bag ($50), golf clothes ($150), iPad Mini ($500), Adele Leeds NJ driver’s license, gift and credit cards, some cash, a hand-made purse and keys to a second vehicle. The front passenger side window was shattered.

A gray 2010 Lexus R35, also parked at Montclair Country Club on that date, was also broken into with the following items missing: iPhone 6 ($150), Kate Spade Purse ($400) and sunglasses ($200).

The general manager of the club was contacted to review the security cameras of the premises. 

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