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Police Blotter: End-of-January Incidents in West Orange


WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department reported the following incidents in the end of January.

On Jan. 21, a Main Street gas station employee told police that a red SUV ordered more than $50 in fuel, then left without paying.

On Jan. 21, a Deerfield Avenue resident reported more than $2,200 in fraudulent purchases on a credit card. The charges were made between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21.

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On Jan. 22, a Valley Road resident reported a driver’s license and two credit cards stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The resident told police the cards incurred more than $500 in unauthorized charges.

On Jan. 22, a Whittlesey Avenue resident reported her car vandalized. The woman told police a man she and her husband gave a ride from a local bar to an ATM, became enraged after the woman rebuffed his advances. The couple said the man kicked in the driver’s side mirror and rear bumper.

On Jan. 23, cell tower batteries were reported stolen from Mount Pleasant and Ellison Avenues. The batteries are valued at around $100.

On Jan. 23, Kenneth Tyrell Lee was arrested and charged with trespassing at a Ridge Avenue residence.

On Jan. 25, a 52-year-old Orange man was arrested on warrants out of North Hanover and Orange. A patrol officer spotted Ronald Hargrove walking on Babcock Place and placed him into custody. He was released on his own recognizance.

On Jan. 26, police arrested a 61-year-old Bloomfield man following a motor vehicle stop. Leopoldo Hernandez was charged with driving on a suspended license and was found to have outstanding warrants out of North Caldwell and Bloomfield.

On Jan. 28, a taxi driver called police to report a passenger exited his cab on Osborne Place without paying the fare.

On Jan. 30, a 29-year-old West Orange man was arrested after taking his girlfriend’s car without consent then colliding with a NJ Transit bus. Sean Carr was charged with receiving stolen property.

On Jan. 30, a McGuire Drive resident reported that his identity was used on an online gaming site totaling $690 in charges.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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