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West Orange Police Respond to Complaints of Criminal Trespassing

June 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange police recently responded to the following reports of criminal mischief within the township:

1. Officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary to a motor vehicle that had just occurred around Watchung Avenue and Washington Street early in the morning on June 6. While on the phone with the reporting person, the officer observed an individual ...

Incidents of Identity Theft and Fraud Reported in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following incidents of identity theft and fraud were among some of the crimes reported in West Orange in the last few weeks.

1. A woman came to police headquarters to report that she was just at the Office of Community Affairs to provide income verification for rent assistance. According to the police report, she told police that she was advised that income did ...

West Orange Police Respond to Burglary and Theft Reports

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three incidents of burglary and theft were reported to West Orange police during the first week of June at a residence on Lincoln Avenue, North Edgewood Avenue and The Manor.

1. A burglary at a residence on Lincoln Avenue was reported on June 4, according to police. The husband stated that he noticed two days earlier that a few drawers had been pulled out on the small ...

West Orange High School Seniors Learn About Dorm Fire Safety from SHU Survivors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School seniors were captivated by a recent visit from Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos, two well-known survivors of the infamous Seton Hall University dorm fire on Jan. 19, 2000.

The fire began on the third floor of the Boland Hall freshmen dorm at approximately 4:30 a.m. following a SHU basketball victory. It was bitterly cold and a series of false ...

Man Found with Active Warrant Following Motor Vehicle Stop for Cell Phone Usage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a motor vehicle stop on Northfield Avenue adjacent to Gregory Avenue when a West Orange police officer observed a male driver, later identified as Giuseppe Vece, operating a vehicle while utilizing a cell phone, the individual was found to have an active warrant out of the Essex County Sherriff’s Office, according to police.

According to repots, the ...

Three Vehicles Reported Stolen in West Orange, All Recovered

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following three vehicles were reported stolen out of West Orange, all of which were recovered, toward the end of May, according to police reports.

1. An investigation revealed that either late in the evening of May 16 or in the early morning of May 17, some unknown suspect(s) stole a vehicle that was parked on Quinby Place. There was a Dewalt drill valued at ...

West Orange Police Respond to Four Cases of Identity Theft/Fraud

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four cases of identity theft and/or fraud were reported to the West Orange police toward the end of May, according to police reports.

1. A victim of identity theft received a letter from a debt collector called Certegy. Upon reading the letter, it was brought to the victim’s attention that some unknown individual obtained his personal information.

Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Wingate Drive House Fire in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A structure fire that erupted at 15 Wingate Drive on Sunday at approximately 6:55 p.m. required an aggressive interior attack by the Livingston Fire Department with mutual aid from Milburn, Roseland and Caldwell Fire Departments while crews from West Orange, Verona and Montclair provided station coverage.

Upon arrival, there was visible fire venting out of the ...

Police Respond to Home and Business Burglaries in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange police recently responded to multiple reports of home and business burglaries and on shoplifting incident.

Home Thefts

1. Black Mongoose bicycle, May 6, $80 value. A bicycle was stolen from the backyard of a home on Pillot Place. The victim said her fence was bent as if someone jumped on it to steal the bicycle from the backyard. Her son noticed the ...

Two Hit-and-Runs in West Orange Lead to DWI Arrests

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Two hit-and-run incidents resulted in two individual DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) arrests in West Orange this month.

Police officers responded to the area of 45 Whittlesey Avenue on a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on May 6. While en route, headquarters advised responding units that the operator of one of the vehicles, a Hispanic male, fled the scene ...

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