Victims Report Identity Theft and Fraud in West Orange, Including $44,000 Removed From Account & More

October 18, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following individuals reported that they were victims of identity theft and fraud in West Orange between Oct. 10 and Oct. 12:

On Oct. 12, an individual reported to West Orange police that she received a letter from M&T Bank stating that she had exceeded the amount of withdrawals allowed under Federal Regulations. According to police, the victim contacted ...

Orange Man Arrested in String of Motor Vehicle Break-ins in West Orange and Surrounding Areas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Orange man faces charges in connection to a string of car burglaries committed over the past month, including 22 break-ins in the Gregory section of West Orange. A Newark man is also accused of attempting to break into a Gregory Avenue home.

South Orange Police arrested Gregory Brown, 36, of Orange, in connection with car burglaries in that township.

Authorities ...

West Orange Police Department Community Services Unit Hosts Coffee with a Cop Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to continue building strong relationships between West Orange residents and the local law enforcement, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) Community Services Unit hosted its third annual Coffee with a Cop event at the Northfield Avenue Dunkin Donuts on Oct. 7.

Sgt. Pat Matullo, who participated in his first Coffee with a Cop on Friday, said this ...

Multiple Thefts and Burglaries Involving Motor Vehicles Reported Between Oct. 2-7

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following thefts and burglaries involving motor vehicles were reported between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7, including one stolen vehicle that has not been recovered and a second attempt to gain entry to a particular vehicle:

The owner of a beige 2005 Lexus LS 430 reported on Oct. 3 that her vehicle was stolen from the Residence Inn located at 107 Prospect Avenue overnight.

West Orange Police to "Put Breaks on Fatalities"

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Police Department urges motorists throughout the township to join a daylong effort Monday, Oct. 10 designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and to keep roadways fatality-free for one day. Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is an initiative designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging ...

Local Historian Completes Limited-Edition History of West Orange Police Department

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local historian John Dandola, an author, screenwriter and playwright, recently completed a history of the West Orange Police Department (WOPD), to be published as a limited-edition book.

Since this is not a “print-on-demand” project, books will only be available to those who pre-order it by Oct. 12 and will be delivered in December 2016.

Dandola is ...

Mountaintop League Third Annual Charity Fundraiser Supports New Ice Hockey Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Fire Department and Mountaintop League (MTL) came together on Sept. 21 for their third-annual Charity Fundraiser, geared to raise funds to support the MTL Hockey Program and more.

The West Orange community came together to net more than $4000 for MTL Youth Hockey, the successful feeder program recently developed to bring ice hockey to ...

West Orange School District Responds to "Creepy Clown" Social Media Threats to High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School administration was made aware of a posting on Instagram on Oct. 3, made by an unknown individual known as “Bobby the Clown,” who posted a picture of the high school and wrote, “this school next hahaha.”

On Oct. 3, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky assured parents and guardians that the West Orange Police ...

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 ...

West Orange Man Admits to Lying About Being Kidnapped by Police

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange man who told police he was abducted by plain-clothes officers and later dumped on a township street has now been charged for making up the story.

Victor White, 24, has been charged with filing a false police report after he admitted to officials that he fabricated the story to cover up cheating on his girlfriend.

White and his girlfriend reported to ...

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