West Orange Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Leaders of the business, education and public service communities of West Orange were honored at the annual awards dinner hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) at The Manor on May 17.

This year’s honorees included: Business of the Year, JAG Physical Therapy; Educator of the Year, Debra Coen; Firefighter of the Year, Chief Peter Smeraldo; and ...

West Orange Police Warn About Online Scammers and Announce Safe Transaction Zones

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police urge local online shoppers to use safe exchange zones to complete their business in person in order to avoid the scammers who have recently robbed people in nearby East Orange and elsewhere, according to authorities.

Recent robberies in East Orange and other New Jersey towns have triggered local law enforcement to remind residents there are safe ...

Drivers of Two Stolen Mercedes Cause Four-Vehicle Crash in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two drivers racing in two stolen Mercedes Benzes caused a four-car crash on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange last week, but eluded capture after a late-night chase, according to a police report.

One of the victims in the crash was taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center with minor injuries, the report states.

The speeding vehicles were spotted on May 5 around ...

West Orange Police Investigate Multiple Incidents of Theft & More

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Whittlesey Avenue resident learned last week that a thief swiped a package with $200 worth of merchandise from his front porch, according to a police report.

The suspect did not realize, however, that somebody took two photographs of him in the act, according to police.

The alleged thief is between 25 and 44 years old, according to police, and was wearing a white ...

Teen Charged with 12 Counts of Criminal Mischief in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 17-year-old boy was charged with 12 counts of criminal mischief after authorities said he spray-painted his graffiti tag “Gimmic” on sidewalks, buildings and other property.

The teen committed the acts of vandalism between April 27 and 29, according to police reports. The investigation is continuing.

It is unknown at this time whether anyone else will ...

West Orange Man Discovers Suspicious $3,103 Transaction on Credit Card

WEST ORANGE, NJ _ A Northfield Avenue doctor told police last week that he received a call from the credit card company stating that he recently purchased a $3,103 Inflatable Boat built by Inmar Inflatable of San Diego, CA.

The suspicious transaction triggered an alert from Chase Bank on April 14, according to the police report.

The doctor did not buy that boat. He cancelled the credit ...

West Orange Mother Falls Victim to Theft at Dine-In Movie Theater

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A mother who told police she lost her money card while taking her son to the movies discovered that someone went on a $294 spending spree soon after the credits were rolling.

The woman told police she that on April 20, she and her son went to one of the theaters at the AMC Dine-In theaters at the Essex Green Shopping Center, according to a police report of the ...

West Orange Man Falls Victim to Theft of More Than $20,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange resident thought he was spending nearly $330 to fix his home computer network. Instead, he recently learned that he was the victim of theft by deception to the tune of $23,650, according to a police report.

The man, who was not named in the report, said he was having issues with his network for two months, according to police.

He found a phone number ...

Police Investigate Theft Reported at West Orange Group Home

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police are investigating a reported theft of more than $6,000 from developmentally disabled patients at an Ellison Avenue group home, according to police.

The group home’s manager told police she uncovered the theft of $6,080 that she said occurred sometime between May 23 and October 13, 2016, according to a police report.

Some 25 withdrawals, ...

Multiple Cases of Identity Theft Reported to West Orange Police

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several cases of identity theft were reported this month to West Orange police, according to police reports.

A lost wallet belonging to a West Orange woman with banking information inside it landed in the wrong hands, police said. She soon was receiving letters from her bank, claiming she owed them $1,000 because someone had been using checks in her name, according to ...

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