West Orange Police: Fraud and Identity Thefts Inflict West Orange Residents

October 16, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A German Shepherd puppy that never arrived, a multi-swiped card by a receptionist at a fertility office, and a scam involving Apple users were among the intriguing aspects of fraud crimes throughout West Orange in September.

Fraud incidents this past month, according to West Orange police reports, include:  

1. A West Orange resident became a victim of fraud ...

West Orange Police: September Incidents of Burglary and Theft

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A shoplifting incident at Whole Foods, money being stolen from an L.A. Fitness locker, and trying to catch a squatter living for weeks in the men’s bathroom at West Orange Auto Body were among the crimes that occurred throughout West Orange in September.

Among the burglaries and thefts were as follows, according to West Orange police reports:  

1. An ...

Buckingham Road Residents Fall Victim to Vehicle Theft and Burglaries

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Buckingham Road in West Orange was recently a popular area for burglaries and thefts to motor vehicles, according to the West Orange Police Department.

Five vehicles on Buckingham Road and one on Gregory Avenue were entered and rummaged through on Oct. 1 and one vehicle was stolen from Buckingham. In many cases, the vehicles were unlocked and minor items like sunglasses ...

West Orange Woman Involved in $1 Million Kickback and Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJ — The 57-year-old former executive director of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. (NWCDC)—identified by Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick as Linda Watkins Brashear of West Orange—was recently sentenced to 102 months in prison for accepting nearly $1 million in kickback payments in exchange for her assistance in awarding work to various ...

Luddington Road Changes From Two-Way to One-Way Street in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After 25 township residents testified for nearly two hours at the West Orange Township Council meeting on Oct. 3 about the pros and cons of changing the highly trafficked Luddington Road from a two-way to a one-way street, the council unanimously voted to make the change.

Ultimately, the members of the council sided with the majority of speakers who supported the change ...

Street Signs Honoring Fallen West Orange Officers Unveiled

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Street signs in honor of two fallen West Orange police officers were unveiled in August at intersections within the township, including Mount Pleasant and Brennan Drive, Northfield Avenue and Brennan Drive and Mount Pleasant and Laird Drive.

These intersections now feature signs with the names Edward J. Brennan and Daniel B. Laird, the only two police ...

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