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Verona Police Charge West Orange Man with Assault by Auto

September 28, 2016

VERONA, NJ - A West Orange man was arrested by Verona police on Tuesday and charged with two counts of assault by auto.  

The arrest follows an Aug. 2 incident when Verona police responded to a serious three-car crash near 421 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona.  Responding officers found three victims, one with serious injuries.  

Upon  investigation, Officer ...

Shots Heard at Lowell Place Not a Random Act, According to West Orange Police

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police say an incident Thursday night that left a township man with minor injuries was not a random act.

Police received reports of shots fired in the area of Lowell Place on Sept. 22 just after 10 p.m.

The resident reported that he was approached by a man from behind, a struggle ensued and he was left with cuts and bruises to his hands.

It ...

Three Teenagers Face Charges in Fake Drug Deal in West Orange

WEST ORANGE – An 18-year-old Fanwood woman and two West Orange teenagers face charges after she told police that the pair brandished a handgun during a fake marijuana deal. 

Madison McBride of Fanwood is charged with loitering to obtain a controlled substance after her allegations of being robbed at gunpoint were deemed to be unfounded.

McBride called West Orange police just ...

Livingston Police Identify West Orange Man as Masked Individual at Regent Street Complex

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Police have identified the man who caused buildings to go into lockdown near the Regent Street Complex in Livingston on Sept. 13 as Jude Sardong, 21, of West Orange. Bail was set at $50,0000.

Sardong was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and terroristic threats among other charges. He was transported to the East Orange Crisis Center, where ...

Police Respond to Multiple Reports of Home Burglaries in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange woman is missing nearly $55,000 worth of jewelry that she reported may have been stolen from her home.

The missing items included a 3.5-carat diamond single solitaire pendant valued at $40,000; a platinum chain valued at $2000; a yellow gold tennis bracelet valued at $4500; two strands of white pearls valued at $2000; a woman’s thick gold chain ...

Woman Tricked into Giving $1,500 to a Stranger and Other Cases of Theft in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an attempt to do a good deed, a woman was recently tricked into giving $1,500 in cash to a stranger who approached her vehicle at 28 Essex Green Plaza, according to responding police officer Andrew Ayre.

The reporting person stated that she went to Macy’s to pay a bill and was met by two older females at her vehicle upon her return, Ayre said. One female, ...

Three Arrests Made on Unrelated Outstanding Warrants in West Orange; Two Turn Themselves in

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While on patrol on Sept. 7, a West Orange police officer observed Paul Findley—a man the officer recognized has having an outstanding West Orange warrant—riding a silver bicycle northbound on Watchung Avenue in the area of Lakeside Avenue.

The warrant, according to reporting officer Jose Alvarez, was active for one count of third-degree burglary with a bail ...

Teens Report They Were Robbed at Gunpoint in West Orange; Investigation Continues

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three teens reported that they were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday.

When an 18-year-old female from Fanwood, an 18-year-old male from New Providence and a 19-year-old Caucasian from Short Hills arranged to meet two men on Sept. 11 just before 5 p.m. to purchase marijuana in the area of Gilbert Place in West Orange, the teens reported that they were robbed at gunpoint ...

West Orange Police Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer and More From West Orange Police Department

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A man with confirmed outstanding warrants out of West Orange, Orange and Newark was arrested in West Orange on Aug. 24. Orange resident Damani Shakeel Weekes, 24, was familiar amongst the West Orange Special Investigations Unit as a suspected drug dealer and a wanted person.

On Aug. 24, Detective John Rolli and Lt. William Varanelli of the West Orange Police ...

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