Tuesday, April 30, 2013
South Orange police report a new mailing is harmless
The South Orange police are advising residents that an advertisement that resembles an explosive device is harmless. From the police memo: Forbes magazine has recently published and mailed out a special issue which advertises a new Wi-Fi “hot spot” mechanism. It contains a Wi-Fi access point glued into the magazine, with a battery operated power source, including wires attached. While the advertisement is completely innocuous, the physical appearance may appear to look like an explosive device. New Jersey has seen an increase in suspicious activity reporting since the Boston marathon attacks, particularly incidents of suspicious packages and bomb threats. Due to the public’s increased awareness, this advertisement may appear …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A 20-year-old woman was carjacked in South Orange and escaped her attacker in Newark.
A 24-year-old Newark man was Tuesday convicted of carjacking, kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery in connection with a 2011 incident in South Orange. Isiah Green carjacked a 20-year-old woman in South Orange on December 20, 2011 at around 2 p.m. Green forced her to drive around while he molested her, authorities said. Eventually, she drove to Vailsburg Park in Newark, where she rammed a parked sheriff’s vehicle and jumped out the car and escaped her attacker, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and South Orange Police Chief James Chelel. Following the crash, Green ran from the carjacked car and the officer pursued him through Vailsburg Park before losing sight of him. The county Homicide Task Force and South Orange …
Monday, March 25, 2013
A student allegedly punched another student.
A Seton Hall student was arrested for assault, say South Orange police. Frank Buonvicino, 19, a Seton Hall University student, was arrested on March 23 at approximately 1:55 a.m. outside of Boland Hall. South Orange police reponded to a call of a assault taking place outside of Boland Hall. Buonvicino allegedly punched another University student in the face.
Friday, March 8, 2013
South Orange resident dropped purse, containing items, and fled when confronted, police said.
A 61-year-old South Orange resident has been arrested for shoplifting from a local market, police said. Jonella Bonita was arrested around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a day after she allegedly placed a number of items into her purse at Ashley Marketplace (formerly Eden Gourmet) on South Orange Avenue. When confronted, police said she fled, leaving her purse behind. The purse contained the groceries, as well as her personal items. South Orange police arrested Bonita at her home. She was also charged in connection with an outstanding warrant out of Springfield.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hondas have been a target of recent criminal activity
South Orange police Wednesday issued a warning to the community. It read: There has been a recent rash of incidents in which actors have been targeting wheels and tires on vehicles throughout the Village. The vehicles are predominately newer model Hondas but all vehicles especially newer models are potential targets. The actors are committing the offenses during the evening hours usually after 8 pm. The actors have been placing the vehicles on a cement block or stone to remove the tires. Don't assume an individual is just changing a tire. Again, residents are reminded to contact the Police IMMEDIATELY of any suspicious activity pertaining to this situation or any others. NEVER engage the actors physically or verbally. Contact the Police …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
South Orange police stopped Paul Green's car after a digital plate reader discovered the warrants.
A Newark man was arrested on Sunday in South Orange for outstanding warrants from both Montclair and South Orange. Paul Green, 44, was arrested at approximately 6 p.m. on Feb. 24. A South Orange police officer stopped Green's car after being alerted to the warrants by the patrol car's digital license plate reader. South Orange police discovered that Green, who owns the car, was driving. He was arrested and processed at police headquarters.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The South Orange police report
Thieves in South Orange targeted wheels and a temporary license plate in several incidents over the last several days, South Orange police said. A number of residents previously reported the theft of wheels. On Feb. 13, two cars parked in Our Lady of Sorrows lot had their wheels removed between 7:30 and 9 p.m. Cell phones, cash and a laptop were stolen from the vehicles. On Feb. 14, a witness told an off-duty South Orange police officer he saw a man remove a temporary license plate from the rear bumper of a Mercedes Benz parked in the NJ Transit Lot. The witness said the man got into the passenger side of a blue BMW, which was being driven by another man, and the vehicle then fled.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
South Orange police report theft of car parts throughout the village.
Thieves in South Orange targeted wheels, headlights and tires in several incidents over the last several days, South Orange police said. A Riggs Place resident said sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 12:40 a.m. on Feb. 9, all four wheels from his guest's 2013 Honda were removed. The car, which was parked in the driveway, was left on cinder blocks, according to police reports. In a second incident, also on Riggs Place, a resident said between 6 p.m. and 10:45 a.m. his 2012 Honda, which was parked in the street, was targeted. However, an attempt to remove all four tires was unsuccessful, police reported. In a third incident, South Orange police said the owner of a 2012 Honda reported the car’s tires were stolen while the car was …
Friday, February 8, 2013
South Orange police issue reminder to assist in stolen item recovery.
South Orange police have announced the arrest of four Irvington residents who were allegedly involved in a daytime burglary of a Glenview Road home in January, police officials said. Shakee Clemmons, 19, and Elijah Mix, 19, along with two juveniles, were arrested Jan. 15 at approximately 6 p.m. after a joint South Orange and Newark police investigation determined they allegedly forced their way through a window and back porch of the home earlier in the day and took an undisclosed amount of jewelry and electronics. Detectives recovered all of the stolen items, officials said. South Orange police issued the following reminder: South Orange police remind all village residents to take every possible precaution to safeguard not just their homes…
Monday, February 4, 2013
25-year-old Danielle Frazier of Orange arrested on theft and fraud charges, police say.
South Orange police arrested a 25-year-old Orange woman on Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. and charged her with theft and fraud following an incident at the Seton Hall University Dunkin’ Donuts, officials said. South Orange police allege Danielle Frazier stole credit card numbers while working at the business and allegedly made several purchases with the numbers, investigating South Orange police detectives said Monday. No further details were available about the arrest.