Posts Tagged ‘burglaries’
We were advised by the WO Police Department about two home burglaries in the Valley:
- There was an attempted Burglary at 25 Hazel Avenue on April 30 at 9:35am. Two arrests were made: One 18 year old male and one juvenile.
- Another burglary occurred at 12 Oxford Terrace on April 30 between 9am and 12:55pm. The point of entry was a broken pane of glass on the front door. The door was unlocked through the broken pane and entry gained. Jewelry and possibly baseball cards were taken from the house. No arrest has been made and no further information is available at this time.
This information was provided by Sergeant John Morella, Community Services Unit Supervisor, WO Police Department. If you have additional information or questions, he can be reached at: (973) 325-4038
We were informed by the West Orange Police Department that a home on Mitchell Street was broken into on Thursday. We are very happy to report that an arrest has already been made! The police caught the suspects with stolen property, and there is enough evidence to connect them to other break-ins on Rollinson and Northfield.
We also want to make you aware of another incident that occurred recently in our neighborhood. On Thursday night, July 21st, police arrested 5 teenagers after they allegedly were caught with marijuana on Hazel Elementary School’s playground. Two 16-year-old girls from West Orange, two 16-year-old boys from East Orange and one 16-year-old boy from Orange were arrested without incident shortly before 8 p.m. Their names were not released because they are minors. Read the article on West Orange Patch:
We were advised by the WO police department that a few home burglaries occurred this past week, in the Valley area. One was on Rose Terrace and another on Tompkins Street. Both happened during the day.
The police department is increasing its patrols in the area, but they want to remind everyone to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activities.
Also, we received reports of car burglaries in the upper Gregory area on Burnett Terrace and Collamore Terrace. In both instances, the cars had been left unlocked.
Please remember to always lock your car and call the police department if you suspect something is not right. The main number is 973-325-4000. For emergencies call 911.
Remember: We are the eyes of our neighborhood. A community that stays vigilant and alert is the best deterrent against crime.
patch.com has an interactive map of all burglaries/thefts in West Orange since April here.
According to news sources, Dawshawn Porter, 19, of Orange, was taken into custody by West Orange police. He is thought to be connected to at least three overnight home burglaries in the Gregory and Valley neighborhoods.
Porter is charged with burglary and theft related to three burglaries that occurred since the beginning of January this year.
He also is charged with three burglaries in South Orange, according to South Orange police. Property (including cameras and laptops) was recovered from recent burglaries. The investigation is continuing. Porter is in Essex County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Just a reminder that our next public meeting will be:
Monday, November 15, 2010, 7:00PM
Hazel Avenue School
The WO Police Department will provide an update regarding the recent home burglaries and other incidents in the Valley area.
Also, WO Tax Assessor will be on-hand to answer questions regarding the on-going revaluation process.
We hope to see you there. Thank you for your support.
The West Orange Police Department has informed us that a string of home burglaries have occurred in the vicinity of the South Orange/West Orange border. In some instances, access to the home was gained through an unlocked door while the residents were at home sleeping.
We are asking that ALL residents take the following precautions to prevent becoming the next victim.
- Make sure all entrance doors to your home are locked at all times.
- If you have an alarm system, turn it on, even if you leave the house for just a few minutes.
- If you can, install motion detector lights on all home entrance.
- Do not leave valuables close to a door or window where they can be seen clearly from outside.
The police department is encouraging all residents to continue reporting any suspicious activities in your area.
For emergencies call 911
For non-emergencies call WOPD at 973-325-4000