Burglaries and Thefts Top West Orange Police Blotter News for August 27-September 1
Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 3:30pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Burglaries and thefts top the West Orange Police Blotter News for August 27-September 1.
Theft: A young male playing soccer at Colgate Park reported the theft of his Iphone 4S from his backpack, which was on the north side of the field.
Possible Theft of Wallet: A man making a purchase at the CVS on Main Street reported that he had left his wallet on the counter while making a purchase. After exiting the store, he realized he forgot it and returned to the register immediately. The person in line behind him denied taking the wallet and surveillance footage proved negative for suspects or theft.
Burglary to Residence: A homeowner near Sunnyside Road and Pleasant Valley Way reported to police that upon returning home she realized her home had been burglarized. A rear window had been forced opn and the home ransacked. A television, laptop, Playstation PS3 and other video games, along with a large amount of women's gold jewelry, totaling $8,400, was reported taken.
Theft: More thefts were reported, this time in the women's locker room and family locker rooms at the JCC on Northfield Avenue. A total of 6 lockers were forced open and contents taken/ransacked.
Possession of CDS: Alexander Ferreira Perez, 36, of West Orange, was arrested after being stopped on his bicycle at High Street and Ridge Avenues. Police stopped him because he was riding his bicycyle with no light in the dark. Police found a suspected baggie of crack; and false government ID's. He was issued a summons for operating a bicycle after dark with no light; possession of CDS and false government ID. A Warrant check revealed outstanding warrants in Newark and placed in a cell, pending pickup from Newark PD. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) were also notified.
CDS Arrest: Bayron Camacho Thomas, 18, of East Orange, was arrested at Lafayette Park near Ashland Avenue after police conducted a field interview and smelled marijuana on him. He was searched and a pipe and a baggie filled with what was believed to be marijuana was found on his person. He and his two companions had been interviewed because they were in the park after 10:00 pm.
Shoplifting: The CVS on South Valley Road reported the theft of $200 in Olay Beauty products by an African American woman described as 40-45 years old, 5'9, and 160 pounds, who fled the store without paying for the products.
Criminal Mischief: The ATM machine at PNC Bank at 30 Main Street was struck by a brick by unknown actors. Damage is estimated at over $2,000.00.
Theft of Service: The BP gas station at 83 Main Street reported that four black males in a Ford SUV pulled into the station, filled the car with $70 in gas, and fled the scene without paying for it.
Burglary/Theft: A homeowner reported that intruders had entered his residence on Forest Hill Road through an unlocked window and stolen a Think Pad valued at $2,000; a purse and wallet valued at $100; a watch valued at $250, and the victim's car keys. The thieves took the keys and entered the vehicle, taking a wallet inside with $400 cash.
Burglary/Theft from Motor Vehicle: The owner of a 1992 white Ford truck reported that unknown suspects removed the battery from the truck while it was parked in the CVS parking lot overnight.
Attempted Burglary: A homeowner reported an attempted burglary at his home on Mitchell Street, but entry was unsuccessful.
Theft of Gas: The BP gas station at 83 Main Street again reported the theft of gas, in the amount of $64, when a 2012 green BMV with a black male and female inside, took off without paying.
Burglary to Motor Vehicle: The owner of a 1999 Ddge Caravan on Kling Street reported to police that he found a black male in dark clothing in his vehicle. The suspect ran off. It was determined the door had been unlocked and nothing was missing.
The owner of Krauzer's on South Valley Road reported the theft of approximately 50 Star Ledgers from in front of his business.
Graffiti: Eagle Rock Veterinary Hospital reported that unknown parties had written "FUPD1" on the stanchions on the eastside of the building.
Criminal Mischief: A community member observed a white male in a purple colored tee shirt knock down a tree near the side of the lake in Degnan Park by Cecil Lane Place.
Criminal Mischief: #1 Chinese Kitchen at 46 Main Street reported the front window to the restaurant had been broken but no entry attained.
MVA/DWI Arrest: Robert Tubula, 68, of West Orange, was arrested at Gregory and Helen Avenues after a report of a motor vehicle accident. Witnessed refuted Tubula's claim that his vehicle had been hit. Officers, noticing an odor of alcohol, performing field sobriety tests, which Tubula failed. He was placed under arrest and his vehicle impounded.