South Orange Police Arrest Robbery, Burglary Suspects
Saturday, October 20, 2012 • 7:23pm
SOUTH ORANGE,N.J. -- After a month-long investigation, South Orange police arrested a 14-year-old Irvington resident on Thursday night on charges of robbery and theft of a vehicle. Earlier in the week, a 27-year-old Irvington resident was arrested and charged with burglarizing several South Orange stores.
The juvenile, whose name was not released, was taken into custody late Thursday night after forensic evidence revealed he stole a Jeep on Holland Road on Sept. 13 and then robbed a South Orange pedestrian on Sept. 16. He was arrested in Newark.
Jason Toomer, of Irvington, was arrested Oct. 11 and charged with break-ins at A & D Deli and Liquor, University News, the A & W Convenience Store and Texas Wieners. He was taken to the Essex County jail.
In other police news:
A woman’s screams deterred a man with a handgun who tried to rob her on Oct. 12. An Orange resident told police that she was walking on Vose Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. when she was approached by a thin male wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He fled in a green Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows, which was later recovered in Newark.
A resident of Holland Road reported that sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, a burglar entered an unlocked first-floor window after standing on an overturned garbage can and stole an HP laptop off their dining room table. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
The manager of the Rite-Aid on South Orange Avenue stated that at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, someone described as a male in his mid-30s wearing a green jacket removed a DVD player from a shelf and fled. Police searched the neighborhood but could not find the shoplifter.
Two juveniles, one from East Orange and one from South Orange, were arrested early Tuesday morning after a police officer on a routine patrol saw them sitting on a bench in Grove Park smoking marijuana at around 7:25 a.m. Both were taken into custody without incident.
Francis Morris Jr., of Levittown, Pa., was arrested Oct. 12 at approximately 9:10 p.m. after a police officer saw him walking on Ward Place with an open bottle of alcohol. When the officer tried to stop Morris, he fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away and charged with obstruction of law. Seton Hall Student Joseph McManus, 18, of Bayside, N.Y., was arrested Oct. 10 at 6:10 p.m. after police saw him leave University Liquors on South Orange Avenue with alcoholic beverages.
- At the GrooveBoston event at Seton Hall on Oct. 12, student Erandi Trevin, 21, of Newark, was arrested after she hit and kicked the officer before being forced to the ground and handcuffed. She was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.