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Thieves Help Themselves to Coins, Phone Charger from Cars in South Orange

Joe Grogan

Monday, May 5, 2014 • 9:42am

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Police are investigating two thefts from separate vehicles.

A Centre Street resident reported that someone entered their 2006 Dodge and stole some change from the center console sometime during the overnight hours of April 22. The vehicle was parked in the victim’s driveway at the time of the theft, and there were no signs of forced entry.

Another resident told police that someone broke into their car and took their phone charger from the center console sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on April 29. The suspect gained entry by damaging the driver’s side door of the 2007 Infiniti, which was parked in the NJ Transit lot adjacent to Church Street.

One person was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Danielle Mitchell, 27, of Brooklyn, was stopped when officers responded to a report of a possible crime involving a driver on Valley Street at about 1:30 a.m. on April 26. During the investigation, it was determined that Mitchell was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested without incident.

In other police news:

  • Three minors, two 15-year-olds from Maplewood and one 17-year-old South Orange resident, were arrested when police responded to a call of suspicious activity in the rear yard of a Waverly Place residence on April 27. Officers on the scene found all three in possession of an undisclosed controlled substance.

Source: South Orange Police Blotter

The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.

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