Thieves Snatch Vehicles from Driveways in South Orange
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • 12:44pm
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Police are investigating two separate incidents of vehicle theft where residents reported their vehicles parked in their driveway were stolen.
A Warren Court resident said between 9 p.m. on April 21 and 11 p.m. on April 22 his 2002 Dodge was taken. A South Kingman Road resident said that sometime overnight on April 20, someone had taken her 2003 Chrysler.
In addition, a thief or thieves tried to steal a 2002 Jeep parked across from the Rite Aid on South Orange Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. on April 18 and 8:30 a.m. on April 19. The victim told police that someone broke the rear passenger window and damaged the ignition cylinder.
In other police news:
A South Orange middle school teacher reported that sometime during the school day on April 16, someone broke the sunroof in her 2011 Mitsubishi. The car was in the school’s parking lot adjacent to a loading dock.
A 28-year-old Randolph resident, Michael Afronte, was arrested at 6 p.m. on April 21 and charged with harassment stemming from an incident that occurred while he was an employee at Eden Gourmet.
- Three juveniles were charged with underage possession of alcohol in two separate incidents. Police said they found a 16-year-old with alcohol in Grove Park at 10:45 p.m. on April 20. Two juveniles with alcohol were discovered hiding behind a store adjacent to Sloan Street at 10:30 p.m. on April 21.
Morgan Tornetta is participating in a hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts designed to give students real-world experience