Police Blotter: Burglaries to Homes, Church
Information provided by the West Orange Police Department
A foreclosed home on Lawrence Avenue was allegedly burglarized last Monday, police said. According to the incident report, metal pipes from the walls and ceilings worth about $1,000 were taken.
Prescription pills were allegedly taken from Green Hill Nursing Home last Monday, police said. Officials with the nursing home told police 18 tablets of Oxycodone were missing from the facility. According to the incident report, the facility showed no signs of forced entry. Police suspect an employee who signed for the medication may have taken the medicine.
A home on Westwood Drive was allegedly burglarized last Tuesday, authorities said. Jewelry worth almost $2,000 was taken from the home, police said, adding that the house appeared to be in order.
A laptop was allegedly stolen from a porch on Fitzrandolph Road earlier this month, police said. The owner of the laptop told police she left her laptop on the porch on March 6 and realized it was missing on March 19. The laptop is worth about $1,000, according to the incident report.
A central air conditioning unit was apparently taken from Allegheny East Conference 7th Day Adventist Church on Washington Street last week, police said. The air conditioning unit was donated to the church and worth $5,000 to $10,000, according to the incident report.
A home on Walker Road was allegedly burglarized last Wednesday, police said. The owner of the home told authorities she noticed several desk drawers open in her living room and called the police. Police said the actor(s) entered through a window and pried open a door before ransacking the bedrooms. According to the incident report, a jewelry box with more than $2,000 worth of jewelry was taken as well as a sound dock worth $400.
All four tires of a car parked on Kayser Lane were allegedly taken late last week, police said. According to the incident report, the owner found his 2010 Honda with no tires. Police said all four tires are worth $2,000.