Police Blotter: A Spree of Burglaries and Thefts in June

Police respond to incidents in town.


The West Orange Police Department has released the following report of incidents to which its officers responded to during the previous weeks. All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Burglary and/or theft

• Washington St., June 6, 4:43 p.m. -- A woman from Orange never returned a rental car which was supposed to be brought back on April 11, according to reports. 

• South Valley Road, June 7, 6:09 a.m. -- More than 85 newspapers were stolen from the front of a store, according to reports. 

• South Valley Road, June 7, 6:54 a.m. -- Eighteen newspapers were stolen from a store, but the circulars were left behind, according to reports. 

• Walker Road, June 7, 9:18 a.m. --  A 2010 Jeep was broken into and ransacked. Nothing was reported missing, according to reports. 

• Burnett Terrace, June 7, 11:50 a.m. -- A car was broken into and ransacked. An iPhone and a set of keys were taken.  A white male with a skateboard, about 15 to 20 years old, was seen peering into car windows on Burnett Terrace the previous day, according to reports. 

• Walker Road, June 7, 4:28 p.m. -- A Nissan Altima was broken into and ransacked. A Garmin GPS unit was taken. The owner of the car said the doors were left unlocked, according to reports. 

• Prospect Ave., June 8, 6:23 a.m. -- A 2011 Ford F350 was broken into and ransacked. The driver-side door was pried open. A Tom Tom GPS unit and five plastic welding sheets were taken, according to reports. 

• Columbia St., June 8, 6:39 a.m. -- A window was found broken and forced open. Someone entered the business, but nothing was reported missing. The business was previously burglarized on June 4 or 5. Police have one suspect who recently lived in the area, according to reports. 

• Prospect Ave., June 8, 10:56 a.m. -- A 2012 Audi G6 was broken into and ransacked. An Apple iTouch was taken, according to reports. 

• Walker Road, June 8, 12:38 p.m. -- A 2005 GMC Envoy was broken into and ransacked. A Garmin Nuvi GPS unit, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and $50 in cash were taken, according to reports. 

• Standish Avenue, June 8, 1:34 a.m. -- A 2006 Acura RSX was broken into by a black male and stolen from a driveway. The black male was seen getting out of a grey Acura NSX which was being driven by another black male, according to reports. 

• Prospect Ave., June 8, 4 p.m. -- Someone tried to break into a 2007 Land Rover Range Rover. The car had pry marks on a door and a window was partially shattered, according to reports. 

• Prospect Ave., June 8, 8 p.m. -- An Apple iPhone was taken out of a conference room, according to reports. 

• Birch Street, June 9, 9:05 a.m. -- A 2009 Cadillac CTS was broken into. A pair of prescription sunglasses were taken, according to reports. 

• Hillside Ave., June 9, 9:07 a.m. -- A 2010 Honda Ridgeline was broken into. The car’s registration and insurance cards, and manual were taken, according to reports. 

• Mitchell St., June 10, 8:29 a.m. -- A 1998 Dodge Intrepid was stolen, according to reports. 

• Dartmouth Road, June 10, 7:36 a.m. -- A 2005 Lincoln SUV was broken into and ransacked. The car’s registration and insurance cards were taken, according to reports. 

• Rollinson Street, June 11, 1:33 p.m. -- A 1992 Honda Civic was stolen, according to reports. 

Criminal mischief

• Nance Road, June 8, 4:13 a.m. -- Tires were slashed on three different vehicles parked in a driveway, according to reports.  

• Lindsley Avenue, June 9, 7:17 a.m. -- Scratch marks were found along the side of a 2002 Lexus RX300, according to reports. 

DWI arrest

• Gregory Avenue, June 10, 7:33 p.m. -- Crystal Monique Lapeyrolerie, 48, of Montclair, was arrested for driving drunk after she was involved in a three-car accident in which her vehicle was struck from behind. Lapeyrolerie also resisted arrest, according to reports.

Public fighting 

• Cary Street, June 9, 1:48 a.m. -- While more than 150 people were leaving the Heritage Bar after it closed, a man was found lying on the ground and a 25-year-old West Orange man was running from the scene. Police caught the West Orange man, but the may lying on the street had left. The West Orange man was released, according to reports.  


• CVS Pharmacy, 659 Eagle Rock Ave., June 6, 1:23 a.m. -- A 15-year-old from West Orange stole a bag a sunflower seeds from CVS Pharmacy. Police transported the 15-year-old to headquarters where the minor was eventually picked up by a parent, according to reports. 

• K-mart, 7 West Orange Plaza, June 10, 6:27 p.m. -- Nikole Chantelle Gellineau, 41, of Manhattan, N.Y., tried to take more than $245 worth of clothing, jewelry, and electronics from K-mart, according to reports. 

na June 13, 2012 at 04:45 AM
What is the West Orange polices doing to investigate these crimes? Maybe they Shoud stop sleeping in the CVS main street Parking lot and Soverign bank and actually patrol the streets. Also West Orange residents need to call the police anytime they see suspicious activity.
liz June 13, 2012 at 01:59 PM
When you call them they treat you like criminals.
liz June 13, 2012 at 02:07 PM
By the way did you know that Edison middle school is now on the list of one of the worse middle school in New Jersey. They were selected by the Christie administration as a school that needs more focus. Call Mr. Fitzgerald, at 973-669-5360, he will be better able to explain it to you. The achievement gap is too wide between those who do very well and those who are failing the NJASK. This has nothing to do with race. Hence they were placed on a remedial 3 watch. Not a rumor, please read the minutes of the agenda of the last BOE meeting. It is on page 7. So I did my research. Second, Roosevelt and Liberty is now ranked in the bottom tier in New Jersey middle school. Roosevelt rank 400 and liberty 439. Roosevelt had 62% pass in Math and Liberty had 51% NJASK 2011 report. In case yoiu want to blame race, Newark Robert Treat and Science high Ranked 2 and 4 respectively. We ranked lower then 5 schools in Newark and 2 in Irvington and 1 in east orange.
EPK June 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM
what does that have to do whith robberies in town?
lyndj June 14, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Forgive me Liz, but what does this post have to do with the police blotter?!? Did your message not get through on the BOE post? I would suggest that you go to the BOE meeting and vent there instead of post in a police blotter post..
bombo claut June 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Liz u dont stop spreading that news? I saw u in shoprite and u were telling everybody that. You need to go to the BOE and tell them.
barry_geltzeiler June 14, 2012 at 08:47 PM
that is absolute BS, the WOPD in every exchange i have ever had have been nothing but couteous and professional.
barry_geltzeiler June 14, 2012 at 08:51 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself accusing our hardworking men in blue of such slanderous garbage from an alias. You only discredit yourself by not signing your name. Perhaps if our esteemed police force was fully staffed these investigations would move along quicker. Our finest bust their butts to investigate each and every reported crime. But there are only so many per shift and they can only be at one place at a time. And yes we all need to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity especially when our police force is grossly understaffed!!!
john anthony prignano June 15, 2012 at 03:50 PM
na Recently, The Center for Disease Control estimated that 40% of all police officers suffer from sleep disorders .But what part of that 40 % are not suffering from sleep disorders per se, but rather from sleep deprivation , brought on in large part by working one or two or three other jobs ?


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