A 26-year-old man was punched by a group of men outside of the Village Trattoria on Friday at approximately 1:55 a.m., said South Orange Police Chief James Chelel.
The man had been with friends at Above Restaurant and Bar when one of his friends got into an argument with a group of men, said Chelel. After leaving the restaurant, the 26-year-old attempted to intervene in the argument and was punched in the face. “There was an exchange of words,” said Chelel. The man was not seriously injured and refused medical attention.
South Orange Police arrested a 37-year-old woman, Dianne Santiago, for allegedly stealing merchandise from the 7-Eleven on Valley Street on Friday at roughly 10:27 p.m., said Chelel.
Here is the rest of this week’s police blotter:
Lonnie Askew, a 43 year old South Orange resident was arrested on 3-21-15 at approximately 3:15pm after officers on routine patrol responded to Sloan St. on a report of the above subject soliciting without a permit. During the on scene inquiry it was determined that the subject had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest. The subject was arrested at the scene and processed accordingly.
Burglary to dwelling
A Glenside Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 3-16-15 an unknown actor had entered his unlocked vehicle (2009 Saturn) which was parked in the driveway and left a bag of garbage in same. No items were removed from the vehicle.