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Two Maplewood Teens Arrested in Montrose School Break-in

South Orange Police arrested two 16-year-old Maplewood residents last Monday after officers responded to an alarm that was activated at the Montrose School on Clark Street at around 2:05 a.m., according to the police blotter.

The officers caught the teens as they tried to flee the scene. Both were brought to police headquarters and processed, said police.

In other South Orange police blotter news this week:

7/30/2014
Theft of bicycle
A Church St. resident stated that sometime between 6:30am and 7:45pm on 7-29-14 an unknown actor(s) removed her navy blue Trek mountain bike which was locked from her front porch.

Theft of package
A Grove Rd. resident stated that sometime during the day on Monday 7-28-14 an unknown actor(s) removed an article from a package that had been delivered by UPS to her front porch.

Theft from vehicle

A Centre St. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 7-27-14 an unknown actor(s) had smashed the front passenger’s side window to her vehicle (2012 Honda) and removed a backpack from the front seat that contained a Laptop and text books. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident.

Shoplifting/arrest
Devine Peebles, a 20 year old East Orange resident was arrested on 7-29-14 at approximately 1:20pm after officers responding to a call of a shoplifter having fled the Rite Aid located the subject with the proceeds (stolen pre-paid phone) a few blocks away on Kilburn Pl. The subject was arrested without incident, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly.

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