Shoplifting: 

10/12/2020-Officers responded to 331 Broad Street (CVS) on report of a shoplifting. Store employees observed a suspect leave the store traveling south on Broad Street. The suspect is described as a light skin Hispanic or African American male wearing a dark color hat, puffy jacket and dark pants. The proceeds are 30 Dove Advance Care Revive deodorants valued at $338.00. A picture of the suspect is included This incident is under investigation.

10/13/2020-Rhett Ellis age 55 of East Orange NJ-Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop and Shop) on report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Upon the Officer’s arrival, loss prevention pointed out the suspect that was hiding between parked vehicles in the parking lot. Patrol Officers arrested Mr. Ellis who was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest. Mr. Ellis was issued a summons, released and has a pending court date. All proceeds valued at $279.00 were recovered and returned to the store.

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Theft from Auto: 

10/16/2020-Officers responded to North 13th Street on report of theft of a tire and rim from a vehicle. The owner parked his vehicle overnight on 10/16/2020 and when he returned, one tire and rim were stolen from his vehicle. The vehicle was a grey 2013 Infiniti G37, 4-door. The tire and rim are valued at $200.00. This incident is under investigation. 

Theft: 

10/14/2020-Officers responded to the 100 block of Franklin Street on report of a theft that occurred at a residence. The resident had two laptops stolen from her apartment. She had several friends over the night before the laptops were stolen. The laptops are valued at $1000.00. This incident is under investigation. 

10/15/2020-Officers responded to the 200 block of Franklin Street on report of a stolen package. The resident’s Amazon package was delivered to her front lobby and when she went to recover the package it was gone. The contents of the package are one gel nail set valued at $40.00. This incident is under investigation. 

Burglary: 

10/13/2020-Officers responded to the rear of JFK South and Montgomery Street on report of numerous construction trailers broken into during the overnight hours. The storage containers were broken into and landscape equipment was stolen valued at $2600.00. These incidents are under investigation.

MV Theft: 

10/12/2020-Officers responded to Grace Street on report of a stolen motor vehicle. The resident parked his vehicle in his driveway on 10/12/2020 and when he returned at 4:30 a.m. the vehicle was gone. The vehicle is a silver 2019 Honda CRV, NJ registration P66LWH. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen. This incident is under investigation. 

10/12/2020- An Officer took a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the corner of Chester Avenue and North 16th Street. The owner parked his vehicle on 10/11/2020 at 7:00 p.m. When he returned at 9:30 a.m. on 10/12/2020 the vehicle was gone. The vehicle is black 2017 Nissan Rogue, NJ registration V35MJF. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen.  This incident is under investigation. 

10/12/2020-Officers responded to LaFrance Avenue on report of a stolen motor vehicle. The resident parked his white 2000 Ford van, NJ registration U63LLG in front of his residence at 7:00 a.m. When he returned at 7:00 p.m., he noticed his van was gone. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen. This incident is under investigation. 

10/17/2020-Officers responded to Abington Avenue on report of a stolen  motor vehicle. The resident parked his white 2011 Ford van, NJ registration M79LAG in front of his residence at 2:30 p.m. and when he  returned at 6:30 p.m. the van was stolen. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen. This incident is under investigation.

Incidents currently under investigation: 

Burglary 

Thefts 

MV Theft These incidents are currently being investigated by Bloomfield Detectives. Due to the ongoing investigations, information will not be released at this time. The information is released to the press at the discretion of the police department and may not represent the total scope of police activity. All persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.