Police Blotter

Blotter Report November 9, 2012 – November 16, 2012


12:02 AM Sgt Tim Banta made a motor vehicle stop on Mt. Prospect Avenue in West Orange for an observed motor vehicle violation. While speaking with the operator the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.  The officer asked the subject Victor Cirilo of West Orange to step out of his vehicle to perform several field sobriety tests.  After completion of the tests the subject was placed under arrest for Driving while intoxicated, transported to police headquarters and processed.  The subject was issued several motor vehicle summonses and was released with a court date.

10:43 AM Officer William Frazee took a report of an attempted burglary to a Hillside Avenue residence. The resident reported that a basement screen had been cut in an attempt to enter the house. Entry was not gained.

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3:09 PM Officer Dave Wardrope took a report of a larceny at a Bloomfield Avenue business.  An employee reported that he had lost a bracelet while working and that another employee had located it.  After speaking with the employee he stated that he had given it to a third employee who reported that the bracelet was not where he had left it.  Value of bracelet is $3500.


2:33 PM Officer Page Parsels took a report of a lost wallet from a Hemlock Drive residence.  The wallet contained numerous credit cards, a New Jersey Drivers license and miscellaneous identification.  The resident was provided with Identity Theft information.

8:51 PM Officer Parsels took a report of a suspicious person on Elk Road. The resident reports that she heard knocking on her front door during the night. When she looked out the window she observed a person running south in her driveway towards Elk Rd. The subject was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.  The resident reports checking the exterior of her home and all appears in order.

10:26 PM Officer Parsels took a report of a neighbor dispute on Linn Drive.  Both the upstairs and downstairs neighbors are reporting that the other is making excessive noise and disturbing the peace.  Both residents were advised of complaint procedures and to contact the police to document any further incidents.


12:09 PM Officer Joseph Ballantyne took a report of Criminal Mischief from a Valhalla Way resident.  The resident reported that on two separate occasions she has found damage to the tires on her vehicles.  Value of damage in unknown at this time

4:27 PM Officer Parsels took a report of a theft form a Vincent Place resident.  The resident reported that he had ten gallons of gasoline stored in a container alongside his house.  He stated that he smelt gas and noticed tire tracks in his driveway.  Upon checking the container he found the gas missing.


7:16 PM Officer Condorelli took a report of a fraud from a Vincent Place resident. The resident reported that she received a notification that her application for a MasterCard was under review. She then received a new credit card in the mail. When she contacted the company to report that she did not apply for the card and to cancel it she was advised that purchases had already been made on the card.  The resident was provided with identity theft information.


10:08 AM Officer Ballantyne took a report of a fraud from a Linn Drive resident.  The Resident reported that she had received a call from a person who stated they were from the insurance company that covers her Iphone inquiring about a claim that she had made.  She stated she had not made any claims and the caller stated he would drop the claim. Several weeks later she reports that her phone stopped working. When she contacted her phone carrier they advised her that a new phone had been activated on her account which caused her current phone to be deactivated.  The company reported that the new phone had been delivered to an address in Florida. 

11:36 AM Officer Joel Martin responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad to Walgreens on a report of a person who fell.  After treatment by the squad the victim refused transportation to the hospital.



11:50 PM Sgt. Banta arrested Terrence Pope of Verona on an outstanding traffic warrant from the Little Falls Municipal Court.  After processing he posted bail and was released with a new court date.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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