On August 11, 2014, Cpl. Chad Wilson encountered Altino Correria of Irvington after it was reported that he was attempting to hitch hike on Division Ave. While engaging Mr. Correria, it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant from the City of Newark for $3000. Officers processed Mr. Correria and he was released pending an appearance in Newark Municipal Court.
During the early morning hours of August 14, 2014, a theft took place at a local business near the intersection of South St. and Central Ave. The suspects stole cash from a donation jar located within the business. Detectives have identified 5 persons (2 White females and 3 Hispanic or Asian males) of interest operating, a white Subaru Outback, that may be involved with the incident.
On August 14, 2014, Patrolman Michael Carlino found Lakeem Jones and Qashima Robinson soliciting without a permit in the area of Gales Dr. Mr. Jones had an outstanding warrant out of Atlantic City. Both parties were issues violations for soliciting without a permit and have a forthcoming court appearances in New Providence. Mr. Jones was processed and released pending an appearance in Atlantic City.
On August 17, 2014, a Borough resident reports that several rings were taken from his residence. The total of the theft was approximately $1600.00. Detective Bureau personnel are investigation this matter with the assistance of the complainant.
Between August 17 and 18, 2014, two bicycles were stolen from a residence off Floral Av and from Lincoln Field on Elkwood Av. Also, during this time frame, a third bicycle was attempted to be stolen from its locked position on Gales Drive. The two stolen bicycles were BMX style. Detective Bureau personnel are following up on these thefts. In the incident on Elkwood Av, three juveniles (2 males and 1 female) were seen taking the bicycle which was black with florescent green rims and florescent green pegs on the front and back of the bike. In the incident on Floral Av, a mountain bike was left in place of the stolen BMX bike and is in possession of the Police Department. Anyone who may be missing their bicycle is encouraged to contact Det. Don Sretenovic at 908-665-1111
On August 18, 2014, at approximately 5:30pm, a contractor doing work at a downtown business reported that his iPad was stolen from the front seat of his motor vehicle. The contractor stated that he observed 2 males on bicycles riding in the area of his vehicle around the time he noticed the iPad missing.
On August 19, 2014, the New Providence Police received reports of high school to college aged individuals engaging in drug usage in the area of the picnic venue at Oakwood Park. Drug paraphernalia has been located in this area and area residents are asked to contact the New Providence Police Department if they observe anything suspicous.
On August 20, 2014, a resident in the area of Osborne Av and Passaic St reported that several hundred dollars in rare coins and a laptop were stolen from his residence while he was on vacation. The resident indicated that a family member was caring for the home when this theft took place. Detective Bureau personnel are following up on this report with the caregiver and the homeowner.