Attempted Car Jacking – Franklin Avenue – Patrol units were dispatched to the area regarding an attempted theft of a motor vehicle in the rear parking lot of an establishment. The victim stated that they came outside to their vehicle and observed a black Lincoln Town Car, with a black male driver wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, blocking their car while another black male suspect entered the victim’s vehicle. The party in the victim’s car was also described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head. The victim ran in front of their car and placed their hands on the hood attempting to stop the vehicle. The actor accelerated towards the victim multiple times. The suspect then ran from the victim’s car and fled in the Lincoln Town Car towards Belleville. Detective Bureau assumed the investigation.
Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a fraud. The victim stated they received a letter from a collection agency stating they owed $1,058.70 to a television cable company for cable equipment ($589.00) and services ($469.70) from 2017. The victim stated they never made the purchase and reported the charges as fraudulent. They were advised to shut down the existing card associated with the account to help prevent any further use of the account.
Theft from Vehicle – Wayne Place – Officers responded to the area in regards to two (2) vehicles, parked in the same driveway, having been entered. There were no signs of forced entry to either vehicle, but the owners stated they were both locked when they were parked the evening before. The glove compartments and center consoles were ajar and rummaged through with the contents spread all over the seats. The Detective Bureau was advised and responded to the scene to take over the investigation.
Theft from Vehicle – Hancox Avenue – Response was made to the area regarding a theft from vehicle. The victim stated that they moved their vehicle from the driveway to the street and left it unlocked. A short time later they found the inside of their vehicle disturbed with items scattered on the driver’s seat and the center console open. The Detective Bureau was notified and arrived on scene.
Theft – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a past occurred theft of a laptop. The victim stated that they placed their backpack on a table while at lacrosse practice and when they returned the computer was gone. The serial number was placed as stolen in the database. Detective Bureau was advised and will be following up on the incident.
Theft from Vehicle – Rutgers Place – Officers responded to the area regarding a past occurred burglary to auto. The victim stated that they returned home from vacation and found their vehicle, which was left unlocked, ransacked and items missing. The Detective Bureau was notified.
Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a fraud. The victim stated they discovered their Amazon Prime account was charged an extra monthly fee. Upon Googling the phone number for Amazon Prime they dialed and spoke with a “Steven” who acknowledged the over charge and proceeded to ask for the account number and Social Security number. Additionally, “Steven” instructed the victim to go to 7-11 and get two Google prime cards for $500.00 each being that they reimbursed the account $ 1,000.00 by accident. The victim followed the instructions and gave “Steven” the card number. Afterwards the victim checked their account and discovered that they were scammed and immediately responded to their financial institution to report the incident. They advised a Police report be generated and the victim register for the Identity Theft Database, which was completed. The financial institution will be investigating the incident.
Burglary – Bayard Street – Dispatch directed Patrol Units to the area on a report of a burglary in progress. Two parties were observed breaking into a residence by breaking a window in the rear of the home. The actors described as wearing a red jacket and black jackets. Officers arrested Nicole Wesner, age 38, of Nutley, and Rafael Martinez, 40, from Newark who was hiding under a bed and transported to Headquarters without incident. Martinez was found to have an active warrant out of Belleville. A third party, Javier Diaz-Aguilar, 53, of Newark, was found around the corner sitting in a parked vehicle waiting for the two actors and he had two (2) outstanding warrants out of Mt Laurel and Newark and was taken into custody, where he was ultimately released on his own recognizance on both warrants. Nicole Wesner & Rafael Martinez were charged with Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft , and Criminal Mischief, they were transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Cambridge Drive – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of its occupants – including 4 juveniles - and the driver, Seth Ramkissoon, 20, of Newark. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, charged with Unlawful Possession of Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, which were placed on a warrant. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While License Suspended, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Use Headlights. Mr. Ramkissoon was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility and turned over to Officers. The four (4) juveniles were charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Weapon and transferred to the Youth House. Nothing further.