Police Blotter, April 5-12, Residents Encouraged to Make Sure To Lock Cars When Left Unattended

May 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

April 7: Officers Christopher Carbonaro and Richard Biase responded to the Gateway Apartment complex for the report of a burglary to an automobile.  The caller told Officer Biase that he saw four or five teenage male actors enter a vehicle, but left the scene quickly.  Officer Carbonaro located the owner of the vehicle and she stated her vehicle had been locked.   The victim inspected her vehicle and determined that there appeared to be no damage to her vehicle, but her GPS was missing.  Investigation to continue.


April 7: Officer Jason Gould took a report of a burglary to an auto on Charles Street. The victim stated that an unknown actor(s) burglarized his vehicle overnight while it was parked in his driveway.  An Apple IPhone was taken from the vehicle.

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Residents are encouraged to make sure that they always lock their cars when they are left unattended.  Every year, the Randolph Police Department takes numerous calls of burglary's to autos.  The majority of these vehicles are unlocked at the time.


April 7: Vincent R. Mercurio, 36, Randolph NJ was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant out of the Madison Joint Municipal Court.  Mercurio posted bail and was released.


April 7: Sgt. Keith Donovan took a report of Identity Theft.  The victim stated that she and her husband filed their income taxes with their accountant.  Later that evening, they received notification from the accountant that the electronic filing was rejected because someone apparently had already filed an income tax return using one of their social security numbers.  The victims have contacted the fraud division of the IRS.


April 7: Officer Brian Gallina took a report of Identity Theft.  The victim advised that she received notice of an outstanding credit card balance of $1,367.35.  The Comenity Bank Representative stated the charges were made to her Victoria Secret credit card.  The victim advised the bank that she did not have a Victoria Secret credit card.  The victim advised that the fraud unit at the bank would be conducting an investigation regarding the fraudulent credit card.


April 7: Officer Robert Coyle responded to the Brundage Park near the skate park for the report of a pickup truck attempting to perform a “Doughnut” on the grass.  A witness advised that he observed two young males skateboarding at the skate park.  After about 30 minutes, he observed both males enter a green pickup truck.  The truck then pulled onto the grass and attempted to perform a “burnout” and a “doughnut”.


Apr il8: Officer Jeff Goral observed a silver Hyundai with a taillight that was not illuminated.  Officer Goral initiated a motor vehicle stop.  It was determined that the driver’s license that the driver handed the officer was not his.  Upon further investigation, Jamar L. Pinkett, 22, Newark NJ was arrested for providing false information in regards to his identity.  Pinkett was issued several summonses, Failure to maintain lamps, unlicensed driver – never had, Driving while suspended, and possession of open container in MV.


April 9: Jamar L. Pinkett, 22, Newark NJ was arrested on two active A.C.S. warrants.  The warrants are out of Union Township Municipal Court and Hillside Township Municipal Court.  Pinkett was unable to post bail and was transported to the Morris County correctional Facility.


April 10: Officer Michael Shoudy took a report of Identity Theft.  The victim advised that someone had filed a tax return using either his or his wife’s social security number.  The victim has contacted the Division of Social Security.


April 10: Officer Matthew Rispoli took a report of Fraud.  The victim stated that she noticed a fraudulent charge on her debit card.  The victim’s bank closed the account and issued her a new debit card.


April 10: Gary J. Bolitho, 50, Rockaway, NJ was picked up by the Rockaway Borough Police Department and turned over to the Randolph Police Department on the strength of an outstanding warrant.  Bolitho was transported to the Morris County correctional Facility in default of bail.


April 10: The Randolph Police Department was dispatched to the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency on RT 10 on a reported hostage situation.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a NJ CP&P employee was on her cell phone with an unknown male, who stated that he was holding her brother hostage at an undisclosed location.  The caller told the victim his cousin was in a motor vehicle accident with her brother and that he wanted $1,500 sent to him to compensate for damages to his cousin’s vehicle.  The caller indicated he was holding her brother at gunpoint in his grandmother’s basement.  The caller demanded that the victim electronically wire the $1,500 to him via Western Union.  The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit and the NJ State Police were advised of the incident.  The NJ State Police advised that the phone “ping” showed that the caller’s location was near San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The victim’s brother was located and advised that he was okay.


April 10: Officer Michael Puskas responded to the apartments on Center Grove Rd for a report of Simple Assault.  The victim states that he was at the intersection of Center Grove Village and the main access road to the apartment complex.  The victim stated that the vehicle in front of him at the intersection was not moving, so he “beeped” his horn twice to alert the driver that he was behind him.  The victim went to his building and parked.  The accused turned around and parked his vehicle next to him.  The accused got out of his vehicle and began yelling at the victim.  The accused attempted to strike the victim in the face with a closed fist.  The victim stated the strike glanced off the right side of his face and lacerated his lip.  Investigation to continue.


April 11: Officer Michael Shoudy responded to the Kmart for the report of Shoplifting.  The loss prevention officer stated the accused took three packages of “Yu-Gi-Ph” trading cards and a set of headphones and placed them in a small backpack.  Before leaving the store, the accused also stole several items of clothing.  Both parties were confronted by the loss prevention officer and the accused turned over the stolen property. The accused were advised that they are no longer welcome at the Kmart.

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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