Police responding to a 911 call on Bloomfield Avenue. Found an unresponsive 42-year-old female being given CPR by her sister. Officers quickly took over lifesaving compressions and, applied several shocks from a defibrillator, compressions resumed when the patient took a breath on her own and regained a pulse. Lieutenant Robert Kordas, along with officers Ryan Mulligan, Luke Kelly and Richard Rempusheski were credited for their life saving response. Nutley Fire and EMS arrived and transported the woman to an area hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery.
Criminal Mischief – Hancox Avenue - Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of criminal mischief. The victim stated they parked their locked vehicle in their parking spot and when they returned, the vehicle was still locked, but the driver’s side window was shattered.
Criminal Mischief – Prospect Street – Response was made to the area in regards to a report of criminal mischief. A lawn sign was found vandalized by what appeared to be gold spray paint. The neighborhood was canvassed for additional information or an eye witness with negative results.
Abandoned Bicycles – Prospect Street – Homeowner contacted Police in regards to a couple of bicycles that were found abandoned on their property. The first bicycle is described as a GT with a camo tire, and the other was a GT Slammer, which were taken into Headquarters for safe keeping. The bikes were returned to owners while Nutley Police continue trying to find owners for other bicycles in police possession.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue - A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of Shaquan Mathis, 26, of Newark. He was issued two (2) motor vehicle summonses for Suspended Driver, and Improper Passing. Additionally, he was charged with Possession of Marijuana, which was placed on a summons. All three have a mandatory Court date.
Suspicious Incident – Orchard Street – Officers responded to a past-occurred suspicious incident. The victim stated they returned to their residence and found the spare key to the home broken off in the porch door, and the other part lying on the floor of the porch. No entry was made into the home, and all was found secure. Nothing was missing and/or broke. There were no other signs of forced entry. The neighborhood was canvassed for any possible witnesses or additional information with negative results. Detective Bureau was advised of the incident.
Fraud – Headquarters received a report of fraud involving gift cards. The victim stated they were contacted via email from an actor alleging to be the victim’s boss asking for their cell phone number so they may contact them to make a purchase. This did not seem unusual to the victim, since their boss had asked them to make purchases in the past. After giving their cell phone number, the victim received messages asking for them to purchase gift cards and to give the sender the gift card information. The actor asked the victim to go to several locations to purchase the gift cards, which was completed by the victim. In total, the victim purchased 18 gift cards with a value of $3,000 in total.
Motor Vehicle Investigation – Brookway – Officers responded to scene on a report of an erratic driver, which resulted in the arrest of Ms. Sarah Ross, 59, of Nutley. She was transported to Headquarters without incident, received the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Report Accident, Leaving The Scene of Accident, advised of her Court date and released from custody.
Fraud – Headquarters received a report of fraud. The victim stated that they found fraudulent transactions on their savings account. There were 6 wired transfers totaling $5,500 they did not authorize. The financial institution was contacted and the account has been frozen with a new account number assigned.