Nutley Police Request any Township resident or business that has a surveillance, or video activated doorbell to register with the Nutley Police. This is a voluntary database maintained solely by Nutley Police and its investigators. Should a crime occur within close proximity to your home, police may contact you at the number you provide to review footage for possible identification.

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Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into and search Nutley

If a call is received from someone claiming that there are warrants out for your arrest, and they supply you with your name, address, and last four (4) of your social, DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR ENTIRE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. THIS IS A SCAM

Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone representing to be from there are seeking payment.

If you sell any item/s on the internet, DO NOT accept a check for more than the item was agreed to be sold.  DO NOT deposit checks that have instructions to send a portion of that check to another location.  The checks are fraudulent and you WILL lose money from your account.



Unwanted Party – Washington Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding an unwanted person.  Sean Wiley, 54, homeless, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  Due to the fact that the actor had been advised on prior occasions that they were no longer welcome to the establishment, he was charged with Defiant Trespassing. 

Suspicious Party – Washington Avenue – Patrol units were dispatched to the area in regards to a suspicious person.  Upon checking, the woman Latonia Rollins, 50, of Irvington, was placed under arrest for two active warrants out of Newark.  She was transported to Headquarters without incident and later released on her own recognizance with her new Court date. 

Criminal Mischief – Lloyd Ct. – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding criminal mischief.  The victim stated that their vehicle had been damaged while parked in its parking space at their apartment complex.  The car had a visible scratch along the passenger side front door. The damage was observed to be minor and there is no further information at this time.


Theft – Friedland Road – Nutley Police Headquarters received a report of a past occurred car burglary.  The victim noticed their laptop missing from the back seat of their. After realizing that no one else in the home had the laptop they believed it to be stolen.  The serial number was provided and entered as stolen into the database.  Detective Bureau was notified of the report. 

Motor Vehicle Theft – Ernest St – Response was made to the area in regards to a stolen vehicle.  The victim stated that they parked their vehicle 2010 Mercedes in their driveway and when they went to return to it, the car was missing.  Police located the vehicle in Newark on 27th. Detective Bureau is investigating.

Theft of Identity – Headquarters received a report of fraudulent credit card activity.  The victim stated that they were notified by Chase Bank that an Amazon credit card was opened under their name. 


Property Damage – Oakridge Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a vehicle that had sustained damage from a fallen tree limb.  The car was parked in the driveway and a large limb had fallen on the vehicle causing the rear passenger side widow to shatter, various dents and scratches along the passenger side, and scratches and dents to the roof.

Property Damage – Washington Avenue – The resident contacted Police in regards to a report of property damage.  They stated that the cable wire connected to their home was ripped off by the high winds causing damage to the vinyl siding.  Eleven (11) sections of the vinyl siding were observed as being damaged from the incident. 

Property Damage – Spring Street – Response was made to the area in regards to a fallen tree limb that caused property damage.  The victim returned to their car and observed several large tree branches on top of their vehicle.  There was damage to the back part of the roof on the left side, scrape marks on the left rear quarter panel and wheel panel. 

Property Damage – Florence Street – Headquarters received a call regarding two (2) trees that fell. Upon arrival Officers observed pieces of limbs in the street.  One of the trees fell damaging a fence. The other tree fell on a portion of metal railing leading into Booth Park.  Caution tape was wrapped around the damaged area and debris.

Fraud – Headquarters received a report of possible fraud.  The victim stated they received a letter from Montgomery Ward stating they had a bill in the amount of $390.37.  The victim had never opened an account with that company and called the number to inquire about the bill.  The victim was advised to notify all respective credit bureaus of the incident, and to follow up with Nutley PD should they receive any more letters.


Fraud – A fraud report was made at Headquarters.  The victim stated that while running a credit check they found that someone had opened a credit card account using their social security number. 

Motor Vehicle Stop – Hancox Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of the driver, Efrain Ortiz, 30, of Newark.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, charged with Possession of Marijuana, issued a motor vehicle summons for Failure To Stop, advised of his Court date and released from custody.

Motor Vehicle Stop – Route 21 – Officers stopped a motor vehicle which resulted in the arrest of the driver, Cesar Valerio, 26, of Paterson, found to be a wanted person out of Passaic County, and  passenger, Frank Aquino-Aria, 23, also of Paterson.  They were transported to Headquarters without incident.  Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers arrived to take custody of Mr. Valerio and transport him to their jurisdiction.  He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for Obstructed View, Suspended Driver’s License and Unlicensed Expired Driver’s License.  Mr. Aquino-Aria was charged with Possession of Marijuana, issued a summons for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.  He was released with his Court date.  Nothing further.


Motor Vehicle Stop – Plymouth Road – A motor vehicle stop was initiated that resulted in the arrest of the driver, Kibwe Watson, 37, of Irvington. A search found a can of mace, in his possession.  He was then transported to Headquarters without incident. 

At Headquarters it was discovered that Mr. Watson had 16 aliases and a warrant out of Fairfield.  He was charged with Hindering Apprehension (for giving a false name), Unlawful Possession/Weapons (mace in the amount more than ¾ of an ounce), and three motor vehicle summonses for Maintenance of Lamps, Failure to Produce an Insurance Card, and Unlicensed Driver.  Mr. Watson paid the appropriate bail for the Fairfield warrant, was advised of his Nutley Court date and released.  Nothing further.

Fraud -  Response was made to speak with the victim of fraud.  They received a call from an unfamiliar number and the male caller stated that the victim’s personal information was connected to a crime that took place in Texas.  The unknown male caller then asked for the victim’s Social Security number to confirm their identity.  The victim provided their full Social Security number and then felt that the call was suspicious and disconnected the call.  The victim was advised to monitor all of their personal information and if their Social Security number is used, to advise Police of the findings in order to investigate further.  Instructions of how to obtain a copy of their report were given. 

Dispute – River Rd – Officers were directed to the area regarding a dispute that resulted in the arrest of Gabrielle Centanni, 33, of Nutley, for an outstanding warrant from this jurisdiction.  She was transported to Headquarters without incident and then taken to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Dispute – Ravine Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a possible fight in the street.  One of the parties involved was running from the scene and attempted to scale a chain link fence, at which time the party’s right hand became impaled in the fence.  The fence needed to be cut in order to render aid to the male.  Additionally, this party was found to have an active warrant out of Wall Township and was taken into custody.  Neil Hope, age 34, of Clifton, was placed under arrest and eventually released by their jurisdiction with his new Court date. 


Motor Vehicle Crash/Simple Assault – Route 21 – Officers were dispatched to the area in regards to a motor accident that resulted in a simple assault. The alleged actors fled prior to police arrival, and the vehicle was entered stolen after the incident occurred.  The incident is under investigation at this time.