Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log intowww.tipsoft.com 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.

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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.

6/21/19

Suspicious Person – Vine Street – Units responded to the area in regards to a suspicious male party who knocked on a resident’s door and stated that the water was contaminated.  He was described as a tall, Hispanic male, with a thin build, mustache, and an accent.  He had an ID and a portable radio which the victim could hear another male talking on, and stated that he was from the water department and needed to come in and check the water for contamination. The homeowner did not let the actor in.  The Township Water Department was contacted and confirmed that none of their personnel had responded to the home. The area was checked with negative results.

Police remind resident to contact police with anything suspicious and to NEVER let anyone in their home without proper identification. Please call police at 973-284-4940 if unsure.

6/22/19

Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report of fraud.  The victim stated that an unknown actor opened up a Samsung Financial Account under their name.  The credit limit was for $4,200.00 and has a current balance of $4034.89.  The account was opened through TD Bank and both financial institutions have been advised and generated case numbers.  The victim was advised to contact the credit reporting agencies to prevent future fraudulent accounts or suspicious activity. 

Property Damage – Centre Street – Officers responded to the area regarding a call that a railing from their residence fell into a vehicle.  Upon arrival, patrol observed the east side staircase to the residence had a railing as well as pieces of the cement foundation had fallen into a vehicle.  The resident was alerted to the incident by a delivery person.  The vehicle was found to have damage in multiple areas on the passenger side of the vehicle.  The owner of the property was contacted and a message left for them to contact the Nutley Police Desk. 

6/24/19

Theft – Hartford Drive – Headquarters received a walk in report of theft.  The victim stated that they hired a company to fix their garage door because it was not able to open and close.  Today, the victim noticed that the silver gallon jug on the garage floor containing “at least $500 in coins” was missing.  The Detective Bureau is investigating.

6/25/19

Motor Vehicle Theft – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to Municipal Lot #9 in reference to a missing vehicle.  The owner stated that their work van was parked in their appropriate parking space and now it was gone.  The van had approximately $2,500.00 of carpentry equipment inside.  Both employees with keys to the vehicle were not in possession of it at the time of the report.  The vehicle was entered as stolen and the Detective Bureau was advised and took over the investigation.

Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding fraud.  The victim stated that they received an email alert from Experian (credit reporting company) advising of possible fraudulent activity regarding a recently opened cellular account.  They were advised that the company ran a hard inquiry on the victim’s credit.  The victim did not authorize the inquiry.  The cellular company verified an account was opened in the victim’s name consisting of 3 phone lines.  The victim advised them that the account was fraudulent and they requested a Police report to open up an investigation.  The victim was advised on how to obtain a copy of their report.  Nothing further.

6/26/19

Property Damage – Bloomfield Avenue – Three residents reported damage to their vehicles which they believe was caused by a landscape company while maintenance was done on their property.  All three vehicles had minor scratches which were observed by Officers.  The landscape company was advised and stated that the employee was using a weed whacker in the area, but did not report any damage to any property.  All parties were advised that this was a civil matter and complaints can be made through small claims court.

Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a fraud.  The victim stated while checking their fico credit score they noticed an unauthorized account open in their name.  There was a charge of $158.00 on a wireless account.  The company was contacted and advised that the account was fraudulent and the party that opened it did use the victim’s social security number. Patrol explained the identity theft procedure and the victim opted to be entered as an identity theft victim which was completed by dispatch.  Nothing further at this time.