Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter


BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Crime Analyst Ralph A. Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department.


01/09/2017-Brandon Figueroa age 20 of North Arlington NJ was arrested at 4:04pm and charged with shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Figueroa conceal 4 bags of shrimp and a package of chicken down his pants. She was detained until the arrival of the police. Mr. Figueroa was charged with Theft and released with a pending court date.

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01/11/2017- Police were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue on a reported shoplifting incident. Store employee reported the suspect described as a black male in his 40’s entered the store and shoplifted 3 bars of Dove soap. The suspect was last seen walking west on Bloomfield Avenue.

01/13/2017-Anthony Walker age 48 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:22pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at the CVS Pharmacy located at 331 Broad Street. Mr. Walker was observed in the center aisle placing store merchandise in a white bag. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

01/14/2017-A vehicle parked on Watsessing Ave was reportedly entered by an unknown actor during the overnight hours. The owner discovered the interior rummaged through with 4 dollars in loose change missing.


01/09/2017-Jason Amoisch age 36 of College Point NY was arrested at 1:00am and charged with DUI. Police Officers Joseph Finkler and Joseph Condito, while on patrol observed a blue Nissan Altima with an equipment violation. The vehicle was stopped at a traffic light on Franklin Street. A motor vehicle stop was conducted which resulted in the drivers arrest. During the stop Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Mr. Amoisch breath. Further Field Sobriety testing led the Officers to believe Mr. Amoisch was operating his vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Mr. Amoisch was issued 3 motor vehicle summons and released to a friend.

01/10/2017-Brittany Rogan age 25 Of Staten Island, New York was arrested at 1:28am and charged with DUI after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The driver Ms. Rogan was traveling south on West Passaic Avenue, when she struck a parked vehicle. Ms. Rogan continued driving after the crash before finally stopping near Day Street. After speaking with Ms. Rogan and conducting several Field Sobriety Test it was believed she was operating a vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Ms. Rogan was not injured and transported to police headquarters. She was later released to a family member after being issued summons for DUI and Careless Driving.


01/12/2017-The front glass door of 300 Broad Street was discovered shattered after police were dispatched to the location on an alarm. Cigarettes, cigars and cash were discovered missing from the store. Police are actively investigating the incident.

01/15/2017-Alexander Fokas age 24 of Passaic NJ was arrested at 6:20am and charged with Burglary, Attempted Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools. Police were dispatched to 830 Broad Street on a Burglary in progress. Officers on scene discovered a garage door forced open. Further investigation led Officers to another residence in close proximity with a sliding screen door forced open. During the investigation a New Jersey State Police Unit located a male in front of 1129 Broad Street later identified as Alexander Fokas. Bloomfield Detectives responded and through their investigation arrested Mr. Fokas for the Burglary and Attempted Burglary on Broad Street. He was charged accordingly and held in lieu of bail.


01/10/2017- Marisa Capabianca age 31 of Barnegat NJ was arrested at 6:10pm and charged with Robbery. Police were dispatched to 19 Belleville Ave on a reported theft. The victim reported she was inside the store when the suspect Marisa Capabianca ripped her wallet out of her hand. Ms. Capabianca then punched the security officer in the face while fleeing the store. Ms. Capabianca was located in the area by responding Officers. Ms. Capabianca’s brother identified as Kyle Capabinaca was also inside the store and arrested and charged with hindering apprehension after initially advising police he did not know the suspect. Both were held in lieu of bail.

Warrant Arrest

01/10/2017-Nilsa Rosado age 36 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 8:22am for an active Bloomfield Traffic Warrant. Ms. Rosado was released after paying the fine and satisfying the warrant. 01/13/2017-Vincent Torres age 38 of Newark NJ was arrested at 6:41pm for an active Traffic Warrant issued by the Township of Sparta. PO Argenis Vargas initiated a motor vehicle stop after a random registration check revealed the registered owner to be a suspended driver. Mr. Torres was operating a black Acura east on Bloomfield Avenue. He was issued a summons for suspended driver and ROR on the traffic warrant.

01/14/2017-Stephen McMullan age 62 of Belleville NJ was arrested at 11:59 for several active warrants out of Lyndhurst, Montclair and West Orange. The warrants were discovered after a filed inquiry was conducted by PO Suzanne Looges at the Glenwood Avenue shopping complex. Mr. McMullan was released with new court dates by the appropriate agencies.


01/10/2017- Daniel Coleman age 22 of Montclair NJ was arrested at 12:14am and charged with Possession of CDS. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle with a suspended registration. Officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior which led to the discovery of 6 small ziplock bags containing suspected marijuana. The passenger Daniel Coleman claimed ownership and was placed under arrest. The driver was issued the appropriated motor vehicle summons and released at the scene. Mr. Coleman was issued a summons for Possession of CDS and released with a pending court date.

01/13/2017- Jimmie Richardson age 40 of Bethlehem Pa. was arrested at 9:55pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Mr. Richardson was observed operating a black Mercedes Benz with heavy window tint and a license plate cover obstructing the view of the plate. PO George Bambera and PO Michael Cumming initiated a motor vehicle stop at North Grove Street and Sawyer Avenue. Officers detected an odor of marijuana which led to the discovery of approximately 25 grams of suspected marijuana. A further check yielded 43 blue pills of suspected oxycodone and 50 white pills of suspected oxycodone. He was additionally charged with 2 counts of Possession of CDS and Possession with intent to Distribute. Mr. Richardson was ROR with a pending court date.

01/14/2017-Jose Martinez age 23 Newark NJ was arrested at 1:41am and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers Joseph Davis and Timothy Kealy initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing a red Ford Explorer traveling at a high rate of speed on Franklin Street. The driver was found to be in possession of 2 ziplock bags of suspected marijuana. Mr. Martinez was charged accordingly and released on a summons.

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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