Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter April 17 - 22


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

Theft from Auto

04/17/2017- The owner of 2004 Chevrolet van reported tools valued at approximately $3,250.00 dollars was stolen from his vehicles. The vehicle was parked on Oakwood Avenue overnight. The owner discovered the theft the next morning.

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04/17/2017- The owner of a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe reported a Dell Laptop computer was missing from her vehicle. The vehicle was parked overnight on Lakewood Terrace. No suspects identified at the time of report.


04/17/2017- Edwin Padua age 24 of Bloomfield was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the Marshall Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Padua conceal (6) bottles of various fragrances inside his jacket. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

04/18/2017- Victor Madera age 30 of Belleville was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop on a shoplifter in custody. Store security observed Mr. Madera conceal baby food products inside a plastic bag. Mr. Madera was issued a summons and ROR.

04/18/2017- Belinda Makara age 41 of Newark was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Store manager of the CVS Store observed Ms. Makara place store merchandise valued at $42.46 inside a bag. Ms. Makara, who is a habitual shoplifter, refused to comply with the officers and on several occasions attempted to bite the officers. She was taken into custody and additionally charged with Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest.

04/18/2017- A homeowner from Ampere Parkway reported a missing firearm from his residence. The weapon described as a .38 caliber revolver was last seen approximately 2 weeks in the past. The weapon was kept in a bedroom dresser draw.

04/19/2017- Ruben Jerez age 35 of Newark was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Jerez was observed concealing cosmetics inside his pocket at the Stop & Shop Store. He was issued a summons and released.

04/20/2017-Gabriel Arroyaue age 64 of Newark was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Police responded to the Home Depot Store on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Arroyaue attempt to leave the store with a Dewalt knife valued at $14.97 dollars. He was issued a summons and released.

04/20/2017- Louis Hodges age 66 of Newark was arrested at 3:42pm and charged with shoplifting. Mr. Hodges entered the Home Depot Store with a receipt from a prior purchase, grabbed a box of Husky garbage bags and used the receipt to return the unpaid product. Mr. Hodges was also found to be in possession of a glass pipe used to inhale a CDS. He was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

04/20/2017-An IPhone 7 was ripped from a display case at the Metro PC Store located at 584 Bloomfield Avenue. The theft occurred at approximately 4:00pm when a Hispanic male entered the store and stole the phone. The suspect male fled on foot towards Glenwood Avenue. Police actively investigating incident. 04/21/2017- Joel Cruz age 50 of Newark was arrested at 4:21pm and charged with theft. Stop & Shop Store security observed Mr. Cruz place 2 steaks and a deodorant inside his jacket and attempted to exit the store. Mr. Cruz also had an active warrant issued by Wayne PD. He was ROR on both the shoplifting and the warrant with a pending court dates.

04/22/2017- Joseph Farina age 46 of Irvington NJ was arrested at 2:32pm and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Farina attempted to exit the Home Depot store with a self-leveling line laser valued at $79.97 dollars. He was placed into custody and issued a summons.

04/22/2017- Willie Durant age 62 of East Orange NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Home Depot Store security observed Mr. Durant attempt to exit the store with an unpaid Toro grass Trimmer valued at $169.00 dollars. He was issued a summons with a pending court date. Police are actively investigating all shoplifting incidents.


04/20/2017- Frederick Norwell age 57 of New York was arrested at 3:00pm and charged with Burglary, Robbery and Criminal Mischief. Police were dispatched to residence on Oakland Avenue on a Robbery in progress. The homeowner discovered Mr. Norwell inside her apartment. Mr. Norwell, who was in possession of property belonging to the homeowner, dropped the items to the ground after a physical confrontation occurred between him and the homeowner. Mr. Norwell fled on foot and was located by officers hiding in an open garage on Oakland Avenue. Police located additional proceeds belonging to the homeowner hidden in the garage. Mr. Norwell gained entry into the apartment by forcing the exterior door open. Mr. Norwell was charged accordingly and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.


04/17/2017- Police responded to Lexington Avenue on a report of an unknown male inside the garage of a residence. The homeowner reported that the alarm was activated and when he went to check the male exited and fled on foot. The male suspect is described as a white male approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. No items reported missing from the garage. Police are actively investigating the incident.

04/17/2017- A commercial business located on the 300 block of Broad Street was burglarized overnight. The owner arrived at work in the morning and discovered the side door open with the lock broken. Missing from the register was $500.00 dollars. Police actively investigating incident.

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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