Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter August 6 - 13 2017


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


08/07/2017- Gerald Salters age 56 of Newark NJ was arrested at 1:28pm and charged with shoplifting. Marshalls Store Security observed Mr. Salters place (2) Giant Football Jerseys inside a bag and attempt to exit the store. Mr. Salters was detained until the arrival of police. He was issued a summons and released.

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08/08/2017-A theft was reported occurring in the laundry room of an apartment building located on Hoover Avenue. Quarters were reported missing from the coin operated washing machines. The machines were not secured or locked. The owner reporting an estimated $150.00 dollars in quarters was stolen.

08/08/2017- Anthony Walker age 49 of Newark was arrested at 10:51 and charged with Shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store. Loss Prevention notified police that the suspect was inside the store walking towards the exit. Police arrived and arrested Mr. Walker inside the store. He was found to be in possession of the stolen merchandise described as deodorants and meats. Mr. Walker was also in possession of a glass pipe used to inhale a CDS. He was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

08/09/2017- A Pacifica Mountain Bicycle valued at $400.00 dollars was reported stolen from a residence on West Passaic Avenue. The bicycle was last seen behind the garage during the afternoon hours. An older bicycle was left behind in its place.

08/09/2017-The Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street reported a shoplifting incident occurring at approximately 9:00pm. The suspect described as a black male wearing a white shirt and black pants exited the store with a shopping cart containing power tools and copper wire. The suspect entered a vehicle and was last seen driving towards Willow Street. Vehicle information was provided to police, who are actively investigating the theft.

08/11/2017- Three juvenile males were taken into custody after a Maple Street homeowner reported a bicycle theft. A witness observed the males take the bicycle from the side of the house. The juveniles were located in the area of Spruce Street. The stolen bicycle was returned to the owner. The juveniles were later released to their guardians.

08/11/2017- Kaili Richardson age 35 of Montclair NJ was arrested at 4:05pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at the 7-Eleven Store located at 122 Bloomfield Avenue. Mr. Richardson was located by police walking in the parking lot of 135 Bloomfield Avenue. He was found to be in possession of the stolen wireless speakers and a glass pipe used to inhale a controlled dangerous substance. He was transported to police headquarters where he was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Richardson was ROR’d with a pending court date.


08/10/12017- Members of the Anti-Crime Unit initiated a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue after observing a vehicle with dark tinted windows and a brake light out. During the stop officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. Officers further observed the back seat passenger drop a bag of suspected marijuana. The passenger identified as Kasiem Davis age 42 of Montclair was placed under arrest for Possession of CDS. The driver Anthony Moon age 30 of Bloomfield was also arrested for an active warrant issued by Wall Township. Mr. Moon was issued 2 motor vehicle summons for Driving while Suspended and Maintenance of Lamps.

08/13/2017- Mary Brady age 27 of Boonton NJ was arrested at 11:40pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop on Municipal Plaza after observing a vehicle make a turn without signaling. During the stop officers observed a glass smoking pipe used to inhale a CDS on the passenger seat. A further check led to the discovery of a clear bag of suspected marijuana under the driver seat. Ms. Brady was charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and issued a motor vehicle summons for Failure to Signal Turn. She was released with a pending court date.

Criminal Mischief

08/07/2017-.The owner of a 2008 Honda Accord reported the driver side window of his vehicle was smashed. The vehicle was parked in the handicap parking space in front of the Dunkin Donuts located at 135 Bloomfield Avenue. The incident is believed to have occurred around 5: pm. A witness observed a group of black male’s ages 18-25 break the window and run across the street towards the Wendy’s parking lot.

Warrant Arrest

08/08/2017- Phillip Gomez age 30 of Irvington NJ was arrested at 9:47am for an active warrant issued by the City of Newark. Officers on patrol initiated a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an equipment violation. The stop led to the discovery of the registered owner having a warrant. Mr. Gomez the registered owner was also a suspended driver. He was issued 2 motor vehicle summons and ROR’d by Newark after receiving a new court date.


08/11/2017- A reported robbery occurred at approximately 2:30am in front of a residence on North 15th Street. Several male victims were standing in front of the residence when they were approached by 2 black males armed with handguns and demanded their belongings. The suspects fled on foot after taking the victims cell phones and money. Police are actively investigating the incident.


08/12/2017-Ebony Edmonds age 27 of Irvington NJ was arrested at 11:55pm and charged with DUI. Officers observed a vehicle disregard a stop sign at the corner of Watsessing Ave and Newark Ave. The vehicle continued on Watsessing Ave swerving side to side. Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop at which time an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected emanating from the drivers breath. A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which led officers to believe Ms. Edmonds was driving under the influence of alcohol. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Ms. Edmonds was also charged with Possession of CDS after officers discovered suspected marijuana on her possession and inside the vehicle. Three motor vehicle summons were issued for Failure to Possess a Driver License, Operating under the Influence of Alcohol and Disregarding the Stop Sign.

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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