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


02/20/2017- Lucious Cox age 49 of Irvington NJ was arrested at 9:30am and charged with shoplifting. Mr. Cox attempted to exit the Home Depot Store with unpaid merchandise. The items described as plumbing valves were valued at $49.00 dollars. Mr. Cox was issued a summons and released with a court date.

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02/20/2017- The Aldi Food Store reported a shoplifting incident occurring at approximately 10:00am. The suspect described as a black male in his late 30’s fled the store prior to police arrival. Merchandise stolen was valued at $15.00 dollars.

02/21/2017- Tools valued over $1,000.00 dollars was reported stolen from the back of a pickup truck. The theft is believed to have occurred at the Home Depot Store while the owner went inside to pick up supplies. The vehicle was parked inside the parking lot.

02/21/2017- Two people entered the Leon Grocery Store located at 29 Bloomfield Avenue and committed a theft. The suspects described as 2 light skin males between the ages of 20-30 concealed food in their pockets. Police investigating the theft.

02/21/2017- The Family Dollar Store located at 600 Bloomfield Ave reported a shoplifting incident occurring at 7:53pm. The suspect described as a black male stole a variety of unspecified shower items and fled on foot prior to police arrival. The incident was captured on store security video and forwarded to police for further investigation.

02/23/2017- Kaili Richardson age 34 of Montclair was arrested at 6:54 am and charged with shoplifting. Mr. Richardson concealed a six pack of soap inside a bag and attempted to exit the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Mr. Richardson also had an outstanding warrant issued by Belleville.

02/23/2017- Rothley Fredeick age 19 and Nathan Barner age 18 both of Newark were arrested at 12:45 and charged with theft. An anonymous 911 call reported the theft of 2 bicycles from the driveway of a residence on Charles Street. The caller observed two suspects enter the driveway and then exit with both bicycles. Responding officers located the suspects in the immediate area and recovered both bicycles.

02/24/2017- Malcom Beck age 32 of Newark was arrested at 1:47pm and charged with shoplifting. A Loss Prevention Officer from the Home Depot Store observed Mr. Beck conceal a Dewalt Drill inside a backpack. He was detained until the arrival of police. Mr. Beck was issued a summons and released.

02/24/2017-Nikko Zaccardo age 25 of Belleville was arrested at 5:09pm and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Zaccardo attempted to exit the store with tools valued at $528.00 dollars when he was stopped by a loss prevention officer. Mr. Zaccardo dropped the merchandise and fled on foot. He was located by police on Orange Street. Mr. Zaccardo was additionally charged with Hindering Apprehension after providing police with a false name.

02/24/2017-A package was reported stolen from a residence on Watsessing Avenue. The house security camera captured the suspect described as a black male take the package from the front stairs.

02/25/2017- Vanessa Lewter age 51 of East Orange was arrested at 2:54pm and charged with Shoplifting. Loss Prevention observed Ms. Lewter place deodorants inside a bag and exited the store. Police located Ms. Lewter a short distance from the Stop & Shop, where she was positively identified by the loss prevention officer as the person who committed the theft. Ms. Lewter was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after Officers discovered a glass pipe used to inhale a CDS. Ms. Lewter was detained at the Essex County Correctional facility.


02/20/2017- Mario Chavis age 40 of Newark was arrested at 12:06pm and charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass and Theft of Services. PO Daniel Jean-Baptiste initiated a motor vehicle stop on Newark Ave on an entered stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle a 2006 Acura was being operated by Mario Chavis. Mr. Chavis unlawfully removed the vehicle from the Bloomfield Police Impound Yard on 02/18/2017. Mr. Chavis was arrested on 02/17/2017 and charged with DUI. The vehicle at the time of his arrest was the 2006 Acura, which had been impounded by the police.

02/21/2017-A garage on North 16th Street was burglarized between the hours of 4:30pm and 5:30pm. The owner reported a battery charger, drill, motor oil and antifreeze were missing from inside the garage. A rear door was discovered open. Police are actively investigating the incident.

02/25/2017-An apartment on Alfred Lane was burglarized with keys, cologne and jewelry reported missing. Entry was made into the lobby and apartment by damaging the locks on both doors. Detectives actively investigating the incident.

02/25/2017-A homeowner on MacLeod Lane discovered a garage window and a second floor window damaged as a result of an attempted burglary. The suspects did not gain entry into the residence. Police actively investigating incident. Suspicious Incident

02/22/2017- Three tires on a 2016 Honda CR were discovered slashed. The vehicle was parked in a driveway on Ridge Avenue. The incident is believed to have occurred overnight.

Motor Vehicle Theft

02/20/2017- The registered owner of a 2011 Ford Van reported his vehicle stolen. The vehicle was parked inside a lot located on Belleville Avenue. The incident is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours.

02/23/2017- A 2013 Lexus ES3was reported stolen at approximately2:20am. The vehicle was left running in the fire lane in front of the Dunkin Donuts located at 133 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5’6 in height.

02/23/2017-The registered owner of a 2006 Jeep wagon reported 2 individuals were located inside his vehicle in an attempt to steal his vehicle. The incident occurred at 2:19am on Main Terrace. The suspects fled on foot, when owner came outside. The vehicles ignition and steering column were damaged as a result of the attempted theft.

Warrant Arrest

02/20/2017- Crystales Brayan age 19 of Irvington NJ was arrested at 12:44pm by PO Victor Gonzalez. Police received a call of a male walking in traffic on Broad Street. The male was located and identified as Mr. Brayan. A record check revealed an active West Orange warrant in the amount of $1,000.00 dollars. Mr. Brayan was also issued a summons for drinking in public.

02/21/2017- Keisha Nixon age 37 of East Orange NJ was arrested for an active warrant issued by Roseland. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop with the driver Keisha Nixon driving while suspended. The stop occurred at 8 Franklin Street. Ms. Nixon was additionally issued a summons for failure to exhibit insurance card and obstructed license plate. Ms. Nixon was later transported to Roseland on the active warrant.


02/22/2017- Whitney Forte age 22 of Newark and Iyonna Ticer age 20 of Chicago IL, were both arrested at 12:26am and charged with Possession of CDS. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on a 1995 Acura for failing to stop before entering Bloomfield Avenue from 147 Bloomfield Ave. PO Rueben Rivera and Damian Sorrentino detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle which led to the discovery of a bag of marijuana. Both were issued summons and released with pending court dates.

02/24/2017-Shaina Andujar age 28 of Newark was arrested at 9:46pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at Ampere parkway and First Avenue, after observing a vehicle with safety glass violations. Officers located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle which Ms. Audujar claimed ownership. She was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

02/25/2017-William Lindo age 53 of Bloomfield was arrested at 11:39pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Police were dispatched to Brookdale Gardens on a noise complaint, loud music from a silver Cadillac. Officers located the vehicle which was occupied by Mr. Lindo. Officers approached the vehicle and detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. Officers located a bag of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. He was issued a summons and released.