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


01/16/2017- Police were dispatched to Washington Street on a reported theft from a motor vehicle. The registered owner discovered her vehicle rummaged through with money missing from the glove box. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight.

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01/16/2017- Police were dispatched to Berkeley Avenue on a reported theft of a Garmin GPS from a parked motor vehicle. The registered owner parked her vehicle on 01/14 and discovered the GPS missing on 01/16.

01/19/2017- William Clark age 46 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:00pm and charged with Shoplifting. Officer’s patrolling the area of 8 Franklin Street were informed of a shoplifting incident occurring at the Marshalls Store. The officers located the suspect later identified as Mr. Clark walking through the parking lot. The proceeds described as clothing were located and returned to the store. Mr. Clark was issued a summons and ROR.

01/20/2017- Store manager of the Quick Chek located at 357 Broad Street reported a shoplifting incident. The suspect described as a black male mid 50’s entered the store and placed 12 cans of Red Bull drinks inside a pink gym bag. The suspect fled the store without paying for the merchandise.

01/20/2017-Larry Southerland age 60 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:15pm and charged with Shoplifting. Loss Prevention from the Stop & Shop Store detained Mr. Southerland until the arrival of Police. Mr. Southerland attempted to exit the store with unpaid groceries valued at $123.00 dollars. He was ROR with a pending court date.

01/20/2017- Bloomfield Police arrested (3) female shoplifters after being dispatched to the Family Dollar Store located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspects were discovered running to a parked vehicle with the stolen merchandise. The suspects all of Newark were charged accordingly and ROR.

01/22/2017-A 2014 Jeep was burglarized overnight while parked in the driveway on Farmingdale Avenue. The registered owner discovered golf clubs and hair styling equipment missing from the vehicle. No reported damage to the vehicle which was left unlocked overnight.

01/22/2017- Erky Luna age 34 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:10pm and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Luna was observed concealing store items in his waistband at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. He was detained by Loss Prevention until arrival of Police


01/19/2017- A reported Burglary occurred at approximately 10:37am to a residence on North 16th Street. The homeowner returned home and discovered her front door open and a Hispanic male inside her home. The male fled the scene prior to police arrival. Detectives arrived on scene collecting evidence to further the investigation. On 01/25/2017 Bloomfield Detectives arrested Angel Lopez age 43 of Elizabeth NJ charging him with the Burglary. He was processed and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Defiant Trespass

01/18/2017-Robert McCaskill age 51 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:44pm and charged with Defiant Trespass. PO Salvatore Cordi, while on patrol observed Mr. McCaskill on the property of Home Depot located at 60 Orange Street. Mr. McCaskill was banned from the property by Home Depot management. He was transported to police headquarters, where he was issued a summons and ROR.

Warrant Arrest

01/17/2017- Malcom Smith age 38 of Bloomfield was arrested at 5:09pm for an active Bloomfield warrant. The warrant was discovered after a motor vehicle stop was conducted for failure to signal turn. Mr. Smith was issued a motor vehicle summons for Failure to Signal and issued a new court date for the traffic warrant.

01/18/2017-Villatoro Jose Alvarez age 45 of Newark NJ was arrested at 10:13am for an active Traffic Warrant issued by Washington Township. Mr. Alvarez was ROR with a new court date.

01/18/2017-Daniel Dambrosa age 31 of Morris Plains NJ was arrested at 6:25pm for an active warrant issued by Roxbury Township. Mr. Dambrosa was observed soliciting money at the Quick Chek store located at 357 Broad Street. Mr. Dambrosa was released after a family member posted his bail


01/16/2017- David Carnivale age 23 of Montclair was arrested at 1:44am and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle swerving in and out of lanes on JFK Drive. During the stop Officers detected an odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle, which led to the discovery of a bag containing suspected marijuana. A small grinder and pipe were also discovered inside the vehicle. Mr. Carnivale, the driver of the vehicle was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and ROR with a pending court date.

01/16/2016-Police arrested 2 males after a motor vehicle stop for a safety glass violation led to the discovery of suspected crack cocaine. Officers Donald Grey and Joseph Condito conducted a motor vehicle stop on a white Mercedes Benz sedan at Chester Avenue and North 16th Street. During the stop Officers observed inside the vehicle in plain view, three transparent bags containing the crack cocaine. The driver identified as Justin Merriweather age 31 of Linden NJ was charged with Possession of CDS and issued a summons for the safety glass violation. The passenger identified as Shawn Daniels age 29 of East Orange NJ was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Both were released with a pending court date.

01/19/2017- Police arrested Daniel Aguiar and Jorge Garcia-Diaz both of Newark for Possession of CDS. Officers on patrol observed a vehicle traveling on Grove Street with no lights illuminating the rear license plate. A motor vehicle stop led to the discovery of 3 bags of suspected marijuana. Both parties were issued summons and ROR with a pending court date