Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter January 30 - February 7 2017


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

Theft 01/30/2017- A theft was reported at Sally’s Beauty Supply located at 131 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect described as a black male carrying a black backpack stole two flat irons valued at $160.00 dollars. The suspect fled the store prior to police arrival.

01/30/2017-.A car battery was stolen from a 1999 Honda Civic. The vehicle was parked on Willard Street overnight.

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01/30/2017- The CVS Pharmacy Store located at 331 Broad Street reported a theft. Loss Prevention officers observed the suspect conceal two bottles of lotion. The suspect fled the store and headed south on Broad Street riding a bicycle. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a New York Yankee hat.

01/30/2017- Arturo Deas age 45 of East Orange was arrested at 10:36 pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Stop & Shop store located at 8 Franklin Street. Mr. Deas attempted to leave the store with five bags of frozen shrimp valued at $132.89 dollars. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

01/31/2017- Malvin Delarosa age 21 of Belleville was arrested at 6:18 pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Walgreens located at 17 Belleville Avenue. Mr. Delarosa attempted to exit the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $42.00 dollars. He was released on a summons.

02/03/2017- The Quick Chek Store located at 357 Broad Street reported a shoplifting incident. Store employees observed two males concealing approximately 30 to 40 cans Red Bull Drinks inside a dark colored backpack. The males described as a white male 30-40 years of age and a black male 20-30 years of age fled in a black Toyota Highlander. The incident was captured on store video and forwarded to police for further investigation.

02/03/2017- A purse was stolen from the front seat of a vehicle parked on Charles Street. The incident occurred at approximately 6:10 pm on Charles Street. The vehicle was parked with the doors left unlocked.

02/04/2017-Contents of a delivered package were reported stolen from a residence on Myrtle Street. The package was discovered opened with contents missing after the owner received a text of delivery.

02/04/2017- 2 female suspects were arrested at 8:35pm and charged with Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. The suspects scanned a few items in the self-checkout then proceeded to exit with shopping carts filled with unpaid merchandise. The suspects are identified as Lydia Santiago age 27 and Chinamari Vazquez age 32, both of Newark were charged accordingly and released with pending court dates.

02/05/2017- A theft of clothing was reported at the Splish Splash Laundry Mat located at 456 Broad Street. The clothing described as “Pink” brand female clothing was stolen from a washing machine. 

Criminal Mischief 02/03/2017- A brick was thrown through the rear window of a vehicle parked in the lot of the 7- Eleven Store located at 122 Bloomfield Avenue. The registered owner was inside the store for a short time and upon returning to the vehicle she discovered the damage. Police are checking area video for possible suspect(s).

Motor Vehicle Theft

01/30/2017- The registered owner of a 2014 Ford Van reported his vehicle was broken into with damage to the ignition and steering column in an attempt to steal his vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Broad Street and locked. The passenger door lock was also damaged. A Dewalt drill was reported missing from the van.The attempt is believed to have occurred overnight.

01/30/2017-A 2003 Ford Van color white was stolen from a parking lot on Broughton Avenue. The vehicle was last seen parked in the lot on 01/27 and discovered missing on 01/30.The van contained an estimated $15,000 dollars in tools. The van was later recovered On Perry Street. The vehicle was unoccupied and running with visible damage to the ignition and steering column. Owner reported several tools missing. 

Warrant Arrest

02/01/2017- Samuel Harris age 34 of Paterson was arrested at 8:47am for an active Irvington warrant. The warrant was discovered after a random plate check on a 2013 Chrysler wagon revealed the owner of the vehicle was suspended along with the warrant. A stop was conducted on Watsessing Avenue. The driver was identified as the registered owner and placed under arrest. Mr. Harris posted bail and was released with a new court date. He was issued a summon for driving while suspended.

02/01/2017- William Spano age 53 of Montclair was arrested at 11:02am for an active warrant. Officers checking the area due to complaints of panhandlers, observed Mr. Spano panhandling for money in the parking lot of 250 Glenwood Avenue. A record check revealed an active Cedar Grove warrant. Mr. Spano was later released with a new court date issued by Cedar Grove PD.


02/02/2017- Austin Tirador age 21 of Bloomfield was arrested at 5:29pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officer Christian Alvarado observed a vehicle attempting to back up into oncoming traffic on Broughton Avenue. A motor vehicle stop led to the discovery of a plastic bag of suspected marijuana. Mr. Tirador who was driving the vehicle was issued a summons for Possession of CDS and motor vehicle summons for careless driving, improper backing, delaying traffic and CDS in a motor vehicle.

02/02/2017- Marieely Mejia age 21 of Paterson was arrested at 9:09pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers Kevin McMillan and Patrick Nimer initiated a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for a stop sign violation. Marieely Meija the registered owner of the vehicle was found to have an active warrant. Ms. Meija who was sitting in the front passenger seat was advised of the warrant and placed into custody. She was also found to be in possession of a burnt marijuana cigarette. The driver of the vehicle was issued motor vehicle summons for driving while suspended, failure to obey sign/signals and safety glass requirement. Both were released with pending court dates.

02/03/2017- Samuel Weller age 33 of Montclair was arrested at 1:23 am and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers Rueben Rivera and Joseph Davis initiated a motor vehicle stop for a failure to signal violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and plastic spoon containing heroin residue. Mr. Weller was additionally charged with Possession of a Hypodermic syringe. He was released with a pending court date.

02/05/2017- Wilbert Royal age 37 of Bloomfield was arrested at 3:00 pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Police were dispatched to Monroe Place on a report of an individual smoking marijuana inside a vehicle. Police located the vehicle and arrested Mr. Royal after locating a clear mason jar containing suspected marijuana. He was issued a summons and released.

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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