Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter July 21 - August 6 2017

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter October 16 - 22, 2017 Credits: Bloomfield Police Department

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


07/31/2017- A vehicle parked on Willard Avenue was burglarized during the overnight hours. Missing from the vehicle were bank receipts and the vehicle manual. The vehicle was left unlocked with no reported damage

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 07/31/2017- An employee of the Rainbow Shop located at 10 Franklin Street reported her IPhone 7 was stolen from the store. The phone was momentarily left unattended, while the employee was retrieving merchandise. Upon her return she discovered the phone missing.

08/01/2017- A skateboard was reported stolen from the backyard of a James Street residence. The owner reported he left his skateboard described as a Landyyachtz Switchblade long board in a friend’s backyard at approximately 8:00pm. He returned an hour later and discovered the skateboard missing. The skateboard is valued at $500.00 dollars.

08/02/2017- A shoplifting incident occurred at the Aldi’s Supermarket located at 244 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect described as a black male wearing a white shirt exited the store with a bag containing steaks, laundry detergent and other food items. Officers located the suspect walking in the store parking lot. He was identified as Anthony Walker age 48 of Newark NJ. The stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the store. Store manager referred to the court for future complaints. Mr. Walker was advised that he was no longer allowed on the property.

08/04/2017- John Russo age 40 of Brick NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Super Fresh Food World located at 19 Belleville Ave. A store employee observed Mr. Russo place several coffee containers inside his pocket and exit the store. Mr. Russo was detained in the parking lot until the arrival of police. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

08/04/2017- Reginald Murphy age 48 of Newark was arrested at 10:15am and charged with shoplifting at the Staples Store located at 135 Bloomfield Ave. He was additionally charged with a second shoplifting offense at the same shopping complex after being identified by the store manager of the Dollar Tree. Officers located Mr. Murphy in the parking lot with the stolen proceeds from both stores. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

08/05/2017- Keith Frison age 45 of Newark NJ was arrested at 11:16am and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Mr. Frison attempted to exit the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $1,216.00. He fled through the store and exited through an alternate exit. He was apprehended by police after a brief foot pursuit. The stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the store. Mr. Frison also had an active warrant in the amount of $2,000.00 dollars issued by the City of Newark.

Motor Vehicle Theft

08/03/2017- A 2010 Acura TL was reported stolen from the front of a residence on North 15th Street. The vehicle was left running while the owner was unloading groceries from the vehicle into the house. No description of suspects available.

08/06/2017- A 2010 Toyota Corolla was reported stolen from the 200 block of Ampere Parkway. The vehicle was left running in the driveway with the keys in the ignition. The vehicle owner momentarily exited the vehicle and walked over to the front steps. A red vehicle was observed pulling next to the Toyota at which time a dark skinned male exited the passenger side and got into the Toyota driving south on Ampere Parkway. Both vehicles fled the scene. Police are actively investigating the theft.


07/31/12017- Charles Miller age 38 of Irvington NJ was arrested at approximately 11:40pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officer’s Donald Grey and Joseph Finkler initiated a motor vehicle stop on Watsessing Avenue for a seatbelt violation. During the stop officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle, which led to the discovery of a two baggies of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver identified as Mr. Miller was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was issued a summons along with a motor vehicle summons for Failure to wear a seatbelt and released with a pending court date.

08/02/2017- Michael Zambrano age 23 of Dumont NJ was arrested at 9:26pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officer Joseph Davis, while on patrol observed a vehicle make an improper turn at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Municipal Plaza. A motor vehicle stop was initiated with the assistance of Officers Joseph and Smith. During the stop Officer’s detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The driver Mr. Zambrano informed the officers that he had not smoked marijuana inside the vehicle in about a week. Officers located inside the vehicle a postal envelope containing approximately 32 grams of marijuana and a clear jar containing 11 Xanax pills. Mr. Zambrano was additionally charged with Possession of a Prescription legend drug and a motor vehicle summons for improper turn. He was released with a pending court date. Criminal Trespass

08/03/2017- Police were dispatched to the VFW Hall located at 369 Broughton Avenue on a report of several juveniles on the roof of the building. Upon arrival Officers were advised the incident occurred on Tuesday August 1st between the hours of 2pm and 3pm. The 3 male juveniles were all believed to be approximately 17 years of age. The caller was advised to contact the police for future any future incidents.

Warrant Arrest

08/01/2017- Mark Contreras age 22 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 5:17pm for an active warrant issued by the Township of Totowa. Officers on patrol observed a vehicle parked on the sidewalk in front of 186 Grove Street. Officers conducting a motor vehicle stop were approached by the vehicle owner identified as Mr. Contreras. A record check alerted officers to the registered owner having an active warrant. Mr. Contreras was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Mr. Contreras was issued a motor vehicle summons for the parking violation and detained until the arrival of Totowa Police.


08/04/2017- A contractor reported a generator and several power tools were stolen from a residence which is under construction. Several windows and doors were discovered open. The contractor last seen the tools approximately 2 weeks ago. Police are investigating the incident.

Motor Vehicle Accident

08/01/2017-Police were dispatched at 5:29pm to Bloomfield Ave and Glenwood Ave on a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The pedestrian a 35 year old male was crossing Bloomfield Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue. The pedestrian was treated at the scene for complaint of pain and transported to Clara Maas Hospital. No injuries reported by the driver of the vehicle. Witnesses reported the pedestrian walked into the street without using the cross walk.


08/05/2017- Geffrey Stgilles age 31 of Linden NJ was arrested at 1:59am and charged with DUI. Officers were dispatched to the area of Williamson Ave and Montgomery Street on a report of a leaving the scene of an accident. Witnesses observed a black Jeep Wrangler traveling south on Williamson Avenue at a high rate of speed, striking a tree along with a parked vehicle. Police located the black Jeep Wrangler in the rear parking lot of 47 Montgomery Street in Belleville. The vehicle was occupied with the driver identified as Mr. Stgilles. Further investigation along with administered Field Sobriety tests led the officers to believe Mr. Stgilles was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest and issued summons for Careless Driving, Leaving the Scene of Accident, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

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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