Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter June 11 - 18


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


06/13/2017- A black male described as being bald, 40-50 years of age, wearing orange shorts entered the Auto Parts Store located at 77 Bloomfield Avenue and stole a power built axle pulley valued at $240.00 dollars. The suspect removed the tool and left the store when the cashier became distracted. The suspect was seen entering a black BMW and exiting the parking lot.

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06/13/2017- Samuel Domino age 69 of Newark was arrested at 4:47pm and charged with shoplifting. Mr. Domino was observed concealing shirts down his pants inside the Marshalls Store. He was detained until the arrival of police.

06/16/2017- A radio was reported stolen from a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup parked at the corner of Dodd Street and JFK Drive. The radio was located in the shrubs by police who were canvassing the area after several incidents of thefts from motor vehicles. The vehicles passenger side window was smashed with the radio removed. There were two additional incidents reported on Willow Street, where vehicles were entered and items stolen from the inside compartments. The thefts are believed to have occurred during the evening hours.

06/16/2017- A power washer was reported stolen from the rear deck of a residence on Essex Avenue. The power washer was last seen on Wednesday and is valued at $350.00 dollars.

06/16/2017- Stop & Shop store security reported 3 Hispanic females attempted to shoplift groceries and shrimp. The females were stopped at the door as they tried to exit with the merchandise inside a shopping cart. The suspects fled the store leaving the groceries behind along with a purse belonging to one of the females. Police secured the purse for further investigation.

06/16/2017-Liesel Chism age 29 of Orange NJ was arrested at 8:24pm and charged with shoplifting at the Walgreens Store located at17 Belleville Avenue. Ms. Chism attempted to shoplift several bottles of Tide laundry detergent valued at $355.00 dollars. She was issued a summons and detained at the Essex County Correctional Facility on several warrants issued by multiple jurisdictions.


06/12/2017- Police were dispatched at 12:55am to the Sushi You Restaurant located at 397 West Passaic Avenue on a Burglary in progress. Arriving units discovered Brian Barone age 51 of Clifton in front of the address. Mr. Barone was found to be in possession of a chisel and a flashlight. Additional units arrived checking the business and discovered the rear door was pried open and money missing from the register. Mr. Barone also was found to have a picture of the damaged rear door saved on his cell phone along with the exact denomination of money reported missing from the register. Mr. Barone was arrested and charged with Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools.

06/16/2017- An Essex Avenue homeowner reported his residence was burglarized in the morning hours. A ladder was discovered on the side of the house which led to an upstairs bedroom window. The home security cameras were discovered to be disconnected and two televisions were damaged. Police are actively investigating the incident. 


06/12/2017- Police were dispatched to 19 Beach Street (Shell Gas Station) on a reported armed robbery. The victim, a gas station attendant reported two black males robbed him at gunpoint. The suspect vehicle described as a black Acura was last seen traveling on Belleville Ave towards Belleville. The suspect vehicle was spotted by police, which led to a pursuit through several municipalities eventually crashing into a vehicle in Irvington. Both suspects identified as Clinton Scott age 45 of Montclair and William Jones age 46 of Newark were apprehended by Bloomfield Officers with the assistance of the Essex County Sheriffs and Irvington units. There were no serious reported from the collision and no injuries reported to the officers or suspects. The suspect vehicle was impounded for further investigation. Police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, which led to the discovery of a black pellet gun inside the vehicle. Both suspects are presently detained at the Essex County Correctional Facility.

06/15/2017-  A 17 year old male victim reported he was pulled out of the passenger side of a vehicle by two males and robbed of money and his cell phone. The suspects motioned as if they had a gun and demanded money as the punched and kicked the victim. The reported incident occurred at approximately 10:11pm when the victim met a friend at the Quick Check located at 357 Broad Street. The victim entered the friend’s vehicle and was pulling out onto Broad Street when the two suspects walked up to the vehicle. The suspects described as Hispanic males were seen running to the rear of the Quick Check parking lot and entering an older model tan Nissan Altima. The victim refused any medical attention. Police are actively investigating the incident.


06/18/2017- Lillia Lopez age 33 of Linden NJ was arrested at 2:16am and charged with DUI. Sgt. Luca Piscitelli initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing a blue Nissan speeding east on Bloomfield Avenue. During the stop Sgt. Piscitelli detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the drivers breath. The driver’s speech was slurred and her eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The driver was asked to perform several Field Sobriety Tests which led Sgt. Piscitelli to believe she was intoxicated and had operated her vehicle under the influence. The driver Ms. Lopez was charged with DWI and issued summons for Careless Driving and Failure to Obey Traffic Signal.

CDS 06/15/2017- Jordy Pintado age 19 of Newark was arrested at 1:29am and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street after a license plate inquiry on a Honda Civic came back to a different vehicle and entered as stolen plates. The motor vehicle stop also led to the discovery of a glass jar containing suspected marijuana. The vehicle was impounded and Mr. Pintado was transported to police headquarters. Mr. Pintado was additionally charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (License Plates) and issued a summons for Fictitious Plates.

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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