Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter May 1 - 7 2017


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


05/01/2017- Angel Colmenares age 54 of Newark was arrested at 3:27pm and charged with Shoplifting. Home Depot Loss Prevention observed Mr. Colmenares attempt to exit the store without paying for a Graco Paint Sprayer valued at $669.00 dollars. He was detained until arrival of the police. Mr. Colmenares was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

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05/02/2017- Tequaryn Warren age 44 of Montclair was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at the Aldi Supermarket located at 244 Bloomfield Avenue. Mr. Warren was observed placing laundry detergent inside a bag attempting to exit the store without paying. He was also found to have active warrants issued by Glen Ridge and Irvington. Mr. Warren was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

05/02/2017-Gabriel Ortiz age 22 of Bloomfield, was arrested at 3:47am and charged with Burglary and Theft into several Motor Vehicles. Police were alerted by the victim, who was following Mr. Ortiz on foot after observing him inside a vehicle. The victim using his cell phone was able to give a description and last location of the suspect. Police located the suspect identified as Mr. Ortiz hiding behind bushes in Wrights Field. Mr. Ortiz was found to be in Possession of property and money from multiple parked vehicles in the area. He was charged with Burglary and Theft into 6 parked vehicles.

05/02/2017- A bicycle was reported stolen from the front of the McDonalds located at 425 Broad Street. The bike was left near the front doors, while the owner went inside the restaurant. The owner observed the suspect described as a black male between 20-30 years old take his bike and ride away. The bicycle is described as a Huffy Mountain Bike, blue and grey with blue rims. 

05/03/2017- Marcus Rawls age 49 of Newark was arrested at 7:53am and charged with shoplifting at the CVS Store located at 250 Glenwood Avenue. Officers were given a description of the suspect who exited the store and was walking towards Lackawanna Plaza. The suspect Mr. Rawls was located and found to be in possession of the stolen merchandise described as beauty products valued at $201.00 dollars. Mr. Rawls was issued a summons and released.

05/03/2017- Frantz Mathurin age 40 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 8:04pm and charged with Shoplifting and Defiant Trespassing. Police were dispatched to 8 Franklin Street on a male causing a disturbance. The male identified as Mr. Mathurin, who has been previously banned from the Stop & Shop Store was located inside the store by the officers. He was placed under arrest and found to be in possession of stolen merchandise from the Stop & Shop. He was issued a summons for both offenses and released with a pending court date.

05/04/2017- The owner of a 2017 Toyota Camry reported money missing from the inside of her vehicle. The vehicle was parked overnight in a driveway on Charles Street. The money was taken from the center console. The homeowner discovered the vehicle change holder laying in the grass around the side of home. No suspects at this time.

05/04/2017-An Edison Street homeowner reported a package was stolen from his front door. Home security footage captured a black male take the package from behind the screen door. Police are actively investigating the incident.

05/05/2017- A package was reported stolen from a Maolis Avenue residence. The homeowner tracked the package and confirmed delivery on the 4th at 1:48pm. The package was left on the front steps of the residence. No suspects at this time.

05/05/2017- A laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Pitt Street. The owner reported the laptop was last seen in the back seat. The vehicle was parked in the driveway overnight. The owner returned to her vehicle the next morning discovering the door open. Police are actively investigating incident.

05/05/2017- A homeowner from Waverly Terrace discovered her car door open with money missing from the interior. The vehicle was parked in the driveway overnight. The owner discovered the theft the following morning. 

Aggravated Assault

05/01/2017- Police arrested a 16 year old juvenile charging him with Aggravated Assault. The suspect punched a 14 year old male in the face causing the victim to fall and hit his head on the ground. The incident occurred on Ward Street at approximately 3:00pm. Responding units with the assistance of Glen Ridge Police were able to locate the suspect walking on Bloomfield Avenue. He was placed into custody and transported to the Youth Aid Division. The victim was treated at University Hospital for his injuries.

Warrant Arrest

05/02/2017- Jose Perez age 35 of Jersey City was arrested for an active warrant issued by Elizabeth PD. Police conducting a filed inquiry at the Home Depot Store after a store employee informed police of Mr. Perez pacing back and forth and walking in and out of the store. Elizabeth PD issued a new court date and Mr. Perez with released without incident.


05/03/2017- Maria Circelli age 42 of Elizabeth NJ was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Burglary and Theft. Police were dispatched at 4:43pm to Essex Avenue on 2 residential burglaries. A homeowner discovered Ms. Circelli inside his home. The suspect then walked out claiming she thought it was a friend’s house. The homeowner followed Ms. Circelli observing her enter a blue Toyota Corolla with a Pennsylvania registration, driving away towards Glen Ridge Parkway. Further investigation by members of the Detective Bureau identified the suspect as Maria Circelli, who was arrested at 5:20am in Clark NJ. She was later transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.


Arrest 05/04/2017- Fidel Canseco age 19 of Newark NJ was arrested at 10:56pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop at Franklin Street and Washington Street on a vehicle in violation of a safety glass requirement. During the stop Officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. Mr. Canseco a passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Officers located a prescription bottle containing the suspected marijuana which Mr. Canseco claimed ownership. He was issued a summons and released. The driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for the safety glass requirement and released at the scene.

05/06/2017- Najib Hall age 24 of Newark NJ was arrested at 6:14pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit were dispatched to Conger Street on a reported suspicious vehicle. Officers located the described vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop. Mr. Hall, who was seated in the rear passenger seat was observed holding a marijuana cigar in his hand. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. He was also found to have 2 outstanding warrants issued by Newark and Irvington. Mr. Hall was given new court dates for his warrants and ROR. The driver and other occupants were released at the scene without incident.

Motor Vehicle Theft

05/05/2017- A 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from the front of a residence on Orchard Street. The owner parked the motorcycle at 6:00pm and discovered the bike gone the following evening.

05/07/2017- A 2001 Dodge wagon was stolen from Ampere Parkway. The owner parked the vehicle overnight in front of his residence. The vehicle was discovered missing the following morning.

05/07/2016-A 2016 Range Rover was stolen from Bromley Place at 5:40pm. The owner loaded her 2 dogs inside the vehicle along with her purse containing the keys to the vehicle. She returned to her residence for a few minutes and upon her return she discovered the vehicle missing. The vehicle was later recovered in the City of Newark. The dogs were also located and returned to the owner. No arrests have been made at this time, Police are actively investigating the incident. 

DUI Checkpoint

05/05/2017-Bloomfield Police conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint between the hours of 11:00pm and 3:00am at Bloomfield Avenue @ North 16th Street. A total of 50 summons were issued, 3 arrest were effected and 1 vehicle impound.

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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