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


05/22/2017- Deirde Good age 31 of Belleville was arrested at 7:46pm and charged with shoplifting. The theft occurred at the Marshalls Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Store security observed Ms. Good conceal store merchandise inside a bag. Ms. Good was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police recovered a glass pipe in her possession.

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05/23/2017- The Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street reported a Shoplifting incident. The actor fled the store after being approached by store security. The suspect attempted to steal copper wire valued at $1,428.00 dollars. The incident was captured on store video, which led to identifying the suspect. Michael Ferrara age 31 of Red Bank NJ was later arrested at his residence.

05/23/2017- The owner of an IPhone 6 responded to the police desk, reporting her phone was stolen from her vehicle. The vehicle was parked overnight in the area of Williamson Ave and Belleville Ave. The vehicle doors were left unlocked.

05/24/2017-Robert Dunneman age 60 of Bloomfield was arrested at 8:44pm and charged with shoplifting. Store security observed Mr. Dunneman attempt to exit the store with a HDTV antenna valued at $69.00 dollars. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date. 05/25/2017- A backpack containing a Samsung Tablet, clothing and several prescriptions were reported stolen from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in a parking lot on John Street. The owner discovered the rear hatchback window open.

05/26/2017- Several Thefts from Motor Vehicles were reported to police occurring during the overnight hours. The incidents occurred on Wilbur Terrace, Claremont Avenue and Whittier Terrace all in close proximity of each other. Vehicle owners discovered the interior of their vehicles ransacked with items missing. Police are actively investigating all thefts from motor vehicles.

05/26/2017- A home security camera captured an individual entering a vehicle in the driveway of a Chester Avenue residence. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30am. Missing from the vehicle are Nike sandals and loose change. Active investigation with police reviewing the video.

05/27/2017-Kaili Richardson age 35 of Montclair NJ was arrested at 9:18am for shoplifting. CVS store employee notified police of a shoplifter who exited the store with unpaid merchandise concealed in a backpack. Responding officers located the suspect and recovered the stolen merchandise. He was charged and released on a summons. 05/27/2017-Jaime Montalvo age 40 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:38pm and charged with shoplifting. Home Depot store security observed Mr. Montalvo fill a grey duffle bag with detergent and walk out the store. He was issued a summons and released. 05/27/2017- Jewelry, glasses and loose change were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Willard Avenue. The victim filed the report at the police desk. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight.


05/23/2017- Police received a report of a burglary occurring at a local business on West Passaic Avenue. The owner of the Sushi You discovered a rear door open with money missing from the register. Police actively investigating incident. 05/24/2017- A resident on Montgomery Street discovered a chair underneath a side window with the window screen ripped open. The homeowner does not believe anyone gained entry into the house. Police are actively investigating the incident.

05/25/2017- William Kirkland age 35 of Irvington NJ was arrested by police at 9:31pm. Police were checking conditions at a residence on Myrtle Street due to a recent reported burglary on the same street. Police located an unsecured window to a house, which appeared to be vacant. Officers were checking the interior and located Mr. Kirkland in the attic. A further check of the attic led to the discovery of a microwave, fan and vacuum, which were stolen from a Myrtle Street residence on 05/20/2017. Mr. Kirkland was charged with 2 counts of Burglary and 1-count of Theft.

05/26/2017- Police were notified of a possible burglary occurring at a vacant house on Glenwood Avenue. A witness observed a group of teenagers in front of the house and notified the homeowner. The homeowner discovered a mountain bicycle, kitchen table and chairs missing from inside the house. The incident was reported to police the following day. 

Warrant Arrest

05/24/2017- Tamir Wheeler age 20 of Bloomfield was arrested at 12:54am for an active warrant issued by East Orange. Police conducting a random plate inquiry was alerted to the registered owner having an active warrant. A motor vehicle stop was initiated which led to Mr. Wheelers arrest. Bail was posted and a new court date was issued by East Orange.

05/25/2017- Dhrupal Patel age 26 of Edison NJ was arrested at 3:50pm for an active warrant issued by South Plainfield in the amount of $328.00 dollars. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop for an improper turn. The driver identified as Mr. Patel was also found to have a suspended driver license. He was issued the proper motor vehicle summons and ROR on the warrant.

05/26/2017-Mario Chavis age 40 of Newark NJ was arrested at 11:11pm for 2 active warrants. Mr. Chavis’s arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop for an illegal left turn. Mr. Chavis who was operating the vehicle was issued 2 summons for suspended driver and illegal turn. He was held in lieu of bail. 

Motor Vehicle Theft

05/22/2017- A 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen from Crown Street. The vehicle parked in front of the owner’s residence. The owner discovered a side passenger window on the sidewalk which was removed from the vehicle.

05/25/2017- A 2003 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen from Grove Street. The vehicle was last seen parked on the street at approximately 7:45pm. The vehicle was discovered missing the next morning.