Police Blotter

Bloomfield Police Blotter May 30 - June 4 2017


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


05/30/2017- Rayquan Kirkland age 21 of Bloomfield was arrested and charged with shoplifting. The theft occurred at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. Store security observed Mr. Kirkland conceal several door locks inside his backpack. Mr. Kirkland a known shoplifter fled the store on foot. Police and store employees identified Mr. Kirkland after reviewing store security video, which captured the theft. He was arrested on June 6th at his residence.

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05/30/2017- Money and bank cards were reported stolen from a parked vehicle. The theft occurred during the overnight hours. The vehicle a 2017 Honda Accord was parked in the driveway of a State Street residence. Police are reviewing security footage for possible suspects

. 05/30/2017- Gustavo Rosa age 34 of Newark NJ was arrested at 10:33pm and charged with 3counts of Attempted Burglary into Motor Vehicles. Police received a 911 call on a male attempting to gain entry into several vehicles parked on Broad Street. Responding Officers located a male matching the description given by the caller. The male later identified as Mr. Rosa gave police conflicting stories and also provided a false name. Witnesses in the area were able to assist police and identified Mr. Rosa as the person attempting to enter the parked vehicles. Mr. Rosa was additionally charged with Hindering Apprehension a 4th degree crime.

05/31/2017- 2 Purses containing cash and a wallet were reported stolen from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Willet Street between the hours of 12:30am and 6:30am. 

06/01/2017- Police were dispatched to Darling Avenue and High Street on a reported theft of a skateboard. The caller observed a male in her driveway with the skateboard. The suspect fled on foot. The caller ran after the suspect, causing him to drop the skateboard and continue running. He was located by police on Bloomfield Avenue in the City of Clifton. The suspect a 17 year old male from Bloomfield was transported to the Bloomfield Youth Aid Bureau.

06/02/2017-A blue BMX style bicycle was reported stolen from the rear yard of a residence on Ampere Parkway. The bicycle was last seen at 4pm and discovered missing at 7pm

06/04/2017- A Coach Wallet containing identification and credit cards were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Dewey Street. The owner discovered the interior rummaged through and the wallet missing from the center console. The owner also had a second vehicle parked at the same location, which was also discovered rummaged through. No items reported missing from the second vehicle. The incidents are believed to have occurred overnight.

06/04/2017- Tanisha Williams age 30 of Belleville was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. The incident was reported at approximately 2:00pm by the Marshalls Store security office. The suspect later identified as Ms. Williams concealed clothing inside her purse. She was detained until the arrival of police. Ms. Williams was issued a summons for the Theft and held on multiple active warrants. She was later transported to the Essex County Correctional facility


05/30/2017- A local business located at 68 Washington Street was burglarized over the weekend. The owner of Villa Italiana arrived back at the restaurant at approximately 10am after closing up for the holiday weekend. The owner discovered his cash register, computer and a small safe were removed from inside the establishment. The owner is unsure how anyone gained entry into the restaurant. Both doors were secured and locked when he arrived at his business. Police are actively investigating the reported incident.

05/30/2017- A resident on the 1700 block of Broad Street discovered a window screen from the front window was on the floor. Several pry marks were also discovered on the window frame. The homeowner does not believe anyone gained entry into the house. Police are actively investigating the incident.

Suspicious Incidents

05/29/2017-The owner of a 2008 Honda Accord discovered damage to the driver side door. The vehicle was parked in an assigned space at 361 Franklin Street. The door was damaged in an attempt to gain entry in to the vehicle. The owner stated the incident occurred between 9am and 3pm.

06/02/2017-Police were dispatched to a residence on Beardsley Avenue on a report of a man with a gun. Officers arrived on scene and canvassed the area having negative results in locating the male. The resident stated that a male identified as an ex-boyfriend approached the basement window from the outside, broke the window and pointed a gun into the window. The male fled after the police were called. The police are actively investigating the Domestic Violence incident. 

Warrant Arrest

05/29/2017- Brandon Hayes age 28 of Newark was arrested at 10:35pm for an active Newark Warrant. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop for failure to Maintain a Lane, after observing a Honda Civic traveling northbound on JFK Drive. During the stop officers were advised of the active warrant for the driver Mr. Brandon Hayes. He was issued a new court date and released after posting bail for the warrant.

05/30/2017- Mehreen Khan age 40 of Newark NJ was arrested at 7:55am for an active warrant issued by Berkeley Heights. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on a gold color Mazda for an equipment violation (tail light out). The driver Ms. Khan was issued the proper motor vehicle summons and ROR on the warrant.

05/31/2017- Marquis Bash age 23 of Bloomfield was arrested at 1:14am for an active traffic warrant issued by Mt. Olive. Officers Frank Falco and Nicolae Toader observed a blue Hyundai on Bloomfield Avenue operating with a rear brake light out. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and were alerted to Mr. Bash’s active warrant. He was issued a summons for the equipment violation and issued a new court date by Mt. Olive.


05/30/2017- David Hunt age 52 of East Orange was arrested at 12:38pm and charged with DUI. Police were dispatched to the area of Watsessing Ave and Dodd Street on a reported motor vehicle accident. Police arrived and spoke with the driver of a vehicle that was struck from behind. The driver stated the second vehicle fled the scene. A description was provided and police located the vehicle parked behind the McDonalds at 8 Franklin Street. The vehicle was occupied with the driver identified as Mr. Hunt. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Several field sobriety tests were conducted which led police to believe Mr. Hunt was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Officers also located a bottle of vodka on the front passenger seat. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

06/03/2017- Monica Miller age 42 of Haymarket Virginia was arrested at 12:55am and charged with DUI. Police responded to East Alma Street on a reported motor vehicle accident. Officers spoke with the driver identified as Monica Miller, who stated she struck a parked vehicle. Officer’s observations of the driver’s slurred speech and blood shot eyes led to several field sobriety tests. After unsuccessfully completing the tests Ms. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. The vehicle a Ford Fusion was impounded by police. Ms. Miller was issued motor vehicle summons for Careless Driving and Driving under the Influence.

06/04/2017- Jeffrey Galette age 31 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 10:07pm and charged with DUI. Sgt. Luca Piscitelli reported observing a gray jeep traveling north on Watsessing Avenue at an excessive rate of speed. The vehicle continued north swerving onto the double yellow lines, having difficulty maintaining its lane of travel. Sgt. Piscitelli initiated a motor vehicle stop with the grey jeep continuing to travel at a slow speed eventually stopping behind another vehicle at a red light. The vehicle then pulled to the right after continuous commands from police. Sgt. Piscitelli approached the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the drivers breath. The driver was asked to exit his vehicle for Field Sobriety testing. Upon opening the door an open beer bottle fell out of the vehicle onto the street. The testing was conducted which led police to believe the driver was operating his motor vehicle under the influence. Mr. Galette was charged with D.W.I. and issued a summons for speeding, Failure to Maintain Lane and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. 


Justin Horn age 19 of East Orange NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS. A random plate inquiry alerted police to an active warrant belonging to the register owner Mr. Justin Horn. Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Grove Street and Bloomfield Avenue. The officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle, which led to the discovery of a small bag of marijuana on the visor. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Mr. Horn was issued a new court date for the warrant and was ROR with a pending court date for the CDS possession.

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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