BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Crime Analyst Ralph A. Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department.
09/04/2017- A suspect described as a white male wearing a gray shirt, blue cap and blue shorts entered the Quick Check Store located at 357 Broad Street and stole 8 cans of Red Bull drink. The incident occurred at approximately 12:48pm. The suspect fled in a grey vehicle prior to police arrival.
09/04/2017- Eduardo Budd age 25 of Belleville was arrested at 1:36pm and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Budd attempted to shoplift 2 gas hedge trimmers valued at $578.00 dollars. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.
09/06/2017- Vance Rouse age 47 of Bloomfield was arrested at 1:54pm and charged with Shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store. Store security observed Mr. Rouse attempt to leave the store without paying for multiple Dove soap items. He was issued a summons and released. 09/06/2017- Kevin Santiago age 23 of Newark NJ was arrested at 7:03pm after attempting to shoplift a DVD player from the Rite Aid Store located at 77 Bloomfield Ave. Issued a summons and released with a pending court date.
09/06/2017-Joshua Wicks age 31 of Belleville was arrested at 7:19pm and charged with Shoplifting. Store security observed Mr. Wicks conceal 19 cans of Red Bull drink inside a backpack. He was additionally found to have several warrants issued by Mahwah Township and Newark. He was later transported to Newark Police on the active warrant.
09/09/2017-A Home Depot employee observed a black female exit the store with a cart filled with power tools. The suspect did not pay for the items and was stopped by the employee. The suspect abandoned the cart after being approached and fled on foot towards Watsessing Avenue. The proceeds valued at $612.00 dollars were recovered and returned to the store.
09/09/2017-Approximately 125 feet of copper was reported stolen from several generators at the St. Valentine Carnival. The copper is valued at $4,500.00 dollars. Police are actively investigating the incident.
Theft from Auto
09/05/2017- Anthony Ivens age 25 of Newark NJ was arrested and charged with several thefts into parked vehicles occurring during the overnight hours. Police responded to North 16th Street at 5:49am on a report of a male rummaging through a parked vehicle. The suspect fled after being approached by the owner. Police arrived and located Mr. Ivens who was in possession of a backpack containing loose change, several navigation devices sunglasses and jewelry. Mr. Ivens was also in the company of a second suspect, who fled on foot prior to police arrival. Mr. Ivens is responsible for several thefts in the area and was charged accordingly. He is presently detained at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Police are actively investigating all incidents and the identity of the second suspect.
09/07/2017- A DVD case containing approximately 637 DVDs were reported missing from 2017 BMX X3. The vehicle was parked in a parking lot at 879 Broad Street. The vehicle was left unlocked between the dates of 08/15 and 08/18.
09/08/2017-A home security camera captured the theft of a package. The incident occurred at approximately 12:16pm on Montgomery Street. The suspect described as a black male can be seen committing the theft. Police are reviewing the footage in an attempt to identify the suspect.
09/04/2017- Police are investigating a report of shots fired occurring on Lawrence Street at approximately 10:33pm. Residents in the area reported hearing approximately 6 gun shots. Several shell casing were located on the street. No injuries or property damage were reported. Police are actively investigating the incident.
09/07/2017- Diamond Morera age 20 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 10:28pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers on patrol were checking the area of Wrights Field and observed a silver Pontiac occupied by three individuals inside the park. Officers approached the occupants advising them of the park ordinance. While speaking with the occupants officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. A clear bag of suspected marijuana was located inside the vehicle which Ms. Morera admitted ownership. She was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was issued a summons and released. The driver of the vehicle was issued a town ordinance summons for being in the park after dark.
09/09/2017- David Cozzolongo age 27 of Bloomfield was arrested at 10:06pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers on patrol observed an occupied silver Nissan parked in front of a fire hydrant on Berkeley Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted, at which time officers observed in plain view 2 clear vials of suspected cocaine. A further check led to the discovery of 10 vials of suspected crack cocaine and 6 glassine envelopes of suspected Heroin. Mr. Cozzolongo was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released with a pending court date.
Motor Vehicle Theft
09/07/2017- A 2004 Suzuki GSX motorcycle was reported stolen from a building parking lot located on Belleville Avenue. The theft is believed to have occurred between the hours of 10pm and 8am.