Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Thefts, Shoplifting, more

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


10/24/2016- James Carthy age 36 of Newark NJ was arrested at 4:22pm and charged with Shoplifting. PO Ana Ruiz and PO Matthew Rubbinaccio were dispatched to the Stop & Shop Store on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Carthy concealing packages of candy inside his pants. Mr. Carthy was processed and turned over to the Essex County Sheriff Department on an active warrant.

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10/25/2016-Vivakhana Soorujnath age 65 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:32pm and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. PO Glenn Capito and PO George Guadalupe were dispatched to the store on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Mr.Soorujnath attempt to steal power tools valued at $404.54 dollars. He was later ROR with a pending court date.

10/25/2016-Michael Evans age 21 of Newark NJ was arrested at 4:40pm and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Mr. Evans purchased a power drill and stole a second drill. He then attempted to return the stolen drill for a cash return. He was turned over to Bloomfield Police and issued a summons.

10/26/2016-Michael Sargese age 39 of Little Falls NJ was arrested at 9:30am and charged with Shoplifting. PO Victor Gonzalaez was dispatched to the Stop & Store on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Sargese attempt to exit the store with stolen Fusion razors. He was detained until the arrival of police. Mr. Sargese was ROR with a pending court date.

10/26/2016 Tywon Samuel age 24 of Bloomfield was arrested at 1:30pm and charged with Theft, Obstructing and Eluding Police. Police were dispatched to 370 Broad Street, (Cordes Liquor Store) on a reported theft of a donation box. PO Jonathan Donker located the suspect later identified as Mr. Samuel walking on James Street. Mr. Samuel then fled on foot through several backyards, disregarding the officer’s commands to stop. PO Donker and PO Cordi apprehended Mr. Samuel in a backyard on James Street. He was transported to police headquarters and charged accordingly.

10/27/2016-A theft from a parked motor vehicle occurred on Berkeley Place between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. The vehicle’s passenger side window was shattered with a brick. Unknown actor(s) stole an Apple laptop, keys, (2) USB and loose change. The vehicle is described as a 2006 Volvo wagon.

10/27/2016-Jose Rodriguez age 47 of Newark was arrested at 5:40pm and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Security cameras captured Mr. Rodriguez place a Milwaukee 18V battery under his jacket. Loss Prevention detained Mr. Rodriguez until the arrival of police. Mr. Rodriguez was issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date. Suspicious Incident

10/25/2016- At 3:00pm Police responded to a large group of juveniles entering Watsessing Park on a fight between (2) juveniles. Police arrived on scene and located both juveniles involved in the fight. The crowd was dispersed by additional units and the juveniles were turned over to the Essex County Police. No reported injuries.

10/26/2016- Police were dispatched to the area of Martin Street on suspicious white male stealing pumpkins. A witness observed the suspect steal (2) pumpkins from the front lawn of a residence on Martin Street and attempted to steal (2) packages from a second residence. The suspect ran after he noticed the witness watching him. Police checked the area but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

10/26/2016- (2) Parked vehicles on Berkeley Avenue were reportedly vandalized between the hours of 12:00pm and 2:00pm. An unknown liquid was squirted on both vehicles causing the paint to come off. Police Crime Scene Unit responded and processed both vehicle for evidence.

Motor Vehicle Theft

10/27/2016- A 1997 Honda Accord color silver was reported stolen from the rear of 52 Brookdale Gardens. The vehicle was last seen parked at 9:30pm and discovered missing the next morning. The vehicle was entered stolen.

10/28/2016- A 2009 Lincoln MKZ was stolen from Arlington Avenue. The owner of the vehicle left his keys inside the vehicle while closing up his business. The vehicle was seen traveling south on Arlington Ave towards East Orange. Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft

10/28/2016- Police responded to 263 Bloomfield Avenue on an attempted motor vehicle theft. The owner of the vehicle discovered the ignition and passenger door lock damaged. A HP laptop was reported missing from the vehicle. A witness observed a male with red hat/blue jeans enter the vehicle. Burglary 10/26/2016- Police were dispatched to #2 Broad Street on a reported Burglary. Unknown actor(s) entered the business by damaging the door lock and forcing the door open. A Dell Latitude laptop was reported missing from the office. The incident is believed to have occurred during the evening hours on 10/24/2016.

10/30/2016-Scott David Amill age 33 of Bloomfield was arrested and charged with Burglary and Theft. Police were dispatched to a Weaver Avenue residence on a reported Burglary. The homeowners who recently returned home from vacation reported their residence was burglarized with jewelry, money and other items missing from the residence. The suspect was identified as the homeowner’s son Scott David Amill. Police located Mr. Amill who admitted to the Burglary and Theft. He was also found to have an active Bergen County warrant and in possession of 6 decks of suspected heroin. He was held in lieu of bail set at $20,000.00 dollars.

Warrant Arrest

10/24/2016-Mark Atkinson age 26 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 12:00pm for active warrants out of Pennsylvania, Bloomfield and Verona. Officers on patrol observed Mr. Atkinson walking in the roadway on Chester Avenue accompanied with 2 other individuals. A field inquiry was conducted which resulted in the discovery of warrants. Mr. Atkinson was issued new court dates and released.

10/24/2016 Taheera Wilcox age 27 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 2:30pm for (2) active traffic warrants out of Union and Newark NJ. PO Glenn Capito on patrol in the area of Bloomfield Avenue conducted a motor vehicle stop after a random plate check revealed the register owner to have a suspended driver license. The vehicle a Kia Optima was being operated by Taheera Wilcox the registered owner. She was transported to police headquarters and issued new court dates for both warrants.

10/24/2016 Daquan Rawls age 22 of Montclair NJ was arrested at 6:41pm after police were dispatched to the area of Liberty street and Oakland Avenue on a male causing a disturbance. The male was being followed by security officers from Bloomfield College. PO Donald Grey and PO Anthony Batelli located the male later identified as Daquan Rawls. Mr. Rawls was found to have an active Montclair warrant in the amount of $2,500.00 dollars. He was taken into custody and later turned over to Montclair PD.

10/25/2016 Shahidah Westry age 33 of Newark was arrested at 8:00am for active warrants out of Union NJ. PO Edward Ratliff assigned to a traffic detail at JFK Drive observed a silver Volkswagen causing a delay in traffic. A motor vehicle stop was initiated which revealed the warrant. Ms. Westry was transported to Bloomfield Police headquarters and later turned over to Union PD on the active warrants. She was also issued motor vehicle summons for suspended driver and delaying traffic.

10/28/2016-Gabriel Garcia age 25 of Lyndhurst NJ was arrested at 6:30pm for an active Glen Ridge Warrant. PO Glenn Capito initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing a Honda CRV make an improper turn onto JFK north. Mr. Garcia who was operating the vehicle was also a suspended driver. He was issued motor vehicle summons for Prohibited Turn, Suspended Driver, and Driving without a License. Mr. Garcia was released after posting bail for the Glen Ridge Warrant. DUI

10/29/2016- Jonathan Barker age 21 of Hewitt NJ was arrested at 6:30am and charged with DUI. Police were dispatched to JFK North on a report of a vehicle stopped at a traffic light with the driver sleeping. PO Dominic Sodano located the vehicle, knocking on the window to wake the driver later identified as Jonathan Barker. The officer observed an open can of beer in the center console. Further investigation led the officer to believe Mr. Barker was operating his vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Mr. Barker was transported to police headquarters and charged accordingly. He was later released with a pending court date.


10/24/2016- Raymond Reyes age 19 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 9:24am and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. PO Joseph Finkler on patrol observed a black Honda traveling east on Bloomfield Avenue with no front license plate. A motor vehicle stop was conducted which resulted in the discovery of a grinder with marijuana residue, glass pipe and a scale. Mr. Reyes was issued a summons along with motor vehicle summons for unclear plate and obstructed view. He was ROR with a pending court date.

10/25/2016-Abdullah Robinson age 25 of Newark NJ was arrested at 12:30pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Police on patrol observed a silver Chevrolet make an illegal turn out of the Wendy’s parking lot onto Bloomfield Avenue. PO Anthony Batelli and PO Donald Grey initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the discovery of a blunt marijuana cigarette in the ash tray. Mr. Robinson was transported to police headquarters and issued a summons along with a motor vehicle summons for a prohibited turn. He was ROR with a pending court date.

10/26/2016-Shakerr Rodgers age 35 of Scranton Pa. was arrested at 10:20pm and charged with Possession of CDS. PO Timothy Kealy and PO Joseph Davis on patrol observed a Ford Mustang fail to properly signal a turn and stop for a stop sign. A motor vehicle stop was conducted at Ampere Parkway and First Avenue. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. A marijuana blunt cigarette was discovered inside the vehicle. Mr. Rodgers was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was issued summons and ROR with a pending court date.

10/31/2016-Lafenus Carmichael age 32 of Newark NJ was arrested at 9:45pm and charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS w/intent to Distribute and Possession of CDS w/intent to Distribute within School Property and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. PO Joseph Condito and PO Gemner Rosales on patrol observed a white Pontiac with tinted window violations. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop at Bloomfield Avenue and Ampere Parkway. During the stop officer’s detected a strong odor of marijuana which resulted in the seizure of 96.5 grams of marijuana, $679.00 dollars in US Currency, (8) vials of suspected THC oil and a digital scale. Mr. Carmichael was issued motor vehicle summons for Tinted Windows and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

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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