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


10/31/2016- Police responded to 17 Franklin Street Wasi Foods on a reported Theft.  Store manager reported (5) juveniles entered the store and stole a donation jar from the counter. The juveniles all described as black males wearing dark clothing fled the area on foot.

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10/31/2016-James Cecil age 64 of Hopelawn NJ was arrested at 8:16pm and charged with Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Mr. Cecil attempted to exit the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $241.00 dollars. He was held in lieu of bail set at $2,500.00 with 10% option.

10/31/2016-A homeowner on Grove Street reported (2) Halloween decorations were stolen from her front lawn. The decorations are valued at $100.00 dollars. Cameras captured a group of juveniles in the area. Investigation referred to the Youth Aid Division.

11/01/2016-A Homeowner on Weaver Ave reported (2) of his parked vehicles were burglarized in the past couple of days. Missing from the vehicles are loose change and a set of ear phones.

11/02/2016- Ashton Spencer age 58 of Orange NJ was arrested at 11:47am and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Mr. Spencer attempted to use an old store receipt to return stolen merchandise for a cash. Mr. Spencer was ROR on a summons.

11/02/2016-A 16-year-old juvenile of East Orange NJ was arrested and charged with theft. Police were dispatched to Leslie Street on a report of an off-duty Essex County Sheriff Officer detaining a juvenile. The officer witnessed the juvenile take a postal package from a residence. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Youth Aid Unit for further investigation and charges.

11/02/2016-Kevin Hobby age 58 of Newark NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Hobby was observed putting on a Home Depot apron to appear as an employee and exited the store with counter tops. He was detained by Loss Prevention Officers until the arrival of police. Bail was set at $2,500.00 dollars with a 10% option.

11/02/2016- A reported package theft occurred from a residence on Greenbrook Drive. The delivery was confirmed by the local post office and through an email from the sender. The contents of the package are valued at $30.00 dollars.

11/03/2016-John Obreiter age 49 of Lakeland Florida was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Loss Prevention officers observed Mr. Obreiter take the tags of (2) drill bits and attempted to exit the store. The drill bits were valued at $104.94 dollars.

Mr. Obreiter was held on (2) warrants out of Fairfield and Orange. He was later transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Criminal Trespass

10/31/2016- (9) Arrests were made after police responded to 177 Franklin Street on a report of multiple parties inside the abandoned Middle School Building. The suspects broke a window to a parked vehicle and fled inside the school. The suspects were located and taken into custody. (2) Juvenile suspects residing in Newark were released to a guardian. The remaining adults were issued summons with a pending court date.

Aggravated Assault

11/04/2016-Police were dispatched to Cores Tavern located at 45 Franklin Street on a fight. The victim (44-year-old male) reported he was struck in the face with a beer mug after having a verbal argument with the suspect. The victim was treated for facial bruises and swelling. The suspect identified as Adriano Roman age 27 of Newark was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. He was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.

Suspicious Incident

11/01/2016- At 1:32pm Police responded to Watsessing Avenue on a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The parked vehicle was discovered to have a shattered rear windshield, front windshield and side window. A dumbbell weight was discovered on the ground next to the parked vehicle. The vehicle was processed for any other additional evidence.

11/02/2016- Police were dispatched to the area of 147 Franklin Street on a reported suspicious person. The caller believes someone tried to open her door. Police canvassed area with negative results for any suspicious person.

11/05/2016-Police were dispatched at 12:18am to the Titillations Bar located at 12 Willow Street on a reported disturbance. Police arrived on scene and observed several males arguing and shoving each other by the pool tables. The group was asked several times to stop but continued arguing. All parties were escorted out of the bar without further incident. No report of any injuries.


10/31/2016- Police were dispatched to a residence on Edgewood Road on a reported Burglary. The homeowner discovered the front door open and called police. The homeowner reported jewelry missing from the home. The front door was damaged due to being forced open. Active Investigation

11/02/2016- A home on Ridge Avenue was burglarized in the morning after the homeowner left to take their children to school. Unknown suspect(s) entered through an unlocked window. Missing from the apartment is an Apple Mac Book which was left on a table.

11/06/2016-A Homeowner from North 13th Street reported a burglary into his garage. The garage door which is kept closed was discovered open by the homeowner. Witnesses reported seeing a male open the door and enter inside the garage. The homeowner is unsure if any items were stolen.

Warrant Arrest

11/01/2016-Michael Reyes age 25 of Newark NJ was arrested at 11:20am for an active traffic warrant out of Springfield NJ. PO Salvatore Cordi initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of 60 Orange Street for a vehicle inspection violation. The driver Mr. Reyes was taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters. Mr. Reyes was also issued a summons for driving with a suspended license. He was released after posting bail.

11/01/2016-Eric Buie age 52 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 6:00pm for active warrants out of Belleville and Newark. Mr. Buie was observed panhandling in front of the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. He was transported to Bloomfield Police Headquarters awaiting to be picked up by Belleville PD.


10/31/2016- Roxanne Shoar age 32 of Bloomfield was arrested at 1:24pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Police were dispatched to Park Ave and Jersey Street on a citizen complaint relating to narcotic activity. Po Suzanne Looges and PO Stefano Barillari arrived on scene and located Ms. Shoar sitting inside a white Nissan. Further investigation resulted in the discovery of a glass marijuana pipe and suspected marijuana. Ms. Shoar was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date.

11/03/2016-Hakim Carr age 19 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 12:15am and charged with Possession of CDS. Police observed a silver Volkswagen with tinted window violation traveling on Ampere Parkway. PO Joseph Condito and PO Anthony Litterio initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest. Mr. Carr a passenger in the vehicle was found to have (5) small zip lock bags of suspected marijuana in his cargo pocket. He was issued a summons with a pending court date.

11/05/2016- Kelly Muller age 31 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS. PO George Bambera and Auxiliary Officer Condito initiated a motor vehicle stop on a Honda Accord for equipment violation. The driver Ms. Muller was found to have suspected marijuana inside the vehicle glovebox. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Ms. Muller was issued a summon for Possession of CS (marijuana) with a pending court date.