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Police Blotter: Package Theft, Suspicious Package, DUI

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


10/03/2016- A package theft occurred from a residence located on Gillespie Road. The packages were delivered early morning at approximately 5:41am and discovered missing later in the evening.

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10/04/2016- A package theft occurred from a residence located on Berkeley Avenue. The package was delivered by FedEx and left at the front door.

10/05/2016- A woman shopping at the Brookdale ShopRite reported her wallet was stolen from the top of her shopping cart. The theft was captured on security video and forwarded to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

10/05/2016-A shoplifting incident was reported at the Rite Aid Store located at 77 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect described as a black male in his late 50’s stole 2 bottles of lotion valued at $14.98 and fled the store prior to police arrival.

10/07/2016- A bicycle was reported stolen from the backyard of a North 16th Street residence. A witness observed two juvenile’s described as black males age 14-15, jump the fence and take the bike. The suspects fled on Beardsley towards First Avenue. The bicycle is described a Pacific Mountain Bike color red/black/silver valued at $100.00 dollars.

10/07/2016- William Vega age 40 of Newark NJ was arrested at 9:00pm and charged with Theft. PO Joseph Davis and Argenis Vargas responded to the Marshalls Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Vega exit the store with an unpaid pair of Timberland boots. Mr. Vega also had an outstanding Belleville warrant in the amount of $1,000.00 dollars. Mr. Vega was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. He was charged accordingly and held in lieu of bail.

10/08/2016- Police responded to the Marshalls Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a two juvenile females in custody. Loss Prevention observed both juveniles conceal store items in their purse and attempt to exit the store without paying. Juveniles transported to police headquarters and released to their mother. Complaints referred to the Youth Aid Division

10/09/2016- Michael Edwards age 58 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 5:00pm and charged with shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the Home Depot Store on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed suspect attempt to leave the store with a shopping cart filled with unpaid merchandise. The suspect, Mr. Edwards was transported to police headquarters. He was issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date.

Suspicious Incident

10/03/2016- Police responded to Park Place at approximately 10:00am on a report of a suspicious package. Officers located a black suitcase in a backyard hidden in the bushes. The suitcase was inspected by members of the Essex County Sheriff Bomb Unit. The suitcase was deemed safe, containing only clothing. The suitcase was secured in an attempt to identify the owner.

10/04/2016- Police responded to 100 Llewellyn Street at approx. 8:00pm on a reported disturbance. Officers located a male who stated he was attempting to gain entry into the building to see his wife who works in the building. The male accidently damaged the glass door and was approached by the security guard. The male was advised he was not permitted to enter the building. The security guard stated the male threatened to punch him in the face. Neither party wished to sign complaints and were referred to the courts for any future complaints.

10/07/2016- Police were dispatched to the area of 17 Summit Avenue on a report of gun shots coming from the nearby cemetery. Officers located a pile of burned fireworks in the area. A witness observed a young male running away from the scene prior to police arrival.

10/08/2016- Police responded to the area of Foley Field on a report of a fight. Witnesses stated a large group of kids were fighting after the football game. The group fled the scene upon the officer’s arrival. No suspects or victims were located.

Motor Vehicle Theft

10/03/2016-2002 Dodge Caravan was reported stolen from North 17th Street. The vehicle was last seen parked in front of the registered owner’s home. The vehicle was discovered missing the next morning.

10/04/2016- 1999 Honda UAX was reported stolen from Hoover Avenue. The vehicle was parked the night before and discovered missing the next morning. The owner also reported her driver license and other identifications were also inside the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered on 10/06/2016, unoccupied in the Township of Nutley. The vehicle was towed for further investigation.

10/07/2016- 2005 Pontiac Vibe was reported stolen from the Home Depot parking lot located at 60 Orange Street. The registered owner parked the vehicle and went into the store to shop. Upon his return he discovered the vehicle missing. Police checking the area located the vehicle unoccupied, parked at the intersection of Bloomfield Ave and Orange Street.


10/03/2016- A 28 year old male victim was robbed while walking east on Bloomfield Avenue. The incident occurred at approximately 3:00am in the area of Bloomfield Ave and Ampere Parkway. The victim was approached by 2 Hispanic males, who stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet. No weapon was displayed and the victim was not injured. Suspects entered a gray 4-door vehicle and fled the area. Detective Bureau actively investigating incident.


10/03/2016- A residence on Monroe Place was burglarized at approximately 8:51am. The homeowner returned home after dropping of her child at school and discovered an unidentified female in her living room with clothes and electronics in her arms. The female stated that she was in the wrong house and walked out the back door. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. Police located possible belongings of suspect behind the residence. Active investigation.

10/08/2016- Police were dispatched to the Berkeley School located at 351 Bloomfield Avenue on an activated burglar alarm. Officers located 3 juvenile males in the playground area and 1 juvenile male climbing out of a school window. Several Halloween bags containing pretzels were located lying on the ground under the window. The juveniles all age 13, residing in Bloomfield were transported to police headquarters and released to their parents. Incident forwarded to the Youth Aid Division.

Warrant Arrest

10/04/2016- Chibunna Chimezie age 20 of Vauxhall NJ was arrested at 11:59pm by PO Patrick Nimer for an outstanding Newark Warrant. He was processed at Bloomfield Police Headquarters and later ROR by Newark Police after being issued a new court date. 10/05/2016- Roosevelt Johnson age 50 of Newark NJ was arrested at approximately 12:20 by PO George Guadalupe. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop for a broken tail light and expired vehicle registration. The driver, Mr. Johnson had an outstanding Newark Warrant in the amount of $500.00 dollars.

10/05/2016- Frantz Mathurin age 39 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 6:00pm by PO Caesar Mazzeo for an outstanding Newark Warrant in the amount of $1,500.00 dollars. Police responded to the 7-Eleven Store located at 122 Bloomfield Ave on a pan handler arguing with store employees. The pan handler who was identified as Mr. Mathurin was transported to police headquarters. Newark PD ROR Mr. Mathurin and issued a new court date.


10/08/2016- Kristi O’Conner age 45 of Wyckoff NJ was arrested at 6:26pm and charged with DUI. Police responded to a motorist passed out behind the wheel on Liberty Street. PO Argenis Vargas located the vehicle parked on Liberty Street. The driver Ms. O’Conner appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. After several Field Sobriety tests were conducted Ms. O’Conner was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. She was issued summons for DWI, Open container in a motor vehicle, Failure to wear a seat belt Careless Driving and DWI within a 1000ft school property.


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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