Police & Fire

Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Public Urination, Shoplifting, Motor Vehicle Theft

The following police blotter has been issued by Crime Analyst Ralph A. Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department for September 12 2016. 


09/05/2016- A 17 year old male from Perth Amboy NJ was arrested at 1:38am and charged withTheft. Police responded to the area of Summit Ave on a suspicious group walking toward Hoover Ave. The group was located and further investigation by PO Matthew Rubbinaccio and PO Ana Ruiz led to the discovery of a pair of sunglasses and a cell phone power cord. The items were stolen from a parked vehicle left unlocked on Summit Ave. The juvenile admitted to the theft and was taken into custody. He was later released to a guardian.

Sign Up for E-News

09/05/2016- A black male suspect shoplifted 3 Gillette Fusion Razors from the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. The incident occurred at 10:00pm with the suspect placing the items in a plastic bag then exiting the store. The male suspect was also accompanied by a black female who shoplifted 3 Dove Body Wash products, concealing the items in a purse.

09/05/2016-A woman reported a wallet stolen while she was placing groceries into her vehicle. A black male approached the victim requesting her shopping cart as she placed her groceries into her vehicle. The victim realized her wallet was left inside the cart. She went into store but was unable to locate the person who took the cart.

09/05/2016- A cashier at Stop & Shop reported a Hispanic couple at her register shoplifted merchandise. The cashier left for a moment to retrieve change for the register. The couple then left the store with the unpaid merchandise. The couple entered a blue SUV and fled the parking lot.

09/06/2016- Three parked vehicles left unlocked, on Beech Street were broken into during the night. Registered owners discovered glove boxes open with papers strewn about the interior. Loose change reported missing from the vehicles.

09/09/2016- A bicycle was reported stolen from the backyard of a residence on West Passaic Ave. The bicycle is described as a silver Swinn with black leather seat. The owner last seen his bike on 09/08 at 8:45pm. The actor left behind an older bicycle in place of the bike taken.

09/09/2016-.A shoplifting incident occurred at the CVS Store located at 331 Broad Street. The store manager reported a black male entered the store at 9:30 am and stole 2 electronic toothbrushes valued at $200.00 dollars. The suspect fled the store prior to police arrival.

09/09/2016- Ayesha Batemon age 47 of Newark was arrested and charged with shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store. Loss Prevention observed Ms. Batemon place merchandise in her purse.She was detained until the arrival of police. Ms. Batemon was transported to police headquarters. She was released with a pending court date.

09/10/2016- Officers on patrol discovered a vehicle parked on North 16th Street with a broken rear window. Officers located the registered owner at his residence who informed police he parked the vehicle at 3:00am with the window intact. The owner reports a backpack missing from the vehicle.

09/11/2016-Dmitry Tyutin age 29 of East Orange was arrested and charged with shoplifting at the Rite Aid Store located at 77 Bloomfield Ave. The incident occurred on 09/10 and was captured on store security cameras. Mr. Tyutin returned to the store the next day and was recognized by the store manager. Police were notified and arrested Mr. Tyutin inside the store. He was charged accordingly and ROR with a pending court date.


09/07/2016- Kawme Luke age 44 of Irvington NJ was arrested at 9:29pm and charged with Possession of CDS. PO Joseph Finkler and PO Joseph Condito, while on patrol observed a gray SUV fail to stop at the traffic control device on JFK Drive and Montgomery Street. A motor vehicle stop was conducted which led to the discovery of an orange medicine container containing suspected marijuana. Mr. Luke was transported to police headquarters and charged with Possession of CDS along with a motor vehicle summons. He was ROR with a pending court date.

.Criminal Mischief

09/08/2016- A resident on Bloomfield Ave reported her door window and picture window were shattered. Police investigating incident.

. Town Ordinance

09/11/2016-Ruben Ramirez age 46 of Queens NY was issued a Town summons for urinating in public. Officers on patrol observed Mr. Ramirez urinating on the parkway overpass bridge.


09/07/2016- Four apartments located on North 15th Street was burglarized during the daytime hours. The homeowners arrived home and discovered apartment doors pried open. The homeowners reported several pieces of jewelry missing. Detective Bureau currently investigating the Burglaries.

09/09/2016- A residence on Broughton Ave was burglarized during the daytime hours. A side door was discovered pried open and a second door kicked open. The second floor bedrooms were rummaged through with an undetermined amount of jewelry missing. Active investigation.

Warrant Arrest

09/05/2016-Melony Rodriguez age 24 of Newark was arrested at 12:35am for an outstanding warrants out of Glen Ridge NJ. The active warrant was discovered during a motor vehicle stop for a head lamp out. The driver Ms. Rodriguez was also a suspended driver. She was transported to Bloomfield Headquarters, where bail was posted. Summons were issued for the motor vehicle violations.

09/05/2016- Paul Williams age 20 of Bloomfield was arrested at 11:05pm for an outstanding warrant out of East Orange NJ. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop on Berkeley Ave for an equipment violation. Mr. Williams was also found to have a suspended driver license. He was later ROR on the warrant with new court dates, along with the issuance of 2 motor vehicle summons.

09/06/2016- Steve Bienaima age 26 of Orange was arrested at 12:46am for an outstanding traffic warrant out of Newark. PO Patrick Nimer and PO Timothy Kealy conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a black Nissan traveling at a high rate of speed east on Watsessing Ave. The driver Mr. Bienaima was found to also have a suspended driver license. He was later ROR and given a new court date.

09/09/2016- Orlando Irrizarry age 25 of Newark was arrested at 10:33am for an outstanding warrant out of Jersey City. Mr. Irrizarry was operating a vehicle with a shattered windshield. PO Stefano Barillari stopped the vehicle on JFK Drive and discovered the driver to have a suspended license and the vehicle unregistered. Mr. Irrizarry was transported to police headquarters. He was ROR after posting bail in the amount of $100.00 dollars.

Motor Vehicle Theft

09/10/2016- 1999 Honda Civic was reported stolen. The vehicle was last seen the night before parked on Oakland Avenue.

09/10/2016- Registered owner of a 2004 Acura reported his vehicle was stolen while making a food delivery on North 15th Street. The suspect a black male was seen entering the vehicle during the delivery. The suspect drove off towards Bloomfield Avenue.

09/11/2016-A 2007 Pontiac G6 with an Illinois registration was reported stolen from Aldon Terrace. The vehicle was parked on 09/02 and discovered missing a week later.


09/08/2016-Police were dispatched to the Dunkin Donuts located at 250 Glenwood Ave on a reported assault. A female victim age 30 was pushed to the ground inside the store by another female accompanied by a male. Victim ran to her car to get away, when female suspect followed and threw a cup of coffee at her. The female and male suspect left prior to police arrival. Victim received minor bruises to her knee from the fall.


09/10/2016- Diana Ormond age 59 of Bloomfield was arrested at 11:40pm and charged with DUI. PO Christian Alvarado while on patrol observed a parked vehicle running with a female driver slumped over in the driver seat. The female driver awakened after the officer knock on the window. A strong odor of alcohol was detected emanating from the driver when speaking with the officer. An open container of an alcoholic beverage was observed on the passenger seat. Ms. Ormond was later released to a guardian after being processed at police headquarters. She was issued summons for Driving while Intoxicated, Open container in a vehicle, and refusal to provide breathe sample.

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Bloomfield's Francesco Paladino hosts Live Stand Up Comedy Thursday at the Old Canal Inn

July 22, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The laughs start at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday as the Old Canal Inn hosts 'Canal Comedy Night LIVE!'

Bloomfield's Francesco Paladino will host the two hour comedy event featuring some of the best known and up and coming comedy talent from the area. 

Headliner Tom Paciaffi will be joined by Doug Max, EC Winkler, Tom ...

Here Comes the Rain Again, Starting Saturday July 21 and Continuing On and Off All Week

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly wet week for Northern New Jersey with showers starting Saturday night and continuing on and off all week.

Today (Friday July 20) and Saturday until around 4 p.m. are expected to be sunny and partly sunny days. For Saturday there is a 30% chance of showers after 4 p.m. On Saturday night, expect showers and possible thunderstorms ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, July 23, 4:00 PM

Bellevue Avenue Branch, Upper Montclair

Ants in the Pants: Children’s Author Jolie Della ...



Mon, July 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness


Tue, July 24, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, Montclair

What’s All That Jazz About? with Shenole Latimer

Arts & Entertainment Education


Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Verona Civic Center Square, Verona

Verona Summer Concert Series!

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Food & Drink Government


Thu, July 26, 6:00 PM

River Barge Park & Marina, Carlstadt

Meadowlands Discovery Sunset Eco-Cruise

Education Green Travel


Fri, July 27, 3:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Sugar-Skull Craft with Maria Nichim Luna


The New Pioneer Spirit in Bloomfield

The initial patent for the land that would become Bloomfield Township was granted to the English Puritan colonists of Newark, and the area assigned to Essex County in 1675, and Newark Township in 1693. From the 1690's to about the 1720's, much of the northern and eastern land was sold to descendants of New Netherland colonists who had settled Acquackanonk, and the remainder mostly to ...

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter June 25 to July 1, 2018

July 6, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.


6/26/18- Robert Jimenez Age 37 of Paulsboro, NJ-Officers were dispatched to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Jiminez was observed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $417.00. He was ...

Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Currently Closed

July 22, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two eateries in South Orange, Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery, have been closed recently, and there is not much information about when, or if, they will re-open.

Noodlefan, located at 14 Academy St., has been closed for about a month, with a sign on the door indicating they plan to re-open. The sign reads "to our valued customers temporarily closed for staffs ...

Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them.

Newark, NJ - The city is using the power of eminent domain to reduce the number of condemned homes and vacant lots scattered throughout the West Ward.

The redevelopment plan for the West Ward was introduced in 2016 and encompasses properties from the border of Irvington to South 13th Street between South Orange Avenue and 16th Avenue. One of the main goals of the plan is to support new ...

An Evening with Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army

July 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life on June 14, 2017, after enduring horrific bullying. Following the pain of this senseless tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army™. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents, and create enrichment ...

CAIR-NJ Condemns Fliers Posted in Bridgewater, Surrounding Area by White Supremacist Group Identity Evropa

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) has condemned the distribution of fliers promoting Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group, in Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and other areas, according to a release Wednesday.

"The promotion of a racist and white supremacist group should not be tolerated in our ...

Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank Starts Wednesday, July 25th

July 21, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - The third annual INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL, taking place throughout Red Bank July 25-29, will include screenings of more than 70 different independent feature and short films from around the world.

Open up your mind full of mush for five days of art, discussion and inspiration! 

Explore and discover cutting edge films and filmmakers who prove that the story is ...

Shore Report: End of an Era for Landmark Schneider’s Restaurant in Avon-by-the-Sea

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Nearly 10 months after it was ravaged by fire, Schneider’s restaurant in Avon-by-the-Sea was demolished this week — piece by nostalgic piece.

The demolition, which began on July 16 and took three days to complete, attracted dozens of onlookers who shared stories about the iconic German restaurant at 801 Main Street. For nearly five decades, ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 18, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Entrepreneurs Continue Bloomfield's Centuries' Old Pioneering Tradition

To the Editor:

The initial patent for the land that would become Bloomfield Township was granted to the English Puritan colonists of Newark, and the area assigned to Essex County in 1675, and Newark Township in 1693. From the 1690s to about the 1720s, much of the northern and eastern land was sold to descendants of New Netherland colonists who had settled Acquackanonk, and the remainder mostly ...

Thursday Movies Continue to the end of July at the Bloomfield Public Library

July 19, 2018 - BLACK PANTHER This American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name is a financial and critical blockbuster! After the death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's resilience as king - and as ...

Monday Movies Continue Through The End of July


Successful businessman Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and his wife, Deborah (Renee Zellweger), discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore (Djimon Hounson), a homeless man who inspires them to save their ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 19, 2018

TRENTON - Once the state budget is adopted June 30, you'd think the governor gets a break from scrutiny. Unless you are former Gov. Chris Christie, sitting in that beach chair. Or, now, Gov. Phil Murphy, getting wacked for having the players on his Sky Blue FC pro women's soccer team living in alleged squalor. Living in houses with plastic bags for windows, sleeping in bunk ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

July 16, 2018

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)


Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)


If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)


Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

The Death of Koko the Gorilla

Koko's Kitten, Koko's Story, The Eduction of Koko all by Dr. Francine Patterson


Last night when I heard about the death of Koko, the lowland gorilla who was educated to communicate through American Sign Language by Dr. Francine Patterson, I went numb with grief. I have followed the life of Koko, her two gorilla companions, Michael and Ndume, as well as Dr. Patterson for forty ...

HMH Mountainside Medical Center to Host Free Film Screening, Aug. 29

July 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film today announced a partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center for a free screening of MILK (2015) on Wednesday, August 29th at 10:30 am at Montclair Film’s Cinema505.

The screening, presented in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, seeks to educate and promote breastfeeding among nursing and expecting mothers. Parents and ...

Matarazzo Farms Farmers Market Every Tuesday in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Join Matarazzo Farms for its Farmer's Market every Tuesday through the fall at the new Cedar Grove Park on Fairview Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. directly in front of the Robert J. O'Toole Community center in Cedar Grove.

Matarazzo Farms will have fresh local produce naturally grown plus some other specialties like fresh cut ...

Edison Based India Day Parade Kick's Off in Washington D.C.

In a “Kickoff Event” for the annual India Day Parade, taking place this year on August 12th in Edison, members of the Indian Business Association descended on Capitol Hill to promote national awareness of the annual celebration and highlight policy issues affecting Indian-Americans.


The event, held in the conference room of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, was ...

Montclair Health Department Offers Free Cancer Clinic to Eligible Essex County Women, Sept. 27

MONTCLAIR, NJ– The Montclair Health Department is offering a Women’s Clinic/Cancer Screening event on Thursday, September 27, at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, third floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The following will be offered:

Pelvic Examination and PAP Smear testing for early detection of cervical cancer (age 21 and ...


Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
Read more
Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
Read more