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Police Blotter: Theft, DUI, Burglary

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


10/17/2016- A Package was reported stolen from the front door of a Grove Street residence. FedEx confirmed delivery on 10/07/2016. No witness or suspects.

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10/19/2016- A 2011 Hyundai Sonata parked on Oak Street was broken into overnight. The registered owner discovered her GPS unit missing from the glove compartment.

10/22/2016- The store manager of Mandees located at 25 Broad Street reported a shoplifting incident. The suspect described as a white female exited the store with a coat and shirt setting off the alarm sensor. The suspect fled towards Bloomfield Avenue. The manager reported the suspect may be a regular customer.

10/22/2016-Marlene Lewter age 50 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 5:20pm and charged with theft. Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed Ms. Lewter conceal deodorants in her pockets. Search incident to arrest revealed glass pipe in her shoe. Bail was set at $2,000.00 dollars.

10/23/2016-Keith Conklin age 59 of East Orange NJ was arrested at approximately 2:30pm and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Conklin conceal a tool in his pocket. He was turned over to Bloomfield Police. A search incident to arrest revealed (2) empty glassine envelopes, commonly used to package Heroin. Mr. Conklin was also charged with Possession of Drug paraphernalia and held in lieu of bail set at $1,000.00 dollars.

Suspicious Incident

10/18/2016- Police responded to the railroad bridge on New Street at approximately 8:20am on a report of (2) males walking into a wooded area. The (2) males were located and discovered to be Bloomfield High School students. The students were transported to the High school without incident.

10/19/2016- Off-Duty Bloomfield Police Officer observed (2) males walking on Baldwin Place pulling door handles on parked vehicles. The (2) males ran after being approached by the Officer. The suspects fled toward Belmont Avenue. Belleville and Bloomfield units responded and searched the area having negative results. The suspects are describes as a Hispanic male late teens and a black male in his late teens.

Motor Vehicle Theft

10/19/2016- A 2002 Ford Van color white was reported stolen from Arlington Avenue. The van was parked on the side of a building and discovered missing the next morning.

10/23/2016-A 1990 Lexus LS was reported stolen from Dewey Street. The registered owner parked her vehicle in front of her residence at 1:00pm and discovered the vehicle missing the next morning.

Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle

10/18/2016- An entered stolen vehicle described as a 2002 Dodge Stratus was recovered parked in front of 37 Lake Street. The vehicle was unoccupied and confirmed stolen out of the City of Newark.


10/18/2016- Khalid Bryan age 19 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 2:30pm and charged with Burglary and Theft into a motor vehicle. Police responded to Glenwood Avenue on a theft that just occurred. The registered owner of a 2015 Honda Accord reported that her vehicle was entered with money missing from a bag on the passenger seat. A witness observed a black male enter the parked vehicle and was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect. Police canvassed the area and located a black male on Myrtle Street fitting the suspect description. The suspect, Mr. Bryan was detained and identified as the person who entered the vehicle. He was charged and held in lieu of bail set at $10,000.00 with a 10% bail option.

Warrant Arrest

10/17/2016- Maurice Walker age 30 of Newark NJ was arrested for outstanding warrants out of Newark and Union NJ. PO Suzanne Looges initiated a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue, which led to Mr. Walker’s arrest. Mr. Walker was issued (2) summons for Delaying Traffic and Unlicensed Driver. He was issued a ROR on both warrants with new court dates.

10/17/2016- Elvin Diaz age 33 of Newark NJ was arrested at 10:37pm for an outstanding warrant out of Bloomfield NJ. Mr. Diaz was operating a vehicle without a front license plate. PO Kevin McMillan and PO Argenis Vargas conducted a motor vehicle stop at the 7-Eleven parking lot on Bloomfield Avenue. The vehicle was towed as a result of being unregistered. Mr.  Diaz was issued several motor vehicle summons and released with a pending court date.

10/18/2016-Jason Tate age 47 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 11:00am for an outstanding Bloomfield Warrant. PO Jonathan Donker initiated a motor vehicle stop after a random plate check revealed the owner to have an active warrant. The driver Mr. Tate was transported to police headquarters, where bail was posted for the warrant. Mr. Tate was released with a pending court date.

10/19/2016-William Kearney age 22 of Kearny NJ was arrested at 12:30 for an outstanding Clifton Warrant. PO Nicolae Toader and PO Frank Falco assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit initiated a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an illegal turn. The driver, Mr. Kearny was discovered to have an outstanding warrant. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Mr. Kearny was later released after posting bail.

10/19/2016-Jasmine Arnold age 22 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 9:24pm for an outstanding Newark Traffic Warrant. PO Joseph Condito and PO Matthew Rubbinaccio observed a vehicle with a tinted window violation and conducted a motor vehicle stop on LaFrance Avenue. The driver Ms. Arnold was found to have the active warrant and was placed under arrest. Ms. Arnold posted bail in the amount of $500.00 dollars and was released with a new court date.


10/17/2016- Karina Calo-Garcia age 31 of Newark NJ was arrested at 11:00pm by Sgt. Luca Piscitelli and charged with DUI. Ms. Garcia, who was operating a gray Nissan Altima was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the area of 161 Hoover Avenue. Witnesses reported occupants from both vehicles were arguing in the street. Further investigation by Police determined Ms. Garcia to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Ms. Garcia was later ROR with a pending court date.

10/22/2016-Sean Carr age 28 of West Orange NJ was arrested at 1:52am by PO Timothy Kealy and PO Davis. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a silver Chrysler turn without signaling. While speaking to the driver a strong odor of marijuana was detected emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The driver Sean Carr was also observed chewing and attempting to swallow suspected marijuana. Further investigation led to the discovery of an open bottle of Hennessey Cognac under the driver seat. Mr. Carr was placed under arrest and charged with DUI and narcotic violations. He was also found to have (2) active warrants out of Sparta and Newark NJ. He was issued new court dates and released after posting bail.


10/22/2016- Orlando Christmas age 53 of Newark NJ was arrested at 4:11pm and charged with Robbery. PO Anthony Bernardo responded to the Dollar Store located at 135 Bloomfield Avenue on a reported shoplifting incident. The suspect Mr. Christmas placed several items in a bag and exited the store after assaulting the store manager. PO Bernardo located Mr. Christmas walking on Bloomfield Avenue and placed him under arrest. He was also found to be in possession of a pipe commonly used to ingest CDS. Mr. Christmas was held in lieu of bail set at $50,000.00 with no 10%


10/19/2016- Luis Garcia age 31 of Paterson NJ was arrested at 6:30am by PO George Guadalupe. Mr. Garcia was wanted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. PO Guadalupe conducted a motor vehicle stop after a random check of a license plate revealed the registered owner having the warrant. The stop also resulted in the discovery of a bag of marijuana in Mr. Garcia’s sock. He was transported to police Headquarters and charged with possession of CDS (marijuana) and held awaiting the arrival of the Essex County Sheriff Department.

10/20/2016- A 15 year old male from Bloomfield NJ was taken into custody for a CDS violation. Police responded to the area of the New Street train tracks on complaints of CDS violations. PO Joseph Finkler and PO Glenn Capito located the juvenile by the tracks smoking suspected marijuana. The juvenile fled on foot after observing the police presence. The juvenile was located walking on Broad Street. Police detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the juveniles clothing. He was transported to police headquarters and charged with Under the Influence of CDS, Resisting Arrest by Flight and Obstructing by using false information.

10/22/2016-Stafan McKnight age 21 of East Orange NJ was arrested at approximately 1:11am by PO Reggy Joseph and PO McMillan. Officers observed a green Honda illegally parked at the yellow curb on Glenwood Avenue. The vehicle in question then started to move hitting the curb on Washington Street at which time a motor vehicle stop was conducted. Officers detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle, resulting in the discovery of 2 sandwich bags of suspected marijuana, 3 small bags of marijuana, marijuana grinder and numerous empty bags containing marijuana residue. Mr. McKnight was charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS w/intent to Distribute, Careless Driving, Obstruction of Windshield, Improper Parking and Operation of Motor Vehicle while in Possession of CDS. Mr. McKnight was summonsed on all charges and subsequently released with a court date.

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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