2/5/19- Desmond Persaud Age 28 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Persaud was observed placing multiple items in a cart and exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and brought back into the store with all merchandise. The merchandise was multiple chocolate bars, garbage bags, and bars of soap. The total values of items taken are valued at $341.00. Mr. Persaud was arrested, transported to HQ, processed, charged with shoplifting, issued a summons, and released with a pending court date. All merchandise was recovered and returned to Stop & Shop.
2/6/19- An officer responded to 244 Bloomfield Avenue (Aldi Food Store) on report of a shoplifting. An employee observed a male exit the store with unpaid items. The suspect was approached and threw a bag of shrimp worth $6.00 on the floor. The male kept walking east on Bloomfield Avenue with other possible items in his possession. A search of the area for the suspect was conducted with negative results. This incident is under investigation. Suspect Description: African American male, 5’10, wearing a Blue Yankees baseball cap, green army Fatigue pants, tan boots, and carrying a red book bag.
2/7/19- An officer was dispatched to 331 Broad Street (CVS) on report of a shoplifting. A male placed two Red Copper 5 piece set boxes underneath his arm and fled the store without paying. The suspect was observed running towards Osborne Street. The proceeds are valued at $64.00. This incident is under investigation. Suspect Description African American Male, wearing a black jacket, and a black cap.
2/8/19- An officer responded to 250 Glenwood Avenue (CVS) on a shoplifting report. The store manager observed an African American male enter the store at 1:08 p.m. and place multiple packs of Dove soap, and liquid soap into a bag. The suspect then exited the CVS and fled on foot towards East Orange. A search of the area was conducted with negative results. Total amount of proceeds taken is valued at $91.00. Suspect Description: African American, wearing blue jeans, Timberland, boots, dark blue hooded sweat shirt, and a black hat.
2/8/19- Officers responded to 140 Franklin Street (New Way Grocery Store) on report of a Theft. The complainant paid for her purchase, exited the store and left her cell phone on the counter. The suspect was observed paying for his items and then leaves with the complainant’s cell phone. The phone is an IPhone 8 valued at $1,000.00. This incident is under investigation. Suspect Description: Hispanic male with a beard, tall, heavy set build, wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and a white Dodgers hat.
2/9/19- An officer responded to Bryant Avenue on a Theft Report. The female resident reports that on 2/8/19 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:35a.m., someone took a white propane tank and a green outdoor umbrella valued at $100.00. This incident is under investigation
Theft from Auto:
2/5/19- Officers responded to Montgomery Street on report of a Theft from Auto. The complainant was standing outside having a cigarette and observed 3 males looking into his vehicles. After scaring the suspects away, they were seen heading towards Bloomfield Ave. A search of the area for the suspects was conducted with negative results. This incident is under investigation. Suspect Description: skinny to medium height, two of them wearing black hoodies, and one wearing a black and white hoodie.
2/5/19- An officer was dispatched to Ampere Parkway on report of a Theft from Auto. The vehicle owner reports that both of her vehicles were rummaged through. Both vehicles were parked in the driveway at 2:30 p.m. Home surveillance indicated the incident took place around 2:14a.m. Due to the surveillance being black and white the glimpse of the suspect is a male wearing a hooded shirt, jeans, and sneakers. The complainant left the doors unlocked and noticed a total of $5.00 in loose change missing.
Package Theft: 2/8/19- A resident from the 200 block of Berkeley Avenue responded to HQ to report a package theft. The complainant observed on his camera an unknown person take a package from his front porch. The package contained 3 Antique lights shades valued at $55.00. See Pictures below. Suspect Description: tall male, wearing a blue hoodie with #5 printed on the front and back of the hoodie with ALVAR on the back.
Motor Vehicle Theft:
2/10/19- An officer was dispatched to Lewis Street on report of a Motor Vehicle Theft. The vehicle owner parked her vehicle on 2/9/19 at 5:00p.m. in front of 21 Lewis Street. She returned later and observed the vehicle was missing. She is unsure if the doors were locked. Broken glass was observed in the middle of the street. The vehicle is a 2008 blue Dodge pickup NJ Registration V29GML. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen.
2/7/19- Eric Reiger Age 53 of Newark, NJ- An officer responded to Hazlewood Road on report of a Burglary. The resident observed a male suspect enter his home. The suspect was observed breaking the glass of the side door and entered the residence. He then walked up the stairs and left without any belongings after observing a resident was home. Mr. Reiger was located by a Bloomfield PD Detective and arrested for 2 previous burglaries along with this incident in Bloomfield. (151 Newark Ave, 19 Walnut St & 103 Hazelwood Road). He was charged with 3 counts of Burglary and transferred to Essex County Correctional Facility. He has a pending court date for the Burglary charges.
2/10/19-An officer was dispatched to Grace Street on report of a Burglary. The home owner was advised from her neighbor that an unknown male entered her garage and exited with an item in his possession. He broke a window from the outside garage and unlocked the door. This incident is under investigation. Suspect Description: A middle age male wearing a dark colored skull, a hooded sweat shirt, and a camo jacket, dark sweat pants, and black sneakers.
2/4/19-Mario Jr. Gonzalez Age 20 of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to Alva Street on a report of a suspicious motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked in front of a fire hydrant improperly. The driver was approached and advised the reason for the stop. While providing all proper information, central communications checked the information and alerted officers that Mr. Gonzalez had an outstanding warrant out of East Orange. Mr. Gonzalez was arrested, transported to HQ, processed, and released with a new court date.
2/6/19- Joshua Wicks Age 33 of Belleville, NJ- An officer on patrol at 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) was notified about an unwanted party. The LP officer confronted the male suspect about being banned from the establishment. Mr. Wicks was checked through central which alerted officers of 3 warrants out of Bloomfield, Belleville, and Newark Townships. Mr. Wicks was arrested, transported to HQ, processed, and placed in male cell. He has a pending court date