Theft from Auto:
4/14/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a theft from motor vehicle. The resident arrived home on Thursday April 9, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m. He parked his vehicle at the corner of Berkeley and Newark Avenue in Bloomfield. When he returned to his vehicle on April 14, 2020 at approximately 6:00 a.m. he noticed his work keys were missing from the vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry observed to the vehicle. The resident found an Android cellular telephone which was found between the driver's side door and the driver's seat that is not his. The phone was turned over to Bloomfield PD Detective Bureau.
4/19/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a theft from motor vehicle. The resident parked her vehicle on Lackawanna Plaza on 04/18/2020 at 8:00 a.m. When she returned to her vehicle on 04/19/20 at approximately 7:50 a.m., she noticed her front driver side door was unlocked. The vehicle was locked when she parked it. The interior of the car was ransacked and the only item missing is her University Hospital ID Card. She informed the Hospital of the incident.
Motor Vehicle Theft:
4/15/2020-A resident reported his vehicle stolen on 4/15/20. He parked his vehicle outside the PNC Bank at 2 Broad Street by the ATM running and unoccupied. He then entered the building to punch his work time card at 05:30 a.m. When he returned approximately seven minutes later, the vehicle was missing. The vehicles remote digital keys are in possession of the owner, and no keys were in the vehicle. The vehicle is a 2015 silver Jeep, Maryland registration 8ED8568 and was entered NCIC stolen.
4/15/2020-Officers responded to Baldwin Place on report of a burglary to a garage. The owner was cleaning her garage on Thursday 4/9/2020. On 4/15/2020 she noticed that her Craftsman snow-blower black/red 24 inch, a Ryobi 10 inch laser chop-saw and Logenberger baskets missing from the garage. There were pry marks to the garage side door which is believed to be the entry point. The items taken are valued at $2600.00.
Robbery: 4/17/2020- Officers responded to the area of 57 Washington Street on report of a robbery that just occurred. A taxi driver was waiting for a passenger in front 57 Washington Street. A short time later a Caucasian male walked up to her passenger side window and grabbed the driver’s purse. After a brief struggle with the suspect, she was able to regain control of her purse and the suspect fled through an alley behind 57 Washington Street. Suspect description: a Caucasian male in his early 20's, 5'5 in height with a thin build, wearing a blue and red hooded sweatshirt.