Shoplifting: 

2/26/2020- William Minitee Age 47 of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 244 Bloomfield Avenue (Aldi Food Store) on report of a shoplifter that just left the store. The male suspect, later identified as William Minitee was observed concealing chocolate bars on his person and left the store without paying. Mr. Minitee was located and was observed entering a NJ Transit Bus. He was transported to 244 Bloomfield Ave (Aldi) and was positively identified by the store manager. The bars valued at $26.00 were returned to Aldi’s. Mr. Minitee was transported to HQ, processed, charged with shoplifting and has a pending court date. Suspect description: African American male wearing all black with a black hat, black plastic bag. 

Theft: 

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2/24/2020- A male complainant responded to HQ to report a Theft. He was checking his belongings in his storage unit at 58 Locust Street and observed his Vizeo 32” Smart TV was missing from its box. The missing TV is valued at $180.00. This incident is under investigation. 

2/27/2020- A Baldwin Place resident responded to HQ to report a Theft. He was packing belongings to move and observed that his handgun (357 Smith & Wesson Revolver Model 66) was missing from where he usually stores it. Also missing are 2 speed loaders with 38 caliber ammunition. The handgun was entered NCIC stolen. This incident is under investigation. 

Package Theft: 

2/27/2020- An officer responded to Berkeley Avenue on report of a Package Theft. The resident received an email that his package was delivered to his home on 2/27/2020 at 12:50 p.m. He checked his porch and the package was not there. Home surveillance showed a female leaving his porch with a Lenovo Idea Pad 14” platinum gray valued at $170.00. This incident is under investigation.

Suspect description: Female wearing a fur lined hooded black winter coat, blue jeans, black boots, and a yellow, green, and purple backpack. 

Motor Vehicle Theft: 

2/25/2020- An officer responded to North 17th Street on report of a Motor Vehicle Theft. The resident checked his home surveillance at 5:00 a.m. and observed his vehicle parked on the street. When he went to his vehicle at 5:51a.m., the vehicle was not where he parked it. A white Ford Crown Victoria was observed pulling up behind the complainant’s car and pushes it up the block out of camera view. The vehicle is described as a 2010 black Jeep Grand Cherokee, NJ Registration R96DHD. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen. This incident is under investigation. If anyone has any information, e-mail Det. Frank Falco at ffalco@bloomfieldnjpd.com or call Bloomfield Detective Bureau at 973- 680-4084. 

2/27/2020- An officer responded to Dodd Street on report of a Motor Vehicle Theft. The vehicle owner parked his vehicle in the church parking lot at 7:00 p.m. He later returned at 9:30 p.m. and the vehicle was not there. Surveillance footage showed the vehicle leaving the parking lot at 8:04 p.m. on Lawrence Street towards East Orange. The vehicle is described as a 2012 black Mercedes Benz, NJ registration H24MCW. The vehicle was entered NCIC stolen. This incident is under investigation. 

Burglary: 

2/29/2020- There was a report of a Burglary at The Original Deli and Grocery Store (369 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ). The suspect arrives on foot and breaks the front glass door with a brick that is inside a white bag. After gaining entry to the store, the suspect forced open the cash register, takes $400 in cash and numerous cartons of cigarettes. He then leaves the area on foot. The cash and items taken are valued at $1577.00. Bloomfield Crime Scene Unit retrieved video of the suspect with his face uncovered and hoodie down. See pictures below. If anyone can assist with this investigation, e-mail Det. James Peri at jperi@bloomfieldnjpd.com or call Bloomfield Detective Bureau at 973- 680-4084. 

Suspect description: middle aged Caucasian or Hispanic male, average build, wearing dark clothing (possible field jacket) and gloves. He carries a brick to and from the scene. 

3/1/2020- An officer was dispatched to 10 Belleville Avenue (Ferrara’s Transmission) on report of a burglary. The owner closed the business at 8:30 p.m. on 2/28/2020. When he returned the following night, he observed a panel on the garage door pushed in. He then entered his office and observed the cabinet where he keeps his safe was open and a tin container and $10,000 in cash was missing. Also missing is $20,000 worth of mechanical tools. This incident is under investigation.