6/11/2020-Fuquan Campbell age 29 of Elizabeth, NJ-Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifting. As officers were entering the parking lot, they observed Mr. Campbell fitting the description that was given by Home Depot. When the officers approached him, he immediately stopped and explained that he concealed power tools in a shopping cart by covering it with a bag and intended to walk out of the store without paying for the items. The items were power tools and batteries valued at $1404.53 and were recovered by Home Depot. Mr. Campbell was charged with theft and released with a pending court date.
6/12/2020-Edil Hernandez Torres age 36 of Newark, NJ-Officers responded to 17 Belleville Avenue (Walgreens) on report of a shoplifter that left the store without paying for merchandise. Mr. Torres was running East on Belleville Avenue carrying a large blue plastic bag containing electronic hair products. When the officers approached him, he dropped the bag and admitted to taking the merchandise from Walgreens. Torres was placed under arrest, transported to HQ, processed, charged with shoplifting and released with a pending court date. The merchandise valued at $316.00 was returned to Walgreens.
6/9/2020-A Bloomfield Township DPW employee responded to HQ to report a Theft. On 6/9/2020, he observed a Caucasian male take a Red Max weed whacker from a Township of Bloomfield DPW trailer while it was parked on Glenwood Avenue. The suspect fled on an electric bicycle towards Conger Street. The weed whacker is valued at $300.00. This incident is under investigation. Suspect description: Caucasian male approximately six feet tall, wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
6/10/2020-Officers responded to Smith Street on report of a theft. A construction company that is doing work at a residence reports that someone stole brick pavers from the job site. The pavers are valued at $1500.00. An area resident observed a red pick-up truck in the neighborhood which is believed to be a sub-contractor with the complainant. This incident is under investigation.
6/12/2020-Officers responded to Broughton Avenue on report of a theft. An area landscaper reports that two Red Max weed whackers were taken from the rack of his detachable trailer bed. This incident occurred around 4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on 6/12/2020. The weed whackers are valued at $150.00 each. This incident is under investigation.
6/14/2020-An officer responded to Olive Street on report of a theft from auto. On 6/14/2020 between 11:00-11:30 a.m. someone broke into a resident’s vehicle. The vehicle, a Honda Accord was parked in front of 44 Olive Street and was left unlocked. A black backpack and a purse were taken. The contents of the bag contained a driver’s license, an IPhone 7 and gift cards. All items are valued at $400.00.
6/10/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a package theft from a Clark Place resident. The resident had two packages delivered to her residence between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on 6/10/2020. Upon opening the packages, she noticed that the Amazon package containing a fountain pen was opened and was missing. The Staples package was opened, but the paper was still present in the box. The fountain pen is valued at $20.00.
Theft from Auto
6/10/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a theft. A resident from Columbus Street reported that the catalytic converter on his grey 2002 Ford Econoline van was removed from his vehicle. The theft occurred while the van was parked across from Lynnes Nissan on Alva Street between June 8, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. and June 10, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m. This incident is under investigation.
6/13/2020-An officer responded to Ella Street on report of a theft from auto. An area resident left her wallet along with an Amazon tablet in the center console of her vehicle that was parked in her driveway. The items are valued at $600.00.
6/13/2020-Officers responded to 137 LaFrance Avenue (News Stand and Variety) on report of a Burglary. The store owner opened for business on 6/13/2020 at 7:45 a.m. and noticed one of the windows was pushed in. Upon entering the store, she noticed that behind the counter was in disarray. The front glass window was also pushed in and the wood trim was damaged. The store owner is unaware of what was taken. This incident is under investigation. Suspect’s description: Suspect 1-African American male, tall and skinny wearing a white shirt, dark pants, a wave cap, and a surgical mask. Suspect 2-African American male, tall and skinny, wearing a dark shirt, dark pants, a grey hat and a surgical mask.