5/5/2020-Dion Montgomery age 31 of Newark, NJ- Officers responded to 296 Glenwood Avenue (Food Town) on report of a shoplifter. The store manager observed Mr. Montgomery try to walk out of the store without paying for items he took off the shelves. The items he attempted to take were cosmetic products valued at $156.77. Upon police arrival, Mr. Montgomery was arrested, transported to hq, processed, charged with shoplifting and released with a pending court date. The items were returned to Food Town.
5/8/2020-Joshua Wicks age 64 of Belleville, NJ-Officers responded to 122 Bloomfield Avenue (7-Eleven) on report of a shoplifting incident. The manager observed Mr. Wicks conceal a large amount of Red Bull energy drinks inside his jacket. The manager confronted Wicks to get the drinks back. With the assistance of other customers, Wicks remained in the store. Upon police arrival, Mr. Wicks was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters, processed, charged with shoplifting, released and has a pending court date. The Red Bull valued at $81.87 was returned to the store.
5/8/2020-An officer took a telephone report a shoplifting incident that occurred at 250 Glenwood Avenue (CVS Pharmacy). An African American male concealed facial products into his hooded sweatshirt pockets and left the store. The suspect was last seen on Conger Street. Suspect description: African American male, 6 feet tall wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black Nike sneakers.
5/5/2020-A LaFrance Avenue resident reports two bicycles and a Razor scooter were taken from her back yard. The theft took place on 5/3/2020 at 9:15 p.m. After reviewing video footage, four juveniles hopped her neighbor’s fence and threw the bicycles over the fence before fleeing. The bicycles taken are described as one green GT Harrow valued at $325.00 dollars, one black Mongoose valued at $200.00 and one Razor scooter valued at $50.00. This incident is under investigation.
5/6/2020- An officer took a telephone report of a package theft from a Grove Street resident. The resident received a package from Fed Ex on 5/6/2020 at approximately 12:28 p.m. from Home Depot. The package was delivered to his porch at approximately 1:00 p.m. and when he went to retrieve it, the package was missing. The package is a Ryobi power tool valued at $379.00.
5/8/2020-A resident from Oakland Avenue responded to headquarters to report a package theft. On 5/8/2020 at 8:31 p.m., a package she ordered from Amazon arrived at her sister in law's residence. When she went to retrieve the package from the front porch, she noticed that it was tampered with and there were no contents in the package. The items are a photo backdrop stand valued at $43.00 and a Happy Birthday tiara valued at $6.00.
5/9/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a package theft from a Washington Street resident. The resident received a delivery confirmation that her package from Amazon was delivered on 5/9/2020 at 1:47 p.m. Upon attempting to retrieve the package from a common lobby area at 2:00 p.m., the package was discovered open and its contents missing. The items in the package are an unlocked Samsung Galaxy A50 cell phone and two cell phone cases. The items are valued at $350.00.
5/7/2020-Officers responded to Thomas Street on a report of a burglary. Upon police arrival, the resident reports that their home was burglarized and that the suspect entered their home through a second floor bedroom window. The window was left open and the suspect used a ladder in their back yard to access the window. The ladder was still pressed up against the house in the backyard where the suspect made entry. There were no signs of forced entry visible to the window. This incident is under investigation by the Bloomfield Detective Bureau. Items taken are listed: 1 Nintendo Switch-$300 2 pair of Balenciaga shoes- $2,000 1 Valentino shoes $700 1 Dior shoes $650 I-Phone $800 1 Gucci Bag $1200 1 Santander Bank credit card 1 Hyundai credit card 1 Capital One credit card $3,500 in cash
Burglary Arrest-Ronald Lomack age 57 of Bloomfield, NJ-The Bloomfield Police Detective Bureau arrested Mr. Lomack on May 7, 2020 at his residence. Lomack was charged with six counts of Burglary and Theft in connection with commercial Burglaries in Bloomfield. The burglaries were to stores located at 29 Dodd Street, 369 Bloomfield Avenue and 630 Bloomfield Avenue. He was transported to Essex County Correctional Facility.