NEWARK, NJ - The owner of the 'Son of a Beach Salon' in Nutley was arrested and charged with invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Wednesday.
According to Theodore N. Stephens II of the the Essex County Prosecutors Office and Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo, Martino Poli, 38, of Stanhope in Sussex County, was the subject of an investigation following a report of what was believed to be a camera lens. The report was made by a female customer who made the observation while using a tanning bed.
On July 12, police searched the premises and found what was described as a "surreptitious recording device."
Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Conrad, who is handling the case, also repoted that police found cocaine and marijuana in the salon.
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J.
Strumolo announced today that Martino Poli, 38, of Stanhope (Sussex County) was arrested and charged
yesterday with multiple offenses following a joint investigation by Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the
Nutley Police Department.
The defendant is the owner and operator of the "Sun of a Beach" tanning salon located at 118 Franklin Avenue
in Nutley. He is charged with invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a
controlled dangerous substance.
The investigation was started when a female customer of the salon reported that she noticed what she believed
to be a camera lens recording her surreptitiously while she was in a tanning bed.
On June 12, 2019, police conducted a search of the salon premises and recovered evidence of what is believed
to be surreptitious recording devices. It is also alleged that police found cocaine and marijuana inside the salon
premises, according to Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Conrad, who is handling the case.
Poli, who is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, has a detention hearing
scheduled for June 18 before the Honorable Ronald Wigler, Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are
found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.