NUTLEY, NJ -  The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a Court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing.

Medical Calls:  41

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Motor Vehicle Accidents:  14

Disputes/Suspicious Incidents:  16


Theft – Monsignor Owens Place – Headquarters received a report regarding a theft.  The victim stated that they were at St. Mary’s Church, in both the basement and pew areas, and when they returned home they noticed a few items were missing from their purse.  The Detective Bureau was notified.


Suspicious Person – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area on a report of a man walking down the street yelling at people and creating a disturbance.  The party was found and placed under arrest due to 5 outstanding warrants all out of Belleville Township.  Constantine Angelidis, 65, of Belleville, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was able to post the appropriate bail, advised to contact the Belleville Municipal Court to arrange for a new Court date and was released.  No further information at this time.


Theft – East Centre Street – Headquarters received a report regarding the theft of a laptop.  The victim stated that they left their computer on their dining room table when they left their residence and when they returned it was missing.  Police are investigating.

Property Damage – Bloomfield Avenue – Personnel responded to a call regarding wires down.  Upon inspection it was determined that the wires were pulled down by a large passing vehicle and had caused damage to the siding of a home.  There were no witnesses to the incident and no further information could be provided.  The homeowner was advised of the incident. 


Motor Vehicle Stop – Union Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was initiated and resulted in the arrest of the driver, Luis Rodriguez, 26, of Clifton, for an active warrant out of Livingston.  He was transported to Headquarters and unable to post bail.  Livingston Police Department was contacted and informed Headquarters that they would be responding to take custody of Mr. Rodriguez.  Nutley issued three motor vehicle summonses for:  Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, Driving with a Suspended Registration, and Failure to Produce Registration Card.  Two Livingston Officers took custody of Mr. Rodriguez and his property without incident.

Motor Vehicle Stop – Franklin Avenue - Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop and found the driver to have an outstanding warrant from the Township of Madison.  Michael Faugno, 29, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was able to post the appropriate bail, was advised to contact the Madison Municipal Court for a new Court date, issued a motor vehicle summons for Suspended License and Unregistered Vehicle and released without incident.


Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was initiated on Washington Avenue and Officers placed owner of the vehicle Lisa Bachkhaz, 21, of Wayne, under arrest and transported her to Headquarters without incident.  Essex County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted and authorized charges for Possession of a Hypodermic Needle.  Ms. Bachkhaz was processed, including prints and photographs, advised of the Court date and released without incident.  The driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for Unsafe Lane Change and all other occupants were released from the scene.  Nothing further.