Police Blotter

Nutley Police Blotter August 19 - 25 2017


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.


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Theft – King Street – Headquarters received a report regarding a theft.  The victim stated that a package was delivered to their residence and received an alert from Amazon of the delivery with a digital picture showing the package on the front steps.  When the victim returned home, the package was no longer there. It contained a Coffee Maker and a  USB Drive.  The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of their report and to contact Police should they need any further assistance. 

Suspicious Party – Franklin Avenue - dispatch received a call regarding a male walking South on Franklin Avenue in the area of Church Street who was touching himself inappropriately.  He was described as a white male, balding, with brown hair, wearing a white shirt, and blue jeans.  The party was found sitting on a bench in the area of Centre Street.  A field interview and a check for outstanding warrants was conducted.  During this time the party admitted to urinating in public.  He was issued a Township Ordinance for Improper Behavior with a mandatory Court date.  No further action.

Theft – Nutley Police were contacted and advised that an arrest was made in East Orange where the actor was found to be in possession of checks and credit cards belonging to one of our residents.  The victim told Officers that they had ordered checks earlier this month and had never received them.  The victim’s financial institution had also contacted them and stated that someone had attempted to deposit checks from their account.  The bank accounts have been closed and the Detective Bureau has been notified of incident.

Burglary – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to Headquarters to report a past occurred burglary.  The victim stated that they have a garage where they keep personal property and found the door unlocked and items missing when they came by to check it.    Police are investigating and obtaining area surveillance.  The Detective Bureau was advised of the incident and assumed the investigation.


Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue - Police responded to a report of a shoplifter.  .  Victor Madera, 30, of Belleville, was placed under arrest and the search incident to arrest revealed a glass pipe, plastic bag, and a vile all having white powder residue inside of them, believed to be a controlled dangerous substance He was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, advised of his Court date and released.  He was also advised not to return to the store or he could be charged with defiant trespassing.  The other party that appeared in surveillance with the above actor was able to be identified, and mailed a summons for Shoplifting.   

Fraud – A report of fraud was documented.  The victim stated that their credit card company called and stated there were two transactions charged to their account that appeared fraudulent.  The charges were for $2,504.04 and $4,595.63 and made at Neiman Marcus. Officers advised the victim to check their credit report to make sure there was no additional fraudulent activity under their name, and if they should discover any other activity to report back to Headquarters to make a supplemental Police report.  No further police action was taken at this time.   


Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding checks that were ordered and never received.  The financial institution phoned to inform the victims that fraudulent checks were written on their checking account.  Four (4) checks in total were cashed for a total estimated at over $2,300.00.    Copies of the checks were placed into the evidence system. 


Motor Vehicle Stop – Oakridge Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a suspicious dark vehicle with tinted windows which resulted in the arrest of its driver, Anthony Vazquez, 31, of Jersey City.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, printed, processed, charged with Possession of Marijuana, and released with his Court date.


Fraud – the victim of a fraud responded to Headquarters to report that a separate $20.00 phone line was created on their Verizon account which they did not authorize.  A Police report was requested to document the incident and have on record with Verizon. 


Property Damage – Albany Avenue - Officers responded to the area regarding a tree branch that fell on the homeowner’s fence from the neighboring property causing damage.  The Property Manager was contacted and made aware of the fallen tree branch and damage. A tree service company was contacted to remove the branch.  Insurance information was collected from both parties.

Suspicious Incident – Conover Avenue – Response was made to the area regarding a suspicious incident.  The homeowners stated that upon returning home from vacation, they found several tires of their two vehicles to have been deflated.  There were no slash marks observed on the tires.  The victims are unaware of what may have caused this to happen.  No further information at this time.


Suspicious Incident – Centre Street – A report was received at Headquarters, where the victim stated that they withdrew $768.22 out of their checking account and when they checked the envelope upon their return home, only found $388.22 in the envelope, shorting the transaction by $430.00.  The financial institution was alerted immediately and advised the victim that the cameras where down that day.  The victim wanted the incident documented. 

Suspicious Incident – Officers responded to take a report of a suspicious incident and possible scam.  The employee received an email from an addressee pretending to be their supervisor.  The email asked if the victim was busy and to make a $3,500.50 cash deposit, and at that time the victim became suspicious and asked their alleged supervisor if they had emailed them, to which they stated they did not.  The victim stated that they did not deposit any money into that account. Officers responded to Chase bank and spoke with management. 

Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding fraudulent charges to the victim’s bank account.  There were 5 charges totaling approximately $700.00 that were not authorized by the victim.  The financial institution was made aware of the incidents and the debit card cancelled.  Additionally, the victim was advised to monitor their checking account as well as any other bank accounts and credit cards for other suspicious activity.  No further action taken. 


Suspicious Person – Washington Avenue - Units responded to the area regarding a call of a suspicious male wearing a dark shirt that was observed walking through a neighbor’s yard.  The witness stated that after exiting the yard, the party walked North on Washington Avenue, flagged down and entered a NJ Transit bus.  A motor vehicle stop of the bus was conducted to speak with the party.  Officers checked the home and surrounding properties for any signs of forced entry, all with negative results.  The party denied being on anyone’s property and had entered the bus after their work shift, which was confirmed by Officers.


Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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