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: 46

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Motor Vehicle Accidents: 12

Disputes/Suspicious Incidents:  25

2/18/17

Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle investigation into a vehicle that was idling at a green light and then attempted a left hand turn and drove over the curb.  The driver, Edgar Montalvo-Montalvo, 41, of Jersey City, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Careless Driving, processed, advised of his Court date and released from custody.

Property Damage – New Street – A homeowner contacted Headquarters to report that their fence was bending due to the piled up snow from the winter located on the adjacent property.  The fence did not appear to have structural damage but was bending due to the accumulation of snow. The caller was advised to contact their home owner’s insurance and alert them of the incident.  Attempts were made to reach the management of the adjacent property with negative results.  The victim was advised on how to obtain a copy of this report.

Identity Theft – the victim spoke to Officers regarding finding activity on their credit report which they did not have any knowledge of.  Multiple accounts had been opened using part or all of their identity. The total amount of effected funds, according to the Profile Summary, is close to $150,000.00.  The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of this report for their records and to keep a copy of the credit report for further reference.  Nothing further.

2/19/17

Identity Theft – Headquarters received a report of Identity Theft where they received a letter from the IRS that stated the victim had an outstanding balance of $162 for taxes filed in 2015.  Additionally, the letter stated that an individual using the victim’s social security number had received a tax refund of $531.00 from an account with Capitol One Bank.  The victim has never had an account with Capitol One Bank and is not familiar with the name on the account.  The frauds department was advised and requested a Police report regarding the incident.  The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of the report and declined entry into the ID Theft Victim database. 

Unlawful Possession of Weapons – Crestwood Avenue – Officers responded to the area after receiving a call regarding a female party wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans, approximately 5’6” tall, walking and carrying two Winchester style rifles.  The party, later identified as Ryann Connolly, 32, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  She was processed, charged with two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Rifle or Shotgun, advised of her Court date and released.  The rifles were kept in evidence. 

2/20/17

Theft of Identity – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding Identity Theft.  The victim stated that they discovered several accounts opened and used in their name via email receipts and confirmations.  All but one purchase was shipped to an address in Miami to the name of a party that the victim is not familiar with.  The charges are estimated to total approximately $1,600.00.  All of the companies ordered from were contacted and made aware of the false accounts.  The victim was offered the opportunity to be entered into the Identity Theft Database, which they declined at this time.  Additionally, the victim was advised to contact Experian and Equifax to report the activity and put a hold on any new account requests.  Nothing further at this time.

2/21/17

Criminal Mischief – Chestnut Street – The victim contacted dispatch to report that their back window to their vehicle was shattered.  The insurance company was contacted and advised of the incident.  The victim was unsure if the damage was done by a pellet from a bb gun, or some other object.    The insurance company requested a Police report.

Motor Vehicle Investigation – Park Avenue – Officers observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot with all of the lights off except the brake lights going on and off.  An investigation was conducted that resulted in the arrest of both driver and passenger.  Jeffrey Rivera, 19, of Belleville, and David Esquivel, 20, also of Belleville, were placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  Both parties were processed, charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, advised of their Court date and released.  The driver, Mr. Rivera, was also issued a parking summons for in the Park After Closed.  Nothing further.

2/22/17

Theft of Identity – A walk-in report was taken regarding Identity Theft.  The victim stated they received a letter in the mail yesterday from Citi Bank stating an application for a Sears MasterCard was denied, and a reference number.  The victim had not applied for a Sears MasterCard.  Upon further investigation Citi Bank advised them that the unknown party used their social security number and their name.  Trans Union Credit Reporting Agency was contacted and a freeze was put on any credit card applications attempted in the victim’s name.  Additionally, was advised and entered into the Identity Theft Victim database.  No further action.

Suspicious Person – Florence Street – Officers reported to the area on a report of someone possibly smoking CDS in the area.  Upon arrival, Officers observed a male sitting on the stairwell smoking marijuana.  The party was checked for outstanding warrants with a positive result out of the Township of Bloomfield.  Shaking Davis, 26, of Bloomfield, was placed under arrest, and transported to Headquarters without incident.  A search incident to arrest yielded two bags of marijuana.    Mr. Davis was printed, processed, charged with Possession of Marijuana, and advised of his Court date.  Bloomfield PD was contacted and they stated they would release Mr. Davis on his own recognizance, and notified him of his new Court date.

Suspicious Persons – Locust Street – A report of an unknown male and female standing in a driveway had Officers checking the surrounding area.  Three parties were found walking close by and a field interview was conducted which resulted in one of the male parties, Lorenzo LaCorte, 19, of Rochester, NY, found to have an outstanding warrant out of Bayonne.  He was taken into custody and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was able to post the appropriate bail and was released with no incident. 

2/23/17

Motor Vehicle Stop – Park Avenue – Police initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the passenger being placed under arrest for an active warrant out of Saddle Brook Township.  Marcelo Giorlando, 40, of Belleville, was transported to Headquarters without incident.  Saddle Brook PD was contacted and released Mr. Giorlando on his own recognizance after advising him of his new Court date.  Traffic summonses were issued to both parties:  The driver received a ticket for Obstruction of Windshield and the passenger for Seat Belt Usage Requirement. 

2/24/17

Illegal Dumping – Passaic Avenue – A walk in report was received regarding an incident of illegal dumping.  A red Ford F-150 was seen dumping multiple large items, light bulb fixtures, into the dumpster located behind the building.  The registered owner was issued a Township Ordinance for Illegal Dumping. 

Criminal Mischief – Nelson Place – Officers responded to the area on a report of criminal mischief.  Officers observed multiple egg splatter on the home and door step.  Other homes were checked in the area for similar activity with negative results.  The homeowner was advised to contact Headquarters immediately should they observe any suspicious activity.  Nothing further at this time.