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: 45
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 15
Disputes/Suspicious Incidents: 31
Lewdness – Municipal Lot #1 – Officers responded to the area regarding a party that was asleep with their private part exposed. The actor was found as reported and intoxicated. Mr. David O’Connor, 59, homeless, was taken into custody and transported directly to the hospital by the Nutley Volunteer Emergency Squad and Officers. He was charged with Lewdness, a disorderly person’s offense, issued a Summons for Prohibited Types of Loitering, and left in the custody of the hospital.
Suspicious Incident – Plymouth Road – Headquarters received a report from a victim who received a letter from EZ PASS with charges on it from a vehicle not registered to the victim. The temporary tag that is being used was removed from their vehicle in December and the charges appear after that date. EZ PASS has been notified and made a refund of the charges. The victim was advised to report any further incidents should they occur.
Motor Vehicle Theft – Margaret Avenue – The victim of a motor vehicle theft reported the incident to Officers. The vehicle was found missing out of the driveway where it was parked the evening before. It is not known whether the vehicle was locked and the approximate value of the SUV is $45,000.00. Dispatchers entered the vehicle stolen in the database and the Detective Bureau is working with the Essex County auto task force and has recovered all but two of vehicles stolen in the past several months.
Hazardous Condition – Center Street - Due to the heavy winds in the area a construction fence around a demolition site was blown down. Headquarters contacted the construction fence company who responded with employees to secure the fence. The plastic sheeting was removed to prevent it from blowing down and the fence was reinforced with banding to make it more stable. The scene was cleared and no further action was needed.
Hazardous Condition – Franklin Avenue – Patrol Officers observed a light fixture from the utility post on Franklin Avenue in the middle of the road. The light was removed from the roadway and taken to Headquarters for safe keeping. PSE&G was contacted and stated they would respond to fix the light fixture within a couple of hours, due to the weather conditions. The area was secured, as per their request and they were advised of the location of the fixture. Officers to make checks until PSE&G arrive to make the repair.
Tree Limb Down – Wesley Place – A report that indicated a tree limb being down along with the power lines to the home. Officers observed a tree that fell, which was located on the private property of the home, had pulled down the main power line to the home, power was still in working order. PSE&G was contacted, and the area was cordoned off with Police tape for safety.
Property Damage – Msgr. Owens Place – Officers responded to the area regarding a tree limb that had fallen on a vehicle causing damage. Observed was a dent in the hood of the vehicle. The tree that the limb had fallen belonged to the Norfolk Southern Rail Line. The victim was advised of how to retrieve a copy of the Police report.
Property Damage – Funston Place – A party contacted Police regarding a tree limb that fell onto their vehicle causing damage to the passenger side door and top of the vehicle. Officers also observed that the passenger side view mirror was no longer connected to the vehicle. The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of the report for their records.
Theft – Franklin Avenue – An eatery reported a past occurred theft from their establishment. The victim stated that a white male in his 40’s, wearing a black shirt with a Batman symbol, blue jeans, a black apron, gray zip up hoodie, black shoes, a beard, and partially bald, came into the restaurant to fill out an application. The actor noticed a black cell phone on the table and believed to have taken it and then walked out of the establishment heading south on Franklin Avenue on a bike.
Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Headquarters received a call regarding a shoplifter fleeing the scene. Officers responded to the scene, observed a female running down the street that matched the description, and were able to apprehend her. The actor, Kelly Fields, 47, of Kearny, admitted to taking items and was transported to Headquarters without incident. A search incident to arrest found her in possession of 3 credit cards belonging to two different victims. Additionally, a red Coach wallet was found concealed in a side pocket which contained the driver’s license, health insurance cards, and a Costco card that belonged to a Kearny victim. Ms. Fields was processed, including photos and fingerprints, charged with Shoplifting, Receiving Stolen Property, advised of her Court date, and released.
Robbery – Park Avenue - Officers arrived at the scene and spoke to two employees who stated that they were just robbed at gunpoint by two black males. The first actor was described as 5’ 7”, wearing an all gray sweat suit with a black skull cap and white sneakers, whose face was partially covered with his jacket. The second man was approximately 6’ tall, wearing a tan leather jacket, blue jeans, tan work boots, a blue hooded sweatshirt, with a red baseball cap underneath. One of the men jumped over the counter, pointed a hand gun at the worker and cleared out two registers. Both actors fled south on River Road on foot. Officers canvassed the area for any parties matching the descriptions given and advised the Detective Bureau of the incident. Investigation is ongoing.
Motor Vehicle Theft – King Street – Officers responded to the area to speak with the victim of a stolen car report. It was stated that the Honda was parked and locked in the rear parking lot of the apartment building and this morning found it missing. The Detective Bureau was notified and the vehicle was entered as stolen in the database. This vehicle is also being investigated by the Essex County Task Force along with Nutley Detectives.
Suspicious Incident – The victim reported to Officers that they received a suspicious phone call on their home phone. The actor identified themselves as "David Trump" and stated that the victim had won twenty-five million dollars through the lottery, and they would be paying them on their credit card account. At that point the caller asked for the victim’s credit card number and the last five digits of their social security number. The victim did not give any information to the caller and ended the conversation. Victim was advised to contact Headquarters should the calls continue. No further action.
Information – Chestnut Street – The victim of a fall reported the incident to Police. While walking to their doctor appointment they tripped over a portion of a raised sidewalk and have complaints of a swollen right knee, scraped right cheek, and scratched sunglasses, which they believe saved their eye. While at the doctor’s office the victim was advised to make a Police report.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Dock Street – Officers observed an occupied vehicle parked in a secluded area without its headlights illuminated. The male driver, identified as Mykhaylo Aleksyeyenko, 19, of Clifton, was found to have an active warrant out of Pequannock and was taken into custody without incident. At Headquarters Pequannock Police Department was contacted and accepted bail amount and released Mr. Aleksyeyenko on his own recognizance with his new Court date.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Craig Place – Police observed a vehicle with its headlights and interior light on stopped in the middle of the roadway at the Stop Sign. The vehicle had a driver slumped over the steering wheel. Kristen Perez, 23, of Paterson, was placed under arrest, charged with Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest, issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Obstructing Passage of Other Vehicles, given a mandatory Court date, and released from custody.
Bad Checks – the victim that received a bad check reported the incident to Headquarters. They stated that they did work for a business located on Washington Avenue and was paid $375.00 at the completion of the job. The check was deposited for payment two times and both times was returned unpaid. The victim was advised to contact the Municipal Court for additional information about signing a complaint.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Franklin Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop after a driver failed to yield to a pedestrian. A green leafy substance was found in the center console along with close to a hundred plastic bags commonly known to package marijuana. The driver, Ronald Smith, 20, of Belleville, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. He was processed, which included fingerprints and photographs, charged with CDS Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, issued traffic summonses for Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in a Marked Crosswalk, Operation of Motor Vehicle While in Possession of CDS/Narcotic, advised of his mandatory Court date, and released on his own recognizance