Police Blotter

Nutley Police Blotter July 15 - 21 2017

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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.

7/15/17

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Property Damage – Bloomfield Avenue – The homeowner reported to Police that they noticed damage to their vehicle and they observed the rear window of the auto shattered.  The estimated damage is approximately $500.00.  It is possible that the landscapers that were in the area earlier in the day may have caused the damage. 

7/16/17

Fraud – the victim of fraudulent activity responded to Headquarters to report the incident.  While at their financial institution ordering new checks, they received a printout of the last checks used and discovered checks had been used without authorization.  A report was generated to document the incident.

Criminal Mischief – Cedar Street – Officers responded to the area regarding a vehicle that was damaged.  Observed was a broken front windshield from a rock, words carved into the paint on the rear bumper, and a dent in the driver’s side of the trunk.  The area was canvassed for information regarding the incident.  The victim was advised of their right to sign a criminal complaint should the actor/s identity become available. 

7/17/17

Fraud – Headquarters received a report of fraud from the victim who stated there were five (5) fraudulent charges made to their bank account, each was for $103.50 charged from a bank in Massachusetts.  The financial institution has been advised, the charges disputed, and account has been closed.  The victim was advised to check their credit report and how to obtain a copy of their report.

Fraud -  the victim of fraud responded to Headquarters to document the incident.  It was realized that $203.00 was removed from their bank account via an ATM in Manhattan, NY.  The victim had no idea who or how anyone would have a duplicate card or access to their bank information.  The card was canceled by the financial institution. 

Fraud – The victim of fraud reported to Police that after using the Chase ATM inside 7-11, which is the only one they ever use, multiple unauthorized withdrawals from ATM’s in New York occurred.  At the time of the report, there was not an exact dollar amount or time/places the withdrawals occurred. The financial institution was notified and aware of the incidents.

7/18/17

Theft from Vehicle – Park Avenue – Officers responded to the area for a report regarding a past occurred theft from vehicle.  The victim stated that when they returned to their vehicle they noticed it was in disarray.  There were no signs of forced entry on the vehicle.  Detective Bureau arrived was notified, arrived on scene, processed the vehicle, and assumed control of the investigation.  No further information at this time.

7/19/17

Criminal Mischief – Chestnut Street -  The victim of criminal mischief reported the incident to Officers.  Observed was a large dent on the corner of the van on the passenger side, like someone struck it with a hammer.  There was also damage to the front driver’s side fender.  There are no suspects. 

Theft of Services – Washington Avenue -  Officers responded to the business regarding a report of theft of services and met with the manager who stated that two parties came into the business requesting repairs made to a vehicle due to an accident . Several attempts were made to contact him for payment with negative results.  Officers advised the business manager of their right to sign a complaint with Small Claims Court and how to obtain a copy of this report for their records. No further action taken at this time.

Property Damage – Park Avenue – While parked in a parking space within the area the victim stated that a soccer ball came over the fencing surrounding the soccer field and the ball struck their vehicle causing damage to the area rear of the driver’s side door, just below the window.  Observed was a smudge mark and small (about 2”) crease dent.  Insurance information was provided and it was unknown who was responsible for the damage as there were numerous people in the park playing.

Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding fraudulent activity to the victim’s bank card.  While trying to make a purchase the victim was advised that their bank card was declined and the account closed due to suspicious activity.  All the funds that were withdrawn from their account were without the victim’s knowledge and authorization via ATM transactions.  The victim was unsure of the city or state these withdrawals were located in and was advised of how to obtain a copy of the report for their records.

7/20/17

Criminal Trespass – Cambridge Drive – Officers were dispatched to the area regarding a report of parties trespassing, specifically by swimming in the pool that is closed to public access.  they observed two female parties hiding behind a tree.  Both parties were wet.  The gated pool area was fully enclosed by fencing and locked.  Both ladies stated that they had climbed the fence, swam in the pool, and were not residents of the complex.  Additionally, they gave incorrect information to Officers regarding their identities, passing themselves off as juveniles.  Rebecca Russo, 19, of Toms River and Jacqueline Jansen, 19, of Nutley were placed under arrest and charged with Hindering Apprehension, a disorderly person’s offense and Defiant Trespass, a petty disorderly person’s offense.  They were advised of their mandatory Court date and released.

Field Interview – Nelson Place – Headquarters received several calls regarding an unknown party in the area which resulted in the arrest of Sha’king Davis, 27, of Bloomfield, for an active warrant out of Bloomfield.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, and a search incident to arrest yielded a small clear plastic bag containing marijuana. He was charged with Possession of Marijuana, a disorderly person’s offense, which was placed on summons.  Mr. Davis was advised of his Court date and advised that Bloomfield Police would be releasing him on his own recognizance. 

Property Damage – Harvard Street - Response was made to the area regarding past occurred property damage.  The homeowner stated that while construction was being done on the roadway, damage was made to the bushes and town owned curb line tree from the heat coming out of the exhaust of the equipment used.  Estimated amount of damage is said to be close to $5,000.  Both the bush and tree were observed to have burnt leaves and branches as a result of the heat. 

Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding unauthorized withdrawal transactions from the victim.  There were four (4) withdrawals made: three, in the amount of $203.50 each, and then one for $103.50, totaling $714.00. The financial institution is aware and has closed the ATM card, re-issued a new, and as a safety precaution flagged the account.  The transactions took place in Boston, MA.  The victim was advised should any other unauthorized activity show up or take place, to contact Police. 

Fraud – Headquarters received another report of fraud from the victim that was checking on a box of checks that were ordered and never received.  While investigating, the bank discovered eleven (11) checks that were forged against the account totaling $1,800.00.  The financial institution is investigating the incidents. 

Motor Vehicle Stop – a motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of David Sokol, 28, of Nutley, for an outstanding warrant out of Verona.  He was transported to Headquarters, able to post the appropriate bail, issued traffic summonses for Disregard Traffic Control Device, Suspended Driver’s License, and released from custody. 

721/17

Motor Vehicle Crash – River Road – Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash which resulted in the arrest of Kristine Violante, 26, of Lyndhurst.  She was transported to Headquarters without incident, issued summons for Driving While Intoxicated, advised of the mandatory Court date, and released from custody. 

Shoplifting – Harrison Avenue – Response was made to a local business regarding a suspicious party.  Upon arrival the manager stated they observed a female party enter the store with a shopping cart full of bags and begin to place several items inside a white bag in the cart to conceal them from view.  Danamarie Restaino, 32, of Nutley, was placed under arrest, and transported to Headquarters without incident.  A search incident to arrest found two more items that were confirmed to be the store products, also.  All of the items taken were photographed and had a total value of $176.93.  She was charged with Shoplifting, which was placed on a summons.  She was processed which included fingerprints, photographs, and advised not to return to the store or she could be charged with defiant trespassing. Additionally, Ms. Restaino was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Montclair, which she was able to provide the appropriate bail, and advised to contact the Montclair Court for a new Court date.

Property Damage – Washington Avenue – Patrol responded to the area for a report of property damage.  The owner of the business stated that two new vehicles were damaged by pieces of ceramic which fell from the PSE&G pole.  Officers observed ceramic debris on the ground next to the pole and the lot. Damage was sustained to both car’s windshields, the front driver’s side window and roof of one vehicle, and there may be damage to the body of the second vehicle.  A rough estimate of the repair costs is approximately $2,000.00.  The owner will be contacting PSE&G to advise them of the incident and they were advised of how to obtain a copy of their report.  No further action taken.

 

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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