Police Blotter

Nutley Police Blotter June 10 - 16, 2017


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: 33

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Motor Vehicle Accidents: 20

Disputes/Suspicious Incidents: 27


Criminal Mischief – Mapes Avenue – The victim of criminal mischief reported.  Approximately 8 eggs were thrown at the home.  The car was struck on the driver’s side rear area as well.  The homeowner’s vehicles were also egged approximately 3 weeks ago, however they did not report it. 


Motor Vehicle Stop – A motor vehicle stop was initiated that resulted in the arrest of the passenger, mark Williams, Jr, 25, of Orange, for three outstanding warrants out of Cranford, Clark, and Passaic.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, able to post the appropriate bail, and released from custody.  Both the driver and passenger were issued summonses for Failure to Wear Seatbelt. 

Property Damage – Gerard Road – Officers responded to the area regarding a large tree limb that fell in the backyard.  A metallic shed was damaged due to the fallen limb.  The homeowner was advised of the damage.  The limb was not a danger.  No further action taken.

Theft – Bloomfield Avenue – Headquarters received a report of a theft and dispatched Officers to the scene.  The victim stated that they owned 20-30 Koi fish which were missing from their pond.  It seemed as if the suspect drained the pond making the fish concentrated and accessible.  There was also a turtle that lived in the pond that cannot be located.  The area was canvassed, and the Detective Bureau was notified.  The estimated dollar amount of fish and turtle was approximately $3,000.00.

Theft – Sharlene Road – the homeowner reported to Police that their Sunday papers have been taken the past two weeks.  Officers advised the victim of their right to sign a complaint should the actor(s) identity become available and to contact Police should any further assistance be necessary.


Motor Vehicle Stop – Franklin Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of the driver, Natdon Eckles, 47, of Ridgefield Park, for an active warrant out of Teaneck.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, and the Teaneck Police Department was contacted who released Mr. Eckles on his own recognizance with a new Court date.  He was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Suspended and Failure to Yield to Pedestrians.

Burglary - East Passaic Avenue – An activated residential alarm was reported in the area and Officers responded to the scene.  Upon arrival it was observed that someone forced their way into the home and damaged the door frame.  Units cleared the residence and all was found to be in order.  The Detective Bureau arrived to take over the investigation.  The area was canvassed with negative results.  No further action at this time.

Simple Assault – Franklin Avenue – a possible fight between two males was called into Headquarters and Officers arrived on scene to assess the situation.  Two parties were engaged in a verbal dispute and one of the parties pushed the other when Officers ordered them to separate.  The aggressor, Timothy Murphy, 27, of Bloomfield (currently homeless), was placed under arrest, transported to Headquarters, but began to yell in an obnoxious manner and bang on the holding cell cage. Prosecutor’s Office was contacted and instructed Officers to charge Mr. Murphy with Simple Assault.  He was processed, advised of his Court date, and released from custody.   


Property Damage – Chestnut Street – Officers responded to the location regarding a report of property damage.  Observed was a large tree limb laying on the front hood of a parked vehicle.  Damage to the vehicle’s hood, grill and headlights was observed and noted.  No further Police action taken.

Tree Limb Down – Rhoda Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a call of a tree limb down.  Upon arrival the caller stated that the large tree limb fell to the ground in their backyard from the backyard neighbor’s tree. The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of the report for their records.


Criminal Mischief – Franklin Avenue - Criminal mischief was reported in the area of the High School.  While parked in the school lot, a vehicle sustained damaged where paint was missing from the hood of the car.  Officers observed the damage.  The cost to repair the vehicle was not available at the time of the report.  School officials believe that video surveillance may have captured the incident and will be reviewing. 

Criminal Mischief – Chadwick Drive – Officers responded to a call regarding criminal mischief.  The victim stated that the front of their house as well as one of the family cars was egged by unknown actor/s.  The actors fled East in a silver Toyota Rav 4 and a small black 4 door vehicle. A search was conducted in the immediate area with negative results. No other information at this time.


Criminal Mischief – Mapes Avenue – A resident reported their vehicle being egged while parked in the driveway.  Two eggs struck the driver’s side front door, however no damage was visible.  There were an additional 4-6 eggs that struck the driveway and surrounding area, also causing no visible damage.  Nothing further

Burglary – Park Avenue – Headquarters routed Officers to the area regarding a past occurred burglary.  When the homeowner returned to their residence they noticed their rear door open and noticed cash missing from inside.  There were no visible signs of forced entry.  Detective Bureau arrived on scene to process. 

Theft – Lewis Street – A resident reported a past occurred theft of two mountain bicycles from their driveway.  They could not be certain of the exact date but estimates that it was approximately 3 weeks ago.  Bikes were described as blue/white and a purple/black Huffy model.  No further information could be provided on the bicycles and accused.

Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding fraud.  The victim stated that they were contacted by their financial institution regarding 11 of their checks cashed through an ATM machine in South Carolina that withdrew over $6,000.00 from their account by an unknown individual.  The account has been closed and a Police report was requested by the financial institution.  Victim was advised of how to obtain a copy for their records.  No further action.


Motor Vehicle Stop – High Street – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of the driver, Danielle Alessandra, 22, of Nutley, for an outstanding warrant out of Bloomfield.  She was transported to Headquarters without incident, Bloomfield Headquarters was contacted and the appropriate bail was posted.  Ms. Alessandra was advised to contact Bloomfield Municipal Court and released from custody.

Attempted Burglary – Kingsland Avenue – Officers were directed to the area regarding a broken window.  The victim stated that during the evening hours someone broke the window on the pump attendant’s booth near the gas pumps.  It does not appear anything was stolen due to the fact that nothing of value is kept in there.  Detective Bureau was contacted and arrived on scene to take over the investigation.


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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