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:  31

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Motor Vehicle Accidents:13 

Disputes/Suspicious Incidents: 18


Theft – River Road – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a theft.  The victim stated that a plastic black cover was taken off their front bumper about 6 months ago, that went unreported.  Within the last two days, their Volvo emblem was also taken off the vehicle on the front bumper. 

Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Headquarters received a call of a shoplifting in progress.  The male identified himself as 18 year old Andrew Watson and admitted to taking several items and placing them in his backpack.  He was arrested and charged and released pending a court date.


22 Theft from Vehicle Incidents occurred in the areas of Howard & Linden Places, Church, Clement, & Webster Streets, and Hazel Terrace

 All vehicles were ransacked, and the contents including Loose change, earbuds, various cd’s, cash, and checks were found missing.  All cars were unlocked, and there were no signs of forced entry.  Detective Bureau is investigating along with neighboring jurisdictions that are experiencing these thefts as well.

Suspicious Person – Washington Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a report of a male sleeping in a vehicle.  They observed a male sleeping in the backseat with the rear passenger side open.  The party that was found sleeping, Tyler S. Moeller, 25, from Shelter, CT, was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Westampton Twp and was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. 

He was advised of his new Court date and released on his own recognizance.

Criminal Mischief – Raymond Avenue – The homeowner called to make a report to Officers of criminal mischief to auto.  They stated that they found the rear passenger window of their vehicle shattered.  It appears that there was a small hole in the window that may have resulted from the neighbor mowing their lawn and possibly kicking up a rock.  

Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – while on Patrol, Officers observed a vehicle traveling with its headlights off.  A motor vehicle stop was initiated which resulted in the arrest of the driver, Alexander Rosario, 41, of Jersey City, who was transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing, Driving While Intoxicated Within a School Zone, and Lamps Required. He was advised of his mandatory Court date upon his release from custody.


Theft – Walnut Street – A past occurred theft was reported to Officers.  The victim stated that they ordered items valued between $600-$700.00.  They were ordered from a store in North Arlington who stated they would be delivered in the beginning of May.  When the victim had not received the items by approximately the last week of May they contacted the store who advised the items were in fact delivered via UPS on May 12th and presumably were stolen from front of residence.


Criminal Mischief – Franklin Avenue –Officers responded to the High School regarding a vehicle that was damaged while being parked during school hours.  Observed was paint missing from the hood of the vehicle, which appeared to have been scraped or melted off.  A cost of the damage was not able to be provided at the time of the report.

Motor Vehicle Stop – Chestnut Street – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop for a car being operated with its high beams illuminated.  The driver, Kenneth Steward AKA Kendall Boyden, 43, of Montclair, was found to have several aliases with two outstanding warrants from Glen Ridge and the United States Marshall’s Service, and was placed under arrest. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusing to Consent to the Taking of Breath Samples, Suspended Driver’s License, Improper Use of High Beams, and Failure to Keep Right.  Glen Ridge Police were advised of the arrest along with the United States Marshall’s Service who requested Mr. Steward be transferred to the Essex County Correctional Facility and left in their custody. 


Theft from Vehicle – Bloomfield Avenue – Headquarters dispatched units to the area regarding a theft from vehicle.  The victim stated that when they arrived at their company van they found all three locks, driver door, passenger door, and back door, had all been punched out.  A handful of tools were missing from the back area of the van including:  The Detective Bureau was notified and they responded to the scene to take over the investigation.


Property Damage – Hancox Avenue – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding property damage.  The victim stated that while being parked in the Nutley East Little League lot their vehicle was struck by a baseball, causing the windshield to shatter.  The victim was advised to make a Police report to document the incident for reimbursement.  An estimate of repairs was not available at this time, and Officers were not able to observe said damage, as the vehicle was not on scene. No further information at this time.

Theft from Vehicle – Harrison Street - Officers were dispatched to the area regarding a theft from vehicle.  The victim stated that when they returned to their work van, they notices two ladder mitts lying on the ground near the driveway and sidewalk.  Upon opening the rear door, the victim observed several items missing from inside.  A "Belt Driven" power washer with a Honda engine (valued at $1,500.00  The driver’s side door was found to have the lock punched in and damaged.  Detective Bureau was contacted and responded to process the scene and take over the investigation.

Theft from Vehicle – River Road -  the victim contacted Headquarters to make a report of a theft from vehicle.  Officers responded and it was stated that a laptop and backpack had been stolen from the vehicle in the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday.  Contact wasn’t made to Police until the victim retraced their steps to realize the items were taken from their vehicle which was parked in their lot and showed no signs of forced entry.  Detective Bureau was advised of the incident.  No further information at this time.

Theft from Vehicle – Franklin Avenue – A vehicle parked in Municipal Lot #5 was found to have the passenger door lock broken and unable to be opened.  Missing from the inside were a gas leaf blower, and other items.  The victim was unable to report to Headquarters to have the vehicle inspected, due to being late for a contracted job.  Detective Bureau was notified of the incident.


Motor Vehicle Stop Washington Ave.- Police stopped a motorist for a moving violation and found the occupant to have outstanding warrants. Upon arrest it was discovered that 46 y/o Lisa Lespier of Nutley was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles. She was charged and turned over to Woodland Park for the outstanding warrant.