Police Blotter

Nutley Police Blotter March 25 - 31 2017

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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:  36

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Motor Vehicle Accidents:  16

Disputes/Suspicious Incidents:  18

3/25/17

Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding Identity Theft.  The victim received a letter from Bloomingdales stating that they were declined for a credit card under their maiden name.  At that time, the victim attempted to set up a Trans Union account to monitor their credit, but was unable to do so because an account had already been set up under their prior name.  The victim was able to alter the Trans Union account into their name and information.  The address used on the order to send the credit reports was in Texas.  Additionally, Officers offered the opportunity to the victim to be entered into the Identity Theft Victim database.

Police Pursuit – East Passaic Avenue - Patrol, Officers observed a vehicle driving with headlight out.  They attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop by activating their overhead lights and sirens.  The vehicle continued without stopping.   Officers were attempting to stop the vehicle, while in pursuit after approximately one mile, a supervisor terminated the pursuit after the identity of driver was ascertained.  Vehicle registration came back to Paul Jesperen of Nutley the Essex Prosecutor was advised of the incident and approved criminal charges for Eluding, a third degree offense, which was placed on a summons and mailed to the actor, along with additional motor vehicle summonses The actor, Paul Jespersen, 19, of Nutley, will be processed when he appears for his Court date.

3/26/17

Theft – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to a local business on a past occurred theft.  The store manager and the victim stated that a clutch was stolen from the victim’s shopping cart while in the store.  It was described as a grey and white clutch valued at approximately $20.00.  Inside the bag were credit cards, a driver’s license, and some cash.  Video surveillance captured the incident during the victim’s time spent in the store police are investigating.

3/27/17

Motor Vehicle Stop – Passaic Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was initiated and found the driver, Michael Jensen, 26, of Livingston, to have an outstanding warrant out of Bloomfield.  He was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  Unable to pay the bail, Bloomfield Police were contacted and he was transported to their Headquarters and left in the custody of Bloomfield Officers.  Two motor vehicle summons were issued:  No further action.

Motor Vehicle Investigation – Passaic Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a call of a vehicle that was taken without permission.  The vehicle was described as a gray colored Ford pickup which was taken by a friend of the victim, without their consent.  Shortly after the report was made the actor returned with the vehicle and returned it to the owner without incident.  It was brought to the attention of Officers that the actor had an outstanding warrant out of Bloomfield.  John Bimbo, 41, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  Bloomfield Police were advised of the arrest and arrived at Headquarters to take custody of Mr. Bimbo.  Nothing further.

Motor Vehicle Stop – East Passaic Avenue – a motor vehicle stop was initiated for a driver found to be operating with a suspended license.  During the stop, it was found that the driver had a warrant out of Neptune City, Marquan Adamson, 23, of Clifton, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was issued a motor vehicle summons and advised of his mandatory Court date.  Neptune Police was contacted and advised that Mr. Adamson should be released on his own recognizance with his new Court date.  

3/28/17

Theft – Coeyman Avenue – A resident reported to Headquarters that a package they ordered was delivered to their home and a note left from Fed Ex on the door that an attempt was made to deliver the package.  An email was sent one minute later that indicated a party signed for the package and the signature/name of the individual that signed for the package is not known by the victim.  Police are investigating. 

FRAUD Incident – King Street - Officers responded to the area regarding a call that the victim received from an unidentified male.  The caller told the victim that they needed to give the IRS $425.00 in order to receive his refund of $10,250.00.  The victim went to Walgreens and purchased iTunes cards in the amount of $425.00 and gave the pin # to the caller who identified himself as Mr. Santiago.  The victim did not realize it was a scam until after they gave the money.  Officers attempted to call the phone number but nobody answered. 

Motor Vehicle Stop – Route 21 – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of Carlos Cazares, 22, of Clifton, who was transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was processed, charged with Possession of Marijuana, issued motor vehicle summonses for Maintenance of Lamps, CDS in a Motor Vehicle, advised of his Court date and released.  The driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for Unlicensed Driver.  No further action.

3/29/17

Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was initiated on a vehicle in which patrol officers on board computer system indicated that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license.  While checking credentials, it was revealed that the driver also had an active warrant out of East Orange.  Ryan Meyers, 35, of Clifton, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was issued a summons for Driving While Suspended and East Orange was contacted and advised Officers to release Mr. Meyers on his own recognizance with his new Court date. 

Shoplifting – Harrison Street – Officers responded to a report of a past occurred shoplifting. Two Supervisors reported that a 6ft tall, white, male with long dark hair entered the store. The male was wearing a dark winter hat, a Tan winter jacket with a dark colored hoodie underneath. As soon as the actor left the aisle the Supervisor noticed a large amount of razors and Dove body soap were missing from the shelf.  The unknown male then exited the store, without going to the cashier lines, and the security buzzers rang as he exited the store.  The unknown actor then got into the driver’s seat of an older model black SUV, which was also occupied by another party in the passenger seat, and fled West on Harrison Street.  If you recognize the below party contact Nutley Police 973-284-4940

Suspicious Person – Centre Street – Headquarters directed Patrol to the area regarding a suspicious party asking passersby to purchase alcohol for him.  Upon arrival, the party was found to have an outstanding warrant out of our jurisdiction for a theft of a woman’s purse that was allegedly taken from her vehicle a week earlier.  Frank Ruglio, 29, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  Essex County Sheriff’s Officers responded and took custody of Mr. Ruglio.  And is presently incarcerated in Essex Jail.

3/30/17

Motor Vehicle Stop – Franklin Avenue – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of the driver, Christopher Dubose, 36, of East Orange, for 3 outstanding warrants out of Orange, Verona, and Bloomfield.  He was also found to be driving with a suspended license.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, issued two motor vehicle summonses and Driving While Suspended. Mr. Dubose was able to post the appropriate bail for all warrants, and advised to contact each jurisdiction for a new Court date before his released.  

Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding fraudulent charges on a credit card.  There were three charges made that were not authorized by the cardholder:  they were for $2,500, $2,950, and $3,500, for a total of $8,950. The card was in the possession of the victim at all times and the credit card company requested a Police report so that they could move forward with an internal fraud investigation.  They declined the opportunity to be entered into the Identity Theft Victim database. 

Fraud – the victim stated that they received a call from a man claiming to be from Microsoft who told them to go buy an iTunes card so they could update their computer.  Upon arrival at CVS to purchase the card, the staff informed the victim that it was a telephone scam.  The victim did not remember the phone number that the actor called from and Officers advised the victim to call Police if they should receive any more suspicious calls. 

Arrest on Warrant – Passaic Avenue - While conducting a directed patrol in the area, Officers observed a party who was known to have an active warrant out of Clifton.  Mr. John Bimbo, 41, of Nutley, was taken into custody without incident and transported to Headquarters.  Clifton Police were contacted and Mr. Bimbo was transported to their jurisdiction.  Nothing further.

3/31/17

Animal Bite – Warren Street – Headquarters received a walk in report of a dog bite incident.  The victim stated that while holding the door open for another party walking their dog was bit on their right arm causing minor lacerations.  Victim was offered medical attention which they declined.  The owner was contacted and advised of the incident and will respond with updated vaccination documents and license information.  The owner was advised that if the documentation was not received they would be issued Township Ordinances.  A copy of the report will be forwarded to the Health Department.

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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