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: 40
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 15
Disputes/Suspicious Incidents: 23
Theft from Vehicle – Ravine Avenue – Headquarters received a walk in report of a theft from vehicle. The victim stated that while doing work in the area they left their work truck parked on the street and when they returned to it at the end of the day they noticed the truck door was ajar and their wallet and Samsung camera were missing. It is believed that the doors of the vehicle where not locked. The victim was advised to contact Headquarters should they find anything else of value missing.
Fraud – the victim of a fraud walked into Headquarters to report the incident. After purchasing a new vehicle with a temporary registration that expires on Nov. 20, 2016, the victim received 7 summonses from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for not paying tolls. The vehicle associated with the temporary tag in the photos is not the vehicle that the victim bought, and the offenses occurred before the date the victim purchased the car. Officers advised the victim to dispute the summonses with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and to notify Motor Vehicle of another car having the same temporary registration.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Park Avenue – Officers were dispatched to the area for a one car collision into a pole. The driver, Matthew Biondi, 31, of Belleville was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, and Careless Driving before being released with his mandatory Court date.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Bloomfield Avenue – A one car collision resulted in a vehicle hitting a pole, with the male driver passed out. After further assessment, Alexander Esena, 27, of Orange was placed under arrest. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, issuedTraffic Offenses for Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Open/Unsealed Container of Alcoholic Beverage, and Unsafe Vehicle. He was advised of his Court date and released.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Route 21 – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of Herminio Rivera, 38, of Passaic, who had an active warrant out of Belleville and was found to have a suspended driver’s license. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Suspended, Speeding, Failure to Possess Driver’s License, and was released on his own recognizance by the Belleville Police Department with a new mandatory Court date.
Motor Vehicle Theft – River Road – Victim contacted Police regarding their work van that was stolen from their business. An employee parked the vehicle on Friday and it was found to be missing this morning. The victim was advised to make a list of all the items stolen within the truck. The vehicle was entered stolen in the database and the Detective Bureau was advised and assumed the investigation.
Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue - Multiple patrol units responded to the area on a report of a Shoplifting. The manager stated that they observed a white male, wearing a brown coat, conceal multiple items in his underwear, then proceed to leave the store, headed East on Harrison St., riding a bicycle. The proceeds appeared to be ear bud headphones, and possibly other electronics. A party matching the description given was located on Harrison Street, and was stopped. They had a bag in their possession with several items inside of it and stated that they were all purchased from the store. Inside of the bag were 2 prescription medications, a set of ear bud headphones and an air freshener. Officers confirmed that the actor only paid for their prescriptions from the pharmacy and nothing else. Thomas Pfefferkorn, 19, of Nutley, was then placed under arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed 3 packages USB cords, 1 package of ear bud headphones and 1 watch in the lining of his jacket sleeve. Mr. Pfefferkorn was transported to Headquarters without incident, processed, charged with Shoplifting, advised of his mandatory Court date, and released from custody. Items were returned to the establishment.
Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding fraudulent charges made on the victim’s credit card since returning from out of town, where they used it for various purchases. The fraudulent charges were for 9 phone calls totaling $375.00 that came from a GTL inmate phone service. Officers verified the number was for the inmate service and the victim canceled their credit card.
Disorderly Person – William Street – An adult was found drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking cigarettes in a public non-smoking area and was issued two Township Ordinances for the offenses: Smoking Cigarettes in Public Non Smoking Section and Open Container of Alcohol in Public. When given their summonses the party ripped them up and scattered the papers on the ground and became extremely angry and belligerent towards Officers. After warning with no compliance, Alfred Ziegler, 53, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. He was charged with a Disorderly Persons offense, given a copy of his summons, and released on his own recognizance with his mandatory Court date.
Criminal Mischief – Vincent Place - Officers responded to the Nutley Public Library on a report of criminal mischief. It was stated that 4 juveniles were walking around the third floor when they entered the elevator and one of the juveniles threw an object at a picture frame causing the glass to break. The juveniles left the premises after the incident. At the time of the report the value of the frame could not be determined or if anything else of value had been found disturbed or missing.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Passaic Avenue – A motor vehicle check was initiated on a vehicle not proceeding through the intersection having the green light illuminated in their direction, with its brake lights activated and stopped in the middle of the roadway. The driver was found slumped forward with the car in drive. Rodrigo Bunay, 22, of Belleville, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. He was processed, issued two traffic summonses for Driving while Intoxicated, Obstructing Passage of Other Vehicles, advised of his Court date and released.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Bloomfield Avenue – Officers witnessed a vehicle drive through a stop sign and initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of the driver, Patricia Jadamiec, 18, of Clifton, who was transported to Headquarters without incident. She was issued summonses for the following: Drug Paraphernalia (blue and red colored glass pipe), Failure to Stop/Yield, printed, processed, advised of her Court date and released.
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