4/4/2020

Criminal Mischief – Roma Street – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of criminal mischief.  The homeowner stated that when they were walking back towards their home, they observed two young males, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt continuously looking back at them, which seemed suspicious. Approximately ten (10) minutes after entering their home, a brick was thrown through a rear window.  No one was injured during the incident. A witness approached Officers and stated that they observed a white color sedan occupied by two males wearing black and gray sweatshirts park on the sidewalk and exit the vehicle.  The witness then heard a loud bang, and within minutes, saw the same two actors running out of the parking lot, into the vehicle, jump the curb, and proceed north on Washington Avenue. 

4/6/2020

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Theft from Vehicle – Brookline Avenue – Officers received a report of theft from vehicle.  The victim stated that when they returned to their vehicle they discovered mechanical problems.  After bringing the car to their mechanic, it was discovered that the catalytic converter had been stolen.  It appeared the converter was cut with some type of saw.  Police are investigating this and a similar incident that occurred on Hillside Ave last week. Catalytic converters used on a vehicles exhaust system contains precious metals which thieves found lucrative when bringing to scrap facilities.

Lost Package – Headquarters received a report of a past occurred lost package.  The victim stated that they ordered a pair of adjustable dumbbells, worth $261, via eBay and was notified that the item was delivered, but never received by the victim

4/7/2020

Fraud – Headquarters received a report of a fraud.  The victim noticed fraudulent charges on their checking account estimated at approximately $3,000.00 in total. The financial institution was advised

2 Overdose (Non-Fatal) – Officers responded to two (2) separate overdoses at two separate locations within 12 minutes of each other in which both victims were revived via deployment of naloxone (Narcan). 

Obstruction – Ernest Street – Nutley Police responded to the scene where the actor, Nile Wooten, 31, Homeless, was found to have two (2) active warrants and fled from Officers.  He was apprehended, transported to Headquarters, charged with Obstruction, and ultimately transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.