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

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Motor Vehicle Crash into River – Passaic from Satterthwaite, Police on patrol observed a Jeep Wagon partially submerged in the Third River, after driver was safely extricated from vehicle, it was discovered that a 22 y/o of Clifton was under the influence. She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to provide a breath sample, careless driving and driving while suspended. The vehicle needed to be pulled from river by tow company.


Motor Vehicle Stop – Stager Street – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of Jade A. Colmenares, 21, of Bloomfield, for an outstanding warrant out of Montclair.  Montclair PD was contacted and released Ms. Colmenares on her own recognizance.  Since she initially gave Officers another identity, including name and date of birth, she was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution which was placed on a summons with a mandatory Court appearance given.  Additionally, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for:  Driving While Suspended; Revocation of registration certificate, plates; Careless Driving; and Driving Without Insurance. 


Attempted Vehicle Theft – Satterthwaite Avenue – Nutley Communications received a call stating, that 10 minutes in the past, a male entered their property and tried the door handle to both vehicles parked in the driveway before fleeing and getting into a waiting vehicle a Black Mercedes possible Temp Tag, that fled west from the home.  Officers made contact with the homeowner that described the actor as male, medium build, wearing a dark colored winter hat, and dark colored clothes.  The two vehicles parked in the driveway, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Mercedes Benz GLK,  were both locked and entry was not made.  The vehicle the male entered was described as a possible dark colored hatchback or crossover type vehicle but the registration was not available. 

Attempted Vehicle Theft – Satterthwaite Avenue -  While processing the above vehicles, Detectives were approached with information on another vehicle in the area that also had an attempt made on it.  Same description of the male, but this time they ran down the driveway to attempt entry into the BMW 740i that was parked on the property.  The driver’s side door opened and the passenger side front and rear handle lights turned on. 

Property Damage – River Road – Nutley Fire and Nutley Police responded to a report of water leaking through two apartments, coming from the third apartment above.  After further investigating, it was found that the sink from the top apartment was leaking below and that apartment was leaking down to the first level apartment.  The Superintendent was contacted and able to turn the water to the sink off. 

Motor Vehicle Theft Arrest – Prospect Street – Headquarters dispatched units to the area on a report of a male wearing dark pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt walking up to and attempting to open vehicles parked in private driveways.  Police arrested.  Brandon Lopez-Chacon, 20, of Newark, and was taken into custody and transported to Headquarters.  Chacon was found to have a large amount of loose change on him.  The two vehicles that Mr. Lopez-Chacon had attempted to gain entry to were a 2013 Volvo and a Chevy Colorado, he was charged with 2 counts of attempted burglary which were placed on summons.  Mr. Lopez-Chacon was processed, given a copy of his summons, advised of his Court date and released from custody.


Property Damage – Terrace Avenue – Officers responded the area regarding a report of property damage.  The victim stated that while in their home they heard the sound of a crash in front of their home.  Upon exiting, the homeowner was able to see a dark colored plow truck traveling up the street and observed their retaining wall in front of their home had been damaged, approximately 4 feet of it.  The City of Clifton was in the area plowing but the vehicle could not be identified by the caller.  The Clifton plow truck was checked but showed no signs of visible damage.  No further information at this time.


Motor Vehicle Stop – Glendale Avenue – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of Kevin Firstmeyer, 36, of Nutley, for an outstanding warrant out of Orange.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, was able to post the appropriate bail amount, advised to contact Orange Municipal Court for a new court date, issued summonses for Driving While License Suspended, Driving with Expired License, Failure to Wear Sat Belt, and released from custody.

Theft – Burnett Place – Officers responded to the area regarding a past occurred theft.  The victim stated that they had the interior of their home painted before the Holidays, and noticed today that two watches were missing from their possession.  The value of both watches was approximately $4,800.00.  During the time the work was done, there were periods of time when the workers were left unsupervised.  Detective Bureau was notified of the incident.