Car Fire – Route 21 - Nutley Fire, along with Nutley Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle fire. Upon arrival, Officers found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Both occupants were able to get out of the vehicle safely and were not injured. The driver stated they heard a strange noise coming from the engine and after they pulled over to the shoulder they saw smoke and exited the vehicle. The vehicle caught fire and emergency services were contacted.
Criminal Mischief – Oakridge Avenue - Headquarters received a report of criminal mischief. During the last two (2) months the homeowners have noticed several acts of criminal mischief including dog waste and leaf bags left on their lawn. The latest incident was when they discovered their Christmas decorations damaged.
Theft from Vehicle – Franklin Avenue - Headquarters received a report regarding a theft. The victim was parked in a Franklin Ave business lot on 12/31/19 at approximately 14:00 hours and when they returned to their vehicle they noticed the handicap parking placard was missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and no other items were reported missing from the vehicle.
Package Theft – Bloomfield Avenue - Headquarters received a report regarding an incident of package theft. The victim provided the tracking number for the package, delivered by USPS at 12:28 PM, 1/2/20. The item delivered was valued at $300.00, purchased through E-Bay.
Package Theft – Washington Avenue - Response was made to the area in regards to package theft. The victim stated they had two packages stolen on, 01/06/19 at 21:02 hours. The packages contained various cooking items valued at an estimate of $150.00. At 21:02 hours a male party was observed taking the two packages from the front steps of the residence. The male party appears to have on a hooded sweater with unknown emblems, dark colored pants, and light colored sneakers. The actor traveled north across the lawn after taking the packages. The vehicle seems to be a gray or silver colored sedan.
Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding fraudulent activity. The victim stated that they received a call from a party named “Ms. Willy Jones” claiming the victim’s social security number was used in transactions regarding drugs and money and in order to resolve the situation, the victim would need to send money from all of their accounts that are linked to their social security number. “Ms. Jones” advised that he victim would be getting arrested by the U.S. Marshalls if they did not cooperate. “Ms. Jones” provided the victim with a case number regarding the incident. The victim received phone calls and text messages from a “Mr. Alex Coleman” advising to respond to a Krauszer’s Food Store in Bloomfield to submit payments. The victim stated they made withdrawals from their checking account totaling $1,700 and sent the funds to the provided location. Since the victim did not have any further money in their checking account, they took a $400 cash advance from their credit card and purchased four (4) “Google Play” gift cards worth $100 each. As instructed, pictures were sent of the gift cards along with the codes of each card to the actor/s.
The victim stated that after the transactions they were told that their social security number had been suspended successfully and a Sheriff would be assigned to their account for follow up. “Mr. Coleman” further inquired if the victim had any retirement accounts with money, and it was at that point that they realized they may have been a victim of fraudulent activity and responded to Police Headquarters. The victim had already contacted their bank as well as the credit card company to notify them of the incidents. At no time did the victim provide the actors of any personal information, bank, or credit card information.
Overdose – Passaic Avenue - Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of an unresponsive male party. The party was administered Narcan with no immediate effect, so rescue breathing needed to be performed. Paramedics arrived and after approximately 15 minutes the patient regained consciousness and began breathing. They were then transported to the hospital.
Arrest on Warrant – Headquarters - Nutley Officers responded to the Nutley Court to effect an arrest on Mr. Cesar Valerio, 27, of Paterson, who had an outstanding warrant from the City of Paterson. Mr. Valerio was then placed under arrest, taken to the holding cell. Contact was made with Paterson P.D. and they responded to take custody of Mr. Valerio. Nothing further.
Overdose- Clement victim was lying in the driveway, and unresponsive. Police administered a dose of Narcan, which had no immediate effect and then deployed a second dose with oxygen. Soon thereafter victim regained consciousness, but still incoherent, and transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
Criminal Mischief – Municipal Lot #1 - Response was made to municipal lot #1 on a report of damage to the parking authority meter shack. Employee stated upon arriving at the shack this morning they observed a piece of siding hanging off of the shack. The damage was not observed the prior day at close of business, 1700 hours. Photos of the damage were taken.