Theft – Park Avenue – Victim contacted Officers and stated they had received notice from UPS that their package, valued at $279.37, was delivered, and when they went to retrieve the package it was no longer in the lobby. 

Motor Vehicle Stop – Dock Street – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of Jason Correa-Martinez, 25, Newark, who was charged with Possession of Marijuana, which was placed on a summons.  Additionally, he was issued five (5) motor vehicle summonses for Suspended Driver’s License, Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Vehicle, Fictitious Plates, and Improper turn.  Mr. Correa- Martinez was advised of his Court date upon release.

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Package Theft – Prospect Street - Victim reported a past occurred package theft.  They stated they ordered a 10.2" Apple iPad 32GB 7th Generation, valued at $297.00, from Walmart and was advised it was delivered on 7/18/2020, but was not received at their home. 

Thefts from Vehicle – Hay Avenue – 6 victims of theft from vehicle reported the incidents to Police.  All vehicles were said to have been left unlocked that were entered and rummaged through.  Property missing included loose change, DVD’s, and small miscellaneous items. 

Motor Vehicle Theft – Villa Place - Response was made to the area in regards to a report of a stolen motor vehicle.  The victim stated that the vehicle, a white Infiniti G35, NJ Reg FP8098, was parked the night before in the driveway with the keys left in the vehicle.  Upon waking this morning, the vehicle was gone.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the database and reported to the other neighboring jurisdictions over the broadcast network. 

As a result of the above incidents Nutley Police released the following: 

Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo report that an 18 y/o Nutley man has been arrested and charged with breaking into six motor vehicles and stealing one.

Chief Strumolo said that early Sunday morning 7/19/2020, Police responded to Hay Ave and Villa Place where six (6) cars had been entered and numerous items stolen. He reported that we also had a stolen Infinity G35 on Villa Place, in which police believed were the same actors.

Detectives investigating the incidents reviewed area surveillance that identified one actor as a Shirtless Caucasian male wearing a surgical mask, and heavy beard, accompanied by a taller thin male.

Police arrested 18 y/o Keith McNei Jr. of Nutley and charged him with six counts of burglary, one count of auto theft and one count of conspiracy. McNei wanted by Florence Township Police for auto theft and took custody of him later that evening 7/21/2020 after Nutley charges were filed.


Theft from Vehicle – Lovel Court – Officers responded to the area in regards to a theft from vehicle report.  The victim stated when they returned to their vehicle they noticed it had been rummaged through. 


Property Damage – Lincoln Street – Officers responded to the area in regards to a large tree limb that fell onto the roof of a home during the flash thunderstorm.  Observed was the large limb lying on the top of the roof that appeared to break off from Hastings Avenue.  There was minor structural damage to the roof along with a gutter.  The roof damage caused water to pour into one of the bedrooms in the home that made the ceiling to start to cave in and the attic rafters were compromised.  The Building Inspector was contacted and responded to the scene.  The residence did not need to be vacated, but the occupants were instructed to stay away from the damaged room. 


Property Damage – Walnut Street - A property damage report was called into Headquarters.  Officers spoke with the property owner who stated a large tree limb, from a tree across the street, fell on their car damaging the front end.  The tree was found to belong to the Township and members of the Shade Tree Department responded to remove the tree limb from the street and property. 


Criminal Mischief – East Centre Street – Response was made to the area in regards to a criminal mischief report.  The owner of a vehicle stated their car was keyed.  Officers observed the damage that looked to have been done by a sharp object and covered the entire vehicle with deep scratch marks.  Across the front hood, explicit words were carved.  The side mirror, driver and passenger side doors were also damaged, along with the rear taillight, back bumper and passenger side mirror.