Motor Vehicle Accident – Centre Street – Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident, where a vehicle crashed into a parked car, and resulted in the arrest of Raymond Loihle, 34, of Rutherford. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for Operating Under the Influence, DWI on School Property or Within 1,000 ft of a School, Reckless Driving, Refusal to submit to Chemical Test Penalties, advised of his mandatory Court date, and released from custody.
Theft of Services – Washington Avenue – Response was made to a local gas station on Washington Avenue where employees wished to report an incident of theft of services. They stated that two males believed to be 30-32 years of age arrived at the listed location in a black Infiniti Q50 requesting gas for the vehicle. Once the vehicle's gas tank was filled and the gas cap closed, the vehicle fled the gas station without paying for the transaction. The employees were advised of their right to sign a complaint with the Nutley Municipal Court should the operator be identified.
Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding an incident of fraud. The victim stated that they were expecting to receive a credit card in the mail and when it wasn’t received they contacted the financial institution. It was found that a charge had been applied to the account in the amount of $203.00 that was not authorized by the victim. The credit card company confirmed the charge was a cash advance made in Elizabeth at an ATM. The account was then locked and a new card sent to the victim.
Fraud – Response was made to a local financial institution on two reports of fraud. Bank officials stated that two parties, 1 male and 1 female, have each opened checking accounts with their bank through the online website. The male actor deposited multiple checks totaling $3,802.00. The female made 8 deposits, totaling $7,204.00. Both parties have been making separate withdrawals (approximately $1,000 by each actor) from their accounts at the outside ATM located at the Nutley branch at the same time. The accounts appear to have been made with fraudulent checks since the routing numbers are not the same on the checks. Both accounts have been deactivated by the bank. Photos of the actors were disseminated to police for possible apprehension.
Stolen Vehicle – Albany Avenue – Response was made to the area regarding a report of a stolen vehicle. It was stated that the owner had been cleaning their car and might have left the key fob inside the vehicle. The Kia Sorento was last observed parked in the driveway, Clifton PD contacted Nutley Police after the vehicle was entered as stolen and advised that the vehicle was in their possession due to a hit and run accident where the driver fled the scene. Detective Bureau assumed the investigation.
Theft from Vehicle – Albany Avenue – Officers made their way to the area regarding a theft from vehicle incident. The victim stated that they observed their driver’s license in the bushes while walking their dog. They immediately went back to their home and inspected their vehicle to find it had been rummaged through. The purse, a grey satchel type, that was left in the car on the passenger seat, had been taken. The vehicle was not locked and there were no signs of forced entry. Officers were able to find the purse in another bush but the contents had been emptied out. Also missing from the center console was a red pocket knife, unknown value. Detective Bureau arrived on scene to process the vehicle and take over the investigation.
Tree Limb Down – Passaic Avenue – Officers along with Nutley Fire responded to the area regarding a tree that had fallen onto a home. The tree landed on the roof and siding causing significant damage to the home. Code Enforcement was contacted and arrived on scene to inspect the residence and deemed it to be unsafe for occupancy. Additionally, a detached garage on an adjacent property was also observed to have been struck by a large tree limb that caused significant damage to the roof and siding.
Field Interview – Gless Avenue – A field interview was conducted for a party observed standing behind a telephone pole in the dark. The male, Daniel Espinosa, 33, from Newark, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters for an outstanding warrant out of Newark. A search incident to arrest found him in possession of CDS and Paraphernalia. Charges for Failure to Give CDS to Law Enforcement, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, were placed on summons and released to Newark PD.
Identity Theft – Headquarters received a walk in report in regards to identity theft. The victim stated that they received mail notifying them of a recent Verizon Wireless account that had been opened under their name that they did not request. The fraudulent account was opened for two (2) wireless phones with a recurring bill of $80.00, using the victim’s name, address, and social security number from an Apple iPad. Verizon requested a Police report to continue with their fraud investigation. Additionally, the fraudulent transaction was cancelled immediately.