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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Theft – Chestnut Street – Headquarters received a report regarding a past occurred theft.  The victim stated that they left their vehicle unlocked and noticed that the center console and glove box were left open and items were taken from both compartments.  There was no visible damage done to the auto.  The victim was advised to contact Headquarters immediately in the even there is another incident so the car can be processed accordingly.

Theft/Fraud – the victim of a theft, reported the incident at Headquarters.  Several checks were placed on order with their financial institution that were never received, but three checks from the order were used to withdraw money from the victim’s account that they did not authorize.  The three checks that were posted totaled $798.97.  The bank was already advised and the account was closed down.

Theft – The victim of a past occurred left reported the incident to Headquarters.  It was stated that they received a letter in the mail from their financial Institution that included one of their bank books that the victim always kept in their glove compartment.  After receiving the letter, they checked their vehicle and realized that their other bank books, registration, insurance cards, and a pair of sunglasses were all missing from their glovebox where the items are all normally kept.  It is believed that someone may have entered the vehicle and taken the items at an unknown place and time.  The financial institution was contacted and all of their account information has been changed. 


Property Damage – Vincent Place – response was made to the location regarding a tree branch that had fallen on a vehicle.  The victim stated that their car was parked under the tree when the branch broke off and fell onto the hood.  There was no one in the auto at the time of the event, and observed were light scratches on the hood and front bumper that were a result of the fallen branchesOfficers were able to move the branch off to the side of the road and cordoned it off with caution tape and a traffic barrel.

Animal Bite Incident – Bloomfield Avenue - while walking their dog, the victim stated that a large dog ran out of a house and came towards them and attacked their dog resulting in injuries.  The dog was transported to the vet to be cared for.  The owners of the large dog produced a valid license, up to date shot information, and were issued a Dog at Large Ordinance violation by Officers. All parties were advised on how to obtain a copy of this report for their records.  No further action taken. 


Motor Vehicle Stop – Passaic Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was initiated that resulted in the arrest of Moises Rodriguez, 20, of Bloomfield, for an active warrant out of Bloomfield.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, able to post the appropriate bail, advised to Bloomfield Municipal Court for a new Court date, issued a summons for Maintenance of Lamps, and released.


Robbery – Franklin Avenue – Headquarters received a report of a robbery in the area and Officers responded to the scene.  The victim, a taxi cab driver, stated that he picked up a fare in Belleville and was directed to the bank on Franklin Avenue.  During the stop, the male passenger described as a white male, approximately 5"6' in height, with a skinny build, a scruffy beard, wearing a purple shirt with blue jeans, with dirty white sneakers exited the vehicle, retrieved their suitcase and ran off.  The male actor then came back to the taxi, reached through the window, pushed the driver, and reached inside the driver’s side door and took proceeds out of the door panel and took off running North on Franklin Avenue.  The actor dropped his suitcase on the sidewalk as he was running.  The Detective Bureau was advised and responded to take over the investigation, were able to identify actor as 34 y/o Seamus Limato of New York a warrant for Robbery has been issued and Police are attempting to locate him. 

Property Damage – Hillside Crescent – Emergency response was made to the area regarding a report of a tree down across the roadway.  Upon arrival, a large limb was found down between two properties that had pulled the electrical service from one of the homes causing damage to the home, and the owner’s vehicle.  Damage was found to the area of the rear tailgate and bumper.  Victim was advised to photo document damage and contact their homeowner’s insurance.  Fire Department responded due to the live electrical wires.

Property Damage – Hillside Crescent – the same incident caused damage to the neighbor’s white, 2-door Volkswagen, which was observed to have been damaged around the driver’s door, windshield, and hood area.  Registered owner was advised to photo document the damage, and contact their homeowner’s insurance before follow up with auto insurer. 

Property Damage – Hillside Crescent – Nutley Police and Fire responded to the area due to the electrical service being pulled from one of the homes.  All residences still had full electrical power, PSE&G was notified, and the area was coned off for safety due to the live power lines tangles in the downed limb.  Additionally, the homeowner was advised to contact their homeowner’s insurance and an electrician. 


Motor Vehicle Stop – Bloomfield Avenue -  during patrol a motor vehicle stop was made which resulted in the arrest of Edwin Gomez, 25, of Belleville, for an outstanding warrant out of Elmwood Park.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, and Elmwood Park Police released Mr. Gomez on his own recognizance with a new Court date.  He was issued a traffic citation for View Obstruction


Municipal Lot 1- Police responded to Municipal Lot 1 on several different occasions in response to a man needing medical assistance. This latest incident involved 27 y/o Timmy Murphy of Bloomfield who has been spending a great deal of time near the clock tower. He contacted 911 and hung up, when dispatchers called him back he Cursed at the call taker, and reportedly called 911 because he was bored. Police arrested Murphy and charged him with False Alarms.