Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of shoplifting. The store manager stated that a male stole items from the store and then fled south on Franklin Ave, continuing east on Essex Street.
Suspicious Incident – High Street – A suspicious incident was reported to Officers. The victim stated that three (3) unknown male parties offered to fix their gutter for $200. The caller told the men that they were going out and did not want the work done. When the victim arrived home, they observed the three (3) same men repairing the gutter. One (1) of them told the homeowner that more repairs needed to be completed and a deposit of $1,600 was required. The victim told the three (3) parties that the Police were contacted and then left the scene in a black and white pick-up truck. The victim did not give the 3 actors any money, but was upset that the gutter was displaced from its original position.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Route 21 - A motor vehicle accident resulted in the arrest of the driver, Christian Pagan, 27, of Passaic, for outstanding warrants out of Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Clifton, Passaic, and Columbus, NJ. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, issued two (2) motor vehicle summonses for Driving after DL/Registration Suspended/Revoked, Failure to Possess Driver’s License, all the Police jurisdictions were contacted and released Mr. Pagan on his own recognizance with new Court dates.
Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue - A party was found to have items concealed on their person while checking out of the store. The party was told that they are no longer allowed back at the business, and if found on/in the premises can be charged with trespassing. The male actor stated they understood and left the area.
Disturbance – Bloomfield Avenue – Officers arrived on scene in response to a possible disturbance. After speaking with residents it was found that one was yelling at their dog for chewing a piece of furniture in their apartment. There were no further issues found.
Harassment – Kierstead Avenue –Headquarters received a call about an incident of harassment. The victim stated while walking their dog they encountered a party that was yelling at them about walking their dog near their home. The victim stated that they did not walk their dog on the lawn of the neighbor. There was a misunderstanding and the party said to be yelling had just manicured their property and thought the dog had walked in their flower beds that were just maintained.
Theft – Franklin Avenue – Headquarters received a report of a store front sign that was taken “Nutley Bike Shop”. It was last seen secured to the entrance door of the business. It is unknown when it was taken or its worth. Police urge anyone who may have taken this sign as memorabilia return it asap to avoid charges.