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

Anyone who has information about any crimes can send a (non emergency) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into and search Nutley.

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Nutley Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone representing to be from there are seeking payment.


Theft – Darling Avenue – Officers responded to the location on a past occurred theft.  After leaving the store the victim realized that they did not have their phone and went back to retrieve it and it was gone.  The store employee reviewed video footage and observed a female walk up to the register, place her hand on the cell phone, pay for their items and leave the store possibly heading North into Clifton.  The cell phone in question is described as a rose gold iPhone 7 plus in a pink colored clear case valued at approximately $800.00.  Anyone who can identify the woman in photo are asked to contact Nutley Police Detective Bureau 973-284-4940 or see anonymous tip line above. 


Theft of Identity - At Headquarters, a resident made a report of identity theft.  They stated that they received a Verizon bill that was sent to their previous address in the amount of $157.32. The victim had not opened a new account with Verizon and wanted the incident documented.  They were also offered to be entered into the data base for Identity Theft victims, but declined.


Suspicious Incident – Passaic Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a suspicious incident.  The store owner stated that someone damaged the front door to the store sometime during the closed hours.  It appeared that a party took a hammer and broke the glass front door.  The actor was described as a male party, with a stocky build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, black sneakers and white socks.


Fraud – the victim of fraud responded to Headquarters to make a report of same.  They stated that they purchased property in Trenton, NJ under their business account and when they wired $9,908.04 from their financial institution to the Title agency the funds were intercepted by a business named "JK Trad Closing". The address of the business is unknown and could possibly be overseas. The victim stated that the bank is currently investigating this matter and advised them to also file a Police report. The Detective Bureau was advised of the incident.  Nothing further at this time.

Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report of fraud.  The victim stated that they were charged for two (2) phones and headphones on their Sprint account.  When they contacted customer service they advised the victim that someone had a duplicate driver’s license which authorized the purchase.  The victim filled out the Identity Theft consent form and was entered as such.


Criminal Mischief – Park Way – Response was made to the area regarding an incident of criminal mischief.  The victim stated that they found their back left passenger window broken when they returned to their car.  It is not known who could have done this, since the complainant has no problems with anyone.  The report was documented for insurance purposes.  Nothing further.


Criminal Mischief – Kenzel Avenue – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding criminal mischief.  Over the last 3 weeks the victim has found nails in their tires.  There were a total of 5 incidents and all the tires had to be replaced.  The victim does not know of anyone who could be doing it and does not have problems with anyone.  They were advised on how to obtain a copy of their report and a suggestion was made to discuss purchasing security camera.

Threats- Washington Ave – Nutley Police investigating threats that were made, in the parking lot of a Washington Ave establishment, investigation led to and arrested 44 y/o Patrick Vermilyea of Summit. He was transported to Essex Jail pending court hearing.