5/9/2020

Theft – Beech Street –Homeowner made a report of package theft.  They stated they received a package from Walmart at their residence that was addressed to someone that does not reside there.  They contacted Federal Express for pick-up, who stated to leave package at front door and when Fed Ex showed up found no package at the residence. 

Fraud – Headquarters received a report of fraud.  The victim stated they received a phone call from an actor/s claiming to be their grandson, they were in jail in the South, needed $30,000 in cash to be wired or he will not be released.  They asked for the victim’s cell phone number to call with further instructions.  Additionally, a male named “Walter Patton” stated they were the grandson’s attorney and gave his phone number.  The victim left their home and withdrew $30,000 in cash from their bank, but then called their grandson’s cell phone.  The grandson confirmed he was in good health, not in jail, and it was probably a scam.  The victim returned to the bank and deposited the money back in their account.  No money was transferred and no private information was exchanged during the call.  Detectives are investigating.

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Thefts from Vehicles – Plymouth Road/Kingsland Street/Clement Street/Ivy Place/Fischer Blvd/Hickory Road/Glendale Street/Hillside Avenue –

Between May 9th and May 13th several vehicles were burglarized:  12 unlocked vehicles and 4 attempts on locked vehicles were reported.  The unlocked vehicles were rummaged through with the contents thrown about the inside. 

A witness reported seeing a party inside their neighbor’s vehicle with a flashlight appearing to be looking for something.  The suspect was described as a male, approximately 6 feet in height, skinny build, wearing a grey hoodie, grey pants, and white sneakers.  Passaic Police arrested three individuals, that Nutley believes are responsible for many of the Nutley thefts.

5/11/2020

FRAUD – Headquarters received a report of fraud.  The victim stated they received a Verizon wireless bill for $5,000.00.  Upon inquiring with Verizon, information was obtained stating the account was created in Tennessee using the victim’s social security number.  Verizon deemed the account fraudulent and the victim would not be responsible for the payment.  An additional bill from US Cellular, which was created in Tennessee was also found to be fraudulent. 

Fraud – The victim reported that a male called their phone stating that the victim would have a warrant out for their arrest on 5/8/2020, if they did not make a payment.  The number used was spoofed which gave the victim the police department number, so the victim initially believed the call to be valid.  When given the contact Officer’s name, the victim contacted the Nutley Police Department to verify the information.  There was no officer with the name given and the victim realized they were being scammed for money.  No money was transferred. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicles – Walnut Street – Officers responded to the area in regard to a report of two (2) motorcycles left in the parking lot.  Both dirt bikes did not have license plates did not show that they were notstolen, but did not show ownership. Police found the bikes to have been stolen from a home on Walnut St. they were returned and police are investigating.

5/12/2020

Fraud – The victim contacted Headquarters on a report of fraud.  They stated they were contacted by Equifax yesterday and advised that a “Spectrum” internet account was opened under their name and social security number.  The address on the account was located in Flushing, NY.  The victim stated they advised Equifax that the account was fraudulent, and they never opened that account.

Fraud – Headquarters received a report of identity theft.  The victim stated that they received a collections notice from Verizon Wireless for a past due bill in the amount of $250.74.  The victim is not a Verizon Wireless and the account was created without their permission. 

5/13/2020

Burglary - Yantacaw Place – Nutley Police were contacted by the Passaic Police Department in reference to three (3) burglary suspects they apprehended and brought into custody.  One of the juvenile suspects had credit cards belonging to a Nutley resident.  Nutley Officers contacted the resident and it was revealed that they did in fact leave their credit cards in their vehicle inside the center console.  The vehicle was found to be unlocked and not disturbed.  Detective Bureau responded to the scene to take over investigation.  After interviewing the 16- year old, Passaic juvenile, they were charged with Burglary – 3rd degree and Credit Card Theft – 4th degree.

Motor Vehicle Stop – Union Avenue – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of Zenobio Berrospi, 69, of Nutley, who was transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Driving: Likely to Endanger Person or Property, Improper Right and Left Turns, Failure to Maintain Lane, was advised of the Court procedure, and released to a family member.

5/14/2020

Noise Complaint – Passaic Avenue – Officers responded to the area in reference to a noise complaint of loud music and singing.  There have been a few instances concerning this quality of life issue, prior to today. Officers spoke with the resident and gave a warning, but when they were almost out of the building, the music and singing began again.  Officers issued the actor a Township Ordinance Summons for Unnecessary or Disturbing Noise and advised them of their Court appearance.