Motor Vehicle Stop – Kingsland Street – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of the driver, Tony Valentin, Jr. 29, Belleville, for an outstanding warrant out of Bloomfield. He was transported to Headquarters without incident; Bloomfield PD was contacted and released Mr. Valentin on his own recognizance with a new Court date. Nutley issued motor vehicle summons for Driving While Suspended and License Plate Frame Violation and advised of the Court date.
Property Damage – Chestnut Street – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of Property Damage. The victim stated that during the overnight hours the strong wind blew a piece of wood over and it struck the car leaving two dents on the passenger’s side roof. The amount of the damage was not available at the time of the report. The victim advised their insurance company of the damage.
Theft – River Road – Headquarters received a report regarding a past occurred theft. The victim stated that money was missing from inside a nightstand along with a mixed amount of bills rolled in a rubber band on top of the same stand. There were visitors to the home the day before. The Detective Bureau was advised of the incident and would be taking over the investigation.
Property Damage – Whitford Avenue – Officers were dispatched to the area on a report of property damage. The homeowner stated that an excessive amount of water began leaking from their radiator that leaked through the second floor into the first floor through several walls throughout the home. Previously, the boiler was having issues. A plumber was able to stop the leaking, Nutley Fire responded to assess the situation and advised the victim to wait until the water dried to turn on any electronics in the home. The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of the report for insurance purposes.
Criminal Mischief – Coeyman Avenue – Officers responded to the area and spoke with the homeowner who stated that unknown person/s damaged three (4) of their “Home For Sale By Owner” signs. The total cost for the four (4) items was $150.00. The victim was advised of their right to sign a complaint against the actor/s through the Nutley Court should they be identified. No further information.
Theft of Services – Washington Avenue – Dispatch directed Officers to the area on a report of theft of services. The gas station attendant stated that a Hispanic male operating an older model pickup truck (2 door) asked for $39.00 worth of gas and drove off without paying. They were traveling East on Park Avenue. Actor is described as a Hispanic male, muscular build, with tattoos on his left arm. The attendant was advised that is a suspect is identified they can sign a complaint with the Nutley Court.
Animal Incident – River Road – While two parties were walking their dogs, they became entangled and one may have been bit by the other. One owner was issued a Township Ordinance for Unlicensed Dog and was going to provide the medical records as soon as possible.
Fraud - Headquarters received a walk in report from a victim who stated they noticed fraudulent withdrawals from their checking account. The branch manager was advised and after checking found that over the last 30 days an approximate amount of $20,000 in several increments were withdrawn from the victim’s account. It was advised that false information was used to withdrawal the funds but no other information was available. Police are investigating.
Burglary/Theft – Franklin Avenue – While on Patrol an Officer was flagged down by a party who stated their wallet was taken from the center console inside their work van while parked outside the establishment that they were doing work in. The victim stated upon exiting the business, they observed a Hispanic male, 5 feet tall, possibly a painter, putting a wallet into his side cargo pocket. The victim was not able to definitely confirm the wallet they saw was theirs. The unknown male then entered the same business that the victim was working in. Detectives were contacted and arrived on scene to continue the investigation.
Suspicious Incident – Stager Street – The victim stated that when they arrived at their home they noticed the rear door was wide open and the inside portion of the top lock was broken. Officers cleared the entire interior of the home and inspected the outer with no further damage noted. Nothing was missing from inside the home. A canvas of the neighborhood was performed with negative results. Detective Bureau was notified and responded to the scene to take over the investigation.
Recovered Stolen Motorcycles – Irvington – Police were notified that the Irvington Police Department recovered two motorcycles stolen from Nutley several months ago. Detectives are working with that agency to charge those that were in possession and may be responsible for the thefts.
Unattended Toddler- Holy Family Church- Police were alerted by a concerned citizen that an 18 month old toddler was left unattended in a stroller, in the Church Parking Lot. When Police Officer Sibilia arrived, he immediately took the child inside the Church for warmth. NVERS arrived on scene and determined that the child will be transported to an area hospital for evaluation for being left in the cold for an undetermined amount of time. While on scene the child’s mother called the school in hysterics looking for her child that she accidently left outside the car after picking up another child from school. Incident remains under investigation.
DWI Arrest- Washington Ave- Police found 32 y/o Sabrina Repreza sleeping behind the wheel of her 2018 Chevy Equinox. Police observed the vehicle stopped at a light facing West on Park Ave with brake lights on. When officers investigated why the vehicle was not moving, they found Repreza sleeping behind the wheel. She was arrested and charged with multiple traffic violations including driving while under the influence and the refusal to submit to breath test.
High School Student Burned- Police and EMS responded to the high school when a 15 y/o student knocked over a humidifier and sustained burns to their hand. The student was transported to St Barnaba’s Hospital for treatment, where the students’ parents met them.
Vehicle Towed- Chestnut St – Police were notified that there was a vehicle blocking a Chestnut St driveway, in which tenants could not enter or leave. Police responded and issued the vehicle for blocking a driveway then impounded it.