Theft – River Road - A victim reported a package theft from their lobby.
The package was a box of diapers valued at $20.00. Since December 2018, the victim reports that they have had approximately 15 packages stolen from the complex lobby on various days. Total value of all missing packages is $250.00.
Identity Theft – Headquarters received a report of Identity Theft. The victim was contacted and notified of four (4) separate credit accounts opened in their name that they did not authorize.
Theft – Franklin Avenue – The victim of a theft responded to Headquarters to report the incident. They explained that (3) packages were confirmed delivered to their residence but were not received.
Theft – Bloomfield Avenue - Officers met with the victim of a past occurred package theft who stated that they had surveillance footage of a man wearing a black hoodie and black sweatpants take a package off of their porch. The package had a value of $158.98.
Theft from Vehicle – Satterthwaite Avenue – Patrol Units responded to the area regarding a theft. The victim stated that while out attending neighborhood garage sales they returned to their vehicle and found their glove box was opened and rummaged through. The doors were left unlocked. While running errands they noticed their wallet was missing and an attempt was made to use their credit card at a Dominos in Newark but was declined. Detective Bureau was advised and responding to scene to follow up.
Suspicious Person – Franklin Avenue – Units dispatched to the area in regards to a suspicious party placed under arrest Mr. Gregory Makris, 54, of Bloomfield, for two (2) outstanding warrants out of Hillside and Jackson. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, Jackson PD was contacted and released him on his own recognizance. Hillside Police Department was contacted and they arranged to take custody of Mr. Makris.
Field Interview – William Street – Officers conducted a field interview with a party known to have an outstanding warrant out of Clifton. Mr. Stephen Nemec, 26, of Nutley, was placed under arrest, transported to Headquarters where Clifton Police were contacted and responded to Nutley Headquarters to take custody of him.
Attempted Burglary to Auto – Conover Avenue – A party contacted Police to state that while out walking their dog they noticed the driver’s side door of a vehicle open in a neighbor’s driveway. Upon arrival, the caller advised Officers that in addition to observing the open door, they observed movement near the vehicle, but was unable to make identification. The owner of the vehicle was advised of the circumstances and checked the vehicle to see if anything was disturbed.
Fraud – the victim stated that they received a phone call from a male party introduced as “Daniel Smith” from the Internal Revenue Service. He asked for verification of the victim’s date of birth and social security number and then advised them to call another number. Upon calling the other number, the victim was told they had a warrant for their arrest by a “Sheriff Bryant “of the Austin Texas Police Department. He stated that if the victim did not go to the Home Depot in Clifton and purchase 2 eBay cards for $50.00 each and call him back with the codes that the victim would be arrested immediately by the Nutley Police. The victim followed the instructions and didn’t realize it was a scam until they spoke with their mother. They immediately contacted the credit bureaus to report the incident. Officers attempted to contact the phone numbers used by the actors but they were out of service upon call back.
Fraud - Officer were advised of an incident of fraud by the victim who stated that someone attempted to purchase two (2) Apple iPads on their Verizon account. The victim received an e-mail from Verizon showing the purchase of two (2) Apple Ipads for $1,500.00 each ($3,000.00 total) and showing a delivery date of 10/3/19. Verizon was contacted in regards to this fraudulent activity, and they flagged the account activity as fraudulent, canceling the order. Detectives then questioned a man believed to be connected to the scam parked in the area on 10/3, The man denied any involvement, but provided police with all his information, so that they may further their investigation.
Police Note: When a victim’s credit account is compromised, actors will send items to the actual residence, and attempt to intercept the delivery before the item is placed at home. Police believe this is what the actor attempted to do but was unaware the transaction had been cancelled before the third.