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.

Medical Calls:  37

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Motor Vehicle Accidents:  26

Disputes/Suspicious Incidents:  15

12/17/16

Motor Vehicle Stop – Crestwood Avenue - Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of Gyasi Muhammad, 20, of Irvington.  He was found to be in possession of a "brick" of heroin, (bundles of envelopes containing heroin wrapped in magazine paper), A search incident to arrest found a large quantity of cash located in his front left pocket. Mr. Muhammad was transported to Police Headquarters without incident where he was processed and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS within 1,000 ft. of a School, Possession of CDS, and released with the mandatory Court date. 

12/19/16

Criminal Mischief – River Road – The Property Manager of the apartment complex reported that damage had been done to the light fixtures, Christmas lights, and entrance sign.  It is believed that juveniles are hanging out in the rear lot of the neighboring property and throwing rocks causing damage to the property.  The light fixture is valued at $500.00.  The Christmas lights are valued at $50.00 and the entrance sign is valued at $1,000.00 for a total of $1,550.00.  Officers advised the Property Manager that units would make checks in the area.  No further police action was taken at this time.

Dog Bite Incident – Passaic Avenue – A report of a dog bite came into dispatch and Officers responded to the victim’s residence where they stated that while in the waiting room of the Veterinarian office they were bit on the right forearm by another dog. There was a small red mark on the victim’s forearm and medical attention was declined on scene.  The dog was up to date with all of its vaccinations, but was found to be unlicensed.  The owner of the dog was issued a Township Ordinance for Unlicensed dog.  Nothing further.

Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a call of a shoplifting in progress.  The store manager stated that they observed a black male, wearing a black jacket, and black jeans, place a frozen food item in their book bag.  Officers questioned the suspect and they admitted to shoplifting Mr. Shaking Davis, 26, of East Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was charged with Shoplifting, processed, fingerprinted, advised of his Court date, and released.  No further action necessary.

Theft of Identity over 700.00– Headquarters received a walk in report regarding an Identity Theft claim.  The victim stated that they do not have an account with Comcast, and were told that an unknown party had registered an account using their name, address, and social security number.  The victim was advised to make a Police report and send it to the Credit Management Company and Comcast, so they may investigate.    The victim also wanted to be entered into the Identity Theft database, which was done promptly.  

Motor Vehicle Stop – Park Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of the driver, Sergio Degiacomo, 25, of Belleville.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident.  He was processed which included prints and photographs, charged with Possession of a CDS/ Influence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Suspended, Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle While In Possession of Narcotic, advised of his mandatory Court date and released.  

12/20/16

Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was performed in the area and the driver was found to have an active warrant out of Millburn.  Robert Masi, age 43, of Nutley, was taken into custody and transported to Headquarters without incident. He was able to post the appropriate bail, issued motor vehicle summons for Unclear/Fictitious plates, and advised to follow up with the Millburn Municipal Court before his release.

Simple Assault – River Road – the victim of a past occurred assault described the incident to Officers.  The male victim stated that they had a verbal confrontation with 3 males which led to one of the males punching him in the face. Males were described as two Hispanic males, one wearing a grey "puffer" jacket, the other wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and one black male wearing a grey "puffer" jacket. He further stated when the males exited the car one stated "what are you looking at" and when he replied "nothing" the one Hispanic male wearing the blue hooded sweatshirt punched him in the face, then all three males ran through the courtyard of the complex and the vehicle left in an unknown direction. At no point did any of the males try and take any of his belongings nor did they make any types of threats. Units checked the area for the actors with negative results. The victim declined medical attention. He was advised that if the actors were positively identified he has the right to sign a complaint with the Municipal Court.

12/21/16

Motor Vehicle Stop – Hancox Avenue – Patrol initiated a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of Steve Ferro, 19, of Nutley.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, processed, printed, and photographed, charged with Possession of Marijuana, Use or Possession with Intent to Use, issued motor vehicle summonses for Drug Possession by Motor Vehicle Operator, Maintenance of Lamps, and released with his mandatory Court date.

Attempted Theft from Vehicle – Grant Avenue – Officers responded to the area in reference to a report of a car, 2000 Jeep Wrangler, alarm going off and someone seen in the area of vehicle.  No further description was available for the actor/s.  Upon inspection of the vehicle it was found that it had been left unlocked, and the passenger side door was left partially ajar.  It was apparent that someone attempted to enter the vehicle but was scared off by the alarm.  Detective Bureau was notified.

Theft from Vehicle – Grant Avenue - While patrolling the area due to a attempted auto theft, Officers found the door of a 2012 Buick Enclave not fully closed.  It was observed that someone had entered the vehicle and rifled through the interior. The homeowner was notified.  The doors had been left unlocked.  Detective Bureau was notified.

Theft from Vehicle – Walnut Street – An additional vehicle was found to have been rummaged through as Officers were checking the area due to other thefts from vehicles.  It was found that the doors were left unlocked.  Detective Bureau notified.

Theft from Vehicle – Walnut Street – Another vehicle was found to have been rummaged through with a money counter missing from the interior of the vehicle.  The 2014 GMC Acadia was parked in the driveway and left unlocked.  The owner was advised not to touch the vehicle until the Detective Bureau contacts them for processing.

Theft from Vehicle – Walnut Street -  Officers found another vehicle that had been rummaged through including the glove compartment being left open and papers thrown about.  The owner of the vehicle was made aware of the situation and checked the vehicle for missing items.    Detective Bureau arrived on scene, spoke with the homeowner, and processed the scene. 

Theft from Vehicle – Walnut Street – Another vehicle, Ram truck, was found rummaged through and Officers were able to make contact with the owner.  It was found the doors were left unlocked and the actor/s had taken money that was located in the console.  The Detective Bureau arrived on scene to processes the vehicle. 

Motor Vehicle Theft – Walnut Street -   Officers responded to the area regarding a stolen motor vehicle.  The victim came outside and found their car, a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, missing.  There was nothing of value in the vehicle, but it was possible that the valet key was left in the center console.  The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle database at Headquarters.

Motor Vehicle Theft – Burnett Place – Another vehicle was reported stolen from the area in which several attempted vehicle thefts were made.  The car, a 2016 black colored Ford Explorer, was last seen in the driveway and did have the keys inside of the vehicle.  The car was entered stolen in the database at Headquarters.

Arrest on Warrant – Franklin Avenue – A party known to Officers as having an outstanding warrant was seen walking on Franklin Avenue.  A field interview was conducted where Headquarters confirmed the active warrant out of Newark.  Jessie Soto, 41, and homeless, was transported to Headquarters without incident, and Newark Police were contacted.  Mr. Soto was released on his own recognizance with a new Court date.

12/22/16

Motor Vehicle Stop – Hillside Avenue -  A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of its driver and passenger.  Irma Dervisevic, 18, of Nutley, and Matthew DeOliveira, 20, of Nutley were transported to Headquarters without incident.  Both were processed, which included fingerprints and photographs.  Ms. Dervisevic was charged with Tampering with Public Records or Information, advised of her Court date and released.  Mr. DeOliveira was charged with Possession of Marijuana Under 50 grams, advised of his mandatory Court date and released.  No further action taken.