Police Blotter

May 29, 2020

5/23/2020 Burglary – Florence Street – Officers responded to the area in reference to a past occurred burglary.  The victim stated that they noticed last week they were missing items from their garage.  The garage door is left unlocked generally, and there was no sign of forced entry.  ...

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5/16/2020 Theft from Vehicle – Park Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of theft from Vehicle.  The victim stated while they were taking a walk with their children they noticed makeup products.  When checked more closely, the victim recognized the items as hers from ...

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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 ...

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5/2/2020 Fraud – The victim of fraud reported the incident to Police.  They stated they received an email from their PayPal account discussing recent transactions they wanted to verify.  The victim told them they had not used their PayPal account recently and would check their accounts with ...

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4/25/2020 Theft – Ernest Street - Officers spoke with the victim regarding stolen packages that were reported delivered, the victim’s home has a Ring doorbell that did not capture any recent deliveries.   The packages totals approximately $255.00.  Fraud -  The victim reported fraudulent ...

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4/18/2020 Theft – Centre Street – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of theft.  Police are investigating a theft in which a late model SUV was seen pulling into the parking lot of a Centre and Franklin Business and the driver placed four large flower pots, filled with dirt and ...

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4/10/2020 Theft – Brookline Avenue – A report was taken in regard to an order that was not received.  The victim stated they placed an order worth $308.15 from ebay items were not received.  Theft – Washington Avenue – A report of theft was placed with Headquarters.  The victim stated they ...

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4/4/2020 Criminal Mischief – Roma Street – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of criminal mischief.  The homeowner stated that when they were walking back towards their home, they observed two young males, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing a gray ...

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3/28/2020 Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of shoplifting.  The store manager stated that a male stole items from the store and then fled south on Franklin Ave, continuing east on Essex Street.  Suspicious Incident – High Street – A ...

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3/21/2020 Fraud -  Headquarters received a report of fraud.  The victim stated that they received an email from a party claiming to be collecting charity money for their son’s Youth Hockey Club The email asked for a donation of 3 $100.00 “steam” online gaming cards.  The victim purchased three ...

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3/14/2020 Animal Complaint – San Antonio Avenue - Officers were called to the same address on multiple occasions for dogs barking for long extended periods.  The homeowner was not home on any of the attempts to contact them and no dogs were heard barking.  On the last call regarding the ...

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3/7/2020 Theft – Centre Street - Headquarters received a walk in report of a stolen cell phone.  The victim stated they were playing basketball in Yantacaw Park when their cell phone and driver’s license were stolen.  The red iPhone XR was placed on a park bench near the basketball court ...

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3/1/2020 Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a suspicious incident.  The victim stated that they received an email from Fed Ex that their package from Dell Computers was in route to be delivered.  The Dell G7 15-7590 computer, valued at $1,434.10, was delivered to their ...

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2/22/2020 Property Lost – Gerard Road – Headquarters received a walk in report on lost property.  The victim stated they ordered three (3) items from a department store having a total value of $75.00 and never received them.  2/24/2020 Package Theft – Oakridge Avenue - Headquarters ...

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2/15/2020 Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of shoplifting.  The store manager stated that they had a man detained after observing him conceal magazines and attempt to leave the store without making payment.  The suspect Charles Price, 65, of ...

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2/8/2020 Criminal Mischief – Headquarters received a report regarding an incident of criminal mischief.  The victim stated their vehicle, which was parked in their driveway, was found to have the right side windshield wiper arm laying on the ground.  The wiper appeared to be deliberately broken ...

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REMINDER:  LOCK YOUR VEHICLES IF YOUR VEHICLE IS ENTERED, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING AND CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into www.tipsoft.com and search ...

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1/25/2020 Criminal Mischief – Washington Avenue - Response was made to the area in regards to a criminal mischief incident.  The owner advised Officers that their soda machine in front of the shop had been damaged during the night.  Surveillance footage showed a vehicle stop at the corner of ...

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1/17/2020 Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding fraud.  The victim stated their company received a check for $34,886.95, (in Dec. 2018) that was due to their business, and turned out to be insufficient funds in the checking account.  Many attempts were made to collect the debt ...

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1/11/2020 Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of the driver Ariel Falcon, 30, of Newark.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, processed, and issued a summons charging him with Possession of Marijuana.  Mr.

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1/5/20 Car Fire – Route 21 - Nutley Fire, along with Nutley Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle fire.  Upon arrival, Officers found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.  Both occupants were able to get out of the vehicle safely and were not injured.  The driver stated they heard a ...

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12/28/2019 Scam- Police took a report from a 61 y/o Nutley resident claiming that he received an e-mail from what he believed was PayPal requesting 500.00. The victim told police he complied with the e –mail instructions and went to 7/11 to purchase 200.00 e bay gift cards, then provided the ...

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12/21/19 Call for Help – Police responded to Stager St when a caller reported someone calling for help. Police located a 92 y/o woman who exited her residence and had fallen outside. Police had medical personnel check her before reuniting with her caretaker. Leaving the scene- Property damage ...

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12/14/19 Criminal Mischief – Highfield Lane – Response was made to the area in regards to a report of criminal mischief.  The homeowner returned home and found a portion of their decorative snowman was not lit.  Upon inspection it was observed that a wire was cut.  The approximate value of the ...

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12/7/19 Fraud/Identity Theft – The victim told Officers that they received a call from a party claiming to be from Social Security and a second call which displayed “Nutley Police.” That caller stated that they observed suspicious activity using their social security number and was suspected of ...

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11/28/19 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 ...

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Nutley Police are warning residents not to fall victim to a popular fraud in which an Essex County Resident was taken for thousands of dollars. Chief Thomas Strumolo warns that spoofing leads residents to believe the person on the other end of the phone line pretends to be someone other than who ...

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11/15/19 Motor Vehicle Crash – Franklin Avenue – A motor vehicle accident resulted in the arrest of Rosemary Barritta, 58, of Nutley, who was transported to Headquarters without incident.  She was issued motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving, advised of her ...

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10/13/19 Assault– Franklin Avenue – Police took a report from a Board Of Education Member participating in the Columbus Day Parade. He stated that a man he knows only from Facebook approached him and assaulted him at the intersection of Franklin and Stager. The Essex County Prosecutors Office ...

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10/31/19 Burglary to auto arrest – Conover- On 10/2/2019 Police responded to Conover Ave when a woman walking her dog told police she observed someone acting suspiciously near a parked vehicle. When police arrived they were able to recover evidence leading to charges against 23 y/o Jason Ortiz ...

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