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
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 Nutley
Nutley Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone representing to be from there are seeking payment.
If you sell any item/s on the internet, DO NOT accept a check for more than the item was agreed to be sold. DO NOT deposit checks that have instructions to send a portion of that check to another location. The checks are fraudulent and you WILL lose money from your account.
Suspicious Incident/Fraud – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a fraud. The victim stated that an individual was falsifying their current motorcycle’s license plate and driving through EZ Pass tolls on the NJ Turnpike. An official document was provided showing a reading from the NJ Turnpike and a photograph of the motorcycle and license plate that did not match the victim’s motorcycle.
Property Lost – Kingsland Avenue – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding lost property. The victim stated that they were notified that their Sprint purchase had been delivered via UPS, but no packages were left on their front step. After checking the confirmation e-mail sent by sprint they noticed the package had been delivered to a different address.
Burglary – Washington Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a past occurred burglary. The victim arrived home and found evidence that the dead bolt on their door was unlocked and visible pry marks were observed to both locks on the front door. There were items missing from the home. The Detective Bureau was notified and responded to the scene to process it.
Animal Complaint – Rutgers Place - While on patrol, a dog was observed loose, unattended and not contained in a yard. This same dog had been apprehended on a prior occasion and returned to its home by Officers. On this day the canine was picked up by Officers and taken to its home and a Township Ordinance for Dog At Large was issued to the owner. No further information at this time.
Suspicious Incident – Nutley Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a missing plastic pipes. The victim stated that there were 5 white plastic water pipes, about 10 feet long and valued at approximately $10 each, left outside near the fence at the top of their driveway. This morning they noticed one was missing and another was found at the curb.
Suspicious Incident – Franklin Avenue – Officers were called to the area of the clock tower to follow up on a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival Officers observed a party known to have an outstanding warrant out of Nutley. Mr. David O’Connor, 61, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. He was unable to post bail and was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility where he was left in their custody.
Property Damage – Park Avenue – Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the victim who advised that a window had been broken in one of the offices. The Officers observed glass and a rock on the desk. There was a landscaper cutting grass and believed that the mower he was using kicked the rock up and propelled it into the window. Nothing further.
Motor Vehicle Stop – Centre Street – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of Rachel S. Katz, 32, of Newark, for outstanding warrants out of Newark and Montclair. She was transported to Headquarters without incident, both jurisdictions were contacted and released Ms. Katz on her own recognizance with new Court dates.
Illegal Dumping - Centre Street – Response was made to the area in regards to an illegal dumping complaint. The contractor working on the commercial structure stated that when they took the dumpster from the property to be dumped, the contents of the dumpster was found to have residential garbage which totaled an additional cost of $1,500.00 to the contracting company performing the work on the structure. The general contractor wished to document the incident for insurance purposes and believes the actors to be residents of the Township.
Theft – Washington Avenue – Headquarters received a walk in report regarding a package theft. The victim stated that they ordered two items that were delivered to their complex and upon retrieving the package they found the envelope opened and the contents removed. The Detective Bureau was advised of the missing items and will be taking over the investigation. The victim was advised of how to obtain a copy of their Police report for their records.
Shoplifting – Harrison Street - On this date, the manager of a local establishment contacted Police to report an unknown actor that left their store with merchandise they did not pay for. It was stated that the actor placed the stolen items in the back seat of a motor vehicle, that was parked in front of the building, and fled the scene running westbound on Harrison Street while the motor vehicle proceeded eastbound on Harrison Street. Officers located a party matching the description given. Karim Anzour, 31, of Prospect Park, admitted to taking the merchandise, was placed under arrest, and transported to Headquarters without incident. Mr. Anzour was charged with Shoplifting, he was processed, given the appropriate copy of the summons, advised of his court date, and released. The vehicle and accomplice involved were not yet located. No further action taken.
Theft – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a report of a theft from vehicle. The victim stated that an I phone 8 and $40 inside the compartment was taken from the center console area of their vehicle. Police were able to determine a location of the phone through phone provider When Officers traveled to the Clifton address to ascertain the circumstances, it was apparent that one of the residents was in possession of the phone. Alpha Ngai-Welo, 49, of East Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident. She was charged with Theft, printed, processed, and released with the mandatory Court date. The property was returned to the owner.
Shoplifting – Harrison Street- Response was made to the area on a report of a Hispanic male, wearing a flannel shirt with letters written on the back, blue jeans, and black dress shoes, headed southbound on Franklin Avenue on foot. Units checked the area with negative results. The manager stated that the described actor entered the establishment and attempted to exit the store with a shopping cart filled with cases of Ensure – total value of $206.37. The manager stated they have never seen this party in the past.