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 about any crimes can send a (non emergency) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into www.tipsoft.com and search Nutley.

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3/10/18

Theft – Msgr DiLuca Plaza – Officers responded to the area regarding an incident of theft.  The homeowner stated that their multicolored Saint Theresa cement statue was taken from the front porch of the residence.  The approximate value is estimated at $120.00.   Nothing further.

3/12/18

Motor Vehicle Stop – Rhoda Avenue – Response was made to the area regarding a vehicle on a lawn.  The driver, Aracelis, Tejada, 45, of East Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters without incident.  She was issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, and Careless Driving, advised of her mandatory Court date, and released from custody.  

Motor Vehicle Stop – Franklin Avenue – A motor vehicle stop was initiated and the driver, Alasha Williams, 51, of Nutley, was placed under arrest for an active warrant out of Kinnelon.  She was transported to Headquarters without incident, Kinnelon PD was notified, and released her on her own recognizance advising of the new Court date.  A Nutley motor vehicle summons was issued for Failure to Provide a Valid Driver’s License. 

Theft from Vehicle – Hillside Avenue – Officers responded to the area on a report of a burglary to auto.  The victim told Police that when they returned to their vehicle they noticed their rear passenger side window broken and a black book bag removed from the inside. Miscellaneous items were inside the bag.  Some of the debris was already cleaned up and card board was put in place prior to Police arrival.  The Detective Bureau was contacted and responded to the scene to follow up.

3/13/18

Theft- Franklin Avenue -  Officers were dispatched to the area to take a report of a theft.  The victim stated that their plow, approximate value of $2,200.00, was taken off their truck.  The Detective Bureau is investigating and has potentially identified suspect, charges pending.

*Theft – Park Avenue – Response was made to the location regarding a report of theft.  The victims stated that they had placed an order for an item that they were expecting to be delivered, but never came.  Upon calling regarding the package, they found that an unknown party, in lobby taking multiple packages Police are looking for person below.  Anyone with information are asked to contact Nutley Police. Detective Bureau is investigating. 

Theft – Washington Avenue – Response was made to the location regarding a report of a theft.  Upon arrival, the victim stated a black male wearing a Volkswagen (VW) cap, posed as a potential customer wanting to look at a vehicle. The male was given the keys, but then took the vehicle and drove away with it.  While speaking with the suspect, prior to him taking the vehicle. Detective Bureau was advised and responded to the scene to process it.  The vehicle information was given out to the neighboring precincts.

Theft of Identity – Headquarters received a report of identity theft.  The victim stated that they received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service regarding their tax return.  The victim contacted the I.R.S. to let them know that they had not filed yet.  They were then advised that someone, using their credentials, had tried filing a return.  The victim was advised of the Consent Form for their credentials to be entered into the database as a Victim of Identity Theft, which they chose to sign and be entered into. 

3/14/18

General Investigation – Nutley Avenue – Dispatch directed patrol units to the area regarding glass bottles falling from a recycling truck.  There were several pieces of glass observed on the roadway.  The Department of Public Works was advised and they stated they already contacted the outside vendor to clean the broken glass.  Nothing further.

Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Headquarters received a call regarding a party suspected of shoplifting.  Upon arrival, Officers placed into custody Scott Amill, 34, of Garfield, and transported him to Headquarters without incident.  A search incident to arrest found the party to be in possession of 18 items with a value of $156.12 and drug paraphernalia.  Additionally, he was found to be a wanted person for a probation violation through the Essex County Sheriff’s department.  He was charged with Shoplifting, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both disorderly person’s offenses, to be placed on summons with a mandatory Court Date.   The Essex County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and arrived to take custody of Mr. Amill. 

Theft – Bloomfield Avenue – A report was made at Police Headquarters regarding a missing purse.  The black, rectangular, zipper purse was last seen on the dining room table but was found to be missing.  It is not known if the purse was stolen but it has not been found.  The financial institution was contacted and advised the victim to file a Police report.  Instructions on how to obtain a copy of the report were given to the victim.

Identity Theft – The victim of an identity theft incident reported the details to Officers at Headquarters.  Four (4) credit cards were received in the mail, which were not applied for by the victim.  The credit card companies were all contacted, cards cancelled, and it should be noted that all balances were at $0.00.  The victim declined to be entered into the Identity Theft database.  Nothing further.

Motor Vehicle Stop – Hillside Crescent – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of the passenger, Lisbeth Soriano, 19, of Bronx, NY.  She was transported to Headquarters without incident.  Essex County Prosecutor’s Office approved a charge of Possession of a CDS Marijuana, which was placed on a summons.  She was released with her mandatory Court date.  The driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for Improper Parking. 

3/15/18

Disorderly Conduct – Raymond Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a call of a male party dragging garbage into the roadway.  The male was observed dragging black garbage bags and placing them in front of a different driveway on an adjacent street.  The party did not speak English and continued to disobey Officers orders.  He was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct, which was placed on a summons.  He was released with his mandatory Court date. 

Theft – Park Avenue – Headquarters received a report regarding a theft from one of the cell towers located in the area.  The manager stated that there were four (4) back up cell tower batteries, valued at $923.00, taken from the cell tower.  It is not clear when they may have been taken.  Nothing further.