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 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.
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.
Stolen Motor Vehicle – Officers responded to the area regarding the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim stated that they parked their vehicle, described as a white 15ft box truck with red lettering on both sides, and when they returned to their vehicle it was gone. Inside the vehicle were various tools and construction material, The following day the truck was found several blocks away within our jurisdiction and the owner notified.
Criminal Mischief – Franklin Avenue – Response was made to the area regarding criminal mischief. The victim stated that when they returned to their business they observed the front window was cracked. Officers observed the window which appeared to have been struck with an object causing multiple cracks. There were no objects observed on the ground or in the area that may have caused the window to crack.
Property Damage – Oakridge Avenue – Dispatch directed patrol to the area regarding a report of property damage. The victim stated that a tree limb fell on their vehicle causing the windshield to crack, scuff marks on the hood and front right fender. The victim was advised to make a Police report. The vehicle’s insurance information was noted in the report.
Property Damage – Hopper Avenue – Response was made to the area in regard to a tree limb that fell onto a fence. The homeowner stated that the tree limb from a neighboring yard fell onto a fence that divides both properties. Officers observed minimal damage to the fence. The complainant wanted the other homeowner to be responsible for the removal and cleanup of the branch and fence. Officers advised the caller that they were responsible for any branches or limbs that grow over their property line, and advised to contact their insurance company regarding the damage caused by the limb.
Found Property- Rutgers Pl- Police responded to Rutgers place on found property. They recovered a bicycle and scooter and secured them pending the owner claims.
Illegal Dumping – Memorial Drive – A male party was seen dumping soil in the park. The male was described as a Caucasian male, with light hair, wearing gray shorts and a white shirt that walked down Howe Ave. with a garbage can on a dolly, along with his small child, and dumped dirt into two piles near the walk from Memorial Drive into the park.
Theft – Beech St – 23 y/o Angelo Nocciolo of N Arlington was arrested and charged with theft after a resident reported he and another man was leaving with a backpack that was on his property. Police arrived and spoke with Nocciolo who provided police with a false date of birth and additionally charged with obstruction as well. He was given a summons and released at headquarters pending a court hearing.
Injury – Franklin Ave- Nutley Police and EMS responded to Nutley High School when a custodian reportedly fell off a roof. The 41 y/o male suffered arm injury and was transported to an area hospital.
Damage to auto – Passaic Ave – A party reported while driving along Passaic Ave near Glendale his vehicle a 2009 Lexis sustained damage because of road work being conducted. Police have received numerous complaints of vehicle damage as a result of elevated manholes and uneven terrain.
Internet Scam- A Nutley resident reported that he engaged a woman on the dating site Plenty of Fish. After messages and explicit photos were exchanged he received calls from the woman’s father claiming she was a minor and he needed to send money orders to avoid police involvement. He contacted police and was advised this is a common scam.
Injury – Cedar St – An insurance inspector evaluating a home under construction fell through the floorboards and sustained a laceration to his right arm. Construction workers applied rags and adhesive tape to contain the bleeding. The inspector was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Arrest Motor Vehicle Investigation- During a traffic stop it was discovered the driver provided a false name to police because she did not have a valid drivers license. Miesha Fulton 19 y/o of Newark was charged with obstruction, and found to be in possession of CDS Paraphernalia, she was arrested issued summonses and released.
Car Wash Burglar Arrested- Police were able to charge 34 y/o Omar Vega of Newark with three counts of burglary and theft after connecting him to three separate burglaries to car washes in Nutley. He is presently being detained in Essex County Jail.
Motor Vehicle Stop arrest-Police stopped a motorist on Park Ave near River Road and found the driver 21 y/o Sarah Ramirez of E Orange to have an outstanding warrant out of Bloomfield. She was taken into custody issued summonses, and released from custody pending a new court date in Bloomfield.
Diversion Burglar Arrested- Police investigating an April 9th home burglary that occurred on Grant Ave. Charged 52 y/o Tony Eli of Newark with 3rd degree burglary. He was arrested in Newark and charged by several other municipalities for similar crimes, and presently being held in Union County Jail.