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 mandatory Court date and released from custody.
Suspicious Incident – Headquarters received a report from a resident that received a letter from Sprint addressed to someone that does not reside at their address. The letter was a credit application denial. The resident wished to document the incident should any of their accounts be compromised.
Defiant Trespassing – Jackson Street – Response was made to the area regarding an unwanted party that had already been told not to return to the residence. Upon arrival Officers found Linda Ramirez, 44, of Clifton on the property and having two (2) outstanding warrants from Newark and Paterson. She was taken into custody and charged with Defiant Trespassing on summons. Both jurisdictions were contacted and released Ms. Ramirez on her own recognizance.
Township Ordinance – Municipal Lot #1 – Officers observed a party consume an alcoholic beverage while sitting in the Municipal Pedestrian Walkway 1, in violation of Township Ordinance 210-21 (Unlawful Consumption). A Township Summons was issued with a Court date.
Shoplifting – Harrison Street - Managers of CVS stated they observed a thin white male wearing a dark blue hoodie, black sweatpants, black hat and white sneakers put multiple deodorant items in his sweatshirt pocket and pant pockets. The description of the actor was given out to available Police units who were unable to locate the actor.
Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding a fraud. The victim stated they received and email from a Professor on their school account in regards to a job “getting paid while driving.” The victim was advised to respond through their personal email, which they did. Several back and forth emails were received and ultimately the victim sent personal and vehicle information as requested. Instructions were given for the victim to deposit the check received electronically into their bank account. The check cleared and then they sent two payments $1,650.00 and $1,500.00 via the CashApp (A money transfer application) to the user name provided. The victim became suspicious of the transaction and when contacting the financial institution found that the check received was fake. They were advised to contact their bank to close all of their accounts and debit cards associated with the CashApp account.
Theft – River Road – Headquarters received a report regarding a past occurred package theft. The victim was advised via email that their package, was delivered by USPS to the vestibule of their residence. When the victim went to retrieve their package, it was missing. There were other packages in the area that were all intact.
Fraud – Headquarters received a report regarding fraud. The victims stated they were notified by their financial institution that two checks from their account were suspected to be involved in fraudulent activity. One check for $300 and one for $900 were attempted to be deposited using the TD Bank Mobile Application to an unknown TD Bank account. The victims do not have a TD Bank Account. The victim stated that they have their blank checks mailed to their home and they were expecting new checks to arrive. The Post Office will also be contacted regarding the matter. Both financial institutions requested a Police report so they could move forward with an investigation. The victims were offered to be entered into the Identity Theft Victim Database, which they declined.
Police warn of fake Craig’s List rental properties! If the communicator does not grant you access to a home or apartment for rent to inspect it, chances are it is a scam for money. Do not send money via gift cards or monetary transfer apps. Additionally, do not send personal information via email or over the phone.
Motor Vehicle Stop – River Road – A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of Charles Arocho, 24, of North Arlington. He was transported to Headquarters without incident, charged with Possession of Marijuana, issued four (4) traffic summonses for Turns at Control Intersection on Red, Unregistered Vehicle, No Liability Insurance Coverage on Motor Vehicle, and Operation of Motor Vehicle While in Possession of Narcotic, advised of the mandatory Court date, and released.