ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police reports through Oct. 27, supplied by Roselle Park Police Department.
October 24, 2016 at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Officers responded to the World of Liquors located at 137 Chestnut St. for a report of a shoplifting. Taken from the store was a one liter bottle of vodka valued at approximately $20.00 dollars. The individual who committed the shoplifting was described as a male with a beard wearing a hooded sweater, red t-shirt, gray camouflage shorts and black shoes.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. officers located a male fitting the description and was identified as Hector Rodriguez, age 36 from Roselle Park. Rodriguez was positively identified by a witness as the individual who committed the shoplifting. He was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting. He was also found to have an active warrant for $500 out of Cranford Municipal Court. Rodriguez was issued a summons and released on his own recognizance with a court date for Cranford and Roselle Park Municipal Court.
October 25, 2016 at approximately 12:57 p.m.
Officers responded to the Family Dollar on located at 7 E. Westfield Ave for a report of a shoplifting. Taken from the store were several bottles of vitamins and face creams valued at just under $200 dollars. The female who committed the shoplifting was being detained by store employees until police arrived. She was identified as Tonya D. Thompson, age 46 from Elizabeth. Thompson was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting. She was also found to have an active warrant for $500 out of Elizabeth Municipal Court. Thompson was issued a summons and released on her own recognizance with a court date for Elizabeth and Roselle Park Municipal Court.
October 26, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Two elderly residents reported that at approximately 1:00 p.m. that afternoon, two males wearing construction type clothing and driving a white pickup truck greeted them at their residence on E. Westfield Ave. The 89 year old tenant, was told by one of the individuals that the landlord sent them to collect $1,900 dollars for the repair they made to the roof. The victim stated that she does not have that amount of money on her. The individuals coaxed her in the pickup and drove her to a local bank to withdraw the money. After doing so returned her back to her residence. Both individuals then drove from the area. It wasn’t until after speaking to the landlord later in the day, that they realized it was a scam. Anyone with any similar incidents or information regarding this case are advised to contact the Roselle Park Police Department at 908-245-2300.
October 26th, 2016 at approximately 1:16 a.m.
Ptl. William Hannon conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2008 Nissan on Faitoute Ave for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle, Keith Morrison was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and drug paraphernalia. He was placed under arrest and charged with possession of c.d.s. and drug paraphernalia. He was issued a summons as well as motor vehicle summonses and released with a court date.