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Blotter Report April 29 – May 6, 2016


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3:32 PM Officer Chris Scheper took a report of lost property from a Claridge Drive resident.  The resident reported that approximately three weeks ago, she noticed several items of jewelry were missing from her apartment.  The resident has attempted to locate them without success.  Value of the missing items is approximately $3000.

4:11 PM Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a theft from a Wayland Drive resident.  The resident reported that her wallet was stolen while she was shopping at the Pilgrim Plaza.  Wallet contained personal identification, credit cards and cash.  The resident was provided with identity theft information.


8:34 AM Sgt. Dan Greco took a report of a dispute between two motorists.  The dispute was over one vehicle being cut off by another.  The operator of one of the vehicles then began to shout at the other driver.  Officers spoke to the operators of both vehicles and advised them of complaint procedures.


1:26 PM Officer Brendan Huber took a report of harassment from a Bloomfield Avenue resident.  The resident reported that she is being verbally harassed by her landlord and that she has no hot water in her apartment.  Officers spoke to the landlord who stated that the tenant is behind on her rent and he has asked her to move.  He also states there is garbage and dog feces littering the area by the tenant’s door.  Both parties were advised of complaint procedures.

2:21 PM Sgt. Dan Greco took a report of a lost wallet from a Chicago IL. resident.  The resident reported she lost her wallet while attending an event in Verona.  The wallet contained credit cards, gift cards, personal identification and cash.  She was advised to contact the credit card companies and cancel the cards.


1:03 AM Officer Alyssa Kirby responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad to a report of a person who fell on Grove Avenue.  After treatment for a head injury, the victim was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital.

10:05 AM Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a fraud from a Lynwood Road resident.  The resident stated that he received a letter in the mail offering life insurance on a mortgage loan.  When he contacted the company, they stated there was a loan in his name and provided an account number.  They then requested a social security number to activate the insurance.  The resident did not provide the company with any personal information. 

2:24 PM Officer Brendan Huber conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue after receiving an alert that the vehicle was unregistered.  Upon checking the operator’s credentials, it was discovered that there was an active warrant for the operator from the Riverdale Municipal Court.  The operator, Anna Alaerts of Pequannock, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.  After processing Alaerts posted bail and was released.


10:35 AM Officer Erin McGarrity took a report of fraud from a Linn Drive resident.  The resident reported two unauthorized charges on her checking account.  The resident was in contact with her bank and closed the account.  She was provided with identity theft information.

1:28 PM Officer Ed Ruff conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mt. Prospect Avenue for an observed violation.  While speaking with the operator, the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers observed a plastic bag on the rear seat that had an odor of raw marijuana in it.  The vehicle was searched and several other items of CDS and paraphernalia were located.  The operator, Kaitlynn Pinero of Lake Hiawatha, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.  After processing Pinero was released with a pending court date.

7:52 PM Officer Justin Nielsen took a report of lost property from a Durrell Street resident.  The resident reported that she lost her silver engagement ring, possibly in the area of Everett Field.


6:52 PM Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of a fraud from a Valleyview Road resident.  The resident reported receiving a call from a credit service regarding a past due bill for Comcast services that she does not have.  The resident then obtained a copy of her credit report and discovered that there were multiple accounts opened with her information that she did not authorize.  She was provided with identity theft information.


Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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