Police & Fire

Little Falls Police Seek Help Identifying Purse Theft Suspect

Credits: Little Falls PD


Updated as of 10:43 a.m.
Detective Sergeant James D. Briggs from the Little Falls Police Department commented, "Someone on the TAP website recognized the suspect and we made an arrest last evening. Our suspect, Russell Baker from Towaco, was also charged with stealing a 92 year old womans purse at the Lincoln Park Shop-Rite."


LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Police Department Detective Bureau is seeking the public’s help in identifying the pictured individual who is wanted for a purse theft which occurred around 4:26 p.m. at the Little Falls ShopRite on Saturday, Jan. 4. The store is located at 171 Browertown Road, Little Falls

Description
The suspect appears to be a white male wearing a dark colored hoodie with a light colored logo and a dark colored cap.

Credit: Little Falls Police  


Car Description
Allegedly, the suspect then travelled in the silver four-door sedan shown to the Home Depot, located at 545 Rt. 46, in Totowa, and made purchases using the credit cards found inside the purse. He then next used the credit cards to make purchases at the BP gas station located at 845 Riverview Drive in Totowa at around 5:30 p.m.

"We believe that the car is either a Mercury Grand Marquis or possibly a Ford Crown Victoria," commented Little Falls Detective Sergeant James Briggs. "It appears that the rear passenger side taillight may be broken and there may possibly be a dent on the rear passenger side."


Credit: Little Falls Police   


The purse itself was later found on Route 202 near the Wayne / Lincoln Park border. 

Contact Information
Anyone able to identify the suspect should contact Detective Sergeant James Briggs or Detective Jason Macaluso in the Investigative Division at 973-256-0200 or jbriggs@littlefallspd.org

Further information 
Little Falls Police Department 
Chief: John Dmuchowski 
35 Stevens Avenue 
Little Falls, NJ 07424 
973-256-0200  
Website

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Essex

Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Beating, Sexually Assaulting Rutgers Student

December 7, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on Tuesday. 

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, December 16, 10:00 AM

West Essex High School, North Caldwell

Holiday Vendor Bazaar

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Carousel_image_f63dabf97f42c56cc5a9__v8a7216

Sat, December 16, 3:30 PM

Livingston

Ride to Raise Money for Lung Transplant Recipient

Carousel_image_6b43b5160fdb24b2f144_jan_28_jog

Sun, January 28, 1:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake School, Verona

Our Lady of the Lake School Open House

Education

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Highlight Need for Greater Awareness and Proactive Treatment

December 1, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – According to new guidelines issued in November by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, 46 percent of U.S. adults—about 103-million Americans—are now considered to be in the high blood pressure range. Under the previous guidelines, which had not been updated in over a decade, only 32 percent of U.S. adults (or 72 ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...