POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2012
Vehicle Thefts- On March 5th, Officers David Chabay and John McGrory responded to UTZ Foods, located at 5 Evans Street, to investigate a report of two trucks having been stolen between March 3-5, 2012
Warrant Arrest- On March 5th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, James Shara (27) of Jersey City, allegedly had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Jersey City Municipal Court. He was arrested.
Criminal Mischief- On March 5th, Sergeants John McNish and Christopher Morgan and Officers Gerald Veneziano and RJ Casendino, responded to a Horseneck Road residence in regards to an act of criminal mischief. Apparently, a verbal disput occurred and as a result, one of the individuals ended up breaking a window on the residence.
Theft- On March 6th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim parked his 2004 Lincoln on the lawn of the auction. When he returned he discovered his vehicle's door and trunk locks were damaged and a laptop computer was missing from the vehicle.
Terroristic Threats- On March 6th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a terroristic threat that was left on a voice mailbox at FarmPlast LLC, located at 5 Washington Avenue.
Theft- On March 7th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a report of jewelry missing from a residence on Big Piece Rd.
Warrant Arrest- On March 8th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk was alerted to two men acting suspiciously in the parking lot of Consumer Product Testing, located on New Dutch Lane. Officer Didyk was joined by Officer Christopher Hlubik. Investigation revealed that one of the men allegedly had two active warrants for his arrest issued by the Paterson Municipla Court. Arrested was Keishawn State Jr. (30) of Paterson, N.J.
Simple Assault- On March 8th, Officer John McGrory took a report of simple assault that allegedly occurred between co-workers at Consolidated Environmental Services, located at 26 Law Drive.
Residential Burglary- On March 8th, officers responded to a Pier Lane residence to investigate a report of a burglary. Unknown actor(s) forced entry to the front door and allegedly stole a laptop computer. The case is being investigated by Detective Christopher Niemiec.
Theft- On March 9th, Officer Daniel Dias responded to Technical Integration Services, located at 125 Clinton Road, to investigate a theft of HVAC equipment that occurred between March 8-9, 2012 and involved over $6300 worth of equipment.
Fraud- On March 9th, Corporal David Kane responded to GTS, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate the fraudulant use of a credit card by a company representative
Theft- On March 9th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a theft of a wallet from a patron at Retro Fitness, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road. The theft occurred on March 8th.
Fraud- On March 10th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an E-Bay fraud with the victim being an employee of Falls Music Company, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue.The victim attempted to purchase a Cartier ring. He paid approximately $3000 to a seller in Great Britian but did not receive the ring.
Commercial Burglary- On March 10th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Futon World, located at 420 Route 46 East, to investigate a reported theft.
Commercial Burglary- On March 10th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to Lattimer Realty, located at 397 Route 46 West, to investigate a reported burglary
Criminal Mischief- On March 11, 2012, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to 19 Cole Rd. to investigate a report of criminal mischief. Unknown actor(s) apparently punctured a small hole in a vehicle's fuel tank.
POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-26, 2012
Warrant Arrest- On February 19th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for committing a motor vehicle violation. The driver, identified as Nafis Taboo (23) of Roselle, N.J., was allegedly found to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Cranford Municipal Court. His driver's license was also allegedly suspended.
Criminal Mischief- On February 19th, Sergeant Christopher Oswald and Officer John McGrory responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located on Route 46, on a report of guest who were refusing to leave their room. Officers discovered that the guests had damaged a smoke detector and had created a mess in the room. The guests paid for the damages and left without further police action.
Theft- On February 20th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a customer's I-Phone, valued at $300.00.
Theft- On February 21st, Officer Daniel Dias responded to Skyline Auto Auction to investigate a report of a stolen dealer license plate
Theft- On February 21st, Officers Brian Sabatelli and Frank Tracey responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located on Passaic Avenue, to investigate a theft of a cell phone. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a (16) year old male and the recovery of an I-Phone
Theft- On February 21st, Corporal David Kane and Officer Daniel Dias, responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist security with an alleged shoplifter that was in their custody. Arrested and charged with shoplifting was Rosaora Reinoso (31) of Paterson, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Reinoso are merely allegations and she must be convicted in a court of law)
DWI Arrest- On February 22nd at approximately 10:34 PM, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car for having committed a motor vehicle violation. He conducted an investigation and determined that the driver was allegedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Arrested was Jerome Hagel (32) of Fairfield, N.J. (Note: the charges against Mr. Hagel are merely allegations and he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Burglary- On February 23rd, Officers responded to a Liberty Court residence to investigate a reported burglary. The crime took place sometime between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Unknown actor(s) forced open the front door and took undisclosed amount of jewelry.
Fraud- On February 23rd, Officer Michael Nyhuis investigated an attempted fraud whereby the victim was a Township resident. The attempted fraud involved the victim receiving a fraudulant money order in the mail that she was told related to her being involved in a special mystery shopper program. She was instructed to cash the money order and send the money to a specific location.
Narcotics Arrest- On February 24th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The officer allegedly found suspected cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Benjamin Bloom (23) of Andover, N.J. (Note the charges against him are merely allegations and he must be proven guilty in a court of law)
Stolen Vehicle- On February 25th, police responded to Panera Bread, located at 5 Evans Street at approximately 1 AM to investigate a report that one of their box trucks had been stolen but was found parked on Stewart Place near Commerce Rd. The driver's side window was smashed. The vehicle was not loaded with product. It appears that the air brakes on the vehicle stopped working, so this automatically shut down the engine to the vehicle.
Aggravated Assault- On February 25th, officers responded to the Gulf gas station, located on Route 46, to investigate an assault that was in progress. Investigation revealed that two men became upset with the attendant and assaulted him using a broom stick. Two men were arrested
POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 4, 2012
Theft- On February 27th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of a stolen I-Phone belonging to a school official.
Shoplifting Arrest- On February 27th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist their security officers with an alleged shoplifter who they had in custody. One individual was arrested.
Fraud- On February 28th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a fraud at Ben S. Loeb, 25 Pier Lane West, involving a disputed credit card charge.
Theft- On February 28th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft of a dealer license plate.
Theft- On February 28th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction
Theft- On February 29th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to Redi Mail, located at 5 Audrey Place, to investigate a report of a theft of an I-Phone. Surveillance video indicated that a cleaning person had allegedly taken the phone. The individual was contacted and the phone was recovered.
Power Outage-On March 2nd, at approximately 12:20 A.M., a transformer blew up causing a power outage on New Dutch Lane for approximately one hour.
Warrant Arrest- On March 2nd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the passenger of the car, identified as Duschawn Giles (26) of Passaic, N.J. allegedly had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Passaic Municipal Court. He was arrested and held pending the posting of bail.
Theft- On March 3rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a theft of building materials that took place G & G Custom Finishing, located at 47 Clinton Road. The value of the theft was approximately $2000.
Recovered Stolen Property- On March 3rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to 49 Alan Drive on a report of the recovery of small drawers that contained some items of jewelry. The items found appear to match items taken in a burglary on Cheri Lane on January 25th.
Warrant Arrest- On March 4th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, later identified as Terrance Reed (28) of Tobyhanna, PA., was found to alledgedly have two outstanding warrants. He was arrested and eventually released on bail.
Shoplifting Arrest- On March 4th, Officers Michael Nyhuis, Christopher Hlubik, John McGrory and David Chabay, responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate a shoplifting incident that was in progress. One adult and two juveniles were arrested.
POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-18, 2012
Narcotics Arrest- On February 13th, Officer John McGrory observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Target store, located on Route 46. Upon further investigation, he discovered the occupants were allegedly involved in the use/possession of a controlled dangerous substance and hypodermic syringe. Arrested were Ryan Greene (22) of Lake Hopatcong, N.J. and Michael Taher (23) of Oak Ridge, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and they must be proven guilty in a court of law)
Warrant Arrest- On February 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen conducted a random license plate inquiry and discovered the registered owner of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant issued by the Elmwood Park Municipal Court. Arrested was Roberto Antigua (39) of Fairlwan, N.J.
Warrant Arrest- On February 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a motor vehicle and found the driver to have an outstanding warrant issued by the North Cladwell Municipal Court. Arrested was Salvatore Pace (24) of Little Falls N.J.
Harassing Phone Calls- On February 14th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a report of harassing telephone calls being received by an employee of Goodwill Industries, located on Route 46.
Theft- On February 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a vehicle title consignment book
Residential Burglary- On February 15th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to a Glenroy Road East residence to investigate a reported residential burglary. The unknown actor(s) apparently forced entry to a rear door and stole jewelry, a television and a checkbook. The follow-up case is being investigated by Detective Christopher Niemiec.
Criminal Trespass- On February 15th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to H.A. Fernot Co., located at 32 Kulick Road, to investigate an incident of criminal trespass. It appeared that unknown actor(s) cut the lock of a chain-linked fence that surrounds the rear storage area. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
Vehicle Theft- On February 17th, at approximately 8:00 P.M., a black Infiniti SUV was stolen from the driveway of a Hollywood Avenue residence, after the victim had just returned home
Warrant Arrest- On February 18th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald and Officer John McGrory responded to the area of Salvatore Court to investigate a report of two individuals soliciting unlawfully. Two individuals were arrested after being found to have active arrest warrants.
Burglary- On February 18th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to a Duval Court residence, to investigate a report of a burglary that occurred sometime between 10 am and 4pm. Nothing was taken and it appears that the incident may be related to an active civil dispute.
Harassing Phone Calls- On February 18th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Aaron Bail Bonds, located at 155 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of harassing phone calls.