Shoplifter Arrested After Incident at Target
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of John Nicosia (41) of North Haledon, N.J. for shoplifting on February 21, 2013. The incident that gave rise to the arrest occurred at approximately 10:00 P.M. at the Target store, located on Route 46 East. It is alleged that at that time, store security observed Nicosia conceal Enfamil baby formula under his coat and then attempted to leave the store. When confronted by security, it is alleged that Nicosia then ran into the parking lot.
Officers saturated the immediate area looking for the suspect. Lt. Peter Pollack observed a 2011 Nissan stopped on the shoulder of the road and picking up a pedestrian. Upon investigating this vehicle further, it was determined that the individual getting in the vehicle was the suspect in the shoplifting case. Nicosia was then arrested without incident. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Christina Boyd (30) was found to have alleged outstanding warrants issued by the Fort Lee, Passaic and South Hackensack Municipal Courts. She was arrested and charged with several motor vehicle violations. She was subsequently turned over to the Fort Lee Police Department.
Nicosia was charged by Officer Stacy Chiarolanza with shoplifting and given an initial court appearance date of February 28, 2013 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. The investigation into Nicosia’s activity is ongoing as he is allegedly suspected of at least five prior shoplifting incidents at Target dating back to October 2012. Nicosia was found to be wanted by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and was eventually turned over to their custody. (It should be noted that the charges against Nicosia are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Burglary Occurs at Plymouth Street Building
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a burglary that took place at 39 Plymouth Street sometime between December 21st and the 24th, 2012. Unknown actor(s) apparently climbed up an exterior stairway and pried open a door leading to a common hallway. Once inside, they broke into two vending machines that were located in the hallway. It is unclear how much money was stolen.
Anyone with any information can contact the Fairfield Police Department’s Investigative Division at (973) 227-1400. Detective Robert Sanger is investigating.
Man armed with Knife in Standoff with Police Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault
Fairfield (NJ) On February 21, 2013, at approximately 9:00 AM, the Fairfield Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a vehicle that was parked in the lot of Robinson Tech International, located at 310 Fairfield Road, had what appeared to be blood dripping from it. First arriving officers observed a 1998 green Isuzu parked backed into a space. The officers observed a pool of blood under the vehicle and a substantial amount of blood inside of the driver side of the vehicle.
The vehicle was identified by employees of the company as belonging to a co-worker identified as Theodore Wilson (45) of Jersey City, N.J. A brief investigation indicated that other employees had observed Wilson at the company earlier but his whereabouts were currently unknown. While searching the building, officers came upon Wilson in a vacant second floor warehouse area, allegedly in possession of a knife and threatening self harm. Officers observed that Wilson had allegedly already cut himself and had lost a substantial amount of blood. Sergeant Joseph Keegan and Officer Christopher Nicholas, supported by other Fairfield officers, attempted to negotiate with Wilson. After approximately 10-15 minutes, Wilson stood up and then apparently passed out because of his wounds. He was treated by the officers at the scene and eventually transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital for additional medical treatment, accompanied by police.
While Fairfield officers continued their investigation, investigators from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office coincidentally arrived at the scene to arrest Wilson, for having allegedly committed aggravated sexual assault on a minor and for endangering the welfare of a minor within Hudson County. These investigators were informed what occurred. They then proceeded to the hospital to serve Wilson with the arrest warrant. It is unclear as to whether Wilson’s actions in Fairfield had anything to do with the outstanding charges. Wilson was not charged with any violations of law in Fairfield. (It should be noted that any charges against Wilson are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs and DWI
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Erin Ackerman (22) of Parsippany, N.J. for possession of a Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. The incident that led to her arrest took place on December 20, 2012 at approximately 4:00 A.M. That is when Officer Gerald Veneziano observed a vehicle parked on an access road leading to Mid Atlantic Products, located at 300 Fairfield Road.
The vehicle was running and when the officer approached, he allegedly observed Ackerman asleep behind the wheel and she was difficult to awaken. During the course of his investigation, Officer Veneziano developed probable cause to believe that Ackerman was operating her vehicle while under the influence. She was arrested and brought to police headquarters where officers allegedly found (6) Alprazolam tablets and (4) Oxycodone tablets in Ackerman’s purse.
Ackerman was later transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital. She has an initial court appearance date of January 9, 2012 in the superior court in Newark, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Ackerman are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)