Burglary Occurs at Banyon School
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a burglary that occurred at the Banyon School, located in the St. Thomas More R.C. Church complex, 10 Hollywood Avenue. The incident apparently occurred sometime between September 7th at 5:00 P.M. and September 8, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. It appears that entry to the building was gained by pushing in a window air conditioning unit. The main office and computer lab were entered and ransacked. At present, it appears that an undisclosed amount of petty cash and five I-Pads were taken.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 227-1400. All information will be kept confidential.
Two Arrested for Target Shoplifting
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Georgeanna Egner (30) and Timothy Egner (22) both of Belleville, N.J. for shoplifting. The circumstances that gave rise to the charges occurred at the Target store, located on Route 46 East, on August 31, 2012 at approximately 7:00 P.M. At that time, the Fairfield police were contacted by Target security in reference to two individuals who were acting suspiciously in the store and were under surveillance by store security. Officers responded to the area and assisted in observing the couple as they continued to walk around the store.
It is alleged that the couple then walked out of the exit doors with a shopping cart of merchandise without having paid for any of it. They were immediately apprehended in the parking lot without incident. Recovered in the cart was approximately $1200 in merchandise to include household items and several Nintendo DSI gaming systems. At the time of their arrest, an 18 month old child was with the couple. All were transported to the police department where the child was released into the custody of a family member. The New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services was contacted concerning the incident.
The suspects were charged and eventually released on their own recognizance. They have an initial court appearance date of September 6, 2012 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J.(It should be noted that the charges against the pair are merely allegations and that both are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Two Charged with Theft of Hotel Lobby Television
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Fillipo Orofino (29) of Brooklyn,N.Y. for theft and conspiracy to commit theft. A second individual, identified as Joseph DePaulis (42) of Juno Beach, Florida, has also been charged with the same offenses. The incident that gave rise to the charges took place at the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46, on August 13, 2012.
At that time, hotel surveillance video showed two males removing a flat screen television, valued at $2800.00, from the hotel. The television was originally located in a hallway adjacent to the main lobby.
Through investigation, Detective Michael Nyhuis was alleged to have positively identified one of the individuals involved as Orofino. Further investigation resulted in DePaulis allegedly being positively identified as the second individual seen on the video tape. It is alleged that Orofino and DePaulis were attending a wedding at the hotel at that time of the incident. Detectives allegedly recovered a 63” Samsung plasma television in Orofino’s possession.
Orofino was arrested on August 29, 2012. He was released on his own recognizance with an initial court appearance date having taken place in the Fairfield Municipal Court on August 30, 2012. DePaulis was sent a complaint summons to his Florida address and police are awaiting his initial appearance in Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against the pair are merely allegations and that both are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Police Assist Paterson Police with Alleged Kidnapping
Fairfield (NJ) On August 31, 2012, at approximately 12:30 A.M., officers were dispatched to the area of 61 Fairfield Road on a report of a hysterical female who claimed to have been abducted at gunpoint in Paterson, N.J. The victim, whose identity is being withheld, informed the responding Fairfield officers that she was at an ATM near 18th Avenue when an older male forced her into a vehicle at gunpoint. They somehow ended up in Fairfield and when the suspect pulled over on Fairfield Road, the victim fled from the vehicle. The victim was eventually transported to the Paterson Police Department where the investigation was to continue.