Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft from Spielman Road Company
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating an attempted motor vehicle theft that occurred at Sparks Belting Company, located at 5 Spielman Road, sometime between 12:00 P.M. on June 7, 2012 and 7:00 A.M. on June 8, 2012. Unknown actor(s) forced open a 2007 GMC truck and then removed the ignition cylinder and damaged the steering column in an apparent attempt to steal the vehicle.
This incident is preceded by the theft of a 2003 Acura from the parking lot of 420 Route 46 East during the afternoon of June 2, 2012 and an attempted theft of a 2001 Ford Econoline van, also from the parking lot of 420 Route 46 East on June 4, 2012. The Acura was recovered by the New Jersey State Police on June 7, 2012.
Deliverymen Arrested for Burglary and Theft of Television
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Alexander Hernandez (34) of Passaic, N.J. and Alfred Barrera (25) of Branchburg, N.J. for burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit those crimes. The incident that led to the charges occurred on May 24, 2012 at 155 Passaic Avenue in Fairfield.
At approximately 4:50 P.M. on that date, Barrera and Hernandez, who were working for FMD Distribution of Fairfield, N.J. and who were being employed to assist Daniella Koren Inc. in moving their offices from Montvale, N.J. to the Passaic Avenue location, delivered a copy machine to that location. After doing so, it is alleged that the two then took a 55” Samsung television, valued at $1800.00, from the office. The break in the case came as a result of surveillance video that allegedly captured the theft.
On June 7, 2012, Detectives Robert Sanger and Charles Zampino conducted a follow up investigation which involved speaking with Hernandez. As a result of this investigation, Hernandez was arrested and charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit those crimes. Arrest warrants charging Barrera with the same crimes were then issued and he was arrested later on June 7th with the assistance of the Branchburg (NJ) Police Department. The stolen television was allegedly recovered from Barrera’s residence.
Both men were released on their own recognizance pending an initial court date of June 14, 2012 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against both men are merely allegations and that both are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Police Investigating Three Incidents at Crowne Plaza Hotel
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is investigating three separate incidents that occurred outside of the Crowne Plaza hotel between June 7-8, 2012. The first incident took place sometime on June 7th and involved the theft of (7) “Queen Mary” stainless steel shelves, located outside of the hotel near the kitchen. The shelves are valued at $4900.00.
The next two incidents were reported on the morning of June 8th and involved unknown actor(s) unlawfully entering two separate vehicles. The first was a 2007 Infiniti from which nothing was taken. The second vehicle to be entered was a 2006 Jaguar. In that case, it is alleged that a wallet, containing $220.00, was taken.
Anyone with any information can contact the Fairfield Police Department’s Investigative Division at 973-227-1400. All information will be kept confidential.
Bloomfield Man Arrested for Target Shoplifting Incident
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Seth Dupree (23) of Bloomfield, N.J. on June 6, 2012 for shoplifting. The incident that gave rise to the charges took place at approximately 7:15 P.M. That is when Target security observed Dupree enter the store. He was immediately recognized by security as an individual suspected of an alleged shoplifting incident that took place on May 31, 2012.
During this most recent incident, store security watched as Dupree filled a shopping cart with a variety of items to include baby formula and cases of Red Bull energy drink, with the total value of merchandise being approximately $1400.00. It is then alleged that Dupree bypassed all cash registers and was heading directly to the exit doors when he was confronted by security. Dupree allegedly then fled on foot only to be stopped and detained until the arrival of the police.
Dupree was charged with two counts of shoplifting, one each for the May 31st and June 6th incidents. He was eventually released on his own recognizance and given an initial court date of June 14, 2012 at the Superior Court in Newark, N.J.