Police Investigate the Thefts of Two Vehicles from Evans Street
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating the theft of two vehicles from the property of 5 Evans Street sometime between March 3 and March 5, 2012. Both vehicles are associated with UTZ foods that warehouses product at that location. One of the vehicles stolen was a 2009 white Ford Eco box truck and the other was a 2006 white Workman step van. Both vehicles contained various UTZ products such as potato chips, pretzels and cheese balls valued at approximately $5500.00.
These vehicle thefts comes in the wake of a previous vehicle theft that occurred sometime between February 24 and 25, 2012 at the Panera Bread warehouse, also located at 5 Evans Street. In that case, a 2006 International truck was stolen from the lot but was recovered a block away when it was believed that the engine automatically shut off as a result of the vehicle’s air brakes malfunctioning. No Panera Bread product was on the truck at the time of the theft.
Gas Station Attendant is Victim of Aggravated Assault
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Giorgi Nazghaidze (25) of Summit, N.J. for aggravated assault and Ilya Dzhikiya (54) of Staten Island,N.Y. for disorderly conduct for an event that happened on February 25, 2012. The incident that leads to the arrest occurred at the Gulf gas station, located at 6 Route 46 East.
It is alleged that Nazghaidze and Dzhikiya pulled into the gas station and instructed the attendant to remove a gas can from the trunk of their vehicle and to fill it with gas. The attendant declined and requested that the men remove the can and he would then help them as he was busy attending to other vehicles. Nazghaidze then removed the can and attempted to fill the can with gas. The attendant then told him to stop and to leave, at which time, it is alleged that Nazghaidze then punched the attendant in the face. An altercation ensued and it is alleged that Nazghaidze picked up a broom stick that was leaning against the building, and used it to strike the attendant. It is further alleged that Dzhikiya got involved to assist his friend.
Officers Frank Tracey and Brian Sabatelli were the first to respond to the incident and took the men into custody without incident. The attendant had an abrasion on his face but refused any medical attention.
Nazghaidze was charged with aggravated assault and faces an appearance in Superior Court in Essex County on March 1, 2012. Dzhikiya was charged with disorderly conduct and faces an initial court appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on the same date. Both men were released on their own recognizance. (It should be noted that the charges against the pair are merely allegations and that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Cedar Grove Man Arrested for Shoplifting
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Kurt Brechner (72) of Cedar Grove, N.J. for shoplifting. The incident that leads to the arrest took place at the Target store, located on Route 46, on February 27, 2012.
At approximately 12:42 P.M., officers from the Fairfield Police Department responded to assist Target security officers with an alleged shoplifter that they had in custody. Officer Brian Holzmann responded and arrested Brechner after security officers allegedly observed him taking food items.
Brechner was charged with shoplifting and released on his own recognizance. He was given a date of March 1, 2012 as his initial appearance at the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the cahrge against Brechner is merely an allegation and that he is innocent until proven guilty)
Motorist Arrested for Possessing Cocaine
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Benjamin D. Bloom (23) of Andover, N.J. for allegedly possessing suspected cocaine, less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The arrest happened on February 24, 2012, at approximately 11:15 A.M. after Officer John McGrory stopped the 1996 green Cadillac that Bloom was operating because he was not wearing his seatbelt. During the course of the roadside investigation, Officer McGrory allegedly recovered suspected marijuana and related drug paraphernalia. Bloom was arrested and transported to police headquarters where officers allegedly found 13 small plastic bags containing suspected rock cocaine.
In addition to being charged with the controlled dangerous violations, Bloom also was charged with several motor vehicle violations including the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
Bloom was released on his own recognizance, with a scheduled Superior Court date in Newark, N.J. on March 1, 2012. (It should be noted that the charges against Bloom are merely allegations and that he is innocent until proven guilty)