Shoplifting, car break-ins, DWIs, burglaries and more in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:
07-14-2014 – On the 100 block of Newark Avenue a residence was burglarized between Sunday at 9:00 am and Monday at 11:00 am. A rear window screen was cut and found to be the point of entry. A Hewlett Packard laptop computer was stolen.
07-17-2014 – On Donald Street the victim of a burglary reported that he noticed a side window open when he returned home from work at approximately 6:30 pm. A PlayStation 3 and an Apple I-Mac laptop computer were stolen.
BURGLARY INTO AUTO
Between July 14, 2014 and July 15, 2014, twelve separate reports of burglary into auto were reported.
3 were reported on Franklin Street, 5 were reported on N 17th Street, 1 was reported on N 16th Street, 1 was reported on N 15th Street and 2 were reported on N 13th Street.
Residents are reminded that crimes of opportunity can be deterred and especially vehicle break-ins. A few basic things that you can do to help prevent these types of theft are:
- Lock all doors and close all windows when exiting your vehicle.
- Do not leave any personal items or cash, including loose change visible in your vehicle when it is unattended. Cell phones, purses/wallets, GPS units, MP3 devices, computers etc. are all attractive to the would-be thief.
- If possible remove all personal items altogether so that in the event your vehicle is broken into nothing can be stolen.
- If possible park in a well-lit area at night.
These are just a few tips that can help deter thieves from breaking into your vehicle.
For more information on how to better protect your property you can contact The Bloomfield Police Department Community Policing Unit at 973-259-3153.
Also anyone that has information on any of these particular incidents is asked to call the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084 and remember that all information can be kept confidential.
07-20-2014 – On the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue a Hispanic male and female ordered food at a local restaurant and left without paying.
07-14-2014 – On the 100 block of Franklin Street 4 tires were reported slashed on a parked vehicle.
07-14-2014 – On the 100 block of N 17 Street a 2009 Toyota had a rear window broken.
07-16-2014 – On Cook Road near Hoover Avenue two vehicles had tires flattened.
07-17-2014 – On the 300 block of Berkeley Avenue spray paint graffiti was found on bleachers and a building.
On July 20, 2014 a 20 year old Bloomfield woman was approached by a male suspect who attempted to rob her of her cell phone as she walked on the 100 block of Ridge Avenue at approximately 7:45 pm. The victim reported that she was walking with headphones on when she was grabbed by her arm from behind by a male who she described as being a black male, 5’3” tall, wearing a white t-shirt and shorts. The victim also told investigators that there were 2 other black male suspects nearby watching when she was grabbed. The suspect that grabbed the victim reached into her shirt pocket in an attempt to remove her phone. At this point the victim heard conversation between the suspect that had grabbed her and one of the other men standing nearby but she could not distinguish what they were saying because she had her headphones on. The victim fought with her attacker causing all 3 suspects to flee towards Gillespie Road. The victim was not injured and a search of the area proved negative in finding the suspects.
Anyone that has information about this incident is asked to call the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084 and remember that all information can be kept confidential.
07-19-2014 – Bobby Williams age 52 of East Orange was arrested for DUI by Officer Luca Piscitelli at 7:02 am on the 700 block of Bloomfield Avenue.
Before being released on his own recognizance Mr. Williams was issued the following summonses with a court date of 7/24/14 pending.
- DUI within 1000 feet of a school
- Careless driving
07-19-2014 – Carlo Lapone age 43 of Bloomfield was arrested for DWI and Possession of CDS by Officer Luca Piscitelli at 7:17 am on the 200 block of Bloomfield Avenue.
Before being released on his own recognizance by The Honorable Judge John Paparazzo, Mr. Lapone was charged with and issued summonses for the following with a court date of 7/24/14 pending:
- Possession of Heroin
- Being under the influence of a CDS
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle
- Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle
- Obstructing the passage of other vehicles
07-20-2014 – Elena Shugayev age 43 of Montclair was arrested for DWI by Officer Jannor Navarro at 9:51 pm on Belleville Avenue near J.F.K. Drive North.
Before being released on her own recognizance Ms. Shugayev was issued the following summonses with a court date pending:
- Refusal to submit breath samples
07-20-2014 – Zihed Khan age 47 of Newark was arrested for DWI by Officer Luca Piscitelli at 2:42 pm on 1st Avenue near N 16th Street.
Before being released on his own recognizance with a court date of 7/22/14 pending Mr. Kahn was issued the following summonses:
- Refusal to submit breath samples
- Open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle
- Consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle
07-14-2014 – Barbara Walsh age 25 of Kearny was arrested by Officer Hector Cartagena for Shoplifting and Possession of CDS paraphernalia at 2:43 pm at 8 Franklin Street, the Stop & Shop.
After responding to the call of an alleged shoplifter, Officer Cartagena spoke with the stores Loss Prevention Officer who reported that the suspect, Ms. Walsh, had attempted to leave the store without paying for $62.84 worth of merchandise and had also admitted to possessing a “crack” pipe and a hypodermic needle.
Ms. Walsh was transported to Police HQ’s where she was charged with:
- Unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle
- Possession of CDS paraphernalia
Ms. Walsh was released on the Bloomfield charges on her own recognizance and a court date of 7/24/14 pending.
A $150.00 active outstanding warrant from Newark was also located in the system which Ms. Walsh was released from however she was turned over to the custody of Kearny Police to answer for an active outstanding $200.00 warrant in their jurisdiction.
07-15-2014 – Josette Morales age 45 of Irvington was arrested for Shoplifting by Officer Daniel Freitag at 4:39 pm on 60 Orange Street the Home Depot.
Officer Freitag was alerted by the store Loss Prevention Officer that the suspect had allegedly attempted to leave the store with $275.31 worth of merchandise that she had not paid for. When the items were located by a female store employee Ms. Morales was placed under arrest and transported to Police HQ’s where she was charged with;
Ms. Morales was also found to have two active outstanding warrants. One from Totowa in the amount of $1000.00 and one from Roselle Park in the amount of $500.00 Ms. Morales was released by all three agencies on her own recognizance with a court date of 7/23/14 pending for the charges filed in Bloomfield.
07-16-2014 – Perry Devante age 21 of Newark was arrested for an active outstanding Bloomfield warrant by the Lyndhurst Police. Officers Anthony Cruz and Marvid Camacho responded to Lyndhurst, took custody of Mr. Devante and transported him back to Bloomfield where the Honorable Judge John Paparazzo placed bail at $1000.00 (full) no 10% with a court date of 7/17/14 pending.
07-16-2014 – Edward Schieman age 61 of Brick was stopped and issued a summons for violating a Township Ordinance regarding a quality of life issue by Officer Keron Piper. While issuing the summons it was determined that Mr. Schieman also had 6 outstanding active warrants totaling $1300.00 out of Bloomfield and he was placed under arrest. Mr. Schieman was transported to Police HQ’s where he was processed and was awaiting a court appearance on 7/16/14.
07-17-2014 – Richard Baker age 58 of Bloomfield was arrested by the East Orange Police for having an outstanding active Bloomfield warrant. Officers Pasquale Parisi and Michael Mora responded to East Orange, took custody of Mr. Baker and transported him to Bloomfield where he was processed and was awaiting a court appearance.
07-18-2014 – Vittorio Banister age 43 of Newark was arrested by Officer Bambera at 8:20 pm at 8 Franklin Street, The Stop & Shop. After being notified by a store security officer that Mr. Banister had allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise, Officer Bambera placed Mr. Banister under arrest. Mr. Banister was transported to Police HQ’s where he was charged with the shoplifting. Three outstanding active warrants were also discovered and Mr. Banister was eventually released on his own recognizance for all of his charges. A court date of 7/30/14 is pending.
07-18-2014 – Tracey Moore age 44 of Elizabeth was arrested for shoplifting by Officer Meljunn Pascua at 9:41 pm at 8 Franklin Street, The Stop & Shop. After a store security officer reported that Ms. Moore allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $37.40 worth of merchandise, Officer Pascua placed her under arrest and transported her to Police HQ’s where she was charged with the shoplifting. Outstanding active warrants were discovered from Newark and Bloomfield which Ms. Moore was released on her own recognizance for as well as being released by The Honorable Judge John Paparazzo for the shoplifting charge. A court date of 7/29/14 is pending.
07-18-2014 – Khiry Martin age 23 of Bloomfield was arrested for shoplifting by Officer Luca Piscitelli at 3:54 pm at 8 Franklin Street, The Stop & Shop. A Loss Prevention Officer from the Stop & Shop reported to Officer Piscitelli that over a three month period an employee of the Stop & Shop, Mr. Martin, allegedly used false coupons and under rang store merchandise depriving the store of $374.35 worth of profits. Mr. Martin was placed under arrest and transported to Police HQ’s where he was charged with the shoplifting. A court date of 7/24/14 is pending.
07-19-2014 – Lawrence Young age 19 of New Brunswick was arrested at 6:36 pm by Officer Robert Kish on Bloomfield Avenue near LaFrance Avenue for possession of CDS paraphernalia.
After being dispatched to a disturbance call, Officer Kish was interviewing the combatants when it was discovered that Mr. Young was in possession of a “water bong”, which is traditionally used to smoke marijuana. Mr. Young was placed under arrest and transported to Police HQ’s where he was charged with possession of CDS paraphernalia, released on his own recognizance and given a court date of 7/30/14.
07-20-2014 – Christian Merchan-Quito age 22 of Bloomfield was arrested at 9:21 pm by Officer Thomas Lutz on Bloomfield Avenue near Willard Street for having an active outstanding $300.00 traffic warrant out of Newark. Newark was contacted and Mr. Merchan-Quito was released with a new court date to appear in Newark Municipal Court on 8/4/14.
07-20-2014 – Kyle Robinson age 35 of East Orange was arrested for having an active outstanding warrant out of East Orange. Officer Nicholas Mauriello noticed Mr. Robinson sitting in the baseball field dugout in Felton Field after dusk (2:28 am) after the allowed hours to be in the park and stopped to interview him. The warrant was discover and Mr. Robinson was transported to Police HQ’s where he was waiting to be turned over to the custody of east Orange Police.