The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:
12/12/2016- Several bronze vases from grave headstones were reported missing. Each vase is valued at $375.00 dollars and have been stolen over past few months from the Glendale Cemetery. Police are investigating all incidents.
12/12/2016- A cell phone was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Belleville Ave. The owner briefly went into a store leaving the vehicle unlocked. He returned to discover the window down and his IPhone 7 plus missing.
12/12/2016-Twenty dollars in loose change was reported stolen from a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder. The vehicle was parked overnight in the driveway of a residence on Merkel Drive.
12/13/2016- A package delivered to a residence on LaFrance Avenue was reported missing from the front door. The owner contacted the store and parcel service, who confirmed the delivery.
12/14/2016- Police were dispatched to the Rite Aid Store located at 77 Bloomfield Avenue on a reported shoplifting incident. Store employee reported a white male exited the store with a package of Ensure Baby Formula valued at $24.99. The store employee approached the suspect in the parking lot asking for proof of purchase. The suspect entered a vehicle and fled the parking lot. Information was provided to police for further investigation.
12/14/2016-A Christmas decoration valued at $60.00 dollars was reported stolen from the front lawn of a residence on Lindbergh Boulevard. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight.
12/14/2016-Arturo Deas age 45 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 8:30pm and charged with theft. Police were alerted to a shoplifter inside the ALDI’s Store located at 244 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect concealed (4) bags of shrimp inside his jacket. Loss Prevention detained the suspect later identified as Arturo Deas until the arrival of police. Mr. Deas was charged accordingly and released with a pending court date.
12/15/2016- A package delivered to a residence on North 16th Street was reported missing. The package was left at the front door of the residence by US Postal at 3:45pm. The owner went to retrieve the item a short time after delivery and discovered the package missing.
12/15/2016- A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a church van. The incident is believed to have occurred in the last 30 days. The vehicle was parked in the rear of the property located at 1350 Broad Street.
12/15/2016- Payless Shoe Store located at 574 Bloomfield Avenue reported a shoplifting incident. The suspect described as a white male in his 40’s entered the store at approximately 6:00pm and stole a pair of shoes valued at $35.00 dollars.
12/15/2016-A Christmas Laser Light was stolen from the front lawn of a residence on Martin Street. The homeowner discovered the light missing an hour after turning on his lights at 7:30pm.
12/16/2016- Terri Garvin age 57 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 5:30pm and charged with shoplifting. Ms. Garvin attempted to walk out of the Stop & Shop Store with (4) bottles of laundry detergent. She was detained until the arrival of police. Ms. Garvin was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.
Motor Vehicle Theft
12/13/2016- A 2011 Kia Optima was reported stolen from the corner of Grace Street and Watsessing Avenue. The vehicle was parked and left running while the owner was speaking to a friend a short distance from the vehicle. The suspect described as a black male got into the vehicle and drove off towards East Orange. The owner’s cell phone was also inside the vehicle.
12/16/2016- A 2008 Ford Pick-up was reported stolen from the front of 544 Broad Street. The vehicle was parked and left running while the owner briefly went into the 7-Eleven Store. The vehicle was entered stolen.
12/12/2016-Police responded to 306 Hoover Avenue on a report of graffiti. A retaining wall in front of the building was sprayed with red spray paint.
12/14/2016-Police were alerted to 4 different graffiti locations in the area of JFK North at the James Street Bridge. Public Grounds Supervisor discovered the spray-painted areas which were photographed and forwarded for further investigation. All graffiti was removed by the Department of Public Works.
12/15/2016- A vehicle parked in a parking lot on Bloomfield Avenue was damaged with spray paint. Unknown actor(s) sprayed the side of the vehicle with black spray paint.
12/12/2016-Luis Rios age 31 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 11:33am for an active Bloomfield Warrant. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing a Bloomfield Taxi disregard a traffic light on Bloomfield Avenue. The driver Luis Rios was found to have the active warrant. Mr. Rios was issued a motor vehicle summons and released after posting bail for the warrant.
12/12/2016-William Mead age 40 of Bloomfield was arrested at 8:00pm for an active warrant out of Elmwood Park. Police responded to a residence on Hill Street on a former boyfriend continually ringing an ex-girlfriends doorbell. Police located Mr. Mead in the area and discovered the active warrant. Mr. Mead was held until the arrival of Elmwood Park Police.
12/16/2016- Rodney Holman age 33 of East Orange NJ was arrested for an active warrant out of Bloomfield and Newark NJ. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop at North 17th Street for equipment violations and vehicle failing to stop at a posted stop sign. The front passenger, Mr. Holman, who was not wearing a seatbelt was found to have the active warrants. He was ROR’d and issued new court dates. The driver was issued the appropriate summons and released at the scene.
12/18/2016-Jihad Uthman age 38 of Montclair NJ was arrested at 10:30pm for an active Bloomfield Warrant. PO Kevin McMillan initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing a gold Saturn with accumulated ice and snow on the roof. The stop led to the discovery of the warrant. Mr. Uthman posted bail and was released with a new court date.
12/15/2016- Kim Hayeon age 58 of Flushing NY was arrested at 7:10pm and charged with Prostitution. Members of the Bloomfield Police Department under the command of Lt. Gary Peters conducted an investigation into complaints of prostitution being conducted at the Health Spa located at 599 Bloomfield Avenue. The investigation led to the arrest of Ms. Hayeon who was charged with one count of prostitution. She was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.
12/13/2016-Alba Reyes age 39 of Belleville was arrested at 1:43am and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Sgt. Luca Piscitelli reports observing a green Toyota driving erratically on Franklin Street. Sgt. Piscitelli initiated a motor vehicle stop, at which time he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath. Further observations along with Field Sobriety testing led the Sergeant to believe she was highly intoxicated and had operated her vehicle while under the influence. She was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. Ms. Reyes was charged accordingly and ROR’d with a pending court date.
12/13/2016-Glauber Barbosa age 30 of Vancouver Washington was arrested at 11:13pm and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. PO Argenis Vargas and PO Reuben Rivera reports observing a Chevrolet Van traveling at excessive speeds on Bloomfield Avenue. During the motor vehicle stop, officers detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver of the vehicle. The driver, Glauber Barbosa was placed under arrest after the officers observations along with Field Sobriety Testing led them to believe he was operating his vehicle while under the influence. He was issued the proper summons and later released under the care of a friend.
11/17/2016-Nelson Tames age 34 of Newark NJ was arrested at 11:11pm and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Sgt. Luca Piscitelli observed a silver Acura traveling on the wrong side of 1st Avenue. A motor vehicle top was conducted near the intersection of North 13th Street. The driver Nelson Tames, speech was slurred and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanated from his breath. Mr. Tames was asked to exit the vehicle to conduct Field Sobriety Testing. Sgt. Piscitelli observations of Mr. Tames during the testing led him to believe he was intoxicated. He was transported to police headquarters and issued summons for D.W.I., Reckless Driving, Unlicensed Driver, and Failure to Keep Right. Mr. Tames was also found to have an outstanding Bloomfield warrant in the amount of $500.00 dollars.
12/15/2016-Pablo Estevez age 18 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 2:38am and charged with Possession of CDS. PO Joseph Condito and PO Ana Ruiz initiated a motor vehicle stop on Ward Street for an equipment violation. During the stop officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. Officers located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. Police confiscated 4.5 grams of marijuana, silver grinder and a digital scale. The driver Mr. Estevez was transported to police headquarters and charged accordingly. He was released with a pending court date.