Bloomfield Crime: Shots Fired Injuring Five at Sports in the City Lounge, Slashed a Snowman Decoration, Shoplifting, Arrests, and More

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

11/28/2016- A wallet was reported stolen from the console of a parked vehicle. The theft occurred while the owner was unloading items from his vehicle. The wallet contained money, credit cards and owner’s identification.

11/28/2016- Home Depot Loss Prevention reported a shoplifting incident occurring at 10:00am. The suspect described as a black male in his mid-30’s stole several power tools valued at $685.00 dollars. The incident was captured on store video and forwarded to the Detective Division for further investigation.

11/28/2016-Bruce Fleming age 58 of Newark was arrested at 6:53pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. Mr. Fleming fled the store with (2) tool boxes and was apprehended by store security. He was detained until the arrival of police. Mr. Fleming was issued a summons and ROR.

11/29/2016-The Sunoco Station located at 72 Bloomfield Avenue reported a shoplifting incident occurring on 11/28/2016. The suspect described as a black male stole $50.00 dollars’ worth of gum. The suspect concealed the boxes and fled the store in a vehicle. The incident was captured on store video and forwarded to the Detective Division.

12/03/2016- A tote bag containing money and credit cards was reported stolen from the Home Depot store located at 60 Orange Street. The bag was taken from a shopping cart inside the store while the customer was shopping.
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Bloomfield Kicks off Holiday Season with Tree Lighting and Food Drive

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 08, 2016 6:52am  |  COMMENTS (0)

treelightingBloomfield launched the holiday season on Monday evening with the annual tree lighting ceremony, which drew a large crowd.

The festivities were kicked off by Recreation Director Mike Sceurman. After brief remarks by Mayor Venezia, Councilor Wartyna Davis spoke about the upcoming Martin Luther King Day of Service. She said that the day of service has morphed into a month-long season of giving, and announced that they are holding a town-wide Food Drive and Baby Shower. She asked that people donate nonperishable goods to the Food Drive, and items such as disposable diapers, baby wipes, lotions and other items for the Baby Shower. She stated there would be drop-off locations at various locations around town, including the Library, Civic Center, police and fire stations, and Town Hall.

Following the speakers, Boy and Girl Scout troops sang “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” followed by seasonal carols sung by the Bloomfield High School Choir. and then the tree lighting. The two large evergreens on each side of the Town Hall were lit simultaneously, after a countdown from 20. That dramatic moment was followed by a visit from Santa, who arrived on the Police Mobile Command Unit with lights flashing and sirens blaring. Santa then met with all the children who wanted to tell him what they wanted for Christmas (and of course, assure him they had been good all year!).

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Water Supply in Bloomfield May Appear Discolored Due to Work in Newark

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 12:23pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_alert1-e1295547120319.jpgThis message from Mayor Venezia of Bloomfield:

The City of Newark will be working on repairs to a leak in one of their aqueducts that supply water to the Township of Bloomfield.

This work may result in brown or discolored water entering the Bloomfield water system within the next 48 to 72 hours. This is not an emergency and does not require any action by Township water users.

However, discolored water may yield an unpleasant taste and may stain articles that are washed using this water. If you open your faucets and notice discolored water, please let your water run for at least 20 minutes until it runs clear. If the water does not clear you can either run it longer or wait and attempt the same procedures after several hours.

If you water runs clear and you do not experience discolored water at any time, you may use the water normally.

The Bloomfield Engineering Department will keep all Bloomfield water users notified of any changes to this notice. If you have any questions, please call 973-680-4130 or via email at [email protected]

 

Bloomfield Crime: Shoplifting, Burglary, DUI, Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

11/22/2016- Andrew Modo age 28 of Maplewood NJ was arrested at 12:08pm and charged with shoplifting. The theft occurred at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. Mr. Modo attempted to exit the store with power tools values at $497.00 dollars. He was transported to police headquarters where several outstanding warrants were discovered. Mr. Modo was issued new court dates for his warrants and ROR.

11/23/2016- William Santiago age 47 of Newark NJ was arrested at 9:23am. Police were dispatched to the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street on a reported theft. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Santiago concealing a tool kit inside his pants. Mr. Santiago was detained until the arrival of police. He was issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date.

11/22/2016-Police are investigating a theft occurring at the ShopRite Store located at 1409 Broad Street. Store employee observed a customer acting suspicious after returning store merchandise for a cash refund. A review of store security video captured the customer picking up a receipt in the parking lot and entered the store retrieving the items listed on the receipt. The customer then proceeded to the cashier for the cash refund. Police are reviewing footage and actively investigating incident.

11/24/2016-Police were dispatched to the Liquor Locker located at 339 Broad Street on a reported shoplifting incident. Store manager reported a black male attempted to conceal a bottle of liquor valued at $22.99. The male gave back the bottle after being confronted by the store manager and fled the store running through the parking lot towards Broad Street.
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Bloomfield Crime: Aggravated Assault With an Axe, Several Car Thefts, Shoplifting, Drug Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

11/14/2016- Terry Scott age 52 of Newark NJ was arrested at 9:43am and charged with shoplifting. The theft occurred at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. Mr. Scott attempted to exit the store with electrical wall plates values at $72.00 dollars. He was issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date.

11/16/2016- Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a reported theft. Store employee pointed out the suspect described as a white male, walking through the parking lot. The suspect observed the officer and fled the area towards Franklin Street. Police canvassed the area having negative results. The incident was captured on store video and forwarded to police.

11/17/2016-Police were dispatched to 331 Broad Street (CVS) on a shoplifting incident. The suspect is described as a white female in her 20’s carrying a large black purse. The suspect placed store merchandise in her black purse and exited the store. She was observed entering a vehicle in the parking lot. Incident forwarded to the Detective Division for further investigation.
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Bloomfield Crime: Tires Slashed on Car With Trump Signs and Flags, Shoplifting, Burglary

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 5:16pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

11/09/2016- Police responded to the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a reported shoplifter, who fled the store. The suspect a black male in his 20’s stole frozen seafood valued at $72.00 dollars. Police canvassed area having negative results. The incident was captured on store security video and turned over to the police for further investigation. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Police Arrest Two on Weapon Charge

BY  |  Monday, Nov 14, 2016 8:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeOfficer Ralph A. Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department announces the arrest of two men on weapons charges:

Jaquan Tillery age 18 of Trenton NJ and Deontay Tyson-Davis age 19 of Mooresville Pa. On November 6, 2016 at approximately 10:40pm members of the Anti-Crime Unit initiated a motor vehicle stop on a green Kia Optima for failure to signal a turn. The driver of the vehicle, Deontay Tyson-Davis was unable to produce a driver license. While speaking to the driver officers detected a odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. Further investigation by PO Nicolae Toader and PO Michael Falco resulted in the discovery of marijuana and a .22 caliber revolver with (7) bullets. Mr. Tillery was found to be in possession of the marijuana. The gun was located inside the vehicle.

Deontay Tyson Davis was charged with Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Bail was set at $50,000.00 dollars by the Honorable Judge Paparazzo.

Jaquan Tillery was charged with Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of CDS (marijuana under 50 grams). Bail was set at $75,000.00 dollars by the Honorable Judge Paparazzo.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio commended the work of Police Officers Falco and Toader. “This arrest is a testament of how our new strategic deployment of personnel affects the safety of our Township. We will continue to work tirelessly to rid the township of this criminal element

 

Bloomfield Crime: Shoplifting, Aggravated Assault, Bar Fights, Burglaries, Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Nov 11, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft
10/31/2016- Police responded to 17 Franklin Street Wasi Foods on a reported Theft. Store manager reported (5) juveniles entered the store and stole a donation jar from the counter. The juveniles all described as black males wearing dark clothing fled the area on foot.
10/31/2016-James Cecil age 64 of Hopelawn NJ was arrested at 8:16pm and charged with
Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Mr.
Cecil attempted to exit the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $241.00 dollars. He was held
in lieu of bail set at $2,500.00 with 10% option.
10/31/2016-A homeowner on Grove Street reported (2) Halloween decorations were stolen from her front lawn. The decorations are valued at $100.00 dollars. Cameras captured a group of juveniles in the area. Investigation referred to the Youth Aid Division.
11/01/2016-A Homeowner on Weaver Ave reported (2) of his parked vehicles were burglarized in the past couple of days. Missing from the vehicles are loose change and a set of ear phones.
11/02/2016- Ashton Spencer age 58 of Orange NJ was arrested at 11:47am and charged with Shoplifting at the Home Depot Store. Mr. Spencer attempted to use an old store receipt to return stolen merchandise for a cash. Mr. Spencer was ROR on a summons.
11/02/2016-A 16-year-old juvenile of East Orange NJ was arrested and charged with theft. Police were dispatched to Leslie Street on a report of an off-duty Essex County Sheriff Officer detaining a juvenile. The officer witnessed the juvenile take a postal package from a residence. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Youth Aid Unit for further investigation and charges.
11/02/2016-Kevin Hobby age 58 of Newark NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Hobby was observed putting on a Home Depot apron to appear as an employee and exited the store with counter tops. He was detained by Loss Prevention Officers until the arrival of police. Bail was set at $2,500.00 dollars with a 10% option.

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Bloomfield PD in Search of Robbery Suspect

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016 11:48am  |  COMMENTS (0)

bloomfield-crimeOfficer Ralph Marotti of the Bloomfield PD offers information relating to a reported robbery on 11/08/2016:

Victim CVS Manager was walking to the PNC Bank with deposit money, when he was approached by a black male near the stairwell to the Lackawanna Train station. The suspect stuck an unknown object into his waist area and stated ” shut the f*** up and keep walking everything will be fine” The suspect then asked the victim if there where any camera’s in the area. The suspect made the victim walk through the parking lot of KFC turning right onto Henry Street into the first driveway. The suspect made him empty his pockets and instructed him to take off his Navy blue backpack bag off which contained bank bags containing Approx. $3000.00-$4000.00. The suspect then sprayed pepper spray into his face area and fled the scene.

Suspect Description: Black male, mid 20’s, 6′ tall, Black hat, Dark sunglasses, Navy blue Hoodie, Black jeans, Light full beard, Raspy voice.

 

 

2016 Local Election Results: Mayor Venezia Wins Again in Bloomfield, 11th District Goes Dem, and More

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Michael Venezia election 2016

The incumbent Mayor of Bloomfield, Michael Venezia has won against Republican candidate David Tucker.

Dem – Michael VENEZIA 12,680 / 72.46%
Rep – David G. TUCKER 4,222 / 24.13%
NBP – Richard J. GALIOTO, Sr. 578 / 3.30%
Write-In 20 / 0.11%
Total 17,500 / 100.00%

Township Council At Large-Bloomfield
35/35 100.00%
Under Votes 15936
Over Votes 0

Dem – Wartyna Nina DAVIS 11,277 / 23.75%
Dem – Ted GAMBLE 11,087 / 23.35%
Dem – Carlos POMARES 11,100 / 23.38%
Rep – Ciro A. SPINA, III 4,737 / 9.98%
Rep – Caesar MAZZEO, Sr. 4,635 / 9.76%
Rep – Hector A. CORREA 4,629 / 9.75%
Write-In 19 / 0.04%
Total 47,484 / 100.00%

Last night as the result came in, Mayor Venezia posted the following on his campaign’s Facebook page:

Ten months ago we started a campaign for the future of Bloomfield that has continued right through to tonight, and I am so proud and humbled to have now been re-elected to a second term as Mayor of this community. I would like to thank my family, friends, neighbors and supporters from all over Bloomfield who have made their voices heard and shown confidence in not just me, but our entire team of Councilwoman Dr.Wartyna Davis, Councilman Carlos Pomares and Councilman-elect Ted Gambe. We are all looking forward to continuing to deliver for the residents of Bloomfield and working hard to honor the trust that has been placed in us by the residents. Once again, thank you to everyone who came out and voted today to keep our community moving forward.


Here are more results from Essex County, as reported by the County Clerk:

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