Bloomfield Crime: Robbery, Burglary, Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

ROBBERY

On January 12, 2015 a 20 year old Bloomfield man was robbed of his BEATS headphones as he walked on 1st Ave. near N 16th St. The victim reported to police that at 5:15 pm he was approached by a group of 5 males wearing face masks as he was walking east on 1st Ave. The group of suspects demanded that he give them his headphones and when he refused they jumped him taking the headphones by force before running away north on N 17th St.

The victim also reported that he recognized one of the suspects and gave investigators what information he could. A 17 year old Bloomfield resident later turned himself in to the Bloomfield Police Department Juvenile Unit. The investigation continues for the other four suspects who could only be described by the victim as being black males wearing black masks.

BURGLARY

1/12/15 – A residence on Oakwood Ave. was burglarized between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. There were no signs of forced entry however the victim reported finding the back door of the residence wide open. A large amount of cash was taken from the home and Bloomfield Detectives are following some leads in the investigation.

1/14/15 – On Oak Tree Lane a resident reported a diversionary theft where three males posed as township workers to gain entry into his home. At approximately 12:00 noon the three suspect’s approached the home and told the victim that they were investigating a chemical spill in the area and needed access to the house to check the water. During a forty-five minute period, two of the suspects entered the home and diverted the homeowner’s attention by checking water pipes, and engaging in conversation. It is believed that during this time frame the third suspect entered the home and stole the cash from a lockbox and a safe. Anyone who has experienced similar incidents or anyone that has information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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Bloomfield Crime: Armed Robberies, Burglaries, Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

ROBBERY / CARJACKING

On January 8, 2015 a 62 year old business owner was robbed at gunpoint while working in his store on the 400 block of Bloomfield Ave. The victim reported to police that at 5:50 pm the suspect entered the store talking on his cell phone. Once inside the store, the suspect revealed a black handgun and told the victim to give him his money and jewelry. As the victim was turning over his belongings the suspect broke a gold bracelet off of his wrist. In an attempt to get his property back the victim went around the counter and confronted the suspect however the suspect put away the handgun and pulled out a knife instructing the victim to “back up” before fleeing east on Bloomfield Avenue, then onto Sherman Court or Hill Street. The victim described the suspect as being a Hispanic male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and backpack in his early 20s with a mustache. The total estimated value of the property and cash stolen was estimated to be approximately $6,800.00.

On January 9, 2015 a 52 year old East Orange resident called the Bloomfield Police at approximately 11:19 am to report that he had been robbed approximately 15-20 minutes prior while walking on JFK Drive South in the area of Locust St. The victim, who was not injured in this robbery, stated that two black males came out of a car and pointed a gun at him as they relieved him of a bag he was carrying containing identification documents, a Samsung tablet and approximately $5.00 in cash. Police canvassed the area for a suspect where the robbery occurred, and although they did not find a suspect they did locate a brown wallet that contained identification belonging to a victim of an armed robbery that occurred on Grove St in Montclair approximately 30 minutes earlier. The Bloomfield robbery victim was not able to provide a good description of the suspects or their vehicle but the Montclair robbery victim described the assailants as being two skinny black males, approximately 19-20 years old, wearing tight jeans, approximately 5’7” to 5’9”tall, who fled in a gold or tan Nissan Maxima. Anyone with information about these robberies or any other crime is encouraged to please call the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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Bloomfield Council Amends Two Ordinances to Address Specific Concerns

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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In the first regular meeting of the year, the Bloomfield Council amended two ordinances on first reading related to specific concerns, one pertaining to business hours and the other to land management.

The first amendment was to Chapter 159-9 of the Township Code, which specifies that certain types of retail establishments within 200 feet of a residential neighborhood shall not be open between 12 midnight and 6 a.m.

The list of designated types of retail stores in the original ordinance included those that “sell food,” without further detail. The amended ordinance adds a parenthetical explanation after the word “food” in the ordinance, spelling out that it includes “retail food establishments, restaurants, fast food, etc.”

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Bloomfield launches E-BUZZ

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

BloomfieldThe Township of Bloomfield is launching an e-mail version of its popular resident newsletter. The first edition of E-BUZZ February 2015, will land in subscriber inboxes on January 30.

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Bloomfield Crime: Several Burglaries and Thefts and Many Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

12/29/14 – On the 100 block of Belleville Avenue an antique copper washing machine was stolen from a garage. The theft occurred sometime during the last month a specific date is unknown. The washing machine was valued at approximately $275.00.

12/29/14 – On Maple St. the victim of a burglary and car theft reported that at 6:00 pm he found items including the car keys to his Jeep missing from his residence. The victim checked where he had parked his vehicle outside of the residence and found that the jeep was stolen. Possible point of entry to the residence was a side door which he left unlocked. Stolen from the residence were, an Xbox 360, 3 controllers, a wallet, and a silver 2002 Jeep Liberty with PA license plates.

12/31/14 – On the lower end of N 15th St. a landlord reported that she knew her tenants were on vacation and heard noises coming from inside of their apartment between 6:35 pm and 6:50 pm. The landlord banged on the wall and called the police however the suspects appear to have exited through the front door prior to police arrival. The point of entry is believed to be a side kitchen window that was left unlocked. Some jewelry and an Xbox 360 game system were stolen.

01/02/15 – On the 100 block of Washington St. the victim of a commercial burglary reported that a rental office was broken into between 10:00 pm on 1/2/15 and 4:00 am 1/3/15. The front door was pried open and found to be the point of entry. A large safe and some rent payments that were dropped in the mail slot were stolen.

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Bloomfield Kicks Off the New Year With Annual Reorganization Meeting

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Councilmen Eli Chalet, Nick Joanow and Carlos Bernard (pictured above) were sworn in on Monday night at the annual Reorganization Meeting of the Bloomfield Council.

The festive event was held in the Council Chambers, which were full to capacity with dignitaries, township officials, family, friends, supporters and members of the public.

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FREE Women-Focused January Workshops from SOFIA

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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True to its commitment to provide advocacy, support, and to help develop life skills for those who need it in the Essex County community, Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) is offering FREE workshops all through January aimed at building focus and purpose for the whole family.

As Baristanet mentioned last week, SOFIA is offering the popular “I’m a SUPERHERO!” workshop for children (6-12) and their caregivers on Saturday. However, the remainder of the community workshops are geared towards adults seeking motivation and focus in the new year. All events are free and held at the Community Services building at 11 Pine Street in Montclair, NJ. To confirm attendance, send an email with your name to SOFIAworkshops@gmail.com. Please put the name and date of the workshop(s) in the subject line.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglary, Thefts and Many Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

12/22/14 – 100 block of Orange St. Construction Site Burglary.

The construction site contractor reports that between 12/19 at 3:45 pm 12/22 at 6:45 am unknown actors burglarized the site. 700 feet of copper cable was taken from different locations at the site including locked rooms. Proceeds: Copper cable valued at $6500.

12/25/14 – 100 block of Harrison St.

At 5:50 pm a witness/victim interrupted 6 male suspects rummaging through a residence.

The suspects fled the scene. Proceeds: Red leather quilted jewelry box with assorted jewelry, and 3 pairs of basketball sneakers.

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Bloomfield Crime: Car Burglaries, Thefts, and Dozens of Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

12/19/2014 – Residential burglary reported on the 100 block of N 15th Street

Proceeds: Various jewelry, cash, an I-Pad 2, a Samsung TV.

BURGLARY INTO AUTO

12/16/14 – 300 block of Sylvan Rd. Proceeds: $5 in loose change.

12/16/14 – 200 block of Darling Ave. Proceeds: I-Pod Mini

12/16/14 200 block of Darling Ave. Proceeds: Music CDs and a makeup bag

12/16/14 – Yale St. Proceeds: Music CD

12/16/14 – 200 block of Grove Street (Simply Storage) Proceeds: Wallet with credit cards and vehicle registration

12/19/14 – Smith St. Burglary to Auto Arrest

At 1:56 am a white male 6’ tall was walking in the street pulling on car door handles.The suspect entered a gray van and stole loose change. Maurizio Cirasella age 44 of Newark was arrested for burglary.

12/19/14 – Hinrichs Place Proceeds: GPS, construction tools.

12/19/14 – Hill St. Proceeds: Construction tools.

STOLEN AUTO

12/16/14 – Ferncliff Rd. a 1991 Volvo with NJ license plates was stolen.

12/16/14 – 300 block of Ampere Parkway 1995 Honda with NJ license plates was stolen.

THEFT

12/15/14 – Lackawanna Plaza Bicycle Theft Arrest

Quaire Wilson age 25 of Bloomfield was arrested for receiving stolen property, a Mongoose bicycle. The bicycle had been reported stolen by the victim from Lackawanna Train Station on December 15th.

12/15/14 – On Dodd St. a package was delivered and stolen from the rear of a residence, was Value $250.00

12/15/14 – 500 block of Bloomfield Ave. The victim reports that a vendor accidentally shipped a ring valued at $858.00 to his old jewelry store address. The manager claims to have signed for the package but discarded it.

12/16/14 – Park Ave. a package was stolen from the vestibule of an apartment complex. The victim found the package opened and the contents missing. Proceeds: Clothes total value $411.00.

12/16/14 – Park Ave. a package was delivered and stolen from the vestibule of an apartment complex. Proceeds: Shoes valued at $89.00.

12/14/14 – Washington Place. An I-Pad left on top of a vehicle was stolen while the victim unloaded packages.

12/19/14 – 600 block of Bloomfield Ave. The victim reports that he dropped 4 wheel rims off to a business to be painted and 2 rims are missing.

12/19/14 – Waldo Ave. The victim reports he had friends over his residence and a gold ring with 3 hearts on it went missing.

12/20/14 – Quick Check Broad St. The victim reports that on 12/04/14 a suspect stole 15 cans of Red Bull.

12/20/14 – Bland Court. Cable theft. Victim reports that her 1st floor neighbor attached a wire to her cable box and was stealing her cable.

ROBBERY / CARJACKING

12/21/14 – 8 Franklin St. Stop & Shop Robbery Arrest

The victim reports that the suspect shoplifter began fighting with the store’s employees while attempting to escape after allegedly shoplifting $116.94 worth of merchandise. Gerald Gregory age 49 of Bloomfield was arrested for robbery.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

12/15/14 – 200 block of N 17th St.

Victim reports that unknown suspects kicked in her PVC fence breaking the door that leads into her backyard.

12/15/14 – James St.

The victim reports that her front and rear vehicle tires were slashed.

12/17/14 – Martin St.

The victim reports that her vehicle was scratched from bumper to bumper.

12/18/14 – 100 block of Washington St. “John’s Café”

A glass front door was found to be broken. It does not appear that entry was made.

12/21/14 – Hoover Ave. / Bay Ave.

The victim reports that an unknown actor put sugar in her gas tank. 2006 Mercedes NJ WPA2SG.

DUI ARRESTS

12/20/14 – Tyeisha Boyd of East Orange was arrested for DWI.

12/20/14 – Reinaldo Loachamin of Bloomfield was arrested for DWI.

12/21/14 – Tyrel Lizama of Gibbsboro was arrested for DWI

12/21/14 – Romina Filipe of Lyndhurst was arrested for DUI.

12/21/14 – Fabian Zeledon of Bloomfield was arrested for DUI.

12/21/14 – Joseph Mastriani of Bloomfield was arrested for DUI.

ARRESTS

12/15/14 – Rabbiel Williams of East Orange was arrested for multiple counts of possession of CDS and possession of CDS with intent to distribute.

12/15/14 – Michael Boger of East Orange was arrested for multiple counts of possession of CDS and possession of CDS with intent to distribute.

12/15/14 – Jamal Swan of Clifton was arrested for multiple counts of possession of CDS and possession of CDS with intent to distribute.

12/15/14 – Richard Camacho of Newark was arrested on an outstanding warrant and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

12/15/14 – Lakeith Bradford of Irvington was arrested for simple assault.

12/15/14 – Robert Fields of Newark was arrested for shoplifting.

12/16/14 – Matthew Lagares of Newark was arrested for possession of CDS.

12/16/14 – Caleb Castillo of East Orange was arrested for possession of CDS.

12/15/14 – Duquan Gray of Union was arrested for outstanding warrants.

12/17/14 – Antoine Johnson of West Orange was arrested for outstanding warrants.

12/17/14 – Antonio Acevedo of Newark was arrested for possession of CDS.

12/17/14 – Tamika Brantley of Newark was arrested for possession of CDS.

12/17/14 – Diego Rodriguez of Newark was arrested for shoplifting.

12/18/14 – Albaro Callevera of Newark was arrested for theft.

12/18/14 – Frank Tom of Elizabeth was arrested on outstanding warrants.

12/19/14 – Jonathan Colon of Newark was arrested for shoplifting and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

12/19/14 – Maurizio Cirasella of Newark was arrested for burglary and theft.

12/19/14 – Jonathan Colon of Newark was arrested for shoplifting.

12/19/14 – Tanisha Jones of Newark was arrested for shoplifting.

12/19/14 – Anthony Delvecchio of Belleville was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

12/20/14 – Julian Johnson of Nutley was arrested for outstanding warrants.

12/20/14 – Henry Johnson of East Orange was arrested on outstanding warrants.

12/20/14 – Jalil Thompson of Bloomfield was arrested on outstanding warrants.

12/20/14 – Damon Hairston of East Orange was arrested on outstanding warrants.

12/20/14 – Bryshawna Otto of Irvington was arrested on outstanding warrants.

12/20/14 – Charles Zervas of Bloomfield was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

12/20/14 – Leo Medrano of Bloomfield was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

12/20/14 – Gonzales Steven of Clifton was arrested for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

12/20/14 – Charles Zervas of Bloomfield was arrested on outstanding warrants.

12/21/14 – Amir Waldron of Newark was arrested for unlawful possession of a handgun.

12/21/14 – Nigel Gyanfi of Newark was arrested for possession of CDS.

12/21/14 – Jeannine Santorio of Wayne was arrested for possession of CDS.

12/21/14 – Gerald Gregory of Bloomfield was arrested for robbery.

 

 

(Update) Vote For Bloomfield Mom’s Gingerbread Carmen in The Met Bakeoff

BY  |  Friday, Dec 19, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

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Update: Ann Marie’s Carmen gingerbread cookie won! The Met Opera posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:

“Congratulations to our gingerbread cookie contest winner, Anne Marie, whose “Carmen” cookie took home first prize! Thanks to everyone who participated this year!”

 

The Metropolitan Opera is holding a Gingerbread Character Bakeoff and a Bloomfield baker needs Baristaville’s vote and support. We think her gingerbread Carmen is truly worth it!

The Met’s contest in for promotion of its production of Hansel & Gretel, which is running through January 8.

The public was asked to design a gingerbread cookie based on their favorite opera character to enter. The winner will get four tickets to the Met and special prizes from Epicerie Boulud.

Ann Marie Scello entered this spicy red Carmen.

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