Bloomfield Crime: DUI Arrests, Shoplifting, Vandalism, Burglaries

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Theft

09/19/2016- Khalid Smith age 39 of Newark was arrested at 2:49pm and charged with shoplifting at the Stop & Shop store located at 8 Franklin Street. Mr. Smith was observed walking around in the store and placing items into a brown bag. Police arrived and transported Mr. Smith to headquarters. He was issued a summons and ROR.

09/20/2016- (2) Bicycles were reported stolen from a garage on Floyd Avenue. The bikes are described as blue Tony Hawk limited addition BMX with orange pegs and mag wheels. The bikes were last seen approximately three weeks ago inside the garage.

09/22/2016- Royal King age 23 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 9:45am and charged with Shoplifting. Home Depot Loss Prevention Officer observed Mr. King place several sanding disc’s valued at 169.00 in a bag and attempted to leave the store. Bloomfield Police arrived and transported Mr. King to headquarters where he was processed, issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date.

09/23/2016- Octavian Williams age 37 of East Orange was arrested and charged with Theft. Ms. William’s arrest was a result of an ongoing investigation by Home Depot Loss Prevention. Ms. Williams a cashier employed by Home Depot stole money from the register on several different occasions. The incidents occurred in the months of August and September, which totaled $1,766.00 dollars. She was issued a summons and ROR with a pending court date.
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Bloomfield Crime: Stolen Wheelchair, Car Theft, Burglaries, Criminal Mischief, Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Theft

09/12/2016- A 2007 Ford Van parked behind the owners building on Brookdale Gardens was burglarized overnight. The rear passenger door was discovered pried open and numerous work tools were reported missing.

09/12/2016- A 2012 Ford E250Van parked in the parking lot of 905 Broad Street was burglarized overnight. The vehicle was parked Sunday evening at 6:00pm. The vehicle door lock on the passenger side door was damaged and pried open. The vehicles radio was reported missing from the vehicle.

09/12/2016-A 2011 Ford E150 Van parked on Macy Street was reportedly burglarized during the night. The registered owner discovered the van doors pried open the following morning. The owner reported several tools missing from the vehicle.

09/13/2016- 2 Chevrolet vans parked next to each other in a private parking lot on West Street were burglarized overnight. Several pieces of construction equipment were reported missing from the vehicles. Detective Bureau actively investigating all incidents.
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Bloomfield Crime: Theft, Burglaries, Stolen Cars, Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Sep 16, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Theft

09/05/2016- A 17 year old male from Perth Amboy NJ was arrested at 1:38am and charged with Theft. Police responded to the area of Summit Ave on a suspicious group walking toward Hoover Ave. The group was located and further investigation by PO Matthew Rubbinaccio and PO Ana Ruiz led to the discovery of a pair of sunglasses and a cell phone power cord. The items were stolen from a parked vehicle left unlocked on Summit Ave. The juvenile admitted to the theft and was taken into custody. He was later released to a guardian. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Armed Robbery, Burglaries, Shoplifting,

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 08, 2016 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Theft

08/29/2016- The owner of a 2008 Honda Accord discovered $6.00 dollars in loose change missing from his vehicle. The center console compartment and glove box were discovered open. The vehicle was left unlocked when parked.

08/29/2016- Police were dispatched to 147 Bloomfield Ave on a female victim reporting her purse was stolen. The victim described the suspect as a black male wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. Suspect approached the victim from behind and grabbed her purse from her arm running towards Grove Street. The incident occurred at approximately 9:00pm. Detective Bureau actively investigating incident.

08/30/2016-A bicycle was reported stolen from an unlocked garage on Spruce Street. The bicycle is described as a women’s Schwinn hybrid, gold in color. The bicycle is valued at$250.00 dollars.

08/30/2016-A shoplifting incident was reported at the Aldi Food Store located at 244 Bloomfield Ave. The suspect described as a black male in his concealed frozen meat and fled the store. A check of the area proved to be negative for the suspect.

09/01/2016- Briana Silva age 20 was arrested at 12:16pm and charged with Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention observed Ms. Silva placing beauty supplies into her purse. She was detained until the arrival of police. Search incident to arrest yielded (2) hypodermic needles and 21 empty glassine envelopes used to package heroin. Ms. Silva was additionally charged with Possession of Hypodermic Syringes and possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail was set by the Honorable Judge Paparazzo in the amount of $500.00.
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Bloomfield is Recipient of Award For Felton Field Tot Lot Playground

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016 2:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Felton Field Tot Lot Playground

Bloomfield is the 2016 recipient of the Ruth Huges Innovative Accessible Recreation Facility Award for its renovations to the Felton Field Tot Lot Playground. The award will be presented at the September 28, 2016 at the New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilites conference held at the Crowne Plaza Monroe in Monroe, NJ.
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The Township will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the playground later this month.

 

 

 

Bloomfield Crime: Aggravated Assault With a Meat Cleaver, Shoplifting, Several Stolen Cars, Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 4:59pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield Police DepartmentAn argument at a Chinese restaurant resulted in an aggravated assault with a meat cleaver:

On 08/26/2016-Police were dispatched to 135 Bloomfield Ave, No. 1 Chinese Restaurant on a reported argument between 2 employees. The victim was assaulted with a meat cleaver resulting in a minor cut to the back of his neck. The victim was treated by EMS at the scene. The suspect left the restaurant prior to police arrival. Detectives were able to contact the suspect, who later turned himself in at the Bloomfield Police Headquarters. Kwei Dong Yang age 46 of Bloomfield was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.

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

Theft

08/22/2016- A bicycle valued at $300.00 dollars was reported stolen from the backyard of a residence on Washington Street.

08/22/2016- A wallet was reported stolen from the Aldi Food Store located at 244 Bloomfield Ave. The wallet was unknowingly dropped while the owner was shopping. A Hispanic female was captured on store video picking up the wallet and exiting the store. Video forwarded to Detective Bureau for further investigation.
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Bloomfield Crime: Theft of Trump Lawn Sign, Burglaries, Stolen Cars, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Theft

08/15/2016- A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked on North 16th Street. The owner left the purse on the front passenger seat. She returned to the vehicle five minutes later and discovered the passenger window smashed and the purse stolen.

08/15/2016- 2 packages were reported stolen from the mailbox of a residence on Essex Ave. The thefts are believed to have occurred on 08/08/2016.

08/16/2016- A resident on Broughton Ave reported the theft of a Donald Trump support sign from their front lawn. A dark skin male was observed walking towards the backyard but fled after seeing the homeowner.

08/17/2016- An IPhone 6 was reported stolen from a parked vehicle. The vehicle a 2012 Subaru was parked on Fulton Street. Unknown actor entered the window through an open window.

08/17/2016- Confesor Perez age 42 of Newark was arrested at 5:12pm and charged with Shoplifting. Store employee at 244 Bloomfield Ave witnessed the shoplifting. Mr. Perez fled the store on foot and was located by Police in the area of Willard Ave. Search incident to arrest revealed (2) hypodermic needles and a glass pipe. He was additionally charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Perez was issued a court date and ROR.
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New Nonprofit Formed to Support the Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Monday, Aug 22, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal ShelterA group of shelter volunteers recently formed a nonprofit organization, Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter (SOBAS), in order to raise money and hold events to benefit the animals at the Bloomfield/Bukowski Animal Shelter.

The nonprofit received its tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation in July. The organization is directed by a ten-member Board of Trustees and a governing body consisting of four officers: President, Jaclyn Mendyk; Vice President, Paige Sato; Treasurer, Marlene LaTorre; and Secretary, Diane Myers.

SOBAS plans to host fundraising events and adoption events, as well as collect donations on an ongoing basis to benefit the animals at the shelter. The money collected will be used for expenses above and beyond running the shelter on a day-to-day basis, which is the purview of the township. These expenses may include extraordinary medical expenses; funding to send an animal to a rescue or sanctuary; paying for special accommodations or equipment, and more. All donations to SOBAS will be tax-deductible.
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Bloomfield Crime: Armed Carjacking, Stabbing, DUIs, Shoplifting, Aggravated Assault

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Theft

08/08/2016- Jennifer Fischetta age 24 of Belleville was arrested at 9:54pm and charged with Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention Officer observed Ms. Fischetta placing store items into her pock book. Ms. Fischetta was also found to be in possession of 3 hypodermic needles and 49 open and used glassine envelopes commonly used to package heroin. She was charged with theft, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Fischetta was later transported to Nutley Police on an active warrant.

08/09/2016- A package delivered by FedEx to a residence on Myrtle Street was reported stolen. The package was delivered and left on the front porch on 08/08/2016. Delivery was confirmed by FedEx.

08/11/2016- Romerell Rodgers age 48 of East Orange was arrested at 2:07am and charged with Shoplifting. PO Joseph Finkler and PO Joseph Condito observed a store employee of the 7-11 Store arguing with an unknown male. Further investigation revealed the unknown male later identified as Romerell Rodgers shoplifted several bars of soap from the store. He was also found to be in possession of 2 glass vials containing cocaine residue. He was charged accordingly and later transported to East Orange PD on an active warrant.

08/13/2016- Gary Frazier age 48 of Newark was arrested at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street and charged with Shoplifting. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Frazier placing soaps and body wash into a bag. He was issued a summons and ROR.

08/13/2016- Matthew Richardson age 28 of Bloomfield was arrested at 4:27pm and charged with Shoplifting. The incident occurred at the Home Depot Store located at 60 Orange Street. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Richardson exit the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $1,028.00 dollars. He was issued a summons and ROR.
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Bloomfield Council: New Fire Captain Sworn In, Public Records Website Improved

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 8:25am  |  COMMENTS (2)

It was, to quote the folk-rock band Dawes, a little bit of everything.  It was the proclamation for the local boys’ soccer team, a parking ordinance, a demonstration of silence from a mayoral candidate, and a presentation of improvements to the township’s public-record Web site – all spread out over, first, a conference meeting, and then a regular meeting.  Such was the Bloomfield Township Council’s activity on August 15.

The Bloomfield Township Council

The Bloomfield Township Council

The regular meeting found Mayor Michael Venezia taking care of standard business, such as unanimously passing a first-reading ordinance to prohibit parking on Locust Avenue from 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 and from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. near Watsessing School to ensure the safety of children who walk to school, unanimously passing a resolution to purchases two new cab-and-chassis trucks with twelve-foot rubbish bodies, snowplows, and tailgate spreaders, and approving new appointments to the Bloomfield Fire Department.  Mayor Venezia also swore in Fred Mamay as a new captain of the Bloomfield Fire Department, with many members of the department in attendance, as well as Captin Mamay’s family.  The council also passed proclamations honoring the Bloomfield Cheetah Thunder boys’ soccer team for its wins over the state cup champions of Virginia, West Virginia, and eastern Pennsylvania and for becoming one of the top two national finalists for the United States Youth Soccer National Championship in Tulsa (though they lost, 2-1) and honoring Bloomfield resident Leroy Q. Davidson, who was killed in a plane crash while serving in the Army Air Corps in 1943.  A sign honoring Davidson will be installed over a street sign at Clark Avenue.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia (center) swears in Fred Mamay as a new fire department captain, with council members and Mamay's family looking on.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia (center) swears in Fred Mamay as a new fire department captain, with council members and Mamay’s family looking on.

During public comment Republican mayoral candidate Dave Tucker charged Mayor Venezia and his Line A ticket mates on the June primary election ballot with illegally posting signs up and down the streets near polling places, and he noted that the Department of Public Works had to spend $600 to remove them.  He wanted to ask if taxpayers would be reimbursed, but Mayor Venezia, admitting no wrongdoing, said that public comment was not a question-and-answer session, and Tucker asked how much time he had left. Township Clerk Louise Palagano told him he had exactly four minutes and 12 seconds . . . and that was exactly how Tucker spent his time at the podium in silence, thumbing though his copy of the agenda, before yielding.

Rich Galioto started talking about how the council voted in 2013 to dissociate itself from Birdsall Services Group, an engineering firm that had been indicted for making illegal political contributions, and then he turned to the January 2016 indictment of First Ward Councilman Elias Chalet.  “I didn’t hear Councilman [Nicholas] Joanow try to sever ties with his colleague,” Galioto said.  Do we live in a double standard?” Galioto said.  “If you’re going to do a full front, you should be consistent.”   He also complained about the “animals out there” – not stray cats or wild deer, but people who attack police officers.  Specifically, he called for the community to be more supportive of the police, and he apologized for not being politically correct with his language.

Following Galioto was Steve DiMarzo, who suggested that there should be a prayer starting off at least one council meeting once a month to “help remind us of our greater duty.”  He asked about a bridge by Clark’s Pond – “I think it’s at the end of Dewey Street,” he recalled – that is used by schoolchildren.  Mayor Venezia, knowing which bridge DiMarzo meant, said there was a delay in fixing the bridge due to the need for a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection.   DiMarzo also said that the incident of Donald Trump supporter Peter Yankowski being assaulted outside Friendly’s should be seen as a hate crime, but the mayor reminded him that both Yankowski and the man who assaulted had hurled slurs against each other.   DiMarzo made it clear that he was not saying that he was either for or against Trump.

In the conference meeting, Township Administrator Matthew U. Watkins asked for a renewal of the township’s energy aggregation program, saying it saved over $100,000 in energy costs for Bloomfield residents and represented a 2 percent decrease in the current rate for those participate in the program, equal to 6 percent less than what PSE&G was expected to charge. The council approved the renewal.   Also, Councilwoman-at-Large Wartyna Davis updated the council on community conversations about community policing. She said she was “heartened” by community participation and their suggestions of what needed to be done and asking questions.  Dr. Davis said that the next step would be to have a follow-up to foster more conversations with panels and community stakeholders on each panel.

Bloomfield Township intern Maria Hurtado explains improvements to the town's public-records site to the council.

Bloomfield Township intern Maria Hurtado explains improvements to the town’s public-records site to the council.

Also, intern Maria Hurtado gave an overview of improvements to Bloomfield’s public-record web site (http://publicrecord.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/) to make it easier to find public records, file Open Public Records Act requests, and research adopted ordinances and resolutions.  Dr. Davis, a political scientist, was pleased, saying the improvements made municipal legislation more accessible and the mayor and council more accountable to the people.

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I would suggest that before there is any attempt to take over the Shell station property, it be fully vetted by every environmental agency possible; gas station clean ups are lengthy and very expensive - even I Shell would be liable for costs.

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