Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Stolen Cars, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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


6/21/2015 – 2 bicycles valued at approximately $240.00 were stolen from a garage on the 100 block of Baldwin Place sometime between 1:15 pm and 1:30 pm. A witness reported seeing a suspicious male in the area at that time, whom he described as being a Hispanic male, 5’10” tall, approximately 30 years old, wearing khaki cargo shorts, a green and tan shirt.

6/22/2015 – An office trailer was broken into and computers were damaged on property located at the lower end of Arlington Avenue. Nothing appears to have been stolen.

6/22/2015 – A business was burglarized on the 100 block of Montgomery Street and two rifles were reported stolen. The approximate value of the stolen property was reported to be $3850.00.

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Essex County Announces Start of $1.2 Million Playground Project in Brookdale Park

BY  |  Friday, Jun 19, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Brookdale Park playground project

Yesterday, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the start of a $1.2 million project to replace the existing playground in Essex County Brookdale Park with state-of-the-art equipment and a rubberized safety surface. The new playground is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2015

The original playground was opened about 14 years ago. Because of its age, it has been difficult to find parts to repair broken apparatus and several play attractions have been removed.

“The playground in Brookdale Park is one of the most heavily used facilities in our Parks System and the area has become a place for children and their parents to meet and socialize. Partnering with the Brookdale Park Conservancy, we were able to redevelop the playground and create a unique experience for our children that integrates the history and natural features of the Park,” DiVincenzo said.

“We conducted an on-line survey to find out what the community wanted to see in the new playground and over 500 people responded. I am thrilled to say that so much of their comments have been incorporated into the design,” said Mollie Smith, President of the Brookdale Park Conservancy. “We appreciate all the support that we have received from the County Executive and the Parks Department and we look forward to a playground that is modern and safe for our children,” she added.

“I am very appreciative of all the things that the County Executive has done to revitalize Brookdale Park. And as a new father, I look forward to bringing my daughter here to play,” Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia said.

“We recently were here after the track and soccer field were resurfaced, the exercise course was completed and the historic lights installed. These are all things that bring energy to the park and contribute to our quality of life,” Glen Ridge Mayor Peter Hughes said.

“When my children were younger, we lived at the Brookdale Park playground. We look forward to the new one opening so new generations can enjoy it,” Montclair Councilor William Hurlock said. “This is another example of the great partnership between Montclair and the County,” he added.

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Bloomfield Crime: Criminal Mischief, Burglaries, Theft, and Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


6/11/2015 – On Clinton Street a 2013 Buick and a 2005 Chrysler were broken into overnight, while they were parked in a residential driveway. The incident occurred between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.



6/11/2015 – On the 200 block of Montgomery Street a 2014 Dodge was damaged sometime between 2:00 am and 7:30 am. Deep scratches were discovered by the vehicle owner on the passenger door and window.

6/12/15 – On the lower end of Belleville Avenue a vehicle parked in a wooded area was found by the owner to have pavers and bricks thrown through all the windows.

6/13/15 – The owner of a bicycle valued at approximately $300.00 reported that she left her bicycle unattended for approximately 6 hours in Foley Field and when she returned to pick it up it had been damaged beyond use.

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Lost Dog in Bloomfield FOUND

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 8:31am  |  COMMENTS (0)

lost dogUpdate: Angel has been found!

A reader writes in:

“Angel is lost. Her home is on Smith Street in Bloomfield. She was last seen at her home.









Bloomfield Crime: Robbery at Gunpoint, Burglaries, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


On June 9, 2015 a 35 year old Bloomfield resident was robbed at gunpoint of his cell phone while he was walking on the 100 block of Franklin Street. The victim reported to Police that while he was walking east on Franklin Street at 1:40 am he observed a black, 4 door Jeep parked in front of 120 Franklin Street. At this point an individual described by the victim as being a black male, 5’’10”, thin build, beard and wearing a white / black shirt, approached him and pointed a silver handgun at him. The suspect said “Give me your money” but when the victim raised his hands the suspect reached in his pocket and took his cell phone. The suspect then got into the passenger side of the parked Jeep, which then fled east on Franklin Street. There was no description of the driver. A search of the area was conducted however no suspects or vehicle were located.If anyone has information regarding this crime they are asked to please contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Theft, and Many Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Jun 05, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


On June 1, 2015 a 29 year old Bloomfield resident was assaulted at 2:13 am after he got into a verbal argument with 2 other Bloomfield residents, ages 25 & 28, at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Glenwood Avenue. The verbal altercation turned into a physical altercation and the two suspects, Yeniner Anchia and Milton Anchia Sandi allegedly assaulted the victim who did not require medical attention. One of the suspects allegedly struck the victim in the face, with the metal buckle end of a belt, causing swelling. Both Yeniner and Milton were arrested. Yeniner was charged with disorderly conduct and released ROR with a court date pending. Milton was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (the belt). Judge Pirone set bail at $20,000 with 10% cash option available for Milton who was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility to be detained with a court date pending.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Theft, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


5/18/15 – On the 200 block of Belleville Avenue a resident reported a burglary to their apartment which occurred between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. A bedroom window was determined to be the point of entry for the burglary and the victim reported that a jewelry box containing some gold pieces, a diamond ring and a passport were stolen.

On May 19, 2015 at 10:42 am, a 20 year old Bloomfield resident, was sleeping in her bedroom when she was woken up by a noise coming from the living room. When she went to investigate she discovered a man standing in her living room. She described the suspect as being African American, approximately 6’1″ tall, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt (hood pulled up), black sweat pants and a red and black back pack. The suspect became startled when he encountered the victim and fled the residence through the living room window which was also determined to have been the point of entry of the burglary. The victim quickly called 911 and a search was conducted. No suspect was located.

On May 21, 2015 at approximately 10:15 am, a 36 year old Bloomfield resident was home when she noticed a man standing in her living room. The victim screamed scaring the suspect who then ran out of the front door and fled on foot. A kitchen window was determined to be the point of entry in this apartment burglary. The victim described the suspect as being a tall black male wearing a camouflage style hooded sweater, brown shorts and multi colored Jordan sneakers. At the time of the report nothing was reported taken from the apartment.

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Bloomfield Artist Exhibits Art Collection Bloomfield in NYC Gallery

BY  |  Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Jessica Rohrer

Jessica Rohrer, a Bloomfield resident and artist, will show her decade long project of depicting the homes and neighborhoods in which she has lived—from Wisconsin to Brooklyn to New Jersey—in her exhibition titled Bloomfield at PPOW Gallery in NYC.

Bloomfield is comprised of 23 new paintings and 18 works on paper of interior settings, street scenes and garden views of her domestic suburban life derived from her immediate surroundings. Each exhibition, or chapter of Rohrer’s life, reflects her journey as she travels a road familiar to many.

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Bloomfield Council to Ponder Choice of New Slogan for Welcome Signs

BY  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (14)


Photo credit: John Lee/Black Tie and Flip Flops

DPW Director Anthony Nesto announced at last Monday’s conference meeting that results had come in from a contest to choose a slogan to grace new “Welcome to Bloomfield” signs that will be put in place to greet motorists entering the Township on several major thoroughfares.

The contest was initiated by Nesto two months ago with the help of Parks Director Mike Sceurman, Bloomfield High School Principal Chris Jennings (who agreed to invite the high school students to participate in the contest), and the Bloomfield Educational Foundation, which authorized a $500 prize for the winning slogan. The final choice is to be made by the Mayor and Council.

On Monday evening, Nesto thanked Sceurman, Jennings and the BEF for their contributions, as well as Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano and the seven Department Heads for helping him narrow the field. He said they had received 124 submissions from the students. The most popular among the students was #62, he said, which was “Our Unity Makes Our Community.” He said he and Palagano had each picked their 15 favorites, and had only one overlapping choice. “A perfect married couple,” quipped Mayor Michael Venezia. “Mine were better,” Palagno responded. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Theft, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


5/11/15 – An apartment was burglarized on the 300 block of Franklin Street between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. Pry marks on the door indicated forced entry and 7 watches valued at approximately $11,000.00 was reported missing by the victim.

5/13/15 – A resident from the 100 block of Newark Avenue reported to Police that a shed on his property was burglarized between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on 5/12/15. A blue woman’s NEXT bicycle, valued at approximately $150.00 was taken. The victim also reported that he believes someone attempted to gain entry into his home, as a screen on his sun room was found cut. No entry is believed to have been gained to the sun room or residence.

5/14/15 – Two steel contractor’s boxes were broken into on a construction site located on the 300 block of Franklin Street. A padlock on a gate was cut to gain entry to the site. A total of approximately $14,000.00 worth of tools was taken from the boxes.

5/17/15 – On Ella St. the victim of a burglary that reported that he discovered a basement window open and then noticed that several items including: 2 televisions, a X-Box game system and a Dell laptop computer had been stolen from his residence. The incident was pinpointed through video evidence to have occurred at approximately 8:50 pm when a male was captured on tape opening the side door of the victim’s residence. A short time later 2 other males can be seen leaving the residence each carrying a television.

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