Bloomfield Crime: Several Thefts, Stolen Cars and DUI Arrests

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crimeSeveral Thefts, Stolen Cars and DUI Arrests in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

10-03-2014 – On the 900 block of Broad Street, the victim of a burglary reported that she returned home around 3:00 pm and noticed several bags were overturned in her apartment. The victim also reported that 3 pairs of earrings, two necklaces and $300.00 in cash was missing.

 

BURGLARY INTO AUTO

09-29-2014 – On the lower end of Thomas Street a 2006 Honda was broken into and $10.00 in cash was stolen.

09-29-2014 – On Lombard Street an unlocked 2003 Ford was entered. The vehicle owners ID, credit cards, and cellphone were stolen from the vehicle.

09-29-2014 – On New Street an unlocked 2010 Ford was broken into. A Pioneer radio was stolen from the vehicle.

09-29-2014 – On New Street an unlocked 2008 Chevy was entered and the interior of the vehicle was ransacked. The vehicle owner does not believe anything was taken.

09-29-2014 – On the 200 block of Franklin Street, a 2002 Honda and a 2012 Chrysler were broken into between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:30 am. Passenger side windows were smashed on both vehicles to gain entry. It is unknown what if anything was stolen from either vehicle.

09-29-2014 – On the 100 block of N 16th Street a 2013 Honda was broken into between 5:30 pm 9/29 and 8:00 am 9/30. The vehicle was entered through partially open window and cash was reported to have been stolen.

09-29-2014 – On the 100 block of Washington Street an unlocked 2013 Nissan was entered. A debit card and a driver’s license were stolen.

10-02-2014  - On Beach Street a 2004 Chevy was broken into between 6:00 pm on 10/2 and 7:00 am on 10/3. There were no signs of forced entry and $20.00 was reported to be taken from the vehicle.

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DeMaio Approved as Acting Director of Police by Bloomfield Council

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield Council

The Bloomfield Council approved a resolution appointing former Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio Acting Director of Police at Monday’s council meeting, which was held at Oakview School.

The resolution was approved by a vote of 4-3, with council members Wartyna Davis, Nick Joanow and Carlos Pomares voting no.

Davis said that her reason for voting against the appointment had nothing to do with DeMaio’s abilities or qualifications. She stated that she objected to it on the basis of procedural issues. She said she thought the council should have conducted additional interviews for the post. Pomares and Joanow stated similar positions, with both expressing their support for DeMaio and praising his qualifications while voting no. Joanow pointed out that between DeMaio and Township Administrator Ted Ehrenburg, a former police chief, the township had 50 years of police experience to draw on.

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Bloomfield Crime: Several Car Break-ins, Stolen Cars, and DUI Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

 crimeSeveral Car Break-ins, Stolen Cars, and DUI Arrests in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

09-22-2014 – On the lower end of Dodd Street an unlocked garage was burglarized. A Craftsman chop saw and a Craftsman shop vac were stolen.

09-25-2014 – On the lower end of Berkeley Avenue a rear door was found to be the point of entry in a residential burglary where a Dell laptop computer was stolen.

09-25-2014 – On Lindbergh Boulevard a residential burglary occurred between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. A front window was determined to be the point of entry. A silver chain and a Toshiba laptop computer were stolen.

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Bloomfield Crime: Stolen Cars, Burglaries and Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeStolen cars, burglaries and several arrests in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

09-18-2014 – On Church Street a victim reported a rear window broken, possibly the point of entry in a residential burglary. Although nothing is being reported missing by the victim a neighbor reported seeing two people walking around the exterior of the residence prior to the report of burglary.

The two possible suspects were described by the witness as being:

  1. A black male, 16 to 18 years of age, 5’8” tall, wearing a grey hooded jacket and blue jeans.
  2. A black female 16 to 18 years of age, 5’0” tall with long hair.

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Baristanet Profile: Jennifer Siembab Bernal

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Jennifer Siembab Bernal

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Jennifer Siembab Bernal

Where do you live? A quiet cul-de-sac in the Oak View section of Bloomfield.

When did you move there? I’ve lived in Bloomfield my entire life. My grandparents and my mom moved here from Kearny and built their house in 1974, and have been here since.

Where did you grow up? I actually grew up across the street from my grandparent’s house, and now live in my grandparent’s house! We’re a tight-knit family and I was lucky enough to always be surrounded by loved ones.

How do you make a living? I began working at Park Street Academy, a private preschool in Montclair, when I was a sophomore in high school. I started as a teacher assistant, and became a full time teacher after college. Currently, I’m a stay-at-home mom to my 1½ year old daughter, Karina.

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Felton Field Contamination Spurs Dissension at Bloomfield Council Meeting

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

RVTomSmithTom Smith, a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) from Remington and Vernick, provided an update Monday night on the status of the Felton Field baseball field, which has been closed due to contamination since mid-2012.

His presentation was held early in the meeting, followed by the public comment period, during which residents were able to ask him questions regarding the contamination.

The conference meeting was held in the Council Chambers to accommodate members of the public, who came to speak about both Felton Field and the issue of rent control, which was also on the agenda. Public comment went on for an hour, and the public portion of the meeting lasted until 11:30 p.m.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Thefts, and Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Sep 12, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeBurglaries, thefts, and several arrests in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

09-04-2014 – A Broad Terrace resident reported that during the evening hours an actor or actors entered her home through a rear window. The victim believes that whoever entered was scared off by her dog. Nothing was reported to be missing.

09-05-2014 – A Daka Court resident reported that his home was broken into between the hours of 7:00 pm and 8:45 pm. Forced entry was gained through a first floor door inside a common hallway.

09-06-2014 – The victim of a burglary reported that sometime between 9/2/14 and 9/6/14 someone cut the lock off of his storage bin located on the 200 block of Grove Street and removed a flat screen television, a dell desktop computer and an HP laptop computer.

09-07-2014 – On the lower end of Belleville Avenue the victim of a burglary reported that someone forced open a storage room door and removed several bottles of liquor.

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Music, Food, and Fun to be Had at the Bloomfield HarvestFest and Eco-Fest

BY  |  Friday, Sep 12, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield HarvestFest

Next weekend, Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, the 22nd annual Bloomfield HarvestFest, along with the Eco-Fest, will offer the biggest celebration in town.

Two days of live music, great shopping from local vendors, activities, a Kids Zone, and great food from local restaurants, like El Matador’s delicious tacos served out of their Mexi-Flip Taco Truck:

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Basketball Courts Upgrades at Pulaski Park

BY  |  Friday, Sep 05, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Pulaski Park

The Township of Bloomfield’s Recreation Department celebrated the completion of the basketball court project at Pulaski Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week. The $116,350 project consisted of demolition of the existing courts, grading, repaving, installation of 4 glass backboards/rims and color coating to match the existing tennis courts. Funding came from the 2012 and 2013 Recreation Department’s Capital Improvement Budget.

The Clark’s Pond South basketball court in 2005 was refurbished, and saw a tremendous increase in usage.  At any given time you could find residents working on their skills or playing a pickup game.  However, there were also times when dozens of potential players were waiting for their opportunity to play.

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Bloomfield Crime: Homeowner Says $4,500 in Cash Stolen From Home, Burglaries and Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

bloomfieldpolicecarA homeowner reported that approximately $4500.00 in cash was stolen from their home, several burglaries, and arrests in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

08-26-2014 – On the 200 block of Grove Street the victim of a burglary reported that her rented storage unit was broken into sometime between the beginning of July and 8/26/14. A 45 inch Samsung TV and 45 pair of shoes were stolen from the unit.

08-27-2014 – On the 100 block of Bloomfield Avenue, The US Security Co. reported that 6 buildings had copper wiring taken from the inside. The thefts occurred sometime between July 15th and August 27th.

08-28-2014 – On the 200 block of Belleville Avenue a construction trailer was broken into and approximately $2000.00 worth of tool were reported stolen.

08-29-2014 – On Pitt Street the victim of a burglary reported that 2 bicycles, valued at approximately $300.00, were stolen from the basement sometime between 10:00 am on 8/27/14 and 11:00 am 8/29/14.

8-30-2014 – On Locust Avenue the owner of a local truck rental business reported that someone had syphoned approximately $105.00 worth of gas from one of the company’s rental trucks. The incident is under investigation and a review of local video surveillance is being utilized.

8-31-2014 – On Prospect Street a rear basement window was determined to be the point of entry in a residential burglary that occurred sometime between the 1st week of August and 8/31/14. At the time of this report it is unknown what if anything was stolen from the home.

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