Bloomfield Crime: Several Shoplifting Incidents, Burglary, Stolen Cars, and Arrests


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


02/06/2017-Dennis Tompkins age 59 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 4:30 and charged with Theft. Mr. Tomkins shoplifted (10) bottles of Nexus shampoo and conditioner valued at $232.89 dollars. He was issued a summons and released.

02/08/2017-Venus Hannah age 53 of Newark was arrested at 1:10pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at sally’s Beauty Store located at 135 Bloomfield Avenue. Ms. Hannah shoplifted (2) soap containers valued at $19.00 dollars. Police located Ms. Hannah walking through the parking lot. A further check revealed (6) active warrants for Ms. Hannah issued by the Township of Bloomfield. She was issued new court dates and released.

02/08/2017- A shoplifting incident was reported at 6:38pm, occurring at the Marshalls Store located at 8 Franklin Street. The suspect described as a black female shoplifted merchandise valued at $262.00 dollars. The suspect fled the store prior to police arrival.

02/09/2017- Alterese Davis age 47 of Newark was arrested at 2:23pm and charged with shoplifting. Police located Mr. Davis in the area of Bloomfield Ave and Broad Street after he shoplifted towels and candles from the Family Dollar Store located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue. He was issued a summons and released

02/09/2017-John Russo age 39 of Brick NJ was arrested at 8:39pm and charged with shoplifting. Mr. Russo attempted to exit the Marshalls Store with unpaid merchandise. Mr. Russo was also arrested on 02/11/2017 at the same location for shoplifting. Mr. Russo was charged and released on both incidents. He presently has two shoplifting charges with a pending court date.

02/10/2017- Police were dispatched to a Hoover Avenue residence on a report of a theft. The homeowner reported (2) white males came to his residence stating they worked for the water department. Both were allowed inside and escorted to the basement. One of the males went upstairs to run the water. Homeowner advised of a repair cost of $1,500.00 dollars at which time homeowner became suspicious and asked both to leave. Suspects left in a silver pickup truck. Homeowner later discovered money missing from his bedroom. Detectives actively investigating incident.

02/10/2017- A shoplifting incident was reported occurring at the Rite Aid Store, located at 77 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect described as a black female between the ages of 30-38 stole body wash and soap. The incident was captured on store video and forwarded to the police for further investigation.

02/11/2016-Edwin Ramirez age 39 of Newark was arrested at 1:44pm and charged with shoplifting. Police were dispatched to 8 Franklin Street, Marshalls Store on a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Ramirez attempted to exit the store with 2 bottles of cologne. He was issued a summons and released.

02/11/2017-Darnell Brown age 47 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:50pm and charged with theft. Police were dispatched to 60 Orange Street Home Depot on a report of a shoplifter. The suspect Darnell Brown attempted to exit the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $1,908.00 dollars. Mr. Brown fled from the Loss Prevention Officer but was apprehended by an off-duty New Jersey State Trooper in the parking lot. Mr. Brown was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest and held in lieu of bail.


02/06/2017- Police were dispatched Chapman Street on a report of a residential burglary. The victim returned home after receiving a motion activated alarm inside his residence. Upon the homeowners return he discovered a white male exiting the apartment through a rear door. The male suspect fled in an unknown direction. Police actively investigating incident.

Criminal Mischief

02/06/2017- The owner of a vehicle parked on Berkeley Place discovered a razor blade in a tire causing a flat. The damage is believed to have occurred between 8:30am and 11:30pm.

02/12/2017-The owner of a 2007 Cadillac discovered his rear passenger window had been shattered. The vehicle was parked on Dodd Street.

Motor Vehicle Theft

02/08/2017- The registered owner of a 1995 Honda Civic reported his vehicle stolen. The vehicle was parked on Prospect Street. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight.

02/08/2017-A 1998 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the area of North 16th Street and Abington Avenue. The vehicle was equipped with a steering wheel lock which was in place when the owner parked his vehicle. The theft occurred overnight.

Warrant Arrest

02/06/2017- Ryan Ott age 26 of Linden NJ was arrested on an active warrant issued by Asbury Park. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop after officers observed a vehicle delaying traffic on Bloomfield Ave and Burroughs Place. The driver, Mr. Ott was also a suspended driver. He was issued a summons and given a new court date for the warrant.

02/07/2017-Simon Nsiah age 31 of East Orange was arrested at 10:24am for an outstanding traffic warrant issued by East Orange. Mr. Nsiah was operating a vehicle with an expired driver license. Officers were alerted after observing the vehicle in the parking lot of 8 Franklin Street. Mr. Nsiah was issued a summons and released after posting bail for the warrant.

02/10/2017- Keisha Murray age 25 of East Orange NJ was arrested for an active East Orange warrant. PO Suzanne Looges conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Glenwood Ave and Maolis discovered the warrant after a conducting a random license plate check. Ms. Murray who operating the vehicle was advised of warrant and transported to police headquarters. She was later released after posting bail.


02/08/2017-Janette Gonzalez age 36 of Newark was arrested at 6:36pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers Donald Grey and Michael Rubbinaccio both assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit initiated a motor vehicle stop on a grey Honda for tinted window and headlight violation. The location of the stop was Ampere parkway and Abington Ave. Ms. Gonzalez the operator of the vehicle was found to be a suspended driver and having active warrants issued by the Essex County Sheriff Department and the City of Newark. A further check led to the discovery of crack cocaine in Ms. Gonzalez’s possession. She was transported to police headquarters and held on the active warrants.

02/09/2017-Michael Kennelly age 28 of North Bergen was arrested at 7:38pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Police were dispatched to the Wendy’s located at 147 Bloomfield Avenue on an unrelated call. While on the premises Officers located Michael Kennelly who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Further investigation led to the discovery of (2) hypodermic needles and 7 glassine envelopes containing suspected heroin. He was additional charged with drug paraphernalia after several empty glassine envelopes were found in his possession. Mr. Kennelly was released on a summons with a pending court date.

02/10/2017- Anthony Granger age 34 of East Orange was arrested at 9:51pm and charged with Possession of CDS. Officers Rueben Rivera and Joseph Davis observed an Infiniti parked in a handicap spot inside the parking lot of the 7-Eleven Store at 630 Bloomfield Avenue. The vehicle had no valid placards for handicap parking. Further investigation by the officers led to the discovery of 7 Oxycodone tablets with no valid prescription and a bag of suspected marijuana. Mr. Granger was charged with 2-counts of Possession of CDS and released with a pending court date.



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