Bloomfield Crime: Stolen Car, Shoplifting, Burglary, Drug Arrest


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


03/27/2017- The owner of a 2014 Toyota SUV reported the headlights from his vehicle were stolen while parked on Linden Avenue. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight.

03/27/2017- Donovan Tharp age 32 of Nutley was arrested at 5:35pm and charged with Shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the Super Fresh Food Market on a shoplifter inside the store. Mr. Tharp attempted to exit the store with several boxes of toothpaste. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

03/28/2017- The registered owner of a 2015 BMW X5 reported that unknown person(s) entered her parked vehicle and stole a wallet and loose change. The vehicle doors were unlocked. The theft occurred overnight on Carol Place.

03/28/2017- A package was stolen from a residence on Memorial Parkway. The package was confirmed delivered on Saturday by FedEx. The package is valued at $35.00 dollars.

03/29/2017- A cell phone was reported stolen from the Bloomfield Public Library. The owner left his IPhone 5 with a backup battery charging on a shelf inside the library. The owner returned from the bathroom to retrieve his phone and discovered it missing. Police are actively investigating incident.

03/29/2017-Desiree Writt age 35 Of Newark NJ was arrested at 5:00pm and charged with Shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the CVS Store located at 331 Broad Street on a shoplifter who left the store. Officers located the suspect identified as Ms. Writt on the corner of Broad Street and Pitt Street. Ms. Writt was in possession of the stolen merchandise and was also found to have an active Newark warrant in the amount of $3,000.00 dollars. Ms. Writ was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility on the active warrant.

03/29/2017- A Mongoose bicycle valued at $150.00 dollars was reported stolen from a garage on East Passaic Avenue. The bicycle was last seen two weeks ago inside the unlocked garage.

03/29/2017- William Clark age 46 of Newark was arrested at 7:21pm after officers were dispatched to the Dollar Tree Store located at 135 Bloomfield Avenue. Mr. Clark exited the store with a shopping cart filled with unpaid merchandise. Officers located Mr. Clark in the area of Grove Street and Bloomfield Avenue. The store merchandise valued at $99.00 dollars was recovered and returned to the store. Mr. Clark was also found to have several active warrants. He was detained and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.


03/29/2017- A local business on the 1200 block of Broad Street was burglarized overnight. The owner discovered the front door unlocked and money missing from behind the counter. Police are reviewing store security cameras and actively investigating incident.

Criminal Mischief

03/27/2017- A 1998 BMW 528 parked on Farmingdale Avenue was reportedly damaged overnight. The vehicle owner discovered damage to the trunk. No items reported missing from the vehicle.

Warrant Arrest

03/28/2017- Matilde Larios age 57 of Belleville was arrested at 11:28am for an active warrant issued by Little Ferry. PO Joseph Cevallos initiated a motor vehicle stop on a Toyota SUV for a speeding violation on West Passaic Avenue. The driver Ms. Larios was found to have the active warrant. She was later released after posting bail for the warrant.

03/30/2017- David Munjee age 39 of East Orange NJ was arrested at 9:34am for active Bloomfield Warrants. Officers observed Mr. Munjee in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street. A record check confirmed the 7 active Bloomfield warrants. He was transported to police headquarters and held awaiting commitment to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Motor Vehicle Theft

04/01/2017- A 1994 Honda Civic was reported stolen from Myrtle Street. The vehicle was parked overnight and discovered missing the next morning. The vehicle owner additionally reported the vehicle contained several power tools valued at $300.00 dollars.


03/27/2017- James Froelich age 38 of Bloomfield was arrested at 1:06am and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. PO Timothy Kealy and PO Rueben Rivera were patrolling the area of Baldwin Street, when they were alerted by a homeowner of a suspicious person. The person was located by the officers, who provided a false name due to having several active warrants. Mr. Froelich was found to have warrants issued by the Essex County Sheriff Department, Bloomfield and Newark. He was also found to be in possession of 5 hypodermic needles and 18 empty glassine envelopes used to package heroin. He was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Froelich was held on the active warrants and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

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