A 29-year-old Bloomfield man has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief for allegedly vandalizing three police vehicles outside of Police Headquarters on Thursday evening.
Bloomfield police officers noticed damages to the license plates and/or window wiper blades of three official police vehicles shortly before 10:00pm Thursday. They were able to collect partial prints left on the damaged vehicles, and, using other resources available to them, identify 29-year-old Bloomfield resident Govinda Premnauth as the suspect.
Premnauth was arrested shortly afterward, and issued a court summons.
“Our officers take vandalism very seriously, and certainly when it concerns Police vehicles, which we need in top condition to protect and serve Bloomfield residents, including the suspected perpetrator of this vandalism,” said Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio. “I would like to congratulate our dedicated Detective Bureau and Internal Affairs detectives for their professionalism in investigating this matter, as well as Officers Jen Horn and Joseph Davis, who made the arrest.”