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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 4:46pm

11-27-2013 – Detective Donald Sretenovic charged Paul Amiel, 21, of New Providence with two counts of uncontrolled burning of refuse and disorderly conduct.  The charges stem from two fires that the police and the New Providence Fire Department responded to on 11-14-13 and 11-21 on Maple Street by the New Jersey Transit rail line. Several witnesses reported seeing Amiel in the area of the fires.  He was released with a pending court date.


11-23-2013 – The Detective Bureau charged Matthew Cardiello, 30, of Summit and Nancy Fico, 23, of Chatham with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. The charges stem from an investigation into a burglary that occurred on November 18, 2013 on Bergen Road were the back door was forced open and jewelry was removed from drawers in the master bedroom.  The arrests were made with the assistance of the Maplewood and Summit Police Departments.  Detectives also recovered stolen jewelry from a residential burglary that occurred in Glen Ridge on 11-22-13.  Bail was set at $10,000 for Matthew Cardiello and was set at $5,000 for Nancy Fico.  Matthew remains in the Essex County Jail and Nancy Fico was released after posting bail.


11-24-13 – A Timothy Field Road resident reported that her juvenile son sold and shipped a $300 pair of sneakers on e-bay.  The buyer utilized fraudulent information during the purchase and payment was never made. E-bay was notified.  Residents who are victim to internet scams are requested to file complaints at the FBI’s internet complaint website at www.ic3.gov and the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.ftc.gov.


11-22-13 – Patrolman Michael Scuorzo arrested Andrew Shaw, 53, of New Providence on outstanding warrants out of Long Hill Township and Springfield.  He was also issued a summons for driving while his license was suspended.  The warrants were located during a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue.


11-21-13 – Patrols took a report from a 17-year-old juvenile that is employed by a Springfield Avenue restaurant and indicated that he was threatened by another male juvenile. The male threatened the restaurant employee with a knife after asking him to leave the restaurant for being disorderly. The restaurant employee was advised by a group of juveniles that the juvenile with the knife, had been harassing a group of juvenile female patrons. The detective bureau is investigating this report and has identified the juvenile with the knife. Charges against the juvenile are pending.


11-21-13 – A Mountain Avenue business reported that sometime between 11-1-13 and 11-18-13, two separate burglaries occurred in a portion of the building.  It was reported that $1,505.46 in cash deposits were stolen from an office. The detective bureau is investigating this report.


11-15-13 – Detective Donald Sretenovic charged Nelson Ingraham Jr., 30, of Scotch Plains with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia. The charges stem from an investigation during a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue for equipment and moving violations. During the stop, officers detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. He was released with a pending court date.


11-12-13 – A Springfield Avenue resident reported that an unknown individual had set up social networking accounts utilizing her pictures and her personal information. The detective bureau is investigating the report.


11-11-13 – A Gales Drive resident reported that he was struck in the back of the head while walking to the bus stop on Springfield Avenue by an unknown individual. The suspect was described as a white male, in his late teens, wearing a brown jacket and jeans. The incident was reported to have occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Patrols were not able to locate anyone in the area matching the description. The detective bureau is investigating this report.


11-8-13 – A Chanlon Road business reported the theft of a 27-inch Apple iMac computer from an office. The computer was valued at $2,500 with $4,000 of software downloaded onto it.



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