Woodland Ave. Residents Report $10,000 Theft, Car Vandalism on Same Day
Monday, January 20, 2014 • 3:56pm
01-07-2014: A resident of Woodland Road reported a theft of over $10,000 worth of jewelry that occurred during their move from one Borough residence to another. The New Providence Detective Bureau is currently investigating the theft and the possible involvement of the moving company.
01-07-2014: A resident of Woodland Road reported that his vehicle was vandalized by an individual who spray painted his headlights and taillights using orange spray paint. The vandalism was done between 10:00 pm on Saturday 1-04-2014 and 10:30 am on Sunday 01-05-2014. Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity or a suspicious vehicle in the area during that time frame is asked to contact the New Providence Detective Bureau.
01-09-2014: Detective Donald Sretenovic charged Laura Blasi, age 26, of Summit with operating a motor vehicle while her license was suspended after her vehicle was stopped for having a brake light out. A check of Ms. Blasi license revealed the suspension. She was given a mandatory municipal court date.
01-09-2014: Detective Donald Sretenovic charged Gena Jackson, age 49, of Union with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration after a random license plate inquiry revealed the violation. Ms. Jackson was given a mandatory municipal court date.
01-12-2014: Corporal Chad Wilson arrested Tracey Testa, age 49, of Basking Ridge for shoplifting and eluding police after a Borough grocer reported the theft. Ms. Testa was observed shoplifting from the business and was approached by employees. She then fled the area in her vehicle which Corporal Wilson attempted to stop in his patrol vehicle. Ms. Testa was arrested and released pending a court date in the Union County Superior Court.
01-13-2014: Patrolman David Rodriguez charged Daisha D. Fields, age 25, of Newark with operating a vehicle while her license was suspended after her vehicle was stopped for careless driving. A check of Ms. Fields’ license revealed that it was suspended. She was given a summons for the license suspension and for failure to use a child seat on one of her passengers. She was given a mandatory municipal court date.
01-13-2014: A Borough hair salon reported that on December 30 an individual attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for an inexpensive hair product. The employee held the bill to the light but could only see half of a watermark on it. The employee did not accept the bill and the individual left the business. The employee indicated that she had heard that a restaurant in town also had a similar incident on December 28 and earlier that day on the Dec. 30. The patrol officer responded to the second business and spoke with the manager who indicated that they accepted counterfeit $100 bills on both days. The three reports are currently under investigation by the detective bureau. Businesses are asked to keep vigilant with ensuring the bills are legitimate and if someone does attempt to pass a bad bill then to contact the police department immediately while trying to remember the description of the suspect. There have recently been numerous reports in other jurisdictions of similar incidents of individuals attempting to use counterfeit money.
01-15-2014: Detective Donald Sretenovic charged Teonna R. Williams, age 27, of Newark with allowing the operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration and allowing the operation of a vehicle that is uninsured after a random license plate inquiry revealed the suspension. Mrs. Williams was given a mandatory municipal court date.
01-15-2014: Patrolman Andrew Diamond charged Juliano Ciaramello 3rd, age 27, of Chatham with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration after a random license plate inquiry revealed the violation. He was given a mandatory municipal court date.
01-16-2014: Patrolman Andrew Diamond charged Kyle Wasberg, age 37, of Springfield with operating a vehicle while his license was suspended after a random license plate inquiry revealed the suspension. Mr. Wasberg also received a summons for failure to notify the DMV of an address change and was given a mandatory municipal court date.