Police Blotter

August 5, 2021

07/26/2021 - 1:06 pm - Narcotics: P.O. Matthew Hearon & P.O. Michael Van Ness responded to the dead end of Canger Place on a report of a suspicious occupied parked vehicle and arrested Erik Mitchell, age 29 of Hackettstown, after hypodermic needles were located inside the vehicle. He ...

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7/25/2021 at 3 a.m. — Vehicle Burglary Attempt A resident of the 900 block of Willow Grove Road reported that an unknown suspect attempted to gain access to their vehicle while it was parked. The suspect was unable to gain access to the victim's vehicle because it was locked. There was no damage ...

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7/5/2021: At 1510 hours a report was taken for a theft of a motor vehicle from a Broad Street business.  The victim reported the incident occurred on 7/4/2021. Taken was a black 2018 Jeep Grand Trackhawk.  The value of the vehicle at the time of the theft was not provided.  7/13/2021: At 1051 ...

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During the period between July 26 to August 1, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 311 calls for service, the highlights of which included: 07-28-2021 - 2:15 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported receiving a voicemail message from a purported special investigator claiming that she owed $720 for a City ...

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Burglary Arrest: On July 7, 2021 at approximately 6:45 p.m. a business on Valley Street was burglarized. The victim was able to provide video surveillance from inside the building where subject can be seen walking and crawling throughout the first floor. The individual can also be seen entering an ...

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July 9, 2021; Bicycle Theft; During the morning hours an unsecured bicycle was stolen from Columbia High School. July 10, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 4 p.m., two males on bicycles entered an unsecured vehicle parked on North Crescent. One of the males then drove off with the ...

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7/18/21 Hazardous Condition – Mountainview Avenue – Officers observed a large tree limb down across the sidewalk that was hanging on electrical wires.  One of the houses had minor damage where the wires were attached to the residence.  Nutley Fire responded to the scene and taped off the scene ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Of the 39 total arrests made in Belmar and Lake Como from July 3 through July 15, 18 occurred on Ocean Avenue and 14 on 16th Avenue. Most of these out-of-towners were charged with improper behavior/disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and/or interference of business. Below ...

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7/20/2021 at 3:47 p.m. — Criminal Mischief A business owner on the 100 block of Quimby Street reported criminal mischief to their building. The business owner stated they observed two large phallus symbols spray-painted onto a wall accessible only by the roof of his building. The graffiti was ...

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On July 22nd, 2021, Roselle Park Police responded to the 100 block of West Grant Ave. on a report of a burglary in progress to a garage. A witness reported that a male holding a bat was breaking into a garage while another male on a skateboard was acting as a “look out”. Patrol units arrived ...

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During the period between July 19 to July 25, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 324 calls for service, the highlights of which included: 07-19-2021 - 10 AM – A resident on the 700 block of Maple Avenue reported that a person tampered with and damage a sign from her front yard just after 9:00 PM ...

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7/10/21 Fraud – a victim reported while checking their credit score, they noticed two (2) utility bills in their name with Ambient Energy in Texas.  The bills were worth $851.00 and $505.24. Theft of Identity – a victim of Identity Theft reported.  That they contacted Amazon using a number ...

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During the period between July 12 to July 18, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 315 calls for service, the highlights of which included: 07-12-2021 - 05:48 AM – A Southboro Lane resident reported that their 2013 Honda Civic had been stolen from their driveway overnight. The vehicle had been left ...

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During the month of June, the Randolph Township Police Department received numerous reports from town residents of fraudulent unemployment claims that had been filed in their name(s).  In some cases there were also credit card and bank accounts opened in the victim’s names.  Victims were advised to ...

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7/11/2021 at 4:05 a.m. — DWI Officers Natale and Forcenito arrested Akerra Mitchell, 36, of Newark, for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle stop on the 400 block of East Broad Street. Mitchell was processed and released to a sober adult with a pending Westfield Municipal Court ...

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06/29/2021 - 3:15 am Driving While Intoxicated: P.O. Chris Sullivan, P.O. Robert Iozzia & P.O. Miguel Cruz responded to the area of Maple Avenue at Oak Street on a report of a motor vehicle crash involving one vehicle and arrested Christian Rivera-Rizzo, age 40 of New York, NY, after he failed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This morning Berkeley Heights Police Detectives arrested and charged an individual with bias intimidation and harassment. The charges were the result of an investigation from an incident that occurred yesterday at Columbia Park. The suspect was released pending a mandatory ...

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7/3/21 Theft of Identity – the victim was contacted by a bank in Florida inquiring if they were attempting to make a withdrawal from their account using their social security number.  Bank was informed by the victim that they were not in Florida and whoever was there attempting to ...

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7/5/2021 at 12:49 a.m. — Fraud A resident of the 500 block of Downer Street reported being a victim of fraud. The victim stated that on July 3, 2021 he checked his Coinbase account and discovered that unknown actor(s) made several unauthorized and fraudulent transactions. Upon further review of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – An Ogdensburg man is facing drunk driving charges  after running a red light.  On July 11 around 1:30 a.m. Sgt. Frank Schomp saw Cory Reinhardt, 31, go through a red light in his black Jeep on Sparta Junction, police said. Schomp stopped Reinhardt. Police Officer Chris Botta arrived ...

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During the period between June 28 to July 4, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 370 calls for service, the highlights of which included: 07-06-2021 - Just after 6:00 PM, a storm brought heavy rains and winds causing damage throughout the Borough. Three homes were struck by trees, with the most ...

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June 26, 2021; Theft; At approximately 11:50 p.m. a customer entered the Wawa on Springfield Avenue and accidentally left their phone on the counter. When they returned to retrieve it, the phone had been stolen. June 26, 2021; Stolen motor vehicle; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Two people charged with driving while under the influence were among 31 arrests made by the Belmar Police Department in Belmar and Lake Como from June 16 through June 30. Of those arrests, 12 were made on 16th Avenue — including one of the DUI incidents on June 26 — eight ...

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6/26/21 Theft – Washington Avenue - Officers responded to the area regarding a call of a male, wearing a striped shirt, and blue pants, pushing a shopping cart full of Amazon boxes.  The male was located and when asked if the packages belonged to him, the actor said no.  Through ...

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6/28/2021 at 6:35 a.m. — Found Bicycle A passerby in the 500 Block of Edger Road reported an abandoned bicycle. The bicycle is described as a Silver Next Power Climber brand. The bicycle will be held for a designated time period pending being claimed by the owner. 6/28/2021 at 3:06 p.m. — ...

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Package Theft: A Hamilton Road victim reported to police that he did not receive a package that was supposed to be delivered and after checking his "Ring" doorbell video he observed a female exit a gray vehicle in front of his residence. The female walked up the front steps and took a ...

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During the period between June 28 to July 4, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 273 calls for service, the highlights of which included: During this past week, the Glen Rock Police Department received 3 additional reports from residents concerning fraudulent unemployment claims. In each case ...

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6/1/2021—Marcus A White, 37, of Summit was arrested and charged with simple assault. Mr. White was processed and released with a pending court date. 6/3/2021—Khairi Russo, 19, of West Orange was arrested and charged with assault by auto and eluding law enforcement. Mr. White was processed and ...

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6/19/21 ********Theft – Myrtle Avenue - Officers responded to the scene of a theft from motor vehicle.  The victim stated that earlier this morning, a friend contacted them and said they found the victim’s wallet on the ground near the corner of Weston and Park Ave.  Upon checking the vehicle, ...

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Hackettstown-- The Hackettstown Police issued a statement stating "Due to inclement weather, the Hackettstown pool will be closed for the remainder of the day." The threat of lightning and continued rain will keep the pool closed for the rest of the day.

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