Theft – Passaic Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a theft.  The victim stated that while working they placed their phone, a blue Samsung Galaxy S10, on a table to take out the garbage.  When they returned the phone was gone.  After checking around the store they reviewed surveillance that revealed an actor, described as a white male, early 20’s, approximately 6’, dark hair, medium to short cut, walking with a limp, wearing white sneakers, baggy jeans, and grey hoodie sweatshirt enter the establishment, walk to front desk, and then turn around to walk out taking the phone with them.  Detective ‘s request that anyone who can identify the attached photo contact police 973-284-4940

*Field Interview – East High Street – Officers conducted a field interview with two parties walking on the railroad tracks near the Franklin Avenue that resulted in the arrest of Kirill Pavlov, 18, of Nutley.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, he was processed, and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, advised of his Court date and released. 

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Property Damage – Park Drive – Officers responded to the area and were advised that a tree branch struck the victim’s unoccupied vehicle while it was parked.  There was visible debris observed on the vehicle and in the roadway that caused dents to the roof, hood, and broke the driver’s side view mirror.  The value and extent of damage was not known at the time of the report. 


Motor Vehicle Stop – Route 21/Lyndhurst – Officers attempted to pull over a vehicle that continued driving away from Officers displaying lights and sirens.  A chase ensued ending with the driver finally stopping in Lyndhurst. Ms. Amy Nana, 19, of Elizabeth was placed under arrest, transported to Headquarters, printed/processed without incident, charged with Eluding – 3rd Degree – which was placed on summons and advised of her Court date.  Additionally, Ms. Nana was issued:   Operating Under Influence, advised of the mandatory Court date and released from custody. 


Theft – Centre Street – Headquarters received a report regarding a theft.  A juvenile and their mother stated that while visiting the playground, a backpack purse was placed down behind a tree and when they returned to the area it was gone.  The black multi pocketed back pack style purse was valued at $20.00 and contained ear pods worth approximately $190.00.  The area was checked for the back pack purse but was unable to be located.  They did not see anyone suspicious in the area.  Officers conducted a walk through the area with negative results.


Theft from Vehicle – Hetherington Road –  Officers responded to the area in regards to a theft from vehicle with apparent forced entry.  The vehicle was locked and parked in the victim’s driveway and sustained damage to the window frame of the front passenger side door, which appeared to have been pried open.  Several items were missing from the vehicle including prescriptions, and clothing items valued over $400 combined.  Detective Bureau was advised and responded to the scene to process the vehicle and take over the investigation.


Fraud – The victim stated that while involved in a real estate deal $60,000 was wired fraudulently into a bank account.  An email was received from their attorney to wire the funds to the bank.  The email appeared on the surface to be from the attorney, and was identical to their email address.  The business email appears to have been compromised/hacked and new wire instructions were sent to the victim.  The funds have been requested to be frozen pending further investigation.  Detective Bureau taking over investigation.


Shoplifting – Harrison Street - Multiple units responded to a report of a shoplifting.  Upon arrival the store manager had the actor with them and explained that they witnessed him put 17 boxes of Colgate toothpaste, worth $135.77, inside of his jacket and left the store without paying for the items.  The actor cooperated and went back into the store and returned the items.  Omar Ortega Ocasio, 42, of Newark was placed under arrest, transported to Headquarters, charged with Shoplifting, advised of his Court date and was released. 


Units responded to a Nutley Bank on a report of a man attempting to make a fraudulent withdrawal.  Mr. Darren Pollard, 52, of New York, NY, was found to be attempting to make a cash withdrawal of close to 4,000 from an account using a fake driver’s license and credit card.  He was taken into custody, processed, charged with Forgery, Impersonation, Fraudulent use of a Credit Card, and Fake Driver’s License.  During the course of the investigation, Nutley Officers found that Mr. Pollard attempted the same crime in Rutherford.  Rutherford Police assumed custody of Mr. Pollard.