Police Blotter

July 31, 2021

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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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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6/23/2021 at 7:40 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Break-In Officers determined that a resident of Wychview Drive was a victim of a burglary to their motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the roadway and unlocked at the time of the incident. The resident reported that no items were missing from their ...

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During the period between June 21 to June 27, 2021, members of the GRPD handled 391 calls for service, the highlights of which included:  During this past week, the Glen Rock Police Department received 4 additional reports from residents concerning fraudulent unemployment claims. In each case ...

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June 14, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 5:45 p.m. a vehicle left running at DCH Audi was stolen by two males. The vehicle was later recovered in Elizabeth. June 17, 2021; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours a temporary license plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked in the ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar Police Department made a total of 28 arrests in Belmar and Lake Como from June 1 through June 15, including 11 on 16th Avenue and nine on Ocean Avenue. Most of these individuals were charged with improper behavior/disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and/or ...

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On June 23rd, 2021 at 2:34 am, Patrolman Brian Mathews was dispatched to the 100 block of East Colfax Ave., for a reported motor vehicle crash. While investigating the cash, the driver was identified as Atitkumar Patel, 22 of Roselle Park. He was found to exhibit signs of being under the ...

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Driving While Intoxicated 5/17/2021 10:39 pm Ptl. Robert Rueger On May 16, 2021 at 10:39hrs Ptl. Robert Rueger stopped a Jeep Liberty for traveling at a high rate of speed near Galloping Hill Rd and the Garden State Parkway.  After a field investigation, Ptl. Rueger arrested the driver, ...

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