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Man Nabbed for Grabbing Hospital Television

The following information is supplied by the Belleville Police Department and does not indicate a conviction for any of the persons arrested.

Burglary and Theft

April 4

A man claiming to be visiting a patient at Clara Maass Medical Center was arrested for attempting to steal a Philips 22-inch flat screen television from an adjacent room. He also took a medical device called a “WoundVac,” police said. The television was valued at $350 and the medical device was valued at $100. Arrested and charged with the thefts was Omar Mace, 45 of Newark. Mace was transported to Essex County Jail and also held on two contempt warrants from Newark totaling $300.

April 1

The local Jiffy Lube reported a break-in, and police said surveillance footage showed a man robbing the business of $22 in cash. The footage showed a black or Hispanic man in dark clothing and boots entered through a broken glass door. He stole cash from the cashier’s office and left through the broken door. Police said the matter is under investigation.

A Frederick Street woman reported a burglary and theft. She said the theft occurred while she was away from her home, between March 14 and April 1. The woman reported that a safe had been emptied of $20,000 in jewelry and $150 in cash. The safe was located in a bedroom closet. Police said there was no sign of forced entry in the home or the safe. The burglary remains under investigation.

April 3

A Quinton Street man reported the burglary and theft of personal papers and photos belonging to his ex-wife. The man said someone broke in between 4 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the items were taken from a bedroom closet. He said he and his ex-wife had not spoken since 2011. Police said there were no signs of forced entry, and that the front door and kitchen window were found open. An investigation continues.

April 1

A man and a woman reported a robbery to their truck. The couple said the truck was parked near the intersection of Rutgers and Main streets on March 30 and they discovered the theft at 1 p.m. on April 1. Two emergency lights were reported stolen. Police said the value of the items was not known. An investigation continues.

Controlled Dangerous Substance Arrests

March 31

A man found in an alley near the Belleville Motor Lodge at 371 Washington Ave., was arrested after police found he had hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. The piece of drug paraphernalia was a cloth wrapped around the man’s arm. Police said the man said he was “waiting to get high,” when approached at 11:03 a.m. Brian Moore, 24 of Belleville was arrested and charged. He was released on his own recognizance.

Disorderly Person, Juvenile

April 3

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after police said he refused to leave the middle of the street. He was standing at the corner of Joralemon Street and Union Avenue. Police said boy was asked to move because School #3 was about to let out at 3 p.m. He told police, “This is my f***in’  corner.” He was turned over to the Juvenile Bureau and released to his parents.

Warrant Arrests

April 2

Ryan Kimball, 26, of Belleville was turned over to Belleville Police by Fort Lee Police for an outstanding contempt warrant. He was held on the warrant.

April 3

Iveth Emanuelli, 42 of Jersey City was taken into custody by Belleville Police after police said she was behaving suspiciously. She was then found to have a $1,000 warrant from Belleville. She was held on the warrant.

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