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Nutley Police Blotter

The following information was supplied by the Nutley Police Department and does not indicate a conviction of any of the persons arrested.

April 5

6:07 a.m. A driver was pulled over on Franklin Avenue for having an unregistered vehicle. Police discovered the driver also had no proof of insurance. The car was impounded and the driver was issued summonses for motor vehicle violations.

A 41-year-old Belleville man was arrested and charged with credit card theft and theft of moveable property after he was linked to the theft of gift cards and envelopes at a two-year-old's birthday party on March 17. Police arrested Edwin DeJesus after learning he was the person responsible for cashing the stolen checks. He was  held in Union County Jail on unrelated offenses and will be detained on an additional 2,500.00 bail set by Nutley municipal court.

 3:57 p.m. Police responded to a Mount Vernon Street residence in response to a criminal mischief complaint. A resident reported that the rear window of a 2011 Nissan had been smashed. Police are investigating.

 5:53 p.m.  Police and medics responded to a River Road residence and transported an infant who had been burned. The report said the baby had spilled a hot cup of coffee on himself and was burned in the neck and chest. The baby was transported by ambulance to Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

April 6

2:50 a.m. Police had to force their way into a Glenview Avenue residence to respond to a caller in distress. They found an 87-year-old woman crying in a nearby room. She was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

 12:15 p.m. Police responded to a Union Avenue home where a homeowner reported copper piping had been stolen out of the basement. The home was vacant. Someone had apparently broken in and stolen sections of the home's plumbing system.

April 7 

12:48 a.m. Police responded to a dispute at a business on East Passaic Avenue. A patron was escorted from the business and apparently caused damage to the door of the business while leaving. Police diffused the situation and advised the business owner of the right to sign complaints. 

11:09 a.m. An Adams Avenue resident reported a 12-speed bicycle had been stolen from outside his home after the chain had been cut. The bike was valued at $600. Police are investigating.

12:33 p.m.  A Centre Street resident reported fraudulent activity on a charge account. The resident reported $435.50 had been charged in a Poughkeepsie, New York Marshalls store. Police are investigating. 

4:04 p.m. Police responded to an Oakridge Avenue residence in response to a tree limb that had fallen from a town tree onto their 2007 Honda damaging the windshield and roof.

 4:47 PM A Charles Street resident reported that someone had accessed his bank account and transferred $25,000 to an unknown destination. Police are investigating. 

April 8

1:03 a.m. A Dodd Street resident reported that a vehicle had been egged while parked.

3:14 a.m. A speeding car was stopped along Route 21. Police arrested 36-year-old  Dameon Rowe of Lawrenceville, Georgia, who had outstanding warrants out of Paterson for $250 and New Brunswick for $6,000. He was issued multiple summonses and turned over to New Brunswick police.

9:30 p.m. A Prospect Street resident yelled at a speeding motorist as he was passing. The motorist stopped and argued with the resident. Words were exchanged and police called to the scene. Both parties were advised of their rights to sign complaints.

 9:40 p.m. A burglary was reported at a Hartford Drive home, after someone apparently forced open the front door and ransacked the home while the owners weren't home.  Police are investigating this and other area burglaries in conjunction with the Belleville Police Dept.. 

11:09 p.m. Police arrested 18-year-old John Lascano of Nutley for drug possession after responding to a call on Myrtle Avenue about a suspicious man wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He was summoned and later released pending a court hearing.

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