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Nutley Police Blotter

All information is provided by Nutley Police. All persons charged are considered innocent until proven guilty.

May 25

A North Spring Garden Street resident reported at 9:31 a.m. that eggs had been thrown at his home.

May 26

A Maple Place resident reported at 10:35 a.m. that jewelry was missing after friends were over. Police are investigating.

A Beech Street resident reported at 11:11 a.m. that someone burglarized a car during the evening hours, breaking in and taking undisclosed items. Police are investigating.

Police convinced neighbors on King Street to lower loud music after a complaint was made at about 7 p.m. but did not find who was setting of illegal fireworks, despite several trips to the neighborhood.

Police responded to a resident on the street known as the Enclosure at 9:45 p.m. complaining about a pool party causing disruptive behavior all day long, but no civil complaints were filed.

A 14-year-old girl returned home to a Spring Street residence unharmed at 11:12 p.m. after her parents reported her missing.

May 27

Police arrested and charged Stephanie Jankin, 22, of Nutley with disorderly conduct at 9:52 a.m. after police could not calm her down following a dispute at a Franklin Avenue location.

Police took a homeless man to an area shelter at 11:55 a.m. after a report that a suspicious man was sitting near a garbage dumpster along Washington Avenue.

An automated plate recognition reader alerted police that a passing 2005 Acura on Franklin Avenue contained a driver with a suspended registration, and the unnamed person also had a suspended license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued summonses at 3:23 a.m.

A Chestnut Street resident reported at 12:21 p.m. that someone had called their phone and was making threatening comments. Police are investigating.

May 28

A Centre Street resident was walking a dog along Prospect Street when the dog was attacked by another dog that had escaped a Prospect Street residence at 10 a.m., but no injuries were reported.

Police are investigating a possible burglary after responding to an activated alarm on Pershing Avenue at 1:54 p.m. and finding that a door had been forced open.

A man driving east on Park Avenue reported at 6:51 p.m. that a piece of the railroad bridge above the street fell and caused damage to his vehicle. Police notified Department of Transportation officials, who are investigating the structural integrity of the bridge.

May 29

Police issued a summons to a Passaic Avenue resident at 12:38 a.m. for a garbage dumpster left in the roadway without lights that could cause a potentially hazardous situation.

Police impounded a car after a random computer check on Centre Street at 9:52 a.m. found the car’s registration expired. The driver was given a summons.

A Police Officer checking parked cars at noon on Quary Street impounded a Jeep with an expired registration.

A Walnut Street resident reported at 9:38 a.m. that a business contractor was using his personal address while advertising in a local directory. The resident attempted to contact the contractor who kept hanging up on them. Police are investigating.

May 30

A Pershing Avenue resident reported a home burglary at 10 a.m. where a door was forced open and the home ransacked. Police are investigating.

Police are investigating a River Road woman’s report that she found a fraudulent $300 charge on her credit card for gas stations in Florida, even though she has the credit card.

Police are asking residents to help find a person who burglarized a North Road residence, after a homeowner returned at 11:42 a.m. and found the side door forced open and evidence someone had been in the house.

The person entered between 8:30 and 11:42 a.m. Police ask anyone with information about a suspicious person or car during that time to contact the Detective Bureau at 973-284-4940.

Police are investigating a threatening note left at the front door step of a Chestnut Street residence.

A Montclair Avenue man reported at 5:06 p.m. that there were fraudulent charges on his credit card. Police are investigating.

Police are investigating a report that several persons “jumped” and abducted a 16-year-old boy near Myrtle Avenue. The teen boy returned at 8 p.m. with minor injuries and denied there was an abduction.

Police responded to a Washington Avenue location at 11:33 p.m. in response to a father/son dispute that became physical. Police were able to calm the 17-year-old boy, but charges are pending.

May 31

A Police Officer saw Javier Rivera, 22 of Nutley walking in the roadway at 2:39 a.m. and discovered he was wanted for an outstanding Ridgewood warrant. He was arrested, taken into custody and later released on his own recognizance.

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