Nutley Police Blotter

The following incidents were reported from June 1 to June 8 by the Police Department,

All information is supplied by Nutley Police. Anyone charged is considered innocent until proven guilty. 

June 1

A Clifton Street woman reported at 1:38 p.m. that her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was in Memorial Park. She said she left the bag unattended on the ground, and $100 in cash, gift cards and personal documents were stolen. Police are investigating.

A Nutley woman shopping at a township supermarket reported at 2:56 p.m. that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart, and the purse contained $75 in cash, makeup and credit cards. Police are investigating.

A Nutley woman reported at 8:07 p.m. that she purchased $10,000 worth of gold bars from a gold broker and never received them. Police are investigating.

June 2

An Ernest Street resident reported at 2 p.m. that someone attempted to burglarize his residence, after fingerprints were found on an opened kitchen window, but it appears no one entered. Police are investigating.

Police removed two teens from the roof of Radcliffe School and the two were picked up by their parents at 10:37 p.m. No damage was done to the school.

June 3

Police recovered an abandoned car at 3 a.m. on Washington Avenue with front end damage believed to have been part of a hit and run accident on River Road and had the car towed to Police Headquarters on Chestnut Street for further investigation.

Police officers and firefighters responded to Conover Avenue on a car fire in the driveway at 7 a.m.. Fire officials are investigating.

Police stopped a car on Brookfield Avenue at 10:26 p.m. which led them to arrest the car’s passenger, Darnel Murphy of Newark for five outstanding warrants out of Bridgewater totaling $2,100. Bridgewater Police responded and took Murphy into custody.

June 4

A North Road house was burglarized when someone pried the side door open while the resident was out and stole a laptop computer, a global positioning system, a digital camera and gold. Detectives responded at 1 p.m. and are investigating further.

Police stopped a driver for speeding on Milton Avenue and arrested the driver, Francis Nina of Nutley for having a suspended license and outstanding warrants from Woodbridge for $179. Nina was later released with summonses after posting bail at 6:56 a.m.

A Nutley police officer intervened in an argument at a Little League baseball game at 6 p.m. and diffused the dispute between a spectator and the umpire over the spectator taking photos.

June 5

A Rhoda Avenue man reported at 6:23 a.m. his car was burglarized overnight after he found the doors open and loose change and a tool missing from the unlocked car.

Police found that a Bayard Street home shed and the adjacent Little League grass field and trees on Hancox Avenue had been sprayed with paint at 6:12 p.m. Police are investigating.

June 6

Police arrested a driver, Brayan Guevara, 22, of West New York for giving false information and having three outstanding warrants after his car was stopped on Route 21 for speeding. He posted bail and was released after being issued four motor vehicle summonses at 3:26 a.m.

A Belleville man reported at 8:10 a.m. that a storage shed in the rear of a Park Avenue apartment building was burglarized between June 4 and June 6. He was storing furniture and tools while in the process of moving. Someone kicked in the front door. Police are investigating.

Police arrested Jose Hernandez, 28 of Garfield for an outstanding warrant totaling $350 from Garfield after his car ran out of gas on Route 21 at 9:24 a.m. Hernandez was issued summonses and was released to Garfield Police.

Police arrested Marc Senatore, 18 of Nutley for shoplifting two packs of gum from a Franklin Avenue business after the store owner identified Senatore at 12:29 p.m. Senatore was released on his own recognizance.

An ice cream vendor selling ice cream on Centre Street reported at 2:43 p.m. that a customer bought ice cream with a fake $20 bill. Police investigated but found no one in the area.

Police arrested Orlando Pena, 46 of East Orange for outstanding warrants totaling $100 from Wayne and East Orange and Claire Dotoli, 27 of Nutley for possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding $300 warrant, all after a traffic stop on Franklin Avenue at 7:15 p.m. Wayne Police took Pena into custody, while Dotoli, the passenger, was held in Nutley.


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