Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Nutley couple allegedly stole $150,000 from grandmother's bank account and sold more than $15,000 of her jewelry, Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced.
Millburn's fire inspector and his wife were indicted Wednesday for allegedly taking money from his grandmother's bank account and selling her possessions using power of attorney, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced. Peter Dicostanzo, 40, and his wife, Angela Discostanzo, 35, both of Nutley, are accused of withdrawing more than $150,000 from Dicostanzo's grandmother's bank account and selling more than $15,000 of her jewelry, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said in a release Wednesday. According to the release, Dicostanzo was given power of attorney over his grandmother's finances after his grandfather passed away in 2010. The Nutley couple was indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury on 18 counts of theft, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Man reportedly called officers racial slurs while in custody.
A resident charged with assault reportedly smashed a Nutley police cruiser’s window Saturday. Steven Scharton, 31, of Nutley was charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief after police responded to an injured man on Franklin Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, police said. The victim was spitting up blood, missing a tooth and couldn't recall what happened to him, police said. Witnesses in the area told police that the victim, who was transported to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, had been beaten by two men who fled on foot. Police said men matching the description of the two assailants were found nearby and taken into custody. One of the men, Scharton reportedly used profanities and racial epithets …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Englewood police charged the man in connection with two alleged incidents.
A 41-year-old Nutley man was arrested early Saturday after allegedly punching and strangling his girlfriend in front of her 9-year-old son, Englewood police said. The 29-year-old woman showed up at Englewood police headquarters with a black eye Friday night and told detectives that her boyfriend, Patrick Davis, recently attacked her on two occasions, authorities said. One alleged assault happened in Englewood while the other reportedly occurred in a vehicle at the Miller's Ale House parking lot in Paramus, where they met to talk about the trouble in the relationship. The woman's young son looked on in both reported incidents, police said. “The victim told us she had been in a relationship with Davis for a substantial amount of time but…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
One suspect a fugitive from Florida
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Thursday, April 18
Three members of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested Wednesday by detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Armando Fontoura said. One of the suspects is a fugitive from Florida apprehended with the help of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office there. Detectives searched a second-floor apartment at 502 N. 4th St. Wednesday and found more than a kilo of cocaine, 167 grams of marijuana and nearly $4,000 in cash. The occupants of the apartment, Jennifer Pisciotta, 27, her boyfriend Victor Lopez, 32, and Jose Colon were all arrested. Pisciotta was also wanted for a probation violation. The couple’s children, two girls aged 8 and 1, were also found at the apartment and turned over to family members. “The fugitive had managed…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Officer Ruiz faces 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison for theft.
A 12-year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office was convicted of official misconduct today by an Essex County jury. According to an announcement by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray, George Ruiz, 46, of Belleville was convicted of official misconduct for stealing $70 in cash from a crime scene. On March 3, 2011, Ruiz, a K-9 officer, was dispatched to the scene of an Irvington drug bust. Unbeknown to him officers from the Internal Affairs Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office had already entered the apartment and taken an inventory of the cash and contraband, according to Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Shaughnessy, who tried the case. Ruiz was asked to enter the bedroom with the dog and search for contraband that…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Police believe man delivered drug to man who overdosed in 2010.
Pequannock police have arrested a Nutley man in connection with a 2010 fatal heroin overdose. Following a multi-year investigation, Eric G. Delia, 23, of Nutley, was charged Feb. 15 with possession of a controlled deadly substance and possession of a controlled deadly substance within 500 Feet of a public park, according to a release on the department's website. The charges stem from the death of an unidentified 27-year-old Pequannock man who was found dead in his apartment on June 28, 2010. Police were reportedly called to his home when the man’s mother alerted emergency responders after discovering her son unresponsive in his apartment. Police arrived on scene and determined the man had died. Officers at the scene reportedly found …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Reportedly Claimed that court documents in his car belonged to brother.
Nutley police say that a Rutherford man was arrested on multiple charges after denying his own identity. According to a police report, officers pulled over Lafon Brown for speeding on Route 21 south on Sunday, Feb. 10. When officers stopped the car, a 2013 Chevy, the driver reportedly said he didn’t have a license or registration. Officers say there was, however, a "failure to appear" notice addressed to Lafon James from Rutherford Municipal Court on the passenger seat of the vehicle. The driver reportedly told the officers the notice belonged to his brother. Police said that after being asked for his name and other personal information, he identified himself as Lafon Brown of Rutherford, NJ, which was the same information listed on the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Man arrested in Bloomfield.
Police say a Montclair resident was arrested in Bloomfield following leaving the scene of an accident in Nutley. Nutley police reported that at 2:41 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, police responded to a report of an accident near the intersection of Bloomfield and Kingsland Aves. Police say the vehicle went through the intersection at Kingsland Street and struck the small median in front of the main gate, then struck the control arm at the gate, blowing out the tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle was described as a blue four door, with flat tires and was last seen traveling west on Kingsland St. Bloomfield police had a vehicle stopped that matched the description of the one involved in the accident. Upon speaking to Bloomfield …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Fort Lee police Saturday arrested Wilman Conde, a player for the New York Red Bulls, charging him with aggravated assault on a police officer at an apartment where officers were responding to noise complaint.
A defender for the New York Red Bulls was charged with assaulting a police officer in Fort Lee early Saturday morning after police responded to a noise complaint at a 15th Street apartment, authorities said. Fort Lee police officers arrived at the Charlton at 5:30 a.m. Saturday to find loud music coming from one of the apartments, authorities said. After opening the door, the officers were met by Fhanor Dominguez-Sanchez, the owner of the apartment, and Wilman Conde, a 29-year-old who spent years in the Colombian leagues and with the Chicago Fire of the MLS before signing with the Red Bulls in January, according to police. Conde has been limited to two matches with the Red Bulls this season because of a groin injury. Dominguez-Sanchez and …