A motor vehicle stop on Passaic Ave., at 1:16 p.m., led to the arrest of Roberto Castillo, 24, of Nutley, on an outstanding warrant from Passaic, police said. Castillo was also ticketed for an alleged maintenance of lamps violation. He was released on the warrant after posting bail, police said.
At 7:13 a.m., police responded to a Centre St. location on a burglary report. Police said the owner of a landscape trailer told them that, during the night, someone had cut the locking latch to gain entry and had removed four backpack style power blowers, three gas-powered string trimmers, two gas chain saws and various hand tools, all of which were valued at about $6,000.
At 10:47 a.m., police responded to Centre St. on a report of an attempted break-in at the same trailer. Police said the owner told them someone had tried to get inside but failed. Police said it appeared that the would-be intruder had tried to cut through a side door latch with a bolt cutter.
At 7:11 p.m., police responded to a Passaic Ave. apartment on a burglary report. Police said the tenant told them someone had broken into the flat using a prying device and had taken two pieces of jewelry valued at about $3,300.
At 4:40 p.m., police said they responded to a report of a theft to a trailer on Franklin Ave. Police said it appeared someone cut the trailer lock to get inside and took yellow and silver Dewalt 12-inch sliding compound, a six-pack Dewalt kit, impact drill, grinder, flashlight gun, framing gun, construction stapler and porter cable router, all valued at about $2,250.
At 5:57 p.m., police were dispatched to a Franklin Ave. location on a report of a cellular phone theft. Police said the victim told them they had exited a bus at the same time as another male who asked to use their white i-Phone 5 valued at $500. After using the phone, the male ran off with it, the victim told police. After getting a description of the individual as black, about six feet, with a tattoo on his right hand, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans, police said they found a juvenile matching that description near Prospect St. and confiscated a white i-Phone they said they found on him. The juvenile, charged with theft, was released to his mother’s custody, pending a juvenile court hearing.
– Ron Leir