News from the Nutley Police blotter

Jan. 16

Someone broke the rear door window at a Kenzel Ave. house, opened the door from the inside, entered and rummaged through drawers in a master bedroom, tossing items on the floor and taking jewelry from jewelry boxes, police said. The incident, logged at 2:14 p.m., happened when the occupant wasn’t home, police said.

Jan. 15

At 10:51 a.m., police responded to a report of a dispute at Franklin and Vreeland Aves. One person told police they were driving south on Franklin as a man was crossing and that second party began shouting at him because he felt the driver wasn’t slowing down for him and then broke his windshield. Police charged the pedestrian, Joseph Mifsud, 54, of Bloomfield, with criminal mischief and released him pending a court date.

Jan. 14

At 8:29 p.m., police went to a Prospect St. location on a report of a house burglary. The victim told police that after returning home, they found that someone had rummaged through a drawer and may have taken some important documents and also rummaged through a closet and jewelry box in the bedroom. Police said it appeared that an intruder got inside through a basement window.

Police said a motor vehicle stop on Washington Ave., at 10:20 a.m., resulted in the arrest of Terrell R. Gregory, 28, of Jersey City, for two warrants from Jersey City. He was also issued a summons charging him with driving with tinted windows.

Jan. 13

While conducting a check of Demuro Park at 4:24 p.m., police said they noticed that the backboard attached to one of the basketball stanchions on the west side of the court had been damaged, leaving a large hole in the middle of it. Police notified the Parks Department.

Jan. 11

At 4:35 p.m., police responded to a Franklin Ave. service station on a report of theft of services. An employee told police they filled up a customer’s vehicle with gas but in attempting to collect the amount owed, the customer paid only a portion and drove away. Police said the employee described the customer’s car as a Nissan Armada with tinted windows, driven by an Hispanic man, between 25 and 30, wearing a green hat.

At 9:35 a.m., police received a report of criminal mischief at a Centre St. location. The victim told police they found vomit on the sideswalk and one of the panes from a 12-pane window on the side of their building broken.

– Ron Leir

The Observer Staff