News from the Nutley police blotter

May 4 

Police responded to a McKinley St. location at 7:20 p.m. on a report of a large branch in the street. Arriving there, police said they found an entire town tree down straddling the property lines of two homes, next to the curb. Police said the fallen tree had struck two parked vehicles. A Nutley Shade Tree crew responded and removed the obstruction. PSE&G also responded.

May 5 

At 3:05 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious incident at Bloomfield Ave. and Centre St. An individual told police that while they were walking on Centre St., a black, 4-door Toyota pulled over to the curb and the male driver asked if they needed a lift. After the person declined, the driver repeated the offer. The pedestrian told police that the vehicle was last seen traveling eastbound on Centre St. The driver was described as in his 40s, of medium build, with short brown or black few cut style hair. Police said the pedestrian told them it appeared that the driver may have circled the block to follow them.

At 3:39 p.m., a Coeyman Ave. resident reported an auto burglary. The owner told police they’d parked their vehicle, which was unlocked, in their driveway and, upon leaving for work, noticed that their black leather wallet, containing cash and private documents, was missing from the undamaged vehicle.

May 7 

Police said a motor vehicle stop on Franklin Ave., at 2:44 a.m., resulted in the arrest of Jasmine Roberts, 24, of Newark, on an outstanding warrant from Newark. She was released by Newark PD with a new court date.

At 7:04 p.m., police received a report from an Overlook Ave. resident that someone had broken into their 2011 Ford Explorer and removed a Louis Vuitton leather wallet containing personal items from the center console.

At 10:14 p.m., police responded to a Franklin Ave. business on a theft report. The victim told police that as they got out of their vehicle and entered the store, they realized they’d dropped a $100 bill and returned to the car to retrieve the cash but couldn’t find it. Police said an employee told the victim that two females had picked up the money and run east across Franklin Ave. towards a parking lot. Police are following up leads to pursue the two females.

May 8 

A Washington Ave. resident called police at 2:29 p.m. to report that someone had slashed their passenger side front tire, valued at $37. The vehicle’s owner asked police to check the area periodically due to recurring incidents of vandalism. May 9 At 9:24 a.m., police were called to a Nicola Place location on a report of illegal dumping. Police said the caller told them that, overnight, someone had dumped two 32-inch tube TVs and shattered a large piece of glass. Police contacted the township street department to pick up the TVs and glass for proper disposal.

– Ron Leir    

The Observer Staff