Laundry thief makes clean getaway: NPD

A Park Ave. resident got a surprise when she went back to a laundry room to get what she was expecting to be her nicely dried and warm clothes on Oct. 25 — they were all gone.

The resident told Nutley police she’d put about a week’s worth of undergarments and work clothes in the dryer earlier.

The stolen clothes were valued at around $300, according to police.

Meanwhile, the Nutley Police Department released the following reports of incidents that took place between Oct. 25 and Oct. 30.

Oct. 25 

A Franklin Ave. business owner reported damage to a driveway. Police said the manager found “bias graffiti” painted in black on the driveway. The detective bureau was notified and will investigate further.

Oct. 26 

• At a traffic-safety checkpoint on Rt. 21 South, police said they pulled over Corey Hamlet, 39, of Belleville, who had an outstanding Newark warrant out for his arrest. Hamlet posted bail, was additionally summonsed for driving without a driver’s license and expired inspection sticker and was released, pending court, the NPD said.

• A Hillsdale Ave. dog owner was summonsed for having two dogs at-large and two unlicensed dogs after his canines allegedly got loose. Police said another dog owner was walking a dog when he encountered the two loose pooches, who were both vaccinated for rabies.

Oct. 27 

A Dodd St. resident who ordered a watch that was to be delivered by mail never got the item, though the company that shipped the watch said it was, in fact, delivered. The resident was advised by the watch company to file a police report so they could investigate the matter properly.

Oct. 28 

A motor vehicle stop on River Road led to the arrest of a Kearny man on numerous charges.

Police said they charged Sean Callaghan, 49, with failure to maintain headlamps, drunken driving, possession of an open container of alcohol, failure to possess a vehicle’s registration and failure to possess proof of insurance.

Callaghan was released on his own recognizance, pending court.

Oct. 30 

A Gerard Road home was allegedly burglarized.

Police said the homeowners had been home for some time before they noticed their bedroom had been ransacked. A first-floor window was damaged and its screen knocked out, according to the NPD.

– Kevin Canessa Jr. 

Kevin Canessa | Journalist & Webmaster

Kevin Canessa Jr. is a journalist and webmaster at The Observer. He is responsible for the editorial content on the newspaper's website, the production of the e-Edition, covering the Nutley Police Department and more behind the scenes. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the editor of The Observer, where he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video for the very first time. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Fla., for four years until February 2016 and in 2016, moved back to Kearny to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.