KPD: Bluetooth, toothbrushes & bullets

A Walmart shoplifting suspect ended up in the Hudson County Jail after he was found to be holding not only stolen store goods but also a small cache of ammo, Kearny police reported.

Arrested at 4:15 p.m., Feb. 25, by Officers Jose Resua and Phil Finch, 49-year-old Newark resident Trevis Fluker was reportedly found to have $375 worth of stolen goods, including deodorants, headphones, a Bluetooth speaker and several toothbrushes. (Make up your own jokes.) And in a search incident to arrest, police said, three .32-cal. bullets were discovered in his backpack (No gun; just bullets.)

Fluker was charged with shoplifting and unlawful possession of handgun ammunition.

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Other recent reports from the Kearny police blotter included the following:

Feb. 22

Officer Ben Wuelfing was on patrol at Devon and Hoyt Sts. at 7:30 a.m., when his onboard computer  alerted him that the registered owner of a passing 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser had a suspended registration and a warrant (Wayne, $560 full bail, driving while suspended). Driver Richard Watts, 49, of Kearny was arrested, the Cruiser was impounded and Wayne PD was notified.

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At 4:40 p.m., Officers Wuelfing and Jay Ward were alerted by the proprietor of a deli/liquor store on the 300 block of Kearny Ave. that a man had just stolen a $70 bottle of Hennessy. Armed with a description and direction of flight, Wuelfing nabbed Jose Sanchez, 20, of Kearny, at Bergen Ave. and Maple St.

Police said they recovered the liquor and Sanchez was charged with shoplifting after being identified by the proprietor.

Feb. 25

Capt. John Gouveia and Officers Finch and Luis Moran were called at 2 p.m. to the 200 block of Chestnut St., where a 43-year-old Kearny man alleged that Theodore Hadam, 49, of Kearny, had cut the cable lines to his residence. Police said Hadam admitted to same (relative to an ongoing dispute) and was charged with criminal mischief.

Feb. 27

Officers David Bush and Jonathan Dowie stopped a 2007 BMW on the 500 block of Forest St. at 7 p.m. to arrest driver Thiago Campos, 22, of Kearny, on four warrants – $1,000, Kearny, drug offense; $89, $89 and $250, East Newark, motor vehicle/traffic. Campos was also charged with driving while suspended, possession of pot/paraphernalia and operating a MV while in possession of a CDS.

Feb. 28

At 10:45 p.m., Officers Michael Gontarczuk and Andre Fernandes pulled over a 2005 VW with no headlights on Harrison Ave. and reportedly observed two partially burnt joints (one on the floor; one in the ashtray) and a baggie of pot.

Driver Winston Gray, 56, of Brooklyn, was charged with possession of pot/paraphernalia, possession of a CDS in a  MV, careless driving and the headlight violation.

March 1

At 3:15 a.m.,  Officers Dowie and Bush reportedly observed a 1997 Jeep straddling the middle of the road as it travelled on Elm St. near Columbia Ave. Stopping it at Kearny and Oakwood Aves., police said, they spotted particles of pot on the dashboard and also found the driver — a 17-year-old North Arlington female — to be in possession of a glass pipe and crystal meth.

Police said Juvenile Intake advised that she could be released to the custody of a parent, but she will be charged with drug/paraphernalia possession and be issued summonses for careless driving, improper operation of a MV and possession of a CDS in a  MV.

– Karen Zautyk

Karen Zautyk | Observer Correspondent