Ernest Truss, 41, of Belleville, was arrested at 11:47 a.m., for possession of drugs. He was carried an active $250 warrant out of Elizabeth. Truss was held on $2,000 bail.
A Belleville man told police that he was assaulted by three men with a weapon at 7:40 p.m. The men were said to be traveling in an “older Toyota” according to police. Police didn’t disclose the location.
At 11:20 a.m., officers arrested 54-year-old James Miller of Belleville for possession of drugs at Watchung Ave. and Rutgers St. After running a background check, they learned that Miller also carried an outstanding $500 Highland Park warrant. He was held on that warrant.
At 11:45 a.m., Pedro Saboon, 37, of Belleville, was arrested for receiving stolen property. Saboon had a laptop computer in his possession at the time of his arrest. He was held on bail the amount of which was undisclosed by police.
Carlos Gorodillo, 30, of Newark, was arrested for shoplifting $15 worth of baby formula at the Pathmark store, 115 Belmont Ave., at 1:22 p.m. He was held on $200 bail.
At 1:32 p.m., a burglary was reported on Joralemon St. The intruder(s) gained entry by forcing open the front door, according to police. No description of the perpetrator(s) was given and nothing appeared to be missing from the premises.
At 2:10 p.m., burglaries were reported on Malone and Tiona. Nothing was reported missing at either residence. A description of a “black male” was given for the perpetrator of the Tiona Ave. burglary.
Officers patrolling Honiss St. arrested Rolando Simmins, 28, of Newark. for $500 in outstanding Newark warrants at 7:26 p.m. He was held on those warrants.
At 6:13 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Washington Ave. after noticing that the driver “appeared intoxicated.” After failing a breathalyzer test, Brian Zillian, 23, of Belleville, was arrested on a DWI charge. He was later released.
Officers responded to the Pathmark store at 10:40 p.m. on a shoplifting call. Sheila Collins, 49, of Newark, was arrested on charges of pilfering $23.51 worth of “soap and hair relaxers,” according to police. She was later released.