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News from the Nutley Police blotter

Jan. 10

Several Nutley High School students reported that their cellular phones were removed from the gym locker room. The incidents were logged at 10:48 a.m. Detectives are investigating.

Jan. 8

An investigation of a motor vehicle accident on Lloyd St. resulted in the arrest of Jillian Mahon, 24, of Nutley, at 5:11 p.m. Police said Mahon was charged with two counts of possession of cocaine and meth amphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana and released pending a court hearing.

At 4:32 p.m., police responded to a Clover St. resident on a report of harassing phone calls from someone identifying themselves as “Kevin Petterson” of the IRS who reportedly told the resident they needed to pay $2,000 immediately or face jail time for tax fraud. Police said the victim was told to get Pay Pal money cards and to give the information on the cards to him when he called back. The value on the cards was $2,000. But the victim told police that the caller wanted more money and, after the victim refused, the caller hung up. After that, the victim called police who said they tried to contact Petterson without success.

At 4:12 p.m., a DeVausney Place resident reported a burglary to motor vehicle. The victim told police that someone stole about $1,500 worth of power and hand tools and three prescription bottles. Police said the victim told them they found that the vehicle’s rear hatch window had been pried open and the driver’s side window forced down. Police said they found no visible sign of entry and the glass locked when it was closed.

At 2:29 p.m., police said, a motor vehicle stop on Ernest St. resulted in the arrest of Frank Ruglio, 25, of Nutley, for a warrant out of Newark. He was turned over to the custody of Newark PD.

Jan. 7

A motor vehicle stop, at 4:11 p.m., on Brookfield Ave. ended with the arrest of Anthony Capaccio, 30, of Nutley, on a charge of possession of drugs. He was released pending a court date.

Jan. 6

At 10:31 a.m., police responded to a River Road location on a reported of an attempted break-in. The resident caller told police they were in their house when they heard the door bell ring and a loud knock on the door. As they walked toward the door, they said they heard someone trying to force their way in so the resident held the door shut and shouted to their spouse to call the police. The caller told police they saw two tall men, both wearing black clothing, black hats and orange gloves, carrying a crow bar, run from their front steps to a vehicle in the driveway with another man in the driver’s seat. The car, described as a possible Oldsmobile sedan, grey, four-door, was last seen heading south on River Road. Police said they saw pry marks in the front door lock. Detectives are reviewing the resident’s home surveillance tape for possible clues.

– Ron Leir

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