KPD: You’re on ‘Candid Camera.’ Don’t smile.


Three female employees of Walmart were arrested Jan. 14 after one of them allegedly used a cell phone to film a 16-year-old shopper using the ladies’ restroom at the Kearny store, police reported. At 8:15 p.m., KPD Officers Daniel Esteves and Andre Fernandes and Sgt. Dave Rakowski responded to the… Continue Reading

Charges filed after pedestrian struck: HPD


HARRISON –  A Harrison man was struck by an auto while walking home Sunday night, Jan. 17, police reported. HPD Det. Lt. David Doyle said the incident occurred at about 11:49 p.m. along Manor Ave., between Harrison Ave. and Ann St. Doyle said Antonio Couto, 62, was crossing Manor, from… Continue Reading

Defrauded for game tix, tour, gas: NPD


A resident whose credit card was fraudulently used to buy tickets to a WNBA game reported the crime — and other instances of credit-card fraud — to the Nutley Police Department. Police said the victim got a phone call from his bank about suspicious charges on his card. In… Continue Reading

They are appreciated

KEARNY –  Kearny’s newest police recruits, with tutelage by veteran cops, are undertaking patrol duties on local streets after having successfully completed their Police Academy training and taken the oath of office at last Tuesday’s meeting of the town’s governing body. The 13 rookies are: Officers Jose Castillo, Alan Stickno, John Donovan,… Continue Reading

Bostonian may have stolen Nutley resident’s credit card information: NPD

A Nutley resident’s credit card was used to make several purchases in Massachusetts, including at a Target just outside Boston’s Fenway Park, the Nutley Police Department said. At the Fenway Target, one purchase was made for $1,665; at another Target in Massachusetts, four purchases were made totaling $3,657; at a Family… Continue Reading

KPD: Bloomfield woman had 7 warrants


At approximately 9 p.m. on Jan 2, Officer Jason Rodrigues responded to Walmart to take into custody an alleged shoplifter who had been detained by store security. Police said a warrant check revealed that the suspect, Jaleesa Torres, 26, of Bloomfield, was wanted in seven jurisdictions. Her warrants, they said, ranged… Continue Reading

Deja vu all over again. Again.

Axel Rodriguez

KEARNY –  Yes, faithful readers, that is the same mugshot that accompanied last week’s Kearny police blotter — at which time we noted it had earlier appeared with the Dec. 9 blotter. Axel Rodriguez of Kearny, arrested twice in recent weeks — allegedly trying to shoplift computer equipment from Walmart… Continue Reading