Arrested in theft from his mother’s home

By Karen Zautyk

A 28-year-old Nutley man was being held in the Essex County Jail on $50,000 bail following his arrest Sept. 23 in connection with a burglary at his mother’s King St. home, police reported.
The suspect, Keith Disque, who police said had a restraining order to keep away from the property, was nabbed near the crime scene shortly before 11:30 a.m. after officers arrested another man at the same home.
According to Det. Anthony Montanari, police responded to the address after a neighbor reported hearing suspicious noises inside. Officers searched the property and found 31-year-old Anthony Petrillo of Nutley hiding in the bathroom, Montanari said. Petrillo, who had an outstanding Nutley warrant for $1,000, was arrested and charged with trespassing.
The investigating officers discovered that Disque was involved with a theft of a television from the home, Montanari reported. Found a block away, Disque, who also had a $1,000 outstanding Nutley warrant, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft. Police said he later called his mother to tell her where the TV was.
Also on Sept. 23, police charged Steven Nemec, 18, of Nutley with criminal mischief in connection with vandalism at a local store Sept. 9. He was identified through a surveillance video showing him arguing with the store manager prior to the shop window’s being smashed, police said.
On the same date, officers went to Nutley High School to speak with a 17-year-old girl who reported that a man had attempted to gain entry to her car at approximately 7:15 the previous night while she was stopped for a light at Franklin Ave. and Chestnut St. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with dark, wavy hair, wearing a black shirt and black pants. The teen fled before the man could gain entry to the vehicle.

Sept. 24
8:18 a.m. — Police were called to Passaic Ave., where a 7-year-old boy had been observed wandering unsupervised. They met with the child’s mother who told police he was being punished and had left the house in a tantrum. She said she was observing him from a window.
8:53 a.m. — An anonymous caller reported that a woman had stopped in a parking lot on Franklin Ave. and provided minors with alcohol. She gave the group “Four Loko” alcoholic beverages before departing. Police are investigating.

Sept. 25
3:09 a.m. — Nutley officers responded to Rt. 21, where the State Police had a white BMW on the side of roadway. It was discovered that the car had been stolen out of New York and was being investigated for its use in crimes. The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is continuing.
3:43 a.m. — A caller reported that a white Mercedes Benz was being driven erratically on Rt. 21 and had exited in Nutley. Officers located the vehicle on Grant Ave. and arrested Steven Bornemann, 51, of Newark for alleged DWI.
8:48 p.m. — Police needed to break in the door to gain entry to a Brittany Circle home where a 911 caller reported she was losing consciousness. The 60-year-old resident was found unconscious and was transported to an area hospital.

Sept. 26
5:26 a.m. — A Franklin Ave. business reported a burglary. The front door had been smashed with a landscape boulder, and more than $20,000 worth of goods had reportedly been stolen. Authorities are trying to determine if this crime is related to a string of burglaries involving cell phone distributors.
6:05 a.m. — A Centre St. gas station was found to have been burglarized overnight.
4:46 p.m. — Officers took a report from a Brookdale Ave. woman who was the recipient of multiple threatening text messages on her cell phone. Police are investigating.

Sept. 27
An overnight car burglary was reported on Cortland St. The vehicle’s owner said several items had been stolen.

Sept. 28
1:25 p.m. — Police responded to an alarm at a McKinley Ave. home and found there had been an attempt to gain entry through a side door.

Sept. 29
9:49 a.m. — A field interview resulted in the arrest of  James Cox, 55, of Nutley when he was found to have two outstanding warrants from Newark. He was later released after posting the required bail.
2:42 p.m. — A Nutley woman reported a fraud attempt, which she knew was a scam. She had been advised that she had “won” more than $1 million but first had to send money to the prize agency. All information was forwarded to the Secret Service, which investigates such cases.
3:34 p.m. — A patrol officer crossing students near the high school was confronted by a defiant 16-year-old who refused to get back on the sidewalk when told to do so and became disorderly. The teen was taken into police custody and then turned over to his parents. Charges are pending, and school officials were notified.

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