Nutley Blotter: Under the Influence, Under Arrest

October 28
10.58 a.m. – Police stopped a vehicle on River Rd. that was attempting to get onto Route 21 South The officer observed the vehicle driving haphazardly and conducted a traffic stop. The officer found that 32-year-old Jennifer Tuscano of Nutley was unable to perform field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. Tuscano was found to be in possession of prescription medication without a valid prescription and was charged for possession of CDS. She was transported to an area hospital for a blood sample.
12:39 p.m.– A Nutley resident who had reported to the police that he had lost his ATM card later discovered that over $4,000 was missing from the account. Police are investigating.
1:45 – p.m. A Franklin Ave. resident reported that he paid a service man $6,500 for a boiler installation on October 17th, and that work has yet to commence. The resident asked for his money back, but was told the serviceman no longer had it and that the parts were on order. The resident was advised how to proceed with charges.

October 29
12:35 a.m. – Two Nutley juveniles being questioned reported that they were involved in a motor vehicle accident along Rt. 21 in Passaic. The two youths told Police that another motorist brandishing a handgun caused them to crash and that they fled in fear of the motorist. The incident was turned over to the Passaic County Prosecutors Office for further investigation. It’s unknown if it relates to the shooting involving the Nutley Police officer.
1:32 a.m. – Police were dispatched to a Cleveland Ave. residence after a woman called to report that her two daughters hadn’t returned home from school that day. After a short police investigation, officers were told that the 14 and 16-year-old returned home unharmed.
4:16 a.m. – Police questioned three young men who were spotted amongst the power lines between Milton Ave. and Wilson St. All parties checked out and were released on scene.
10:35 a.m. – A Franklin Ave. tenant entered into a shoving match with his landlord. Police called to the scene were able to diffuse the situation and advised each party how to proceed with the signing of complaints.
12:24 p.m.– A Hopper Ave. resident allegedly tapped into another tenant’s electric meter. Police arrested 56-year-old Thomas Stanley and charged him with theft of service.  Stanley carried a $5,000 outstanding Newark warrant and a $500 warrant from East Orange. He was subsequently turned over to Newark Police.

October 30
6:47 a.m. – A Franklin Ave. b usiness that was using a generator to support itself told police that the unit had been stolen. Police are investigating.
8:00 a.m. – Police were able to track down a fleeing motorist that allegedly struck several items, including a planter, street sign and garbage can at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and Harrison St. The driver was issued a summons for failure to report an accident.
10:52 a.m. – Police were called to an E. Centre St. residence in response to a burglary. Detectives are investigating.
11:36 a.m. – Police responded to a Harrison St. residence as a follow-up to a past burglary. The investigation continues.

October 31
9:35 a.m. – A Columbia Ave. resident reported that his 2008 Toyota had been damaged over the evening hours. Police are investigating.
10:58 a.m. – A Nutley Ave. resident reported the theft of a $500 ladder.
11:14 a.m. – Police responded to a Passaic Ave. location after a resident dropped an air conditioner out of the window onto a parked motor vehicle.  No injuries were reported.
11:57 a.m. – Nutley officers stopped a speeding motorist on Rt. 21. She was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was operating an unregistered vehicle. The car was impounded and she was issued several summonses.
1:21 p.m. – A traffic stop for a speeding motorist resulted in the vehicle being impounded for lack of registration, and the driver, 31-year-old Kareem Jefferson of Harrison, was taken into custody for an outstanding $500 warrant out of Ridgefield Park. He was later released with summonses after posting bail.

November 2
12:28 a.m. – Police were called to a King St. residence in response to a missing 15-year-old juvenile. She was finally located at a Belleville location with a friend and was removed from the missing person database on November 3 at 6 p.m.

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