Nutley Police Blotter

Dec. 9
Someone smashed the rear of window of a 2001 Cadillac registered to a Brookline Ave. resident. The incident was reported at 12:45 p.m. Police are investigating.
At 8:41 a.m., an East Centre St. resident told police that someone removed a spare tire that was mounted and covered from the back of his Jeep and replaced it with an old flat tire.
A Franklin Ave. resident called police at 6:13 a.m. to say he was following a man who’d just slashed the tires on his vehicle in Belleville. Police responded and detained the accused vandal, Ryan Landrigan, 35, of Belleville, until Belleville Police arrived and placed Landrigan under arrest and impounded his car.

Dec. 8
Angelica Marin, 18, of Belleville, and a 17-year-old companion were charged with shoplifting from a Franklin Ave. business at 6:50 p.m. Police said the store manager had stopped Marin as she was leaving and Marin turned over some items she hadn’t paid for and left. But after getting information about her vehicle from the owner, police said they were able to find Marin and her companion. Both were freed pending court action.
At 1:21 p.m. police pulled over Merna Masoud, 19, of Avenel, after she allegedly failed to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk on Centre St. Masoud was arrested on a $750 warrant from Roselle and was given summonses for driving with a suspended license and for failure for yield to a pedestrian. She was released after posting bail.
A River Road resident reported that someone in New York had made repeated efforts to access her bank account to try and withdraw more than $3,000. Police said they are working with banking institutions to determine who is attempting the withdrawals.

Dec. 7
Police recovered a homemade knife from Nutley High School at 3:07 p.m. after school officials reportedly found the item on a hallway floor. Educators and police are trying to locate the person responsible for bringing it onto school property.
Police are investigating an apparent effort to defraud a Mountainview Ave. resident by someone who ordered a cellular phone through an Internet site and had it delivered to a Florida location.
Someone flattened a tire and broke a windshield of a 2000 Honda SUV registered to a River Road resident. The incident was reported at 12:50 p.m.
At 7:35 a.m., police went to High St. to deal with a dispute between a bus driver and rider over a fare issue. The passenger had presented a day-old receipt from a ride the day before which was interrupted when the bus broke down but the driver insisted on getting the fare now. After officers advised the passenger on how to follow up with the bus company, the passenger paid the fare.

Dec. 6
At 9:44 p.m. police went to check on the condition of a passenger slumped over his seat on a bus after the bus stopped on Washington Ave. and determined he was intoxicated and sleeping. Police notified a relative that the man was being transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
A River Road resident told police he noticed that a North Face fleece jacket was missing from his closet after he’d just received a mattress delivery and noticed that the garment had disappeared a short time later. The incident was reported at 7:01 p.m.
During the early evening, police questioned several people ringing doorbells on Raymond Ave. and soliciting for siding business and, after learning that they lacked permits for solicitations, advised them to stop.
Police are investigating an apparent case of fraud reported by a Cambridge Heights resident who told police that $26,000 had been withdrawn from the resident’s account through ATM machines in Montreal.
At 3:05 p.m. police responded to a 911 call from a school bus driver at Centre St. The driver was unable to calm a 10-year-old special needs child. After speaking to a parent of the child, police said they were able to allow the driver to proceed and take the child home.

Dec. 5
Police were called to a Park Ave. location at 2:33 p.m. where a neighbor claimed a man was allegedly kicking and punching his dog repeatedly. When officers arrived, the dog’s owner told them that he was scolding the black Labrador because it almost ran into the street. Police said the dog appeared healthy and unhurt.
Police are investigating the report of a Passaic Ave. resident that someone had run up more than $1,000 of fraudulent charges on a credit card.
Police responded to a report of two intoxicated people at Passaic Ave. and Centre St. at 12:20 a.m. While officers were questioning the pair, one of them leaned on the patrol car and broke off the side view mirror. Both were taken to their Nutley residence with charges pending.

Dec. 4
At 4:13 p.m. police went to Nutley High School where a 14-year-old wrestler had injured his neck. Police took the student to an area hospital for treatment.
Police pulled over a 2006 Volkswagen on Park Ave. at 2:12 a.m. with an expired motor vehicle registration and impounded the vehicle.
Police responded to Passaic and Hancox Aves. at 1:59 a.m. to investigate a noise complaint but, upon arrival, couldn’t locate anyone.

Dec. 3
Someone smashed the window of a resident’s car parked in a Washington Ave. parking lot. Police are investigating the incident, reported at 9:24 a.m.
Police pulled over a car driven by Jorge Galvan, 31, of Newark, on Washington Ave. at 2:52 a.m. after Galvan was observed weaving in traffic. Police said Galvan had slurred speech and was unable to answer the officers’ questions. Galvan was arrested and turned over to immigration authorities who are investigating his citizenship status.
Police stopped the driver of a 1999 Honda for erratic driving on Rt. 21 at 1:29 a.m. It was discovered that the driver was driving an unregistered vehicle that wasn’t inspected.

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