Harrison Police Blotter

Jan. 24

Harold Gadsden, 33, of Harrison, was arrested on a traffic warrant issued by North Arlington. He was released on his own recognizance by North Arlington.

Jan. 23

Someone broke into a car while it was parked beneath Rt. 280 on Sussex St. In breaking a window, the culprit apparently cut himself on the glass and left blood on the glass, which police collected for DNA analysis.


A 1999 Jeep Cherokee was broken into while it was parked on Kingsland Ave. Both door locks were damaged and the car’s ignition was tampered with but nothing was reported stolen. Jan. 21 Someone broke into a BMW while it was parked at Third and Warren Sts. Although the passenger side window was smashed and the vehicle was ransacked, nothing was reported missing by the owner.

Jan. 20

A 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stolen from a parking lot on Essex St. while parked there overnight.

Jesus Delvalle, 25, of Newark, was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Frank Rodgers Blvd. South when police detected the odor of what they suspected was burnt marijuana coming from his vehicle. After police found he was in possession of two small bags of marijuana, they issued him a summons and released him pending court action.

A 2000 Honda Civic was stolen from Grant Ave. While investigating the theft, police realized that a 1990 Toyota Camry reported stolen from Newark on Jan. 17 was abandoned in the same area where the Civic was stolen from.

Jan. 19

Miguel Cartagena, 37, of Newark, was arrested on an outstanding Newark warrant in a Harrison Ave. store. He was released on his own recognizance by the Newark Municipal Court.

A 2000 Honda Civic was stolen from a private parking lot on Railroad Ave. while it was parked there during the day. The vehicle was recovered the following day a few blocks from where it had been stolen.

A 1998 Honda Civic was stolen from the 400 block of Cleveland Ave. during the early evening hours. It was recovered on Jan. 22 in Newark.

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