News from the Lyndhurst Police Blotter

May 14

Eduardo Dacosta, 51, of Rutherford, was arrested on a shoplifting charge after he allegedly swiped two pairs of reading glasses without paying for them at the Lyndhurst ShopRite on New York Ave. He was detained by store security until police arrived.

May 13

Someone broke the driver’s side rear window of a 2004 Honda while it was parked on Summit Ave. but nothing was reported missing. The incident was logged at 10:47 a.m.

May 12

The driver’s side rear window of a 2002 Jeep was shattered while it was parked on Summit Ave. but no entry was gained, the vehicle’s owner reported to police at 2:26 p.m.

May 9

Police went to Lyndhurst High School at 11:52 a.m. to break up a fight between a 17-year-old Lyndhurst resident and Peter Deluca, 18, of Lyndhurst. Both were charged with disorderly conduct.

A 33-year-old Belleville man reported the theft of his wallet, containing $90 and credit cards, from his jacket left hanging in an unsecured locker at the Kings Court health club on Riverside Ave. The victim reported the incident to police at 10:45 a.m.

May 8

Police attempted a motor vehicle stop on Polito Ave. near Wall St. West of a 2006 four-door Honda reportedly clocked at 46 mph in a 25 mph zone but, according to police, the driver, Michele Rojek, 37, of Somerset, proceded onto Rt. 3 and then to the N.J. Turnpike before being pulled over. Rojek was charged with DWI, speeding, careless driving, failure to stop for an emergency vehicle and failure to maintain lane and released to a family member pending a court date.

Police charged Yusi Zhang, 53, and Zhen Zui, 49, both of Flushing, N.Y., with operating as unlicensed massage therapists at First Health Spa, 603 Ridge Road, after police entered the business at 4:13 p.m. Police had previously closed the business a few weeks ago for operating without proper credentials but went in on May 8 after noticing that neon lights advertised it was open.

May 6

Responding to a report of a fight at the Lyndhurst Diner at 1:15 p.m., police arrived and learned that a customer who had a dispute with a waiter had left the diner on foot. Police tracked the patron, Richard Vicente, 34, of Lyndhurst, to the DeJessa Bridge and placed him under arrest on a simple assault charge. The waiter was treated at the scene for a shoulder injury.

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