Nutley Police Blotter

May 31
At 2:39 a.m. police came upon Javier Rivera, 22, of Nutley, walking in the roadway and after learning he was wanted on a Ridgewood warrant, arrested him. Rivera was later released in his own recognizance.
May 30
At 11:33 p.m. police went to a Washington Ave. location to break up a father-son dispute that became physical. Charges are pending against the 17-year-old son.
Police are investigating a possible scam reported by a Howard Place resident who told police a Craigslist add had offered a Chadwick Drive residence for rent – reportedly contrary to the facts – and the Craigslist poster had solicited personal information from the Howard Place resident.
A report of a possible abduction brought police to a Myrtle Ave. location at 8:03 p.m. Upon arrival, officers were told that a 16-year-old boy had been assaulted by several attackers and that the teen had fled in a friend’s car. Police said the teen later returned with minor injuries and denied being abducted. Police are investigating the incident.
At 5:06 p.m. a Montclair Ave. resident called police to report fraudulent charges on his credit card.
A Chestnut St. resident reported finding a threatening note on the resident’s doorstep at 4:38 p.m. Police are checking into that.
Police were called to an E. Centre St. business at 4:07 p.m. to separate the owner and an employee. Police said the pair had reportedly argued about a job applicant when one shoved the other. Both were told they could sign complaints.
Alerted by a computer check that a passing motorist on Centre St. had an expired registration at 2:23 p.m., police stopped and ticketed the driver and impounded the vehicle.
A North Road resident called police to report that someone had forced open a side door to get inside the burglarized the house. Police said the break-in occurred sometime between 8:30 and 11:42 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call Nutley detectives at (973) 284-4940.
A River Road resident notified police that someone had fraudulently charged $300 to her credit card at gas stations in Florida.
Police stopped a vehicle at Centre St. and E. Passaic Ave. at 11:16 a.m. after discovering, via a computer alert, that the driver was unregistered. Police issued the driver a summons and impounded the vehicle.
Police are investigating a home burglary on Pershing Ave. reported at 10 a.m. The resident discovered a door open and the home ransacked.
At 1:08 a.m. police spotted a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker in the parking lot of a River Road apartment complex. Inside the vehicle police found two people, along with several auto parts, including headlamps, multiple sets of BMW keys and hand tools. After checking area towns for any reports of stolen headlamps without success, police issued the vehicle’s occupants motor vehicle summonses and permitted them to leave.
May 29
A Walnut St. resident called police at 9:35 p.m. to report that a business contractor was using the resident’s address to advertise in a local directory. The resident told police that when he phoned the party, the contractor kept hanging up.
At 12:38 a.m. police issued a Passaic Ave. resident a summons for violating a township ordinance for placing in the road a garbage Dumpster that wasn’t illuminated, thereby causing a hazardous condition.
May 28
At 6:51 p.m. a motorist called police to report that as he was driving east on Park Ave., a piece of the rail bridge fell onto his vehicle, damaging it. Police notified the state Dept. of Transportation and asked DOT to check the integrity of the bridge structure.
An activated alarm brought police to a Pershing Ave. residence at 1:54 p.m. where the homeowner discovered someone had forced open a door and gained entry.
A Nutley resident was walking her dog on Prospect St. at 10:02 a.m. when a canine that reportedly ran out of a house on that block attacked her dog. No injuries were reported, police said.
May 27
An automated plate recognition reader alerted police at 3:23 p.m. that a passing 2005 Acura on Franklin Ave. was registered to a suspended driver. Police stopped the vehicle and ticketed the occupant for driving with a suspended license and registration. They also impounded the vehicle.
After spotting a man sitting next to a Dumpster on Washington Ave. at 11:55 a.m., police discovered he was homeless and transported him to an area shelter.
Responding to a Franklin Ave. location at 9:52 a.m. on a report of a father-daughter dispute, police arrested Stephanie Jankin, 22, on a disorderly conduct charge after multiple attempts by officers to calm her.
May 26
At 11:12 p.m. police were called to a Spring St. home on a report of a missing 14-year-old girl whose parents told police she had left earlier with two adult men whose names they couldn’t provide and were believed headed for Newark. As police were entering the girl’s name into a missing person data base, however, the teen returned home unharmed.
Neighbors’ complaints about a noisy and disruptive pool party for the better part of the day brought police to an Enclosure St. residence at 9:45 p.m. All parties were advised of their right to sign complaints.
Complaints about loud music and fireworks in the evening resulted in police making several visits to a King St. location. Police managed to get the music volume reduced but couldn’t locate any fireworks.
Police are investigating the report of a burglary of a Beech St. resident’s vehicle during the evening hours. Several undisclosed items were reportedly taken in the process, police said.
A Maple St. resident reported that jewelry was missing after having had several friends visit. The incident was logged at 10:35 a.m.
May 25
Police responded to a Colonial Terrace residence after getting a report at 7:35 p.m. that juveniles were riding in the trunk of a car. Police verified that no juveniles were in the trunk.
At 9:31 a.m. a N. Spring Garden Ave. resident reported that someone “egged” the resident’s home.

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