News from the Nutley Police Blotter

July 4

• A Denver St. resident called police at 5:01 a.m. to report that someone was making harassing calls to her cellular phone. Police said they tried to call the number provided but couldn’t make contact. They advised the resident of her right to sign a complaint if the caller’s identity became known.

• At 2:46 a.m. police were called to a Chestnut St. location where the driver of a truck told them someone threw an object at his vehicle and cracked the windshield. Police searched the area but couldn’t find anyone.

July 3

• A Warren St. resident reported the theft of a hot pink Huffy bicycle from the interior hallway of an apartment building. Police said there was no sign of a forced entry. The incident, logged at 8:45 p.m., is being investigated.

• Police are investigating an apparent scam perpetrated on the web reported at 6 p.m. The victim, who had offered something for sale on craigslist, told police the buyer and seller had agreed on a price for the item but when the victim received the payment, the check was made out for more than the agreed on price. Police said the victim told them that the buyer asked for the check to be deposited and the extra money returned via Western Union, which was done. After the transaction, however, the victim’s bank notified the victim that the check didn’t clear and that the bank wouldn’t be reimbursing the victim.

• A Coeyman Ave. resident called police at 12:15 p.m. to report the theft of the resident’s motorcycle license plate. Police entered the plate number into their data system as stolen property.

July 2

• Two auto burglaries were reported within an interval of about 50 minutes, between 8:46 and 10:06 p.m., in the area of Walnut St. and Rutgers Place. In one incident, police said someone broke the rear window of a Honda parked on Walnut St. and removed unidentified items; in the other, someone entered a Jeep parked on Rutgers Place and took unlisted items. Investigations are proceeding.

• A call about “an unwanted party” brought police to a Brookline Ave. location at 1:24 p.m. where officers arrested Anthony LaMarco, 43, of Clifton, for three active warrants from Paterson. He was later released, pending a court appearance the following day.

July 1

• An unidentified individual called police at 1:14 p.m. to report a lost wallet. Police said the individual recalled leaving the wallet on the counter of a Franklin Ave. coffee shop and, after returning a short time later to claim it, the wallet was gone. Police said no one at the shop knew anything about the wallet. Detectives are following up.

June 30

• A tenant in the process of moving into a new apartment on Centre St. suddenly realized that a personal laptop had been removed from the tenant’s vehicle. Police are investigating the incident, reported at 7:05 p.m.

• For the second time, a Lloyd Court resident reported that someone had scratched the resident’s car while it was parked in the resident’s designated space. The incident was logged at 5 p.m.

• A High St. resident called police at 11:22 a.m. to report that a vandal had taken down two street signs. After determining that the signs couldn’t be repositioned, police removed the signs to headquarters for safekeeping.

June 29

• Someone entered a 2004 Nissan while it was parked near New St. and removed several items from the vehicle, the owner reported to police at 11 p.m. An investigation is ongoing.

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