Belleville Police Blotter

August 23

• Jesus Carrillo – Gonzalez, 43, of Belleville stopped on Union Terrace at 10:54 p.m. He was found to be driving without a license, was issued a citation and released.

August 22

• Nutley Police officers patrolling Franklin Avenue saw a car lose control and crash into another vehicle at 1:36 a.m. Instead of pulling over at the scene, the car continued down the road into Belleville. Nutley Police stopped the vehicle and issued a sobriety test to the driver. Christina Leon, 25, of Bloomfield was arrested and charged by Belleville authorities with D.W.I., leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving. She was later released.

• A patron at the Food Basics store, 414 Main St., forged a Coinstar receipt in the sum of $89 at 2:19 p.m., and attempted to cash it in, according to police. Jorge Fadell, 53, of New York was arrested and charged with forgery and possession of a forged sales receipt. He was held on $2,500 bail.

August 21

• Police were dispatched to 180 Greylock Pkwy on a disturbance call at 4:18 a.m. When officers arrived, they encountered Juan Placencia, 28, of Belleville at the scene. When asked to leave the area, police say that Placencia pushed the officer. During an attempt to restrain him, a brief struggle ensued but Placencia was ultimately subdued. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on police and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $10,000.

August 20

• Police received a shoplifting complaint at 9:17 p.m. from the Pathmark supermarket, located at 115 Belmont Ave. Store detectives told police that they detained Orlando Christmas, 49, of Newark, after they discovered $140 of unpaid merchandise concealed on his person. He was held on $200 bail. Christmas was also found to carry a $5000 warrant from Newark.

• At 10:10 p.m., East Orange authorities notified Belleville Police that they had taken David Jones, 46, of Newark, into custody for an outstanding $400 Belleville warrant. He was picked up and processed by Belleville Police.

• A burglary was reported at Guys and Dolls pool hall, 524 Washington Ave., at 6:30 a.m. where $500 in cash was found missing from the premises. There was no visible damage to the facility and no signs of forced entry were detected.

August 19

• At 12:13 p.m., police were dispatched to Division Avenue on a breaking and entering call. They arrived to find a garage door “wide open” with objects lined up beside it. Two men in a green truck were seen leaving the scene by witnesses. Police are investigating.

August 18

• A dog attack was reported at Fairway Avenue at 10:25 p.m. When officers arrived on scene, they encountered a 50-year-old woman who had received severe punctures and lacerations to her face after bending over to pet a pit-bull. The woman was transported to Mountainside Hospital, Montclair. The dog’s owner was advised to take the dog to animal services.

– Jeff Bahr

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