News from the Nutley Police blotter

Oct. 4

• At 10:39 p.m. the owner of an Infinity parked in a Grant Ave. driveway notified police that somebody tampered with and damaged the door lock on the vehicle but apparently didn’t get inside.

Oct. 3

• At 8:29 p.m. the owner of a vehicle parked on Hampton Ave. reported to police that a burglar removed a pair of sunglasses and a GPS system from the glove compartment.

Oct. 2

• At 6:08 p.m. a Satterthwaite resident called police to report the sudden appearance of a woman in her residence while she was watching TV. The intruder was described as about age 40, with shoulder-length hair and wearing a jacket. Police searched the area but found no one matching the description.

• At 5:08 p.m. a Yale St. resident came home to find their Mercedes placed on blocks with the two front tires and rims missing, along with the two front seats and floor mats, police said.

• At 9:41 a.m. the owner of a local business (not identified by police) reported that a man was causing a disturbance by opening the door, walking in and yelling at the employees. Police responded and escorted the man out, cautioning him that any further incidents would result in complaints being filed.

• At 6:09 a.m. police said they found a man wandering along Passaic Ave. who told them he had amnesia and couldn’t remember what he was doing there or where he’d come from. After learning that a patient matching the wanderer’s description had been reported missing from St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, police reached out to the man’s family and took him back to the hospital.

Oct. 1

• An individual came to headquarters to report a suspected consumer scam. The apparent victim told police they’d paid for a three-month supply of discounted prescriptions but had never received the shipments despite the fact that the money orders sent as payment had all been cashed. Police said a call to the company’s alleged warehouse resulted only in a voicemail message.

• At 2:42 p.m. a Chestnut St. resident reported finding their back door forced open. Police said it was unclear whether anyone had gotten inside or whether anything was taken.

• At 9:22 a.m. police responded to a medical office on Passaic Ave. where, sometime during the weekend, someone placed a box containing more than 200 syringes atop the trash. Police took the box and its contents to the Township Health Offices for proper disposal.

• At 12:53 a.m. a Cathedral Ave. resident called police after seeing someone described as a black male with a baseball cap and dark clothing leaving their driveway. The resident told police that the interior of their vehicle had been rummaged through but it appeared that nothing was taken.

Sept. 30

• At 2:49 p.m. police were alerted that two juveniles had removed two brass plaques from columns in Kingsland Park. When police arrived, they found the plaques on the ground but no juveniles around. Police stored the plaques at headquarters.

• A Centre St. resident contacted police at 12:33 p.m. about suspected criminal mischief. The resident reporting hearing two loud noises at 1 a.m. and, after going outside to investigate, found a large rock on the front lawn and another in their driveway. One rock scratched their car window and the other broke a part of their front steps.

• At 8:52 a.m. a Hickory Road resident reported a burglary to their auto while it was parked in their driveway. When the resident went to the car in the morning, they found the glove box open and papers strewn all over the car, police said. Nothing was reported missing, police said.

• At 2:22 a.m. police executed a motor vehicle stop on Centre St. and arrested the driver, Jeffrey Cadete, 38, of Newark, on warrants from Bloomfield and Clark. He was also ticketed for the following alleged violations: unregistered vehicle, suspended license, uninsured vehicle, maintenance of lamps and suspended registration. He was released after police advised him to contact Bloomfield and Clark municipal courts.

Sept. 29

• At 2:23 p.m. an individual came to headquarters to report that someone had scratched up the side door and trunk of his car while it was parked on Washington Ave.

•At 7:24 a.m. a Craig Place resident reported the theft of two unlocked bicycles from their backyard.

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