KPD blotter: Can you top this?

A Kearny woman who wanted to add some edible ornamentation to her homemade donuts is now facing robbery charges after she tried to take toppings from a local yogurt shop, Kearny police reported.

At 1 p.m. on May 12, Sgt. Michael Cardella and Officer Steve Hroncich responded to the Yo-Lish store on Kearny Ave. on the report of a “disorderly and combative female” on the premises, Chief John Dowie said. They arrived to find that Officer Jordenson Jean, who had heard the radio call while on an offduty assignment in the area, was already there and was detaining Domenica Ferro, 42, of Kearny.

Dowie said Ferro had reportedly entered the shop with “a plateful of her own donuts — undecorated” and had “attempted to adorn them” with toppings (i.e., sprinkles, nuts, etc.) that Yo- Lish uses on its yogurt.

Advised by the proprietor that she would have to pay for the goodies, Ferro allegedly refused. Asked to leave the premises, she allegedly began kicking him.

Since any theft (even of sprinkles) that is accompanied by an assault (even kicking) is categorized under law as robbery, that is the charge on which she was booked.

It is not known what became of the donuts.

Other recent reports from the Kearny police blotter included the following:

May 12 

At 1 a.m., at Highland Ave. and Liberty St., off-duty Officer Jay Ward saw a 1995 Honda hit a parked vehicle and then attempt to leave the scene, police said. He notified HQ , and Officer Tim Castle responded to interview the driver, identified as Anthony Larosa, 22, of Kearny. Larosa, who had suffered a head injury, was transported by ambulance to Clara Maass Medica Center, where a blood sample was taken, police said. He was subsequently charged with DUI and careless driving.

May 11 

At 8 a.m., Officers Peter Jahera and Jordenson Jean, patrolling in South Kearny, came upon a 2011 Hyundai that was missing a wheel and had fresh front-end damage. Police said the driver, David Bowderbank, 46, of Rockaway, N.J., had slurred speech and a problem staying awake and a small plastic bag and glass vial were in plain view in the car. After field sobriety tests, he was taken to headquarters. where further testing reportedly eliminated the possibility that alcohol was involved. Police were awaiting the final results of a drug test. He was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident (he had apparently hit a divider), failure to report an accident, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 May 8 

At 6 p.m., in the area of Afton and Maple Sts., Vice detectives reportedly saw two men smoking handrolled cigars and detected the odor of marijuana. When approached by the officers, the two discarded the cigars, but both suspects were reportedly found to be in possession of additional pot. Charged with possession of the drug and drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a CDS were Dashawn Capehart, 21, of Newark, and Abdel Muhammed, 20, of Kearny.

Police said Capehart also had an outstanding warrant from Newark.

Officers Daniel Esteves and Luis Moran were on patrol in South Kearny at 8:30 p.m. when they spotted a tractortrailer truck on Hackensack Ave. with no visible license plates. The 2000 Freightliner was found to have an expired Georgia registration, and the driver, Mamadou Diallo, 40, of the Bronx, had a suspended license, police said. He was summonsed on both counts and the truck was impounded.

– Karen Zautyk

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