Harrison police blotter

Sept. 29 

Two shipments delivered by UPS on different days to a residence in the 300 block of Jersey St. were reported stolen, police said. One package containing two pairs of men’s shoes valued at $269 that came on Aug. 29 was reported missing, as was a package with a set of $20 head phones, delivered Sept. 22, police said.

Sept. 30 

At 3:18 p.m., police separated two girls fighting in the 700 block of Hamilton St. Officers separated the two Harrison High School female students, processed them at headquarters and released them to their parents.

Oct. 2 

Police responded to a residential burglary reported by tenants in the 700 block of William St. The tenants told police they’d left their apartment at 11 a.m., and upon returning at 8:40 p.m., they found in the hallway near the door a piece of wood shaped in the form of a small pry bar type tool and discovered that two Lenovo laptops, with a total value of $1,600, had been taken, along with two necklaces, removed from a jewelry box in a bedroom.


Gerald Stewart, 39, of Kearny, was issued three summons for alleged violations of failure of observe a signal, DUI and reckless driving after police say he was observed disregarding a traffic signal at Hamilton St. and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North, while traveling east toward N. Fifth St. Police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath.

Oct. 5 

At 2:28 p.m., police were sent to the Rite Aid Pharmacy, in the 700 block of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North on a report of shoplifting. The store manager told police that he saw a man, later identified as William Ferguson, 51, of Newark, remove six bottles of Lubriderm Moisture Lotion from a shelf and conceal them in a black backpack. When confronted, the manager said Ferguson emptied the contents of the bag on the floor. Police said Ferguson also had two outstanding warrants, $250 from Kearny and $500 from North Arlington. He was arrested on the warrants and issued a summons for shoplifting.

– Ron Leir 

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