News from the Nutley police blotter

Dec. 1 

A Hillside Ave. resident reported a case of identity theft. Police said someone had opened a utility account in Massachusetts using the resident’s personal information and the resident was billed $221.94 for the period from Oct. 20 to Nov. 18.

Dec. 2 

Coming home from work, a Hillside Ave. resident found that some of the upstairs rooms had been disturbed. Officers who responded found pry marks on the back door which, they surmised, was forced open. Detectives are investigating.

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A resident told police their credit card had been compromised and two purchases totaling more than $500 had been charged on it at a Walmart in Bergen County. Another resident reported that while reviewing their checking account, they noticed two unauthorized charges for about $125.  Dec. 3 Someone made an unauthorized withdrawal of $500 from a resident’s account from an ATM in North Arlington, police said.

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A Park Ave. resident reported that someone made two unauthorized charges on their Visa account at Bed Bath & Beyond and Publix in South Carolina. The resident was so advised by their financial institution, police said.

Dec. 4 

Someone stole a music mixer from a Passaic Ave. business. The owner told police that when their employee came to work, they noticed that a bucket had been positioned under a window and that there were footprints in the snow. Detectives are investigating.

Dec. 5 

Someone broke into a transport bus for one of the township’s Senior Citizen Home Care facilities, police said. The intruder damaged its passenger side door lock and punched the ignition and removed some paperwork from the vehicle, police said.

– Ron Leir 

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