Nutley police blotter

Between Dec. 13 and 20, Nutley PD responded to 20 motor vehicle accidents, 11 disputes, 41 medical calls and these incidents:

Dec. 13 

A patron at a local car wash reported that their mirror broke off during the wash process.

Dec. 14 

A field interview was conducted by officers on Washington Ave. with a man allegedly rolling what appeared to be a marijuana cigar. Police said the man was repacking the Black and Mild cigar after removing an inner lining that cops believed produced adverse health effects. Dwan Gordon, 24, of Newark, also had an outstanding warrant from Newark. He was arrested on the warrant and turned over to the custody of Newark PD.

Dec. 15 

A motor vehicle stop on Centre St. resulted in the arrest of Carlos Carrillo, 35, of Newark, on a warrant from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. Carrillo was also issued summonses for speeding and driving while suspended.

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Wesley Santos, 23, of Elmwood Park, was pulled over as he was traveling on Park Ave. on an active warrant from Elmwood Park. He was also ticketed for driving while suspended. He was released after posting bail pending a court date.

Dec. 16 

Joseph Mancuso, 57, of Newark, was arrested on Franklin Ave. on an outstanding warrant from Elizabeth. He was turned over to Elizabeth PD pending a court date.

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A shopper in a Franklin Ave. store reported a theft of her pocketbook from the front seat of her vehicle while returning the shopping cart to the stall.

Dec. 17 

While conducting a field interview with Stephanie Jankin, 25, of Nutley, about an active warrant from the Essex County Sheriff’s Offie, police said Jankin allegedly tried to run away but was apprehended and charged with resisting arrest before being turned over to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Police responded to a S. Spring Garden Ave. location on a report of criminal mischief. The resident told police they heard a loud noise and saw a bright flash on their front lawn. Checking the area, police said they found pieces of a firework and some markings on the resident’s vehicle apparently struck by the firework exploding.

Dec. 18 

Police responded to several calls about a man arguing with customers at a Franklin Ave. shop and, upon arrival, found the individual walking in the street, screaming and cursing at passing motorists and at the officers. Kaseem Johnson, 32, of Newark, was issued a disorderly person summons and released pending a court appearance.

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While conducting an investigation in Memorial Park, the police anti-crime unit arrested Michael Casella, 19, and Mark Howard, 18, both of Nutley. Casella received a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and Howard was taken in on an active warrant from Bloomfield before being released with a new court date.

Dec. 20 

At 3:41 a.m., police said Officer Joseph Bigg responded to a Washington Ave. location on a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, police aid Bigg found a 53-year-old Nutley man unconscious. Police said Bigg administered CPR until the man was revived. The rescue squad transported the man to Clara Maass Medical Center for evaluation.

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