Missing teenage girl found: NPD

NPD Eva Simon
Eva Simon

A 15-year-old Nutley girl who was reported missing on Friday, June 12, has been found, Nutley police said.

Police said Eva Simon’s parents told them they last saw her that night at 6:51 p.m.

Police said the girl had been staying with family members in Cuba during the past year and when she returned to the U.S. on June 12, she was depressed and immediately left her home in Nutley.

The same weekend, however, police tracked her down. Nutley PD said that Eva “has been recovered with the assistance of the Manchester Police Department at 2 a.m. [June 14]. Details regarding her recovery [are] not yet available.”

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Between June 6 and 12, Nutley PD responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents, 30 medical calls, 25 disputes/suspicious incidents and the following:

June 6 

A vehicle parked under a basketball hoop at a Hancox Ave. location sustained damage to its windshield, from the lower passenger side and extending out two feet, police said. The owner suspects the damage was done by a basketball.

June 7 

A Friedland Road homeowner told police someone left a black trash bag full of debris at the curb on the south side of their house. The owner said this was not the first time someone has dumped trash there.

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Someone removed several large flower pots, valued at $300, from the front steps of a Ridge Road home and smashed them in the street, the owner told police.

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A jogger who left their car on Park Drive to go running, upon returning, found their vehicle parked in a different location on the same road with the doors locked and keys secured inside. The owner told police they forced entry into the vehicle and found the glove box open, the radio console broken, contents rummaged through and an iPhone 6 valued at $600 missing. Police said the owner found an item in the car that did not belong to them.

June 8 

Police responded to a Franklin Ave. liquor store on a report of someone shoplifting a bottle of Hennessey Black. The suspect was described as a young boy, possibly Hispanic, wearing a red T-shirt, red hat and carrying a backpack and was last seen running through a backyard off Stager St. Police said they found an individual matching the description hiding under a deck in the rear of the house and the suspect’s backpack in the bushes near his hiding place. Police said they found in the backpack, two glass pipes and a “grinder,” all of which were found to contain a green leafy residue with an odor of both burnt and unburnt marijuana. The juvenile was charged with shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia and then released to a parent pending a hearing.

June 9 

The owner of a work vehicle parked on Hillside Ave. told police that when they returned to the vehicle, they found the padlock to the trailer had been cut in half and that several items had been removed: two Echo leaf blowers, each valued at $850; and a Redmax hedge clipper priced at $800. Detectives are investigating.

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The owner of a vehicle parked in a very hazardous location along Prospect St. called police for a tow after her car battery went dead, only to be arrested after police learned that the owner, Brianna Reisch, 23, of Nutley, had an active traffic warrant from Manalapan.

June 10 

A Wilson Ave. resident told police someone had pulled up sections of their wire fence and moved them. The owner had put up the fence to prevent dogs from intruding and urinating on the front lawn which, the owner said, had been an ongoing problem.

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A Centre St. resident reported that someone had removed their Chicago Police Department complimentary badge and a utility knife from their apartment. Police said they found no sign of forced entry to the apartment but an investigation is continuing.

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Janet Clausen, 58, of Clifton, was arrested on Kingsland St. on a drunken-driving charge.

June 11 

A Rhoda Ave. homeowner reported the theft of a white stone Guardian Angel statue from their front lawn. The statue, valued at $300, was last seen June 6, police said.

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A narcotics investigation centered on Nelson Place culminated in the arrest of three young men on a charge of possession of CDS.

June 12 

A motor vehicle stop on Kingsland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Peter Devlin, 60, of Nutley, for an outstanding warrant from Maywood. Devlin was also ticketed for driving while suspended.

– Ron Leir 

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