Bras, other undergarments taken from resident’s laundry: NPD

An Adams Court resident in Nutley lost several bras, gym pants, socks and other undergarments on Aug. 16 and on several other occasions and police say they believe someone is entering the laundry room of the complex and taking the items undetected. The victim told police she’d found the items to be missing on at least four occasions — including Aug. 16. The bras and other assorted items aren’t cheap, either — they’re valued at around $400, the Nutley Police Department said.

The property-management company that owns the laundry room has been notified of the thefts, the NPD said.

Meanwhile, the NPD also reported the following incidents that were logged between Aug. 15 and Aug. 20:

Aug. 15 

A Coeyman Ave. resident told police items were taken from their car that was parked in a driveway. There was no sign of forced entry into the car, the victim told police, and there was no way to recall whether the car had been locked before the thefts occurred. It wasn’t immediately clear what was taken from the car.

Aug. 17 

A driver called police to tell them that whilst driving along Ridge Road, his car was struck by eggs on the driver’s side windshield, the NPD said. The driver couldn’t identify the person(s) who threw the eggs, but aside from having a smelly and sticky windshield, there was no damage to the car, police said.

Aug. 18 

• A resident told police he  was the victim of fraud after he learned credit checks were being made in his name and that a Discover Card account was opened in his name, the NPD said. The Discover account was canceled and the victim’s bank will be monitoring for any further unauthorized credit checks, the NPD said.

• A Nutley resident filed a  report of possible fraud after having attempted to secure a summer rental in Wildwood via Craigslist that appeared to be sketchy, the NPD said.

The victim told Nutley police they were just about to wire cash to a person who had advertised the summer rental in the Jersey Shore town, but instead first called the rental complex to confirm the authenticity of the rental — and when they did so, they learned that while the rental was real and available, whoever it was advertising it on Craigslist had no connection to the rental complex, the NPD said.

Meanwhile, Wildwood police are investigating.

Aug. 19 

The caretaker of the Nutley Museum told police there was damage to two air-conditioning units on the west side of the building. The tops to both units were smashed and police said it appeared the damage was caused by someone jumping on top of the units. Damages are estimated at $4,400.

Aug. 20

A call about a suspicious vehicle parked on Pake St. led to the arrest of a man on active warrants, the NPD said. When police responded, they said they learned the driver of the vehicle, Rafael Sanders, 40, of Montclair, has a suspended driver’s license and two warrants — one each from Union City and Harrison.

Sanders was taken to NPD headquarters for processing, but fell ill — so he was subsequently taken to Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville for treatment. Union City police, however, said they wanted Sanders — so after he was done at hospital, NPD transported him to Union City, where he was transferred into the custody of the UCPD, reports said.

– Kevin Canessa Jr. 

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