Nutley PD arrest suspected laptop thief

A 48-year-old Clifton man has been arrested and charged with the theft of a laptop from a local liquor store, the NPD announced.

Joseph Sanangelo was taken into custody Sept. 16 after a Clifton police officer saw Sanangelo’s face in a surveillance video taken at the Nutley Wine Shop about a week earlier. It was then NPD said Sanangelo took a laptop from a counter at the store.

“I commend our detectives and the Clifton officer who helped identify Sanangelo,” Mayor and Police Director Alphonse Petracco said. “It is a great way our agencies work together and I thank them for their help.”

Sanangelo was processed and released on his own recognizance, pending court.

Meanwhile, the NPD also released the following reports that took place between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25:

Sept. 19 

A Highfield Lane resident told police her car was burglarized.

The victim said she’d left her car unlocked overnight, and when she returned to it the next morning, she found her glove compartment open and the items inside it tossed around — and missing from it were a pair of Prada sunglasses, a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses, the change she had in the center cup holder and a single gold-hoop earring.

Sept. 20 

A suspicious person call led to the arrest of a Nutley man on an outstanding warrant, the NPD said.

Police said they were called to a municipal lot on Franklin Ave., and when they did a background check on the two men they found in the lot, they learned Vincent Rondinella, 27, of Nutley, was wanted by the East Orange Police Department.

When Rondinella was unable to post bail, the NPD said the EOPD came to pick him up at HQ.

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A noise complaint on Centre St. led to the arrest of Garry Olivero, 47, of Belleville. When police arrived to check on the noise complaint, they said they learned Olivero was wanted by the Belleville PD. Two BPD officers picked Olivero up at NPD HQ, police said.

Sept. 21 

Police said they arrested Andrew Eubanks, 40, of Elizabeth, on an outstanding warrant from Elizabeth.

Police found Eubanks asleep in a car in the Holy Family Church parking lot. When they ran his name, they said they learned he had been wanted by Elizabeth PD.

Eubanks was taken to NPD HQ for processing and later released on his own recognizance with a brand new court date in Elizabeth, police said.

Sept. 22 

A Centre St. business owner told police he was the victim of fraud.

The business owner said he was contacted by email about the sale of a laptop on Craigslist, but he hadn’t recently bought or sold one. The victim told police he hadn’t sent a check to anyone, but a scammer, somewhere, had a check, with the business’ account number on it.

The account was closed — and a check-cashing store in Ohio, that had the fraudulent check, was advised not to cash it, the NPD said.

The Nutley Detective Bureau is investigating further.

Sept. 23 

While responding to a suspicious person call in the 200 block of Centre St., the NPD met Stephanie Jenkins, 25, of Nutley, and arrested her after they said they found two empty heroin folds on her. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on her own recognizance, pending court.

Sept. 24 

A Union Ave. youngster’s bike was stolen after the kid supposedly forgot to close the garage door after he stowed the bike there the night before. Police said the bike was valued at around $500.

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A one-car crash on Kingsland St. led to the arrest of the driver on drunken-driving charges.

Police said Jorge Miranda, 35, of Belleville, was also charged with careless driving. He was released, after being processed, on his own recognizance, pending a mandatory court hearing.

– Kevin Canessa Jr. 

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