Handgun recovered after disturbance on NJ Transit bus in Nutley

A disturbance on an NJ Transit bus on Washington Ave. led to the arrest of a Newark man on an unlawful possession of a weapon charge, according to Nutley police.

On Oct. 15, police said they received a call about people causing a disturbance on the bus and while checking the backgrounds of passengers, they discovered Jaquan Daniels, 22, of Newark, had an outstanding warrant out of Newark. When they searched Daniel after cuffing him, police said they found a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a fanny pack he was wearing around his waist.

Daniels was remanded to the Essex County Jail after he was unable to post $25,000 bail, the NPD said.

Meanwhile, the NPD released the following reports of incidents that took place between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16:

Oct. 10 

Nedzad Kolenovic, 44, of Nutley, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Nutley, Clifton and Toms River. Police said they responded to a dispute call on Franklin Ave. and later learned of Kolenovic’s warrants. He was released after posting bail and was advised to contact each of the three towns’ courts to get new appearance dates.

Oct. 12 

• A Washington Ave. resident told police nearly $500 worth of items had been stolen from a car parked on his driveway. The resident told police the car had been left unlocked overnight. Police said there was no sign of forced entry into the car.

• A motorcycle was stolen from a River Road residence, the NPD said. The victim told police that when he’d left for work that morning at 7 a.m., the motorcycle was properly locked in a well-lit area, but it was gone by the time he returned home from work. The resident also said he was the only person who had a key to the bike and a lock that was used to secure it.

Oct. 13 

A Newark man was charged with possession of burglary tools and on an outstanding Jersey City warrant after residents of an apartment complex reported suspicious activity in the complex’s parking lot. Police said they found Jose Herrera, 31, who matched a description given by a caller, near the apartment complex. When they ran a warrant check on him, they learned he was wanted by Jersey City. When Herrera was searched after being cuffed, police said they found a metal lug-nut wrench in his waist.

Herrera posted bail for the warrant and the burglary-tool possession charge and was released, pending court appearances.

Oct. 14 

A motor-vehicle stop on Passaic Ave. led to the arrest of Dejon Wilson, 29, of Nutley, on an outstanding Nutley warrant. After they pulled Wilson over, police said they learned of the warrant and that he was driving on a suspended driver’s license and registration, for which he was ticketed. He was additionally issued a summons for having an obstructed windshield.

Wilson was unable to post bail for the warrant and was transported to NPD HQ , where he waited to go to court later that day.

Oct. 15 

A Grant Ave. resident told police two of his vehicles were burgled overnight. The victim told police that while nothing appeared to have been taken from the cars, it was evident they’d been rummaged through. Police said the two vehicles were likely left unlocked while parked in a driveway the night before.

Oct. 16 

A resident reported being victim to fraud.

Police said the victim got a pop-up screen that directed him to call an 800 number to have a virus removed from his Macintosh computer. The victim told police he called the number and allowed the person who answered his call remote access to the computer. Later, he found a $599.99 charge on a credit card to Ease My Tech that wasn’t authorized. The victim canceled the credit-card account and fortunately, the charge was wiped from his account.

Editor’s note: Residents are reminded: If a pop-up window tells you your computer is damaged or has a virus, there’s a good chance it’s malware and not a legitimate issue. Do not call an 800 number — or any number — if directed to do so. 

– Kevin Canessa Jr. 

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