Nutley man charged with stalking: NPD

A 37-year-old Nutley man was arrested and charged with fourth-degree stalking after a woman told police he tried to grab her while she was walking home from work at the intersection of Passaic Ave. and Harrison St., the NPD reported.

Michael Fenwick, 37, told police he was simply trying to talk to the woman. But the victim told police the conversation involved sexually explicit remarks.

Police said the victim told them this had been going on every day for about a month and that on Dec. 2, she was frightened when Fenwick allegedly grabbed her arm to get her attention as she walked home.

After he was arrested and processed, Fenwick was released on his own recognizance, pending court, the NPD said.

Meanwhile, the Nutley Police Department released the following reports of incidents that took place between Nov. 26 and Dec. 4:

Nov. 26

• A Connecticut motorist who filled up his tank with gas got away without paying for it, the Nutley Police Department announced.

It happened at a Centre St. gas station on Nov. 26.

The suspect, described as a white man in his 40s, gave the attendant two credit cards to pay for the fuel, but both were declined, the attendant told police. After the second card didn’t work, the attendant told police the man, driving a red Lincoln MKZ with Connecticut license plates, drove off.

Police said they broadcast a description of the car, but were unable to locate it afterward.

It wasn’t immediately clear how much gas the suspect stole.

The station’s manager was advised to file a complaint with the Nutley Municipal Court, the NPD said.

• A Centre St. resident told police his iPad was stolen from his home after he had company over. The resident realized the iPad was missing after the company left, the NPD said. He also told police he believes someone he knew took the iPad.

The iPad’s serial number was entered as stolen — and the victim was advised to sign a complaint with the Nutley Municipal Court.

Nov. 27 

A Chestnut St. resident reported to police that a stone bench, multiple stone planters and a slate paver were stolen from his property. The items were valued at $600.

Nov. 28 

Anthony Ayala, 27, of Harrison, was arrested on River Road after a motor-vehicle stop and after police learned he was wanted by Harrison police. Ayala posted bail at NPD Headquarters and was released, pending court. He was also issued a speeding ticket.

Nov. 29 

Two Nutley men were arrested on William St. after the NPD said they were called there on a noise complaint. After investigating the complaint, police said Jake Russo, 19, was arrested and charged with possession of a nightstick [a prohibited weapon] and possession of a controlled- dangerous substance under 50 grams. Jonathan Abreu, 21, was arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were released on their own recognizance, pending court.

Nov. 30 

Paul Randall, 18, of Montclair, was arrested on two drug-related charges after police said they found him passed out in a car on Laura Ave.

After a field test, police said Randall was charged with possession of CDS under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was printed, processed and released on his his own recognizance, pending a mandatory court appearance.

Dec. 1 

• Yet another Nutley resident was fraudulently bilked out of cash by a fraudster who told the resident she owed $500 on an unpaid loan that didn’t exist.

Police said the victim received what appeared to be a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for a bankingregulations violation, but it turned out the warrant was fake. Before the resident realized it was phony, she sent $500 to the fraudster, who claimed to be from a law firm.

When she contacted the “firm” that demanded the money to ensure they received her payment, she said they told her they had no idea who she was or what she was talking about.

Police said they attempted to call the “firm,” but were unable to get through to anyone. The resident was advised to file a complaint with the municipal court, the NPD said.

• A former Nutley man was arrested on burglary charges after police said he lifted $185 from a Centre St. business.

Stephen Nemec, 22, was charged with third-degree burglary and theft after the business owner arrived to find him fleeing with the money from a back entrance to the store. Police said the owner recognized Nemec and was able to positively identify him as the man leaving his business with the stolen cash. Nemec was remanded to the Essex County Jail on $10,000 bail with a 10% option, the NPD said.

Dec. 4 

• Robert Guevara, 24, of Belleville, was arrested and issued a ticket charging him with drunken-driving, according to the NPD. Police arrested him on Washington Ave. following a call they received reporting a possible drunken-driver. Police said they determined Guevara was intoxicated after field-sobriety tests.

Guevara was advised of a mandatory court appearance and was released into the custody of a family member, the NPD said.

• A motor-vehicle  stop on Kingsland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Mark Severino, 45, of Wurstboro, N.Y., on an outstanding Wharton warrant.

Police said Severino was issued tickets charging him with driving on a suspended driver’s license, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle while in possession of CDS, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia, all of which have mandatory court appearances.

Severino posted bail on the Wharton warrant and was then released, pending court, the police said.

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