NAPD: Possible thief gives finger to doorbell camera (and other blotter items)

On Oct. 24 at 3:27 p.m., a resident of Chestnut Street walked into police headquarters to report reviewing her home camera footage from the previous night. The footage captured a male walk up her driveway at 4 a.m. He attempted to open the door to her locked vehicle. After the unsuccessful attempt to the vehicle, the male walked north on Chestnut Street, at which time he became aware of the camera system, he pulled down a ski mask and gave the “finger” to the camera.

On Oct. 25 at 8:16 a.m., North Arlington police responded to the area of Beech Street on a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim believed the theft occurred sometime between Oct. 22-Oct. 25. The vehicle was later recovered crashed and disabled on Route 21 in Belleville.

On Oct. 28, at 2:17 a.m., a North Arlington officer observed a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Belmount Avenue.  During a subsequent stop of the vehicle, the odor of alcoholic beverages was detected on the driver, which led to field-sobriety testing.  As a result, the driver was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed.

The driver was identified as Daniel Aviles, 47, of Newark. After processing he was issued summonses and released to a responsible party.

On Oct. 28 at 11:39 p.m., North Arlington police responded to Second Street on a report of two individuals pulling on vehicle door handles. Police units responded to the area and were unable to locate the individuals.

On Oct. 28 at 9:16 a.m., North Arlington police responded to Park Avenue on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle was taken out of the driveway the previous night. The vehicle was later recovered in Newark.

On Oct. 29th at 4:59 p.m., a resident of Melrose Avenue reported someone entered her vehicle and removed $5 in cash.



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Lt. Michael Horton | North Arlington Police Department