NAPD Blotter — 2 more cars with keys left in them stolen, police say

On Nov. 25 at 11:14 a.m., patrol responded to Schuyler Avenue on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle was taken from the front of the victim’s residence with the keys left in the vehicle.

On Nov. 26 at 9 p.m., patrol responded to Prospect Avenue on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle was stolen in front of the victim’s residence, with the victim’s purse and keys left in the vehicle.

On Nov. 26 at 4:10 p.m., a resident reported a catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle. The resident believes it was stolen sometime on Nov. 21.

On Nov. 26, two residents from the area of Garden Terrace reported someone rummaged through their unlocked vehicles but nothing was taken.

On Nov. 30 at 1:38 p.m., a shoplifting was reported at the CVS at 440 Belleville Turnpike. The store manager said he observed a Black male, with his face covered by a hooded sweatshirt and medical mask, grey sweatpants and a white puffy jacket remove items from shelves and put them into a garbage bag.

The manager confronted the male, who then exited the store. The total value of the stolen items was $1,842.

On Dec. 5, at 11:05 p.m., a North Arlington officer on special DUI enforcement detail observed a vehicle driving erratically and at a high rate of speed on the Pike.  During a subsequent stop of the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of alcohol 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, Oscar Acevedo, 37, of Newark, was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .15%, almost double the legal limit. After processing, he was issued summonses and released to a responsible party on his own recognizance.

On Dec. 6 at 6:55 p.m., a resident of Arlington Boulevard reported several packages were stolen from her front porch. The incident was captured on a Ring doorbell camera and the video showed a male wearing blue jeans, grey sweatshirt and a mask covering his face. He removed the packages and walked west on Arlington Boulevard, with $184 in stolen items.

Once again, the NAPD reminds residents never to leave keys or fobs — or expensive items — inside parked vehicles.

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Lt. Michael Horton | North Arlington Police Department