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Verona Police Blotter: November 11-18, 2016
10:11 AM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of a dog bite from a Hamilton Road resident. The resident reported that while walking their dog, it was bit in the ear by another dog that was being walked in the area. The resident took her dog to the vet for treatment.
12:28 PM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of found property from a Union Beach resident. The resident reported finding a cell phone on Bloomfield Avenue. The owner of the phone was contacted and retrieved their phone.
1:18 PM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a dispute from a Wayne business owner. The owner reported that she received a check from a Verona resident for a job that was done at their home. The check was returned for insufficient funds. The business contacted the resident who said she would send a new check but has not done so. The business owner was advised of complaint procedures.
November 12, 2016
9:10 AM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a neighbor dispute from a Floyd Road resident. The resident reported a dispute with a neighbor over a stray cat that they were feeding. The resident reported that she has been receiving harassing text messages from the neighbor.
1:30 PM: Officer Brian McMahon responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad on a report of a person who fell on Cumberland Avenue. After treatment for injuries to her hands and face, she was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital.
11:28 PM: Officer Robert Juliano responded to a report of a suspicious person walking in the roadway on Forest Avenue. After speaking with the individual, later identified as Daniel Ackerman of Verona, he continued on his way. The officer continued to monitor Ackerman as he was walking, who then approached the patrol car and began to take pictures of the officer. As the officer began to get out of his vehicle, Ackerman closed the door on the officer’s leg. Ackerman was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, he was released to a family member.
November 13, 2016
11:06 AM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of property damage from a Personette Avenue resident. The resident reported damage to her kitchen, laundry room and bathroom from a sewage backup. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
12:48 PM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of fraud from an East Reid resident. The resident reported several unusual charges on her credit card. The resident has been in touch with her credit card company and has cancelled the card.
November 14, 2016
12:27 PM: Officer William Frazee took a report of fraud from a Halsted Street resident. The resident reported that Citibank notified him that someone had attempted to open an account using his information. The resident has contacted the credit reporting bureaus and had his account flagged.
3:27 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of fraud from a Claridge Drive resident. The resident reported that he received a phone call from a bank inquiring about an account that was opened in his name. The resident reported that he did not open the account and the bank closed it. The resident then checked his credit report and discovered several other accounts that had been opened in his name. He then contacted Credit Observer who reported that his account has been flagged and the accounts closed. He was provided with identity theft information.
6:41 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of an unwanted person at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The manager of the business reported that the individual was disrupting other patrons in the business. The officer spoke to the individual and advised him that he is no longer welcome in the business.
8:22 PM: Officer Chris Scheper conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lakeside Avenue for an observed violation. While speaking with the operator and checking his credentials, a warrant was discovered from the Newark Municipal Court. The officer also detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana was found in the glove compartment. The operator, Shawn Bagot of West Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Bagot was released with a pending court date.
November 15, 2016
6:56 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of property damage at a Green Acres Drive residence. The resident reported that several months ago, water leaked from the upstairs apartment into her apartment causing damage in the kitchen area. The resident has been trying for the past several months to get the upstairs resident to repair the damage without success. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
November 16, 2016
12:29 AM: Officer Justin Nielsen conducted a motor vehicle stop on Morningside Road for an observed violation. While speaking with the operator, Officer Nielsen detected odor marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon questioning the operator, Jesse Czerminski of Verona, he admitted to having marijuana in his possession and turned it over to the officer. Czerminski was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, he was released with a pending court date.
4:34 PM: Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of a fraud from a Louisburg Square resident. The resident reported that she had lost her wallet several days ago. She reported that several charges have been made on her credit card. The resident cancelled the credit card.
11:46 PM: Officer Robert Maguire observed a possible dispute near a vehicle in a Bloomfield Avenue parking lot. Upon speaking with the operator of the vehicle, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. The operator was asked to perform field sobriety tests. After performing the tests, the operator, Samuel Ramon Santiago Colon of Florida, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, he was released to a friend.
November 17, 2016
6:13 PM: Officer Giovani DeSomma took a report of a simple assault from a Personette Avenue resident. The resident reported observing a white van traveling the wrong was on the one-way portion of Personette Avenue. When he confronted the driver of the van, the driver exited the van and shoved the resident. The resident was able to obtain the license plate number of the van as well as a description of the operator. Information was forwarded to the Detective Bureau.
Any individual named in these reports is presumed innocent until a decision is rendered by the courts.
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