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Verona Police Blotter: December 2 – December 9, 2016
6:11 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of found property from a Douglas Place resident. The resident reported finding a drivers license and credit cards on Bloomfield Avenue. Officers were able to locate the owner and he retrieved his property.
7:12 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of fraud from a Newman Avenue resident. The resident reported that he received a letter from a credit card company reporting that his application had been flagged due to insufficient information. The resident has been in touch with the credit card company.
8:38 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of found property at a Bloomfield Avenue business. An employee of the business reported finding a wallet in the rest room. The owner was contacted and retrieved his property.
December 3, 2016
5:12 PM: Sgt. Dave Wardrope took a report of a found credit card. The owner of the credit card was located and retrieved his property.
December 4, 2016
4:49 AM: Officer Robert Maguire conducted a motor vehicle stop on Park Avenue for an observed violation. While speaking with the operator, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The operator was asked to step from the vehicle and when asked about the odor, he admitted to having marijuana and cocaine in his possession. A further search of the car revealed additional CDS and cash. The operator, Roberson Bonjean of Maplewood, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Bonjean was released with a pending court date.
December 5, 2016
11:43 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon responded to a report of a burglary at a Park Avenue residence. The resident reported that he observed a male in his house and when the suspect saw him, he ran out the back door of the house and then north on Park Avenue. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The detective bureau responded to process the scene.
1:38 PM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a found key from a Park Avenue resident. The key was placed into property.
December 6, 2016
9:06 AM: Officer William Frazee took a report of a suspicious motor vehicle on Woodland Avenue. The resident reported that she observed a red car driving slowly past her house. She then reported she observed the vehicle while she was traveling on Cumberland Avenue. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
2:12 PM: Office Colon took a report of a fraud at a Pompton Avenue business. The business owner reported that a customer paid or merchandise with a check and the check was returned for non-sufficient funds. The store owner reported speaking with the customer regarding the bad check but the customer was uncooperative. He was advised of complaint procedures.
2:18 PM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of lost property from a Sunset Avenue resident. The resident reported leaving some items in a former employer’s vehicle. When he attempted to retrieve the items he was told they were no longer in the vehicle. The missing items are valued at approximately $500.
December 7, 2016
10:57 AM: Officer Giovanni DeSomma conducted a motor vehicle stop after a random check of the vehicles license plate showed an active warrant for the registered owner. After obtaining credentials from the operator the officer was able to confirm an active warrant from the East Orange Municipal Court. The operator, Miriam Quiles of Newark was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing she was able to post bail and was released.
11:11 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon responded to a Bloomfield Avenue business on a report of property damage. An employee of the business reported that a customer drove off with the gas nozzle still in the vehicle causing damage to the gas nozzle. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.
11:26 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of a fraud from a Valleyview Road resident. The resident reported receiving two credit cards in the mail that he did not apply for. Upon contacting the credit card companies, he was advised that his social security number and date of birth were used to open the accounts. Both cards were cancelled by the credit card companies.
3:10 PM: Officer Brian McMahon responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in Pilgrim Plaza. While speaking with one of the operators, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. The operator was asked to perform field sobriety tests. After the tests, the operator, Kevin Fisher of East Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Fisher was placed in the holding cell awaiting someone to pick him up.
7:48 PM: Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of lost property from a South Prospect Street resident. The resident reported that he lost his driver’s license. He was advised to respond to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to obtain a duplicate license.
Any individual named in these reports is presumed innocent until a decision is rendered by the courts.
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