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Verona Police Blotter: December 9-16, 2016
11:24 AM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of suspicious phone calls at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The employee reported that during the previous evening, she had received requests from a male to be friends on Facebook and LinkedIn. The employee refused both requests. Today, she received a call at her place of employment from the same male who requested to meet with her to return some property he had that belonged to her. The officer contacted the male and advised him to stop contacting the female. The female was advised to contact the police if she receives any more calls.
10:16 PM : Officer Steve Young took a report of an assault from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported that a male came to his door and began yelling at him about a parking sticker that was placed on his vehicle. The male left the area in a black vehicle. The resident was advised to contact the police if the male returns.
December 10, 2016
1:38 AM: Officer Robert Juliano conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue for an observed violation. Upon checking the operators credentials, a warrant form the East Orange Municipal court was located. The operator, Guymps Philippe of East Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Philippe posted bail and was released.
8:50 AM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a stolen trail-cam. The trail-cam was taken from the woods behind her backyard. Value of the camera is $100.00.
December 11, 2016
1:09 AM: Officer Juliano conducted a check on an occupied vehicle on Crestmont Road. Upon speaking with the operator, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The operator turned over a partially smoked blunt to the officer. The operator then turned over additional CDS and paraphernalia that was located in the trunk of the vehicle. The operator, Ameer Humayun of Montclair, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Humayun was released with a pending court date.
7:04 AM: Officer Giovanni DeSomma responded to a Bloomfield Avenue business on a report of an unwanted person. Upon checking the persons credentials, it was determined that there were active warrants from the Wayne and Fairfield Municipal Courts. The subject, Michael Dispoto of Verona, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Dispoto was turned over to the Wayne Police Department.
8:50 AM Office Giovanni DeSomma responded along with the Verona Fire Department to a report of an oven fire on Montrose Avenue. The fire was extinguished and the smoke was vented from the house.
December 12, 2016
8:13 AM: Officer Erin McGarrity responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad on a report of a person who fell on Montrose Avenue. After treatment for facial injuries, the victim was transported to Mountainside Hospital.
9:00 AM : Officer Giovanni DeSomma took a report of fraud from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported that he received two items in the mail that he had not ordered. Upon checking with the company, he discovered that an account had been opened in his name. The resident has been in contact with the company and they are investigating.
December 13, 2016
2:09 AM: Officer Justin Nielsen conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an observed violation. Upon checking the driver’s credentials, an active warrant from the Bloomfield Municipal Court was located. The operator, Christopher Gilles of Bloomfield, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, bail was posted and Gilles was released.
9:50 AM : Officer Giovanni Desomma took a report of a fraud from a Mt. Prospect Avenue resident. The resident reported that the day prior, she receiving a call from a male who stated that her son was in jail and she needed to send a money order for him to get out of jail. The resident reported receiving two more phone calls each asking for additional money. The resident reports the money orders were sent to an address in Rhode Island. The resident reported that today she contacted a family member and determined that her son was fine. She was advised to contact police headquarters if she receives any more calls.
3:28 PM: Officer Justin Nielsen took a report of water coming out of the house at a Marion Road residence. The water was coming from an overflowing boiler that was turned off. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
December 14, 2016
1:38 PM: Sgt. Dan Greco took a report of a larceny from a Rockland Terrace resident. The resident reported that her sterling silver place settings are missing from her home. The resident reported that she has not used them in approximately two years. The value of the missing items is approximately $3,300.
10:28 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a suspicious incident from a Wayland Drive resident. The resident reported a package was delivered to the front porch by a white female. The package contained a plastic sign with a political message which the resident found offensive. The resident was able to provide video of the person who delivered the package and was able to provide a possible identity of the individual.
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