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Verona Police Blotter: February 26–March 4, 2017
5:08 PM: Officer Robert Maguire took a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle from an Oakridge Road resident. The resident reported that she believes her vehicle was entered on the previous evening. The value of missing items is unknown at this time.
9:17 PM: Officer Brian McMahon conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue after receiving a report of an erratic driver on Mt. Prospect Avenue. While speaking with the operator, the officer noticed that the drivers’ movements were slow and that his speech was slow and slurred. The operator was asked to step from the vehicle and preform field sobriety tests. Upon completion of the tests, the operator, Alexander Kozak of Clifton, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Kozak was transported to Mountainside Hospital for medical attention. It was later determined that Kozak was suffering a medical condition that could have been affecting him.
February 27, 2017
1:19 PM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of found property at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The business owner reported finding a credit card outside of his business. The officer attempted to make contact with the card owner with negative results.
1:32 PM: Det Anthony Condorelli took a report of lost property from a White Rock Road resident. The resident reported that he lost his firearms Identification card. The resident will apply for a new card.
6:47 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an observed violation. While checking the credentials of the vehicle occupants, active warrants from the Newark and Dover Municipal Courts were located for the passenger. The passenger, Jordan Russell of Netcong, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. After processing Russell posted bail and was released.
7:08 PM: Officer Giovanni DeSomma took a report of harassment from a Dodd Terrace resident. The resident reported that her daughters Instagram account was hacked and inappropriate photos were posted on the account. The resident was advised to contact Instagram and report the incident.
8:21 PM: Officer Justin Nielsen conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an observed violation. While checking the operators’ credentials, a warrant was located from the West Caldwell Municipal Court. The operator, Walter Blau of Montclair, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. After processing, Blau posted bail and was released.
February 28, 2017
10:16 AM: Officer Michael Barone took a report of a larceny from a Sutton Place resident. The resident reported that her wallet was stolen while she was shopping at a Pompton Avenue business. The wallet contained her drivers’ license, registration, insurance card, credit card, debit card and cash. When the resident contacted her credit card company, they advised her that the card had been used at several stores in West Orange. The resident was provided with identity theft information.
March 2, 2017
10:14 AM: Sgt. Dan Greco took a report of property damage from a Sunset Avenue resident. The resident reported that the cable wire was pulled from the house causing damage to the wire and the siding of the house. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
1:37 PM: Officers Alyssa Kirby and Steve Young responded to the Union Police Department to pick up Jynae Judson of Hillside on an outstanding warrant from the Verona Municipal Court. Judson was transported to the Essex County Jail.
March 3, 2017
1:43 AM: Officer Heriberto Carattini Jr. took a report of property damage from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported that he was out of his apartment for several hours and when he returned home, he discovered the interior door to his apartment damaged. Damage was observed to the wooden door frame and hinges on the interior of the door. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
9:29 AM: Officer Michael Barone took a report of fraud from an Oakridge Road resident. The resident reported that she was notified by a former employer that her personal information had been released to a “phishing” scam. The resident reported she has been in contact with the credit reporting bureaus and her credit card companies. She was provided with identity theft information.
1:40 PM: Officer Michael Barone took a report of a located missing person. Rachel Ortiz arrived at police headquarters and reported she had been entered into the NCIC missing persons computer system in Kansas. Olsthe Kansas Police, the agency who entered the Ortiz were notified and spoke with her. Ortiz was removed from the computer system.
March 4, 2017
1:36 AM: Officer Rob Juliano conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mt. Prospect 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 out of the vehicle and advised that the vehicle would be searched due to the strong odor of marijuana. Upon searching the vehicle, Officer Juliano located marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. The operator, Amanda Matos of Kearney, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing she was issued summonses for the CDS and paraphernalia as well as the motor vehicle violation and released from custody.
10:50 AM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of fraud from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported that he received two charges from PSE&G for a residence that he does not own or live at. The resident had already been in contact with PSE&G regarding these charges.
12:22 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a fraud from a Whitney Terrace resident. The resident reported that he had been advised that a credit card had been opened in his name using his information. The resident had been in contact with the credit card company and was provided with identity theft information.Click here for reuse options!
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