Verona Police Blotter: November 1-30, 2017

By on December 5, 2017

Verona Police Blotter
November 1–30, 2017

Stats

Dispatch Entries: 2,268
Residential Alarms: 30
Business Alarms: 13
Rescue Squad Calls: 118
Fire Calls: 12
Summonses (moving violations): 144
Parking Summonses: 128
Arrests: 8
Fraud Reports: 7
Driving While Intoxicated: 0

11/2/2017 Officer William Frazee responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad to a report of a person with chest pains on a bus on Bloomfield Avenue. After treatment by the Verona Rescue Squad the victim was transported to Mountainside Hospital.

11/3/2017 Officer Frazee took a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle from a Westview Road resident. The resident reported that during the overnight hours a Samsung Tablet was taken from her vehicle. The value of the tablet is unknown at this time.

11/5/2017 Officer Robert Juliano took a report of a fraud from an Upland Way resident. The resident reported receiving several phone calls from her bank regarding suspicious checks cashed on her account. The resident reported she had recently ordered check from her bank but had never received them. The resident has been in contact with her bank to close her account.

11/8/2017 Officer Juliano took Joie Tortorello of Garwood into custody after she was sentenced to 10 days in the Essex County Jail. After processing she was transported to the jail.

11/8/2017 Officer Joseph Pami took a report of a motorist dispute on White Rock Road. The reporting person stated that as his wife was driving on White Rock Road she was being tailgated by a black SUV being operated by a female. He further reported that as his wife was turning her vehicle toward the parking garage she stopped her vehicle for a pedestrian crossing the roadway. At this time, the operator of the vehicle behind them began to sound their horn and then scream obscenities at his wife. He then stated that the vehicle followed them toward their parking space. The reporting person was advised of complaint procedures.

11/9/2017 Officer Alyssa Kirby took a report of a fraud from a Franklin Street resident. The resident reported he received a bill from Home Depot for a purchase that was made in New York. The resident contacted Home Depot to advise them that he did not make the purchase. The resident also reported that he received a letter at a relative’s house regarding an attempt to open a new credit card account. The resident has contacted the bank and the credit reporting agencies and advised them of the fraudulent activity.

11/9/2017 Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a customer dispute at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The customer reported he brought his vehicle in on November 2, 2017 to have work corrected that was done at another location that he was not satisfied with. The employee told him that he would receive a refund for the work and that someone from the business would call him the next day. When the customer did not receive a phone call he went to the business to ask about his vehicle. The officer spoke to the employee who reported that the customer had arrived at the business and became very angry regarding the situation. The customer was advised that he would receive a refund and he left the property.

11/12/217 Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a burglary at a Pompton Avenue business. A customer of the business reported that he secured his personal belongings inside of a locker and locked it with a padlock. Prior to leaving the business he retrieved his belongings from the locker. After arriving home he discovered that there was money missing from his wallet. An employee of the business reported that she had been advised that there was a male tampering with locks in the locker room during the time this incident took place. The officer observed pry marks on the lock and the locker.

11/12/2017 Officer Mike Barone took a report of a burglary on Lakeside Avenue. The victim reported that his laptop computer was stolen as well as an unknown amount of cash. The detective bureau was notified and is investigating.

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11/13/2017 Officer Frazee took a report of unauthorized credit card use from a Peters Lane resident. The resident reported he lost his bank debit card several weeks ago. While reviewing his account he observed several unauthorized transactions. The resident has been in contact with the bank and has closed his account.

11/14/2017 Officer Frazee took a report of a theft from a Hillwood Terrace resident. The resident reported that she ordered some items online that she never received. When she contacted UPS she was advised that the package along with two others were delivered and left between the foyer doors. The video from the foyer area was checked and an unidentified person was observed moving the packages from the foyer to the lobby. The approximate value of the missing item is $60.

11/15/2017 Officer Huber took a report of a fraud from an Orchard Street resident. The resident reported she had ordered checks from her bank which were never received. Upon checking with the bank she was advised that several checks from the order had been cashed.

11/15/2017 Officer Steve Young took a report of a fraud from a Stocker Road resident. The resident reported she was alerted by Verizon that someone had ordered 5 iPhones on her account. Verizon also advised her that the phones were delivered the previous day. The resident reports she did not receive a package. The resident has been in contact with the Verizon Fraud Department.

11/18/2017 Officer Huber took a report of fraud from a Hillside Avenue resident. The resident reported he recently ordered new checks but had never received them. Today the resident discovered that two checks had been deposited into his bank account.

11/18/2017 Officer Juliano took a report of an attempted burglary from a Summit Road resident. The resident reported his dog began barking continuously and when he let the dog out into the back yard he observed a black male standing near the gate on the side of his house. When the resident asked the male what he was doing the male stated he was just cutting through. The resident checked his video surveillance tape and observed that the male had approached the back door of his house. A further check of the area for the suspicious male was negative.

11/18/2017 Officer Scheper took a report of an attempted burglary to a residence on Mt. Prospect Avenue. The resident reported that an unknown person had opened an unlocked sliding door and an unlocked kitchen door. The resident discovered the open doors when his dog began barking in an unusual manner. The resident checked his vehicle and noticed that it had been entered. Nothing appears to be missing from the residence or vehicle at this time.

11/19/2017 Officer Juliano took a report of property damage at a Pease Avenue residence. A relative of the resident reported that a tree had fallen on the house damaging the roof and gutter of the home. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

11/20/2017 Officer Frazee took a report of property damage from a Vincent Place resident. The resident reported a tree from a neighbor’s property fell causing damage to her fence. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

11/21/2017 Officer Ruff took a report of a burglary at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The store manager reported when he arrived at the store he discovered the store burglarized and that the window on the east side of the building had been smashed out. Keys to the cash register and a cash box were reported missing from the store. The detective bureau is investigating.

11/21/2017 Officer Huber took a report of a dispute on Hillwood Terrace. The dispute was between two home health aides that work for a resident at that location. Both parties were advised of complaint procedures.

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11/21/2017 Sgt. Dan Greco took a report of a fraud from a Linden Avenue resident. The resident reported that he received a letter requesting that he send $2,500 in bitcoins to the sender of the letter. The letter stated that this money was for the sender to keep quiet about an affair that the resident was accused of having. The resident Googled the content of the letter and found that this was a scam. The letter was postmarked in Nashville, Tenn.

11/24/2017 Officer Ruff took a report of identity theft from a Personette Avenue resident. The resident reported that she received a call from an individual claiming to be from Citibank. The individual stated they were calling regarding an open line of credit and asked the resident for her personal information which the resident provided. When the resident contacted the bank she was advised that there were no open lines of credit. The resident was provided with information for the credit reporting agencies.

11/24/2017 Officer Giovanni Desomma took a report of a fraud from a Wayland Drive resident. The resident reported he purchased on item on eBay. After he won the bid for the item he received an email from eBay stating that he was being enrolled in an eBay purchase protection plan. After paying for the item he purchased, he received another email from the protection plan advising him that he would need to send an additional $1,000 for insurance purposes so that the item could be shipped. The resident reported he still has not received the item and he has not been able to contact the seller. The resident stated he has been in contact with eBay and they are investigating.

11/24/2017 Officer Pami took a report of property damage from a Cedar Grove resident. The resident reported that she parked her car in the Pilgrim Plaza Shopping Center parking lot. Upon returning to the car she noticed damage to the passenger side rear door. It appears that the damage could have been caused by a shopping cart that was found next to the vehicle. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

11/30/2017 – Officer Robert Maguire conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mt. Prospect Avenue for an observed violation. Upon checking the operators credentials it was determined that there was an active warrant for the operator from the Verona and Cedar grove Municipal Courts. A warrant from the Plainfield Municipal court was located for the passenger. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing the operator was transported to the Essex County Jail and the passenger was turned over to the Plainfield Police department.

Any individual named in these reports is presumed innocent until a decision is rendered by the courts. MyVeronaNJ.com updates police blotter reports with the disposition of the case upon request and with submission of documentary proof. We do not remove stories or delete names based on an expungement.

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