Verona Police Blotter: Aug. 26 – Sept. 9, 2016

By on September 13, 2016

MattPoliceSignAugust 26, 2016

2:40 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of found property from a Valleyview Road resident. The resident reported finding a wallet with numerous keys. The keys were placed into property.
5:16 PM: Officer Chris Scheper responded along with the Verona Fire Department to a reported dumpster fire in the rear of a Bloomfield Avenue business. The fire was extinguished and damage was limited to the dumpster.

August 267, 2016

1:39 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of property damage at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The employee reported that a vehicle had pulled away from the gas pump while the nozzle was still in the vehicle. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.

August 28, 2016

2:47 AM: Sgt. John Lecreux conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an observed violation. While checking the operators credentials, a warrant from the Lake Como Municipal Court was discovered. The operator, Achsa Pirro of Belleville, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Pirro was released with a new court date.
2:58 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a dispute from a Claridge Drive resident. The resident reported having a dispute with a former friend who he believes has several of his personal items. The officer contacted the fried who reported he does not have the items, and feels he is being harassed. Both parties were advised of complaint procedures.
3:43 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a larceny from a Claremont Avenue residence. The resident reported that a lawn mower was missing form her yard. The value of the missing item is approximate $800.

August 29, 2016

2:06 PM: Officer Bill Frazee took a report of an assault on Mountainview Road. Both parties reported a verbal dispute. One person suffered a laceration to his face. The parties gave conflicting reports of how the injury occurred. The Rescue Squad responded and treated the victim. All parties agreed to keep the peace.

August 31, 2016

Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of fraud from a Cumberland Avenue resident. The resident reported that he received a notification that his information had been used to open an account with Sprint. The resident contacted Sprint and advised them that he did not open an account. Sprint advised him that they will forward it to their fraud department.

September 1, 2016

1:06 PM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of found property from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported finding a wallet on Depot Street. The owner was contacted and will respond to retrieve his property.
3:38 PM: Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of a fraud from a Valleyview Road resident. The resident reported that she received a phone call reporting that an online order had been made using her credit card information. The resident checked with her bank and discovered an unauthorized charge on her account. She advised the bank of this incident and they put a freeze on her account.

September 2, 2016

12:58 PM: Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of a fraud from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported receiving a call from a male who identified himself as a representative of the IRS. The individual advised the resident that she would need to send money to an address in North Carolina. The resident sent the money as instructed. A short time later the resident noticed an unauthorized transaction on her credit card. At this point she realized it was a scam and contacted her bank and credit card company. The resident was provided with identity theft information.
3:22 PM: Officer Jordan Descafano conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an observed violation. Upon checking the operators credentials, a warrant from the Caldwell Municipal court was located. The operator, Natasha Barinas of Verona, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Barinas posted bail and was released.
4:17 PM: Officer Giovani DeSomma took a report of found property at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The business owner reported finding a wallet that was left in his store. The owner was contacted and retrieved her property.

September 4, 2016

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2:08 PM: Officer Brendan Huber responded to a Bloomfield Avenue business on a report of a dispute. The dispute was between the current owner of the business and a previous owner. All parties were advised this is a civil matter.
7:37 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a larceny at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The business owner reported that a male took an iPhone screen protector from the rack, removed it from the package, and placed it in his pocket. The male reported he just put it in his pocket to get his money. The storeowner did not wish to sign a complaint but just wanted the item paid for. The male paid for the item without incident.

September 5, 2016

10:47 AM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a fraud from a Laurel Court resident. The resident reported that he had contacted Dell Computer for an issue with his computer. He allowed Dell to remote in to his computer to make the repair. The following day he received a call from a person who stated they were from Dell and would need access to his computer, as the repairs had not been completed the previous day. The resident allowed them access to the computer. The caller then advised him it would cost $600 for the repair and a technician would come to his house the following day. The resident refused to pay the money and became suspicious when the caller offered to make a repair for less money. The resident was provided with identity theft information.
7:15 PM: Officer Giovani DeSomma took a report of found property from a Floyd Terrace resident. The resident reported finding a set of keys near the intersection of Claremont Avenue and Floyd Road.
8:28 PM: Officer Giovani DeSomma took a report of found property from a Harrison Street resident. The resident reported finding a debit card in the ATM machine at a Bloomfield Avenue bank. The owner of the card was located and retrieved her property.
10:57 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of property damage at a Cypress Avenue residence. The resident reported that a sewage back up caused damage to the basement area of the residence. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
11:04 PM: Officer Robert Maguire took a report of property damage at a Cypress Avenue residence. The resident reported that a sewage back up caused damage to the basement area of the residence. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

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September 6, 2016

9:20 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of a larceny from a Pompton Avenue business. The business owner reported that a computer scanner was removed from the business. The value of the scanner is $8,400.
11:05 AM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of criminal mischief at a Bloomfield avenue business. The business owner reported observing a derogatory word written on the side of his business. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.
12:06 PM: Officer Stephanie Colon arrested Troy Shoulders of Texas on an outstanding warrant from the Verona Municipal Court. After processing, Shoulders was placed in the cell to await his court appearance.
1:14 PM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of criminal mischief from a Hillside Avenue resident. The resident reported pencil markings on his fence. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

September 7, 2016

3:05 PM: Officer Giovani DeSomma took a report of fraud at a Grove Avenue business. The business owner reported that he received a call from a male who identified himself as a representative of PSE&G. The male told him that if he did not make a payment of $1,759 that his gas and electric would be shut off. The parties negotiated a lower amount of money and the business owner sent the money via Money Gram. The business owner spoke to PSE&G who advised that this was a scam. He was provided with identity theft information.

The Verona Police Department reminds everyone of the following:

No government agency or public utility will call you and threaten to arrest you, turn off your utilities or harm you in any way if you do not make an immediate payment.

When in doubt, hang up and call the company yourself using a telephone number that you can properly identify. Do not use the number that appears on your caller ID or any other number that the caller tells you to call.

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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