Verona Police Blotter: Feb. 19-26, 2016

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MyVeronaNJ-Police-SlideFebruary 19, 2016

3:19 PM Sgt. Robert Shafer took a report of fraud from a Forest Avenue resident. The resident reported that the IRS alerted him that an unknown person attempted to file a return using his information. The resident has been in touch with the IRS and was provided with identity theft information.

10:04 PM Officer Chris Scheper conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue for an observed violation. While speaking with the operator, the officer detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A small amount of marijuana was also observed on the passenger’s shirt. Both occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed two marijuana blunts. Rodrigo Manzo and Elias Holman, both of Montclair, were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Manzo and Holman were released with a pending court date.

February 20, 2016

1:02 PM Officer Brendan Huber took a report of property damage at a South Prospect Street residence. The homeowner reported sewer water was leaking into the basement. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

1:55 PM Office Brendan Huber took a report of a fraud from an Upland Way resident. The resident reported that a credit card was opened using her maiden name and a previous address. The resident has been in contact with the credit card company and the account has been closed. The resident was provided with identity theft information.

February 22, 2016

5:13 PM Officer Robert Maguire took a report of property damage from a Brentwood Drive resident. The resident reported that he observed several wires down in his yard and damage to the siding of his house. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.

7:13 PM Officer Robert Juliano took a report of a fraud from a Sunset Avenue resident. The resident reported that she discovered an unknown person had filed a tax return using her information. She has been in touch with Turbo Tax where the original fraudulent return was filed. The resident was provided with identity theft information.

February 23, 2016

2:30 PM Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a lost wallet from a Martin Road resident. The resident reported that she lost her wallet, which contained her NJ Driver’s license, numerous credit cards and cash. She was advised to cancel her credit cards and was provided with identity theft information.

February 24, 2016

9:47 AM Officer Brendan Huber took a report of property damage at a Bloomfield avenue gas station. A customer reported that she pulled away from the gas pump as she thought her transaction was complete but the nozzle was still in her vehicle. The value of the damage to the gas pump is unknown at this time.

11:27 PM Officer William Frazee arrested Thomas Tucci on outstanding warrants from the Montclair and Verona Municipal Courts. After processing, Tucci was transported to the Essex County Jail.

5:59 PM Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a dispute on Linn Drive. The resident reported that a guest of the upstairs neighbor rang her doorbell several times. The guest stated she did not ring the doorbell and that the first floor resident opened the door and yelled at her. All parties were advised of complaint procedures.

11:40 PM Officer Alyssa Kirby took a report of property damage from a Fairview Avenue resident. The resident reported a large amount of water came into her basement due to the heavy rain. The water caused an undetermined amount of damage to items in the basement.

February 25, 2016

1:49 pm Officer William Frazee took a report of a fraud from a Kips Ridge resident. The resident reported that she observed several unauthorized transactions on her bank statement. The resident has been in contact with the bank and they have closed her account. She was provided with identity theft information.

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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