Verona Police Blotter: June 3-10

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MyVeronaNJ-Police-SlideJune 3, 2016

12:37 AM: Officer Rob Juliano responded to a report of a suspicious person on Claridge Drive. Upon checking the individual’s identity through the state computer system, warrants were located from the Newark and Secaucus Municipal Courts. The subject, Jamel Lamar Lewis of Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Lewis was released with court dates for both municipalities.

7:56 AM: Officer William Frazee took a report of a shoplifting at the Pilgrim Plaza. The store manager provided a description of the actor who was located in the parking lot and was in possession of several items from the store. The actor, Jamal Lamar Lewis of Orange, was unable to provide a receipt for the items and was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. fter processing Lewis was released with a court date in the Verona Municipal Court.

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6:49 PM: Officer Michael Barone took a report of a customer dispute at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The customer stated that she was denied a rental car and when she began to film the encounter, the store employee took the phone from the customer and threw it into the parking lot. The employee stated she felt threatened by the customer and threw the phone in an attempt to get her out of the business. Both parties advised of complaint procedures and the customer was advised not to return to the property.

June 4, 2016

12:46 AM: Officer Rob Juliano took a report of criminal mischief from a Parkhurst Place resident. The resident reported that he was looking out the window and observed a female approach a vehicle parked in the driveway. The resident stated the female then “keyed” the side of the vehicle. Damage was observed to the driver’s side of the vehicle. The resident as well as a neighbor were able to provide identification of the female actor.

10:24 AM: Officer Anthony Condorelli took a report of found property from a Green Acres Drive resident. The resident reported finding a key fob in Verona Park.

June 6, 2016

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10:48 AM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a stolen motor vehicle from a Bloomfield avenue parking lot. The vehicle owner reported that the vehicle was taken sometime between June 3 and June 6, 2016. The vehicle was entered into the state computer system.

June 7, 2016

9:12 AM:Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a fraud from a Wedgewood Drive resident. The resident reported that she sold an item online and that the purchaser told her he would send the money for the $30 purchase price as well as money to cover the fee for the movers. The resident received a check for $1,995 and when she contacted the buyer he advised her to cash the check and keep $50 and give the rest to the movers. The resident did not cash the check and was advised to stop all contact with the buyer.

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5:05 PM: Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of a fraud from a Bloomfield Avenue business. The business owner reported that he is receiving phones calls from a Massachusetts phone number stating that he owes them money. He is also receiving emails which reference his business name and address. The store owner reports he has not given out any personal information.

10:36 PM: Officer Justin Nielsen took a report of a theft from a Brentwood Drove resident. The resident reported that he left his lawnmower in the front yard while he went into the house. When he went back outside, the lawnmower was missing.

June 8, 2016

8:00 AM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a theft form an Elmwood Road resident. The resident reported that he left his golf clubs next to his car while he went into the house. When he returned several minutes later, the golf clubs were missing. A neighbor reported seeing a dark colored pickup truck occupied by an older white male stop and take the golf clubs and place them into the pickup truck. The value of the golf clubs is approximately $1,500.

1:12 PM: Sgt. Tim Banta arrested Christopher Peralta of Rochelle Park after he was sentenced to 10 days in the Essex County Jail by the Municipal Court. Peralta was processed and then transported to the county jail.

2:44 PM: Officer Steve Young took a report of a found license plate on Lakeside Avenue. The owner was located and the property was returned.

June 9, 2016

9:24 AM: Officer Erin McGarrity took a report of an unwanted person sleeping in front of a Bloomfield Avenue business. The officer spoke to the individual and advised him that he was not allowed to return to the business. The subject was sent on his way.

2:27 PM: Dispatcher Steve Saldutto took a report of found property from a Chestnut Road resident. The resident reported finding a set of keys on Morningside Road. The owner was located and the keys were returned.

7:06 PM: Officer Robert Maguire took a report of property damage from an Ann Street resident. The resident reported that the rear sliding door had been shattered by an unknown object. The officer observed a small flat black object lodged in the door and was able to locate a similar object in a neighbor’s yard. The neighbor reported his landscaper had been at the house that day. The landscaper was contacted and reported that he would respond and check the damage in the morning.

10:27 PM: Officer Robert Maguire took a report of a theft from a Sutton Place resident. The resident reported that while shopping in the Pilgrim Plaza earlier today, her wallet was taken from her shopping cart. The wallet contained NJ driver’s license, credit cards and personal identification.

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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