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Verona Police Blotter: June 24 – July 1


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VeronaPoliceLogoJune 24, 2016

8:35 AM: Officer Brendan Huber responded to a Bloomfield Avenue business on a report of a male needing assistance. While speaking with the subject, it was determined that there was an active warrant from the North Brunswick Municipal Court. Brendan Nikovics of Belle Mead was placed under arrest. While conducting a search subsequent to the arrest, Nikovics was found to be in possession of CDS and hypodermic needles. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. After processing, Nikovics was turned over to the North Brunswick Police Department.

10:39 AM: Officer Brendan Huber took a report of a dispute on Sout Prospect Street. A resident reported that he left his weed wacker on the front lawn while doing yardwork and a male in a pickup truck took the weed wacker. The resident was able to flag down the male who stated he thought the item was out for garbage. The weed wacker was returned to the owner. The male was advised not to remove items from people’s property without permission.

3:53 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a found wallet on Bloomfield Avenue. The officer was unable to make contact with the owner and the wallet was turned over to the VPD property officer.

June 25, 2016

8:04 AM: Officer Erin McGarrity responded to a report of a noise complaint on Mountainview Road. The officer spoke with the contractors who were in violation of the construction ordinance. A summons was issued to the construction company.

3:50 PM: Officer Justin Nielsen responded to a Bloomfield avenue business on a report of a customer dispute regarding the delivery of a purchased vehicle not ready for delivery. The employee stated that the customer had been advised that the vehicle would not be available for pick up for several days. All parties were advised of complaint procedures.

June 26, 2016

4:34 AM: Officer Robert Maguire conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lakeside Avenue for an observed violation. While speaking to the operator, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. The operator was asked to step from the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests. After the tests, the operator, Melissa Paston of Livingston, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing she was released to a friend.

June 27, 2016

12:52 AM: Officer Robert Juliano conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue after a random check of the vehicle license plate showed an active warrant for the owner. The officer spoke to the operator and determined that she was the registered owner of the vehicle. Tibrina Williams of East Orange was placed under arrest for an active warrant from the Newark Municipal Court. After processing she was released with a new court date.

4:14 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a customer dispute at a Bloomfield avenue business. The customer reported that she negotiated to trade in two vehicles towards the purchase of a new vehicle. When she received the contract only one vehicle was included in the trade in. The employee stated that the second vehicle was never a part of the transaction. The business voided the contract and refunded the customer’s deposit.

June 28, 2016

9:51 AM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a theft from a Sunset Avenue resident. The resident reported that three packages were stolen from his house during the past two days. The total value of the items is unknown at this time.

June 29, 2016

12:57 PM: Sgt. Robert Shafer took a report of threatening text messages from a Hillside avenue resident. The resident reported receiving several harassing text messages from an unfamiliar phone number. He was advised to contact the police if he receives any additional text messages.

2:21 PM: Officer Robert Maguire took a report of a dispute from an Irvington resident. The resident reported that she hired a contractor from Verona to perform work at her home. After giving him a deposit, the work has not been started in the time frame given by the contractor. The officer contacted the contractor who stated he would start the work by the end of the week. The resident was advised that this is a civil matter and was advised of complaint procedures.

3:58 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a theft from an Overhill Road resident. The resident reported that while viewing his home surveillance camera, he observed his cleaning person remove an iPad and a tablet from a desk drawer and conceal them in her pants. When the resident brought this to the attention of the owner of the cleaning company, he confronted the worker who reported the items were in the living room. The worker stated she only wanted to look at them as she was considering purchasing a tablet. The homeowner did not wish to sign a complaint at this time.

June 30, 2016

7:14 AM: Officer James Huber took a report of a found wallet at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The owner was contacted and retrieved her property.

9:59 PM: Sgt. Tim Banta reported finding a wristwatch on Bloomfield Avenue in the area of Linn Drive. The watch was turned over to the VPD property officer.

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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