Verona Police Blotter: July 29, 2016 – August 5, 2016

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VeronaPoliceLogoJuly 29, 2016

12:19 PM: Officer Justin Nielsen took a report of a fraud from a Hamilton Road resident. The resident reported that she was contacted by Macy’s credit regarding unusual activity on her credit card. The resident canceled the card and was advised to monitor her credit cards.

12:37 PM: Officer Giovani Desomma took a report of criminal mischief on Park Court. The building superintendent reported that someone had spray painted the garbage dumpster in the parking lot. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

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3:18 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of fraud from a Kenwood Avenue resident. The resident reported that he had received a statement from his health care insurance showing charges for services he did not receive. The resident has been in touch with the insurance company.

4:33 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a fraud from a Bahr Circle resident. The resident reported that she had received several credit cards in the mail which she had not applied for. She also received a notice from ATT that a cell phone had been purchased in her name. The resident has been in contact with all of the companies and cancelled the accounts.

July 30, 2016

2:21 PM: Officer Justin Nielsen conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue after a random check of the license plate showed an active warrant from the Newark Municipal Court for the vehicle owner. After obtaining the operators credentials, he was able to confirm a warrant for Jourdan Barnett of West Orange. Barnett was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing he was released with a pending court date.

August 2, 2016

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10:22 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of theft of services from a Bloomfield Avenue business. The employee reported that a customer had received services and attempted to pay with a credit card that was declined. The customer stated she would return the next day to pay the remaining balance. The customer has continued to make excuses about when she will come in to pay. The employee was advised of complaint procedures.

1:01 PM: Officer Erin McGarrity and Det Anthony O’Connor responded to the Bernard’s Police Department to pick up Eugene Ceasar of North Carolina on an outstanding warrant from the Verona Municipal Court. Mr. Ceasar was transported to police headquarters and processed. After processing bail was posted and he was released with a pending court date.

2:45 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of fraud from a Linn Drive resident. The resident reported that he had received a letter from Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle advising him of a court date for two tickets that were issued in Philadelphia. The resident stated that he had turned in his Pennsylvania Driver’s License when he moved to New Jersey. He was advised to contact the court in Philadelphia.

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3:41 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of a theft from a Hillwood Terrace resident. The resident reported that he ordered several items recently via mail order and has not received them. She reported that after checking with the companies, both stated that the packages were delivered. Value of missing items is approximately $100.

3:43 PM: Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of a fraud from a Laurel Court resident. The resident reported receiving an advertisement on her computer from Microsoft stating that her computer had been hacked. After calling the phone number on the screen, she began speaking with the representative who then asked her for a credit card number. At this point she terminated the conversation. She was provided with identity theft information.

August 3, 2016

5:11 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of an attempted fraud at a Bloomfield Avenue bank. The bank teller reported an individual attempted to cash a check and provided a Connecticut driver’s license as identification. When the teller told the customer she needed to speak with her manager, the customer left the bank. Officers checked the area with negative results.

August 4, 2016

1:11 AM: Officer Giovani Desomma conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue after a random check of the vehicle’s license plate showed that the vehicle owner’s driver’s license was suspended. Upon checking the operator’s credentials, an active warrant from the Sparta Municipal Court was located. The operator, Ronald Pondiscio of Sparta, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Pondiscio posted bail and was released.

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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