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Verona Blotter August 12– 19, 2016

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MyVeronaNJ-Police-SlideAugust 12, 2016

2:33 AM: Officers Rob Juliano and Robert Maguire responded to the Passaic Police Department to pick up Paul Butler of Passaic on an outstanding warrant from the Verona Municipal Court. After processing, Butler posted bail and was released.

8:11 AM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of property damage at a Rockland Terrace residence. Damage was observed to the glass enclosure of the gas meter. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.

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4:28 PM Officer Brian McMahon took a report of a found license plate on Bloomfield Avenue. The owner was contacted and retrieved his property.

August 13, 2016

1:30 AM Officer Giovanni DeSomma conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue after a random check of the license plate showed an active warrant for the registered owner of the vehicle. After checking the operator’s credentials, an active warrant was confirmed from the Little Falls Municipal Court. The operator, Hector Brown of West Orange, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Brown was released with a pending court date.

August 14, 2016

10:33 AM: Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a health hazard at a Bloomfield Avenue business. A resident reported that trash bins had attracted rats and other animals and that there was a foul odor in the area. The matter was referred to the health department.

August 15, 2016

11:20 AM: Officer Bill Frazee took a report of lost property from a Hillwood Terrace resident. The resident stated that her cell phone was missing from her apartment. The resident stated no one has access to her apartment. Value of the missing phone is unknown at this time.

1:07 PM: Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a fight between three dogs on Bloomfield Avenue. The dogs had been separated upon the officer’s arrival. The fight occurred when two dogs slipped their collars and attacked a third dog. All dogs suffered minor injuries and were taken home by their respective owners.

5:25 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of a fraud at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The business owner reported that she had received a call from Verizon confirming a change to her cell phone number. When she contacted Verizon, she was advised that the passcode to the account had been changed. Verizon was then advised that she did not request this change and to flag her account. The business owner was provided with identity theft information.

8:29 PM: Officer Brian McMahon took a report of a dispute on Wedgewood Drive. A former resident reported that she was having a dispute with the property manager over items that she took from the apartment when she moved.

August 16, 2016

4:29 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy conducted a motor vehicle stop on Hillcrest Terrace as he was aware that the operator had outstanding warrants from the Verona Municipal Court. After confirming the warrants, the operator, Mary Milani of Verona, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing Milani was released with a pending court date.

August 17, 2016

10:43 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of property damage from a Verona Place resident. The resident reported that a fence on her property had been damaged. It appears that a vehicle may have struck the fence. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.

11:24 PM: Officer Giovanni DeSomma responded along with the Verona Fire Department to a reported transformer fire on Lynwood Road. The transformer and utility pole were on fire upon the officer’s arrival. PSE&G was contacted and secured the scene.

August 18, 2016

10:18 AM: Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of harassing phone calls from a Cypress Avenue resident. The resident reported that she has been receiving harassing text messages from a number that she is not familiar with. The resident was advised to contact headquarters if she receives any more texts.

4:27 PM: Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of harassment from a Gerdes Avenue resident. The resident reported being harassed by a neighbor for the past several weeks. The resident was advised of complaint procedures.

8:32 PM: Officer Conroy took a report of found property from a Hillside avenue resident. The resident reported finding a driver’s license in Verona Park. The owner was contacted and retrieved her license.

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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