4:35 AM Officer Robert Juliano conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mount Prospect Avenue after a random check of the driver’s license showed an active warrant for the vehicle owner. While speaking with the operator, a strong smell of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. The operator was advised that the vehicle would be searched. While searching the vehicle, officers located marijuana in the vehicle. The operator, Chuka Enworom of Maplewood, was placed under arrest for possession of CDS and an active warrant from the Union Township Municipal Court. Enworom was transported to police headquarters. After processing, he posted bail and was released.
7:09 AM Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle from a Crestmont Road resident. The resident reported that sometime during the overnight hours, two vehicles parked in her driveway were entered. Reported missing at this time is approximately $30 in change.
12:07 PM Officer Erin McGarrity took a report of harassing phone calls from an employee at a Bloomfield Avenue business. The employee reported receiving two sexually explicit voice mails on her work phone. She was advised to contact police headquarters if she receives any more calls.
September 25, 2016
12:02 AM Officer Robert Juliano conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue for an observed violation. While speaking with the occupants, Officer Juliano observed a glass jar containing a green substance in the passenger’s handbag. The passenger was asked to step from the vehicle and the handbag was searched. Officers located a glass pipe as well as the glass jar containing marijuana. The passenger, Patricia Senior of Clifton, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, Senior was released with a pending court date.
11:09 AM Officer Stephanie Colon took a report of property damage from a Claridge Drive resident. The resident reported observing damage on her vehicle that was not there the previous evening. Damage was observed to the corner of the front bumper. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.
8:26 PM Officer Giovani DeSomma took a report of a found wallet from an Oakridge Road resident. The resident reported finding a wallet on Bloomfield Avenue. The owner of the wallet was contacted and the wallet was returned.
September 28, 2016
11:19 AM Officer Brendan Huber took a report of fraud from a Claridge Drive resident. The resident reported that when he opened his mailbox, two pieces of mail were open and the envelopes were missing. One of the items was a credit card bill. The resident contacted his credit card company and closed the account. The resident was advised to monitor his accounts and contact the police if he notices any unusual activity.
5:49 PM Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a motorist dispute on Bloomfield Avenue. All parties involved gave the same account of the incident and were advised of complaint procedures.
7:31 PM Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of a suspicious person from an Oakridge Road resident. The resident stated that she heard her front door handle jiggle as if someone was attempting to open the door. When she looked outside, she did not observe anyone in the area.
September 29, 2016
11:08 AM Officer Stephanie Colon responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad to a report of a person who fell on Pompton Avenue. After treatment for a facial injury, the victim was transported to Mountainside Hospital.
5:01 PM Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of a road rage incident on Lakeside Avenue. Both operators gave conflicting reports of the incident. All parties were advised of complaint procedures.
September 30, 2016
7:46 PM Officer Michael Barone responded along with the Verona Fire Department to an E. Lincoln Street residence on a report of a fire in the ceiling. The Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire which caused damage to the bathroom ceiling and ceiling fan. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.
9:15 PM Officer Steve Young took a report of found property from a Brookdale Avenue resident. The resident reported finding a key on a MLB Keychain on Sunset Avenue. The item was placed into property.
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