Blotter: 12/2/10 issue
By Susan C. Moeller / Senior Reporter
(Dec. 2, 2010) — The information below is compiled from local police blotters, as that information is made available, and is not intended to give a full description of every criminal incident in the local area.
CARLSTADT — A 2005 Acura was reported stolen from a Gotham Parkway parking lot Nov. 15, some time between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Broken glass was found in the lot, according to police.
WALLINGTON — A 2000 Nissan Maxima was reported stolen from a Stevens Road residence, Nov. 13.
WOOD-RIDGE — Karen Flynn, 48, of Lake Hopatcong, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief Nov. 19 for allegedly throwing a brick through the rear window of a vehicle while it was parked at a Hackensack Street business. Bail was set at $2,500. Flynn posted bail and was released.
WOOD-RIDGE — Eggs were thrown at a Sussex Road home and a vehicle, Nov. 14.
WALLINGTON — A 3-year-old child wandered away from home during a nap-time Nov. 8 and was seen by a passerby who notified police. The officers took the child back to headquarters. The child’s father panicked when he went to wake the child and found only an empty crib and open door. The father was hysterical and in tears when he contacted police, who were able to immediately reassure him that the child was safe and waiting to be picked up.
Drugs and alcohol
WALLINGTON — Andrzej Jakubik, 61, of Wallington, was arrested Nov. 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m. and charged with DWI, following a motor vehicle accident. Jakubik allegedly left the scene of the accident. But, a witness to the crash followed Jakubik, eventually causing Jakubik to stop his car. The witness called police, who took Jakubik into custody. In addition to the DWI charge, he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, refusal to submit to a breath test and lack of insurance and registration.
WALLINGTON — Graffiti was discovered spray-painted on two Main Avenue buildings and a box truck, Nov. 10.
WALLINGTON — A snowplow, valued at $6,000, was reported stolen from a Curry Avenue property, Nov. 11. A chain had been cut off a fence in order to gain access to the plow, according to police. It was last seen Nov. 4.
CARLSTADT — A New Jersey State PBA shield was reported stolen from a 2001 Toyota Corolla while it was parked at the Meadowlands Diner, Nov. 15. The vehicle belongs to a Union City resident.
CARLSTADT — Theresa Negro, 50, of Nutley, was arrested and charged with theft of movable property, making a false sworn statement and giving false information to law enforcement officers. The arrest and charges were made Nov. 22, but the alleged offense occurred in 1999. According to police, Negro told police officers in 1999 that she tossed a gun belonging to her ex-husband into the Passaic River. Attempts to find the gun in the river were unsuccessful. The weapon surfaced again in 2006, as part of an investigation by the Passaic Sheriff’s Department. The gun was returned to Carlstadt at the conclusion of that investigation. Then, Carlstadt officers determined that Negro had not thrown the gun into the river and additionally, had taken it unlawfully. Negro’s bail was set at $10,000, no 10-percent option. She posted bail and was released.
CARLSTADT — A Carlstadt resident notified police Nov. 16 that 12 fraudulent accounts had been opened in her name without her permission or knowledge. The resident learned of the accounts when a collection agency contacted her about money owed. The first of the accounts was opened in 2007. The incident is under investigation.
WOOD-RIDGE — A business owner notified police Nov. 11 that his business had received a bad check. The incident is under investigation.
WOOD-RIDGE — A Hackensack Street business owner notified police Nov. 15 that he had an unpaid bill for $10,610. The bill was reported as a theft of services.
WALLINGTON — A woman notified police Nov. 9 that a pocket book was missing from her closet. The woman suspects that it was taken Nov. 5.
— All persons are presumed innocent until proved otherwise.