Sunday, May 5, 2013
Mugger escaped in four-door black vehicle, police said.
Bloomfield police said that two people were robbed while walking on First Avenue. Police said that at approximately 10:15 p.m. April 25, a 5-foot-7-inch black male, in a black jacket and black jeans, ran up behind them and mugged them. Police said the thief took a Samsung galaxy phone, $100 cash and a small purse from the first victim and a cell phone and a bankcard from the second pedestrian. After the mugging, the man fled in a waiting four-door black vehicle, police said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The New Jersey State Police released its Uniform Crime Report last week.
Violent crime increased in Bloomfield in 2011 compared to 2010 while overall crime remained consistent, according to a recent state report. There were 1,176 crimes committed in 2011, according to the New Jersey State Police's Uniform Crime Report released last week. While overall crime was slightly up from 1,171 in 2010, the biggest increases were in violent crimes and motor vehicle thefts. The number of robberies reported in 2011 rose by about 17 percent, jumping from 71 in 2010 to 83 last year. In addition, assaults also rose by roughly the same percentage, going from 35 in 2010 to 41 in 2011. Both are listed as violent crimes in the report. Property crimes in Bloomfield were down overall last year, but there were large increases in…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Colleth Merle Rhodes, a former account manager at XCEL Federal Credit Union, pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $3 million.
She blamed it on her shopping obsession. A former account manager at XCEL Federal Credit Union in Bloomfield was sentenced to seven years in prison today for stealing nearly $3 million from her employer, said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray. Colleth Merle Rhodes, 54, of Staten Island, N.Y. and Elizabeth, N.J., was charged with one count of second-degree theft for transferring nearly $3 million of company funds to a fictitious account. She pleaded guilty on June 11 and was sentenced Friday by Superior Court Judge Peter V. Ryan. She said during her guilty plea that a shopping obsession contributed to her participation in the theft. Rhodes pleaded guilty to stealing the money by transferring to another account from 2005 to …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The most recent theft is the eighth reported incident since January at the 211 Grove Street storage unit facility
An alleged burglary on April 24th at Simply Self Storage was the eighth reported criminal incident in four months at the same location. Since January 12, 2012, police have responded to six thefts and two arson incidents at the 211 Grove Street facility, according to the Bloomfield Police Department's weekly reports. The owner of the storage unit in the first alleged burglary said that his storage unit still “had the lock intact and in place" when he discovered his belongings missing. After another burglary was reported the following day, January 13, five additional thefts have occurred at a rate of one per month, on or after the 18th of the month. None of the theft reports described evidence of forcible entry into the units. On …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The following information has been provided by the Bloomfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A gas station worker was robbed at gunpoint and pistol-whipped on Sunday night. The man, an employee of the BP gas station at 560 Broad Street, told Bloomfield Police he was attacked by two men and robbed of approximately $500. The robbery occurred at about 11:30 p.m., according to a police department report. Two black men wearing blue hoodies reportedly entered the office of the gas station. One of the men displayed a silver handgun and announced, “This is a hold up.” The man said the suspect struck him numerous times, causing severe damage to his lip while the second suspect took the money. Both suspects fled west on Bay Avenue after another vehicle entered the lot. Bloomfield police believe the suspects are possibly involved in …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The following arrest information was provided by Bloomfield police. It does not indicate a conviction.
Commercial and Residential Burglaries July 25 A business on the 160 block of Glenwood Avenue was broken into and sneakers, jeans, shoes and a change box was reported stolen. July 26 An apartment on the 50 block of Monroe Place was broken into and two computers, two backpacks, a wallet containing credit cards and passports were reported missing. July 23-26 A business on the 1400 block of Broad Street was broken into and three Dell laptops were reported stolen. Aug. 1 A home on the 200 block Jerome Place was broken into and a flat screen computer monitor and jewelry were reported stolen. Stolen Vehicles July 28 A 2004 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:20 a.m. Thursday from the 200 block of North 16 Street. July …