Police Blotter (January 24 – 30, 2012)

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Published: January 30, 2012 @ 11:00 PM EDT
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On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Roselle Park police officer Michael Wielgus responded to a residence on the 700 block of Hazel Street for a reported suspicious incident. The homeowner stated that at approximately 3 p.m., an unknown black female rang her doorbell and inquired about her electric bill. The visitor requested entry into the home. The visitor, described as wearing a red jacket, then walked away. A brief search of the area by patrol units revealed no suspect(s).


On Friday, January 27, 2012, Roselle Park police officer Robert Sobocinski responded to a 3rd floor apartment on the 200 block of East Westfield Avenue for a reported burglary and theft. The complainant reported that he was away for one night and upon his return he discovered that his apartment was ransacked. Pry marks were observed on the door frame. Various pieces of jewelry were reported stolen. Detective Richard Cocca is investigating.


On Sunday, January 29, 2012, Roselle Park police officer Nicholas Vaughan responded to the 500 block of East Grant Avenue for an reported attempted burglary. The homeowner reported that he discovered damage to a rear window screen. The screen had been cut above the window locks but no entry to the home was reported. No other damage to the home was observed. The attempted burglary took place sometime over the past seven (7) days. Detective Richard Cocca is investigating.


On Monday, January 30, 2012, Roselle Park police officer Robert Sobocinski responded to a 2nd floor apartment on Charles Street for a reported burglary and theft. The resident reported the burglary occurred between 07:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Damage was observed to the door frame and door handle and the apartment was ransacked. Several pieces of gold jewelry were stolen. Detective Matthew Disano is investigating.