MANVILLE: Police blotter, July 5-14

Reports from the police department

   A South 5th Avenue woman reported at 2:05 a.m. July 7 that several items, worth a total of $3,064, had been taken from her residence since 3 p.m. the previous day. An investigation was begun.
   At 10:25 a.m. a South 4th Avenue man said he had found several of those items on his front lawn. The items included a wireless router, silver iPod Nano, Playstation Vita and a glass jar filled with $117.87 in coins, accounting for about $800 worth of the items, police said.
   • The Bridgewater executor of an estate for a property at South 7th Avenue came to headquarters at 12:47 p.m. July 7 to say the house had been broken into and $989 worth of items were taken from the basement.
   On July 12 at 2:07 p.m. a woman reported additional items missing from the residence, which belonged to her mother. The woman said a flat-screen television valued at $425, decorative paperweights valued at $1,300 and 15 decorative marble eggs valued at $300 were missing.
   • A Roosevelt Avenue man, 52, came to headquarters on July 7 at 2:20 p.m. and said he believed his girlfriend hit him while he was sleeping. The man said his chest hurt when he woke up and he had a small cut on the right side of his nose. Police advised him of his rights.
   • A South 6th Avenue man came to headquarters at 5:19 p.m. on July 7 and reported losing his black leather Guess wallet, with his driver’s license and debit card, and his Samsung Galaxy S2 cell phone. The man said he last saw the items at 3 p.m. The items are valued at an estimated total of $400.
   • A Valerie Drive, Somerville, woman reported on July 8 at 10:33 a.m. that her house, garage door and a camper parked in her driveway were hit with paintballs between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. She said the orange and green paintballs did not cause damage. The paint was cleaned up by the homeowner prior to contacting the police.
   • On July 8 at 10:38 a.m. a South 12th Avenue resident reported a dog running on South 12th Avenue near the railroad tracks. The dog was returned to its owner at South 9th Avenue.
   • A North Main Street man claimed he received information about his friend’s stolen vehicle parked in Lost Valley on July 8 at 4:59 p.m. Police said the keys were found in the vehicle and nothing was taken. Police notified the owner.
   • On July 9 at 3:39 p.m. Adesa Auto Auction reported the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Police said the 2007 Toyota Camry was repossessed.
   • County communications reported the smell of natural gas between Reading Cinema and Walmart on July 9 at 4:11 p.m. The Manville police and fire department responded and reported the smell was coming from the back of the mall near the Hallmark store.
   • A South 20th Avenue resident reported losing a Michael Kors wallet valued at $90 on July 9 at 5:22 p.m. The woman said her wallet contained a New Jersey driver’s license, ATM card, Mastercard and a health insurance card.
   • A Gladys Avenue woman reported losing her wallet on July 9 at 6:03 p.m. The woman described the wallet as brown and is valued at $25. It contained a New Jersey driver’s license and a VISA card. The woman said she might have lost it on South Main Street.
   • A man reported a possum unable to move from his garage on East Frech Avenue on July 10 at 12:02 a.m. Police removed the possum.
   • A South 13th Avenue woman reported a low-hanging wire on the roadway on July 10 at 6:15 a.m. The police said it appeared to be a telephone wire and removed it from the roadway.
   • A North 8th Avenue man reported his neighbor on North 9th Avenue was burning something in his backyard, causing smoke on July 10 at 12:06 p.m. Police said the man was burning brush and advised him of burning laws. The scene was turned over to the fire department and the fire marshal issued the resident a warning.
   • A South 4th Avenue man came to police headquarters and reported receiving an email from a man in Nigeria asking for money. The police said the email was a scam and advised the man not to respond to the email or send anything.
   • On July 10 at 6:22 p.m. a man came to police headquarters claiming he had received a call from a man who said he was a Microsoft representative. The man contacted Microsoft and was advised to change his passwords and accounts.
   • County communications reported wires down on July 11 at 10:38 a.m. on West Camplain and South 19th Avenue. Police reported South 19th Avenue had a telephone wire pulled from a house. The wire was moved to the side.
   • An employee at Sign A Rama, on South Main Street, reported their front window pane was smashed on July 11 at 11:15 a.m. Police said the incident occurred between 5:30 p.m. July 10 and 11 a.m. July 11. The damage is valued at $25.
   • A South 10th Avenue resident reported on July 11 at 12:17 p.m. that a man with long hair looked through his back door window at 10 p.m. on July 10. The resident said the man did not knock and did not attempt to gain entry into his home.
   • A Boesel Avenue resident reported a suspicious silver Acura MDX circling the area with a male following the vehicle on foot on July 12 at 8:44 a.m.
   • On July 12 at 4:03 p.m. a North Weiss Street woman reported receiving a phone call claiming that she had won the lottery. According to the woman, the caller said she needed to wire $500 Western Union to the caller. Police said the call was a scam and advised the woman not to send the money.
   • County communications reported a down wire on West Camplain Road and South 13th Avenue at 10:29 a.m. on July 13. Police identified it as a cable wire and removed it from the roadway.
   • A woman came to police headquarters on July 13 at 10:59 a.m. with her son claiming he had taken a Avico BMX bicycle belonging to a North Orchard Street resident. Police turned the bike over to the owner.
   • Bridgewater Police reported a possible structure fire on West Camplain Road on July 14 at 1:22 a.m. Police evacuated all occupants.
   • On July 14 at 8:18 p.m. a South Main Street clerk reported finding a Hillsborough man’s wallet with cash inside. A message was left with the Corle Place resident.
   • On July 14 at 10:23 p.m. a man reported losing his wallet at Reading Cinemas between 5 and 7 p.m. on July 14. The man said his wallet contained a New Jersey driver’s license and about $40.