Summit Police Department weekly blotter June 19 to July 3, 2023

6/19/2023—At 0740 hours a report was taken for an unsecured stolen motor vehicle parked at a Morris Avenue residence. The victim stated the incident occurred sometime during overnight hours. Taken was a blue 2021 Dodge Durango, valued at $50,000.

6/21/2023—Kevin Cummings, 68, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Mr. Cummings was processed and released with a pending court date.

6/22/2023—At 0947 hours a report was taken for an attempted burglary to a vehicle parked at a Canoe Brook Parkway residence. The victim stated around 1430 hours on 6/21/2023 they observed an unknown individual enter their unlocked vehicle and rummage through the center console. At the time of the report nothing was found to be missing.

6/23/2023—Andriy Blyednov, 46, of Summit was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Readington Township. Mr. Blyednov was processed and released with a new pending court date.

6/23/2023—Paul Wilkins, 39, of Summit was arrested and charged with arson. Mr. Wilkins was processed and transported to Union County Jail.

6/24/2023—Jaime Tapia-Lobos, 33, of Irvington was arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful purpose of a firearm. Mr. Tapia-Lobos was processed and transported to Union County Jail.

6/25/2023—At 1539 hours a report was taken for a theft that occurred at a Springfield Avenue residence. The victim stated sometime during overnight hours somebody stole the catalytic converter from their 2007 Honda Accord. The approximate theft amount is $150.

6/28/2023—At 1424 hours a report was taken for a stolen motor vehicle parked on Broad Street. The victim stated the incident occurred between 1353 hours and 1424 hundred hours. Taken was a black 2020 Land Rover Range, valued at approximately $60,000. The vehicle key fob had been left in the vehicle.

6/30/2023—At 0644 hours a report was taken for a burglary to a vehicle parked on Londonderry Way. The victim reported that sometime overnight, their unlocked Jeep Wrangler had been entered and its glovebox rummaged through; nothing was found to be missing.

6/30/2023—At 0945 hours a report was taken for an attempted burglary to a motor vehicle parked at a Waldron Avenue residence. The victim stated video footage of the incident showed at 0300 hours an unknown individual unsuccessfully attempted to open the driver side door of the vehicle. In the video, the actor was seen fleeing the area after outside flood lights were activated.

6/30/2023—At 1043 hours a report was taken for an attempted burglary to a vehicle parked at a Hillcrest Avenue residence. The victim stated video footage showed a dark sedan approached the front of the property at 0338 hours. A suspect was seen exiting the sedan and running across the front lawn towards the passenger side of a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. They attempted to open the door, unsuccessfully. The suspect ran back to their vehicle and fled the area.

6/30/2023—At 1441 hours a report was taken for an attempted burglary to a vehicle parked at a Hawthorne Place residence. The victim stated that at approximately 0240 hours an unknown male is captured on video camera footage pulling on the door handle of a vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence. After the failed attempt, the suspect fled to a waiting vehicle.

6/30/2023—At 1705 hours a report was taken for an attempted burglary to a vehicle parked at a Hobart Avenue residence. The victim stated at approximately 0327 hours video camera footage shows an unknown male pulling on the door handle of a vehicle that is parked in the driveway of the residence. After the failed attempt, the suspect fled to a waiting vehicle.

7/3/2023 – At 0112 hours a report was taken for an unsuccessful attempt to enter a locked vehicle parked on Caldwell Avenue. The victim stated that she was seated in her parked vehicle while texting when an unidentified male, in his early teens wearing a hooded sweatshirt and surgical mask, walked up to the car and tried the door handle. According to the victim, the suspect appeared startled to discover that she was seated in the car and ran away. The suspect then jumped into the backseat of a waiting KIA SUV and sped away. Responding SPD units intercepted and began pursuing the suspect vehicle that fled east on Morris/Essex Turnpike towards Springfield Township. SPD units continued the pursuit into Union Township at which time Union Police Department took over as the primary pursuing agency. The police pursuit ended in the city of Newark when the suspect vehicle crashed. Union PD officers subsequently arrested two of the vehicle occupants after a brief foot chase. The incident is being investigated by the SPD Detective Bureau.

7/3/2023—At 0426 hours police responded to a report of a burglary at a Morris Avenue business. The incident occurred between 2030 hours on 7/2/23 and 0415 hours on 7/3/2023. Video surveillance showed two suspects gained entry through two unlocked doors. Once inside they forced open the cash register and two filing cabinets and took an estimated $50,00 to $60,000 in cash. The first suspect was clothed in a black Tommy Hilfiger hoodie, gray sweatpants, white Air Force 1 sneakers, black gloves and had their face covered. The second suspect was dressed in a blue hoodie, black sweatpants, black sneakers and gray gloves with a face covering.

7/3/2023—At 0912 hours police responded to a report of a burglary to a Morris Avenue business. The victim stated the incident occurred sometime during overnight hours. The suspects allegedly gained access by exerting force on the front door of the business. The victim reported that upon entering the business, they noticed the cash register was on the floor and broken into several pieces. Taken was approximately $3,000 in cash.

7/3/2023—At 1608 hours police responded to a report of a burglary to a Morris Avenue business. The incident occurred between 2200 hours on 7/2/23 and 1515 hours on 7/3/23. The victim stated upon arrival they noticed the rear entrance door to the establishment had been forced open. Once inside the establishment, they found the cash register on the floor. Nothing was noted as taken.

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