The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

1. 1/15/2019 @ 6:58 p.m.

Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

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Arrested: Mario Bonilla, 48, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1996 Honda was stopped on the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver, Mario Bonilla, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court
appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 1/15/2019 @ 11:03 p.m.

South Union Avenue and Lincoln Avenue West

Arrested: Mohamed Alaoui, 26, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges: Fugitive from Justice

Remarks: A 2008 Saab was stopped on South Union Avenue at Lincoln Avenue West for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Sherbo arrested the driver, Mohamed Alaoui, for an active warrant for his arrest out of Virginia. He was processed and remanded to the Union County
Jail pending extradition. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation and throwing debris from a vehicle.

 

3. 1/16/2019 @ 3:31 p.m.

North Avenue East and John Street

Arrested: Robert Jones-Goldstein, 20, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1996 Nissan was stopped on North Avenue East and John Street for failing to observe a red traffic signal. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested a passenger, Robert Jones- Goldstein, for suspected marijuana found on his person. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for failing to observe a red traffic signal.

 

4. 1/16/2019 @ 9:41 p.m.

Elizabeth Avenue and Van Buren Avenue

Arrested: Karen Gasca, 21, Elizabeth; Luis Jerez, 24, Union

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Chamra

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2008 Honda was stopped on Elizabeth Avenue and Van Buren Avenue for an inoperable headlight. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Chamra arrested the driver and a passenger, Luis Jerez and Karen Gasca, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. They were processed and provided with Municipal Court appearance dates. In addition, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, delaying traffic and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 1/21/2019 @ 1940 hrs.

South Avenue East

Arrested: Taylor Hamilton, 24, Berkeley Heights

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1999 Nissan was stopped on South Avenue East for use of a cell phone while driving. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Taylor Hamilton, for a suspected “crack pipe” found inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court
appearance date. In addition, she was issued a motor vehicle summons for use of a cell phone while driving a motor vehicle.