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. 2/05/2019 @ 10:34 p.m.

Lincoln Avenue East and Meeker Avenue

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Arrested: Deshawn Claiborne, 26, East Orange

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2006 Mitsubishi was stopped on Lincoln Avenue East and Meeker Street for not signaling a turn. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Deshawn Claiborne, 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 failing to signal a turn and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 2/08/2019 @ 10:47 p.m.

Yarmouth Road and Munsee Drive

Arrested: Dale Tapps Jr., 28, Edgewater Park

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

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

Remarks: A 2012 Ford was stopped on Yarmouth Road near Munsee Drive for suspicious activity. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Handy arrested the driver, Dale Tapps, for suspected Hydrocodone and marijuana found in his possession. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date.

 

3. 2/09/2019 @ 2:17 a.m.

South Avenue East and Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Deja Johnson, 22, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2005 Honda was stopped on South Avenue East and Centennial Avenue for erratic driving. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Sherbo arrested the driver, Deja Johnson, for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, failure to maintain her lane and no valid insurance card in her possession.

 

4. 2/09/2019 @ 7:19 a.m.

Hayes Street

Arrested: Shavar Ward, 32, Plainfield

Arrested by: Ptl. Thomas Bell

Charges: Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs

Remarks: Police units were detailed to Hayes Street for a disabled vehicle. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Bell arrested the driver, Shavar Ward, for suspected Percocet found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date.

 

5. 2/11/2019 @ 1:51 p.m.

North Avenue East

Arrested: Kendall Wozniak, 18, Matawan

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

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

Remarks: A 2015 Nissan was stopped on North Avenue East for unclear plates. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag arrested the driver, Kendall Wozniak, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

6. 2/12/2019 @ 12:48 a.m.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue

Arrested: Taylor Harris, 23, Fords

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

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

Remarks: A 2015 Honda was stopped on Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue for an inoperable headlamp. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino arrested the driver, Taylor Harris, for suspected marijuana found in her possession. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.