Final July Randolph Police Blotter: 87 Motor Vehicle Accidents

August 12, 2014 at 12:50 PM

July 27: Officers David Spence, Neil Caufield and Christopher Carbonaro responded to a residence on Millbrook Ave for a reported verbal altercation between two neighbors.  The accused was advised to cease any and all contact with the neighbor.

July 28: A resident from Stonehill Rd. reported that several child safety yard signs were stolen from the front yards on her street.

July 28: Officer James Pritchard Jr. responded to the Center Grove Village Apartment leasing office for a report of harassing voicemails that the office had been receiving.  The caller was upset with an incident that took place at the pool area.

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July 28: Officer James Pritchard Jr. took a report of credit card fraud.  The victim stated he had a fraudulent charge on his debit card from a business in Randolph.

July 28: Christopher J. Surrago, 55, Randolph was arrested for multiple outstanding ACS warrants out of the Atlantic City Municipal Court.  Surrago was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

July 28: Sadik Kolic, 54, Randolph was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Morris Plains Municipal Court.  Kolic posted bail and was released.

July 28: Tracy D. Brown, 47, Linden was arrested after uttering a counterfeit $100 bill at Sally’s Beauty Supply.  While investigating the incident, two outstanding warrants issued by Marlboro Municipal Court were discovered.   Brown was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

July 29: Christine T. Howard, 30, Lake Hopatcong was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of the Town of Dover Joint Municipal Court.  Howard posted bail and was released.

July 30: Officer James Pritchard, Jr. took a report of a possible fraud.  The victim advised that her cell phone was shut off by AT&T.  The victim located a number on the internet which she thought was for AT&T.  The person she spoke to said they needed access to her computer to fix the problem.  After she gave them access, they said they needed $180 to fix the problem.  The victim then realized this was a scam and shut her computer down to end the session.  The victim then contacted a customer representative from AT&T and they confirmed the call was a scam.

July 31: Jennifer J Hogan, 31, Fremont, CA was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Randolph, Livingston, and Cranford Municipal Courts.  Hogan was unable to post bail and was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

July 31: Roxbury Police contacted the County Dispatch that they were looking for an erratic driver operating at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle was last seen turning off of Rt 10 East onto Sussex Turnpike.  A short time later, Randolph Police received a call from a resident on Cromwell Dr, advising that they heard a loud crash, possibly from a motor vehicle.  Roxbury Police identified the registration for the erratic driving complaint and the two incidents were linked to the same driver.  Trino Avella, 33, Randolph was arrested for DWI.  Avella was also issued complaint summonses for resisting arrest and criminal mischief along with several motor vehicle summonses.

July 31: Officer Corey Czerniak took a report of credit card fraud.  The victim reported that her credit card was used fraudulently in England.

July 31: The Randolph Police Department responded to a residence on Radtke Rd for a report of a home invasion.  Upon further investigation, a real estate agent was sent to the residence to deliver real estate pamphlets to the home.

July 31: Officer James Pritchard Jr. responded to Fairview Ave for a harassment complaint.  The two parties were in disagreement over one of them driving too fast down the street.

Aug 1: Officer Sean Verbist took a fraud report where the caller stated he was from the IRS and that there was an active warrant out on the victim.  The victim realized the call was scam and ended the call.

Aug 2: Officer Christopher Carbonaro responded to a residence on Carrell Rd for a report of dogs consistently barking.  Officer Carbonaro was unable to make contact with the owners of the dogs.

Aug 2: Officer Giacomo Greco and David Spence responded to Kingsbrook Ct and Yorkshire Dr for a report of individuals ringing door bells and then running away.  Two suspects were captured on security cameras at one of the homes.

Aug 2: Nezar K. Matalqah, 33, Passaic was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Haledon Boro Municipal Court.  Matalqah posted bail and was released.

During the month of July, the Randolph Police responded to 87 motor vehicle accidents.  The Department also responded to a total of 121 residential and commercial burglar alarms.


Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, will update this report.

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