On 12/24/2011 at approximately 4:48 p.m. Patrolman Kevin Boone arrested 79 year old Louis Albanese of Cedar Grove N.J. He charged him with driving under the influence. Ptl. Boone was investigating a report of a person driving on Prospect Street with a flat tire, he stopped the vehicle on Green Avenue. He determined that Albanese was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to headquarters for processing. After processing he was released to a family member pending a mandatory court appearance. Sgt. John Miscia assisted with the arrest.
On 12/24/2011 at approximately 12:11 p.m. Patrolman Chad Rybka arrested 20 year old Jalisa Gibbs of Springfield N.J. He charged her with Prescription Fraud and Forgery . Ptl. Rybka was called to a local Pharmacy by the store owner who determined that Gibbs was trying to obtain Oxycodone with a false prescription . After a field investigation Ptl Rybka determined that the prescription was false and forged. Gibbs was taken to headquarters for processing. After processing she was taken to the Morris County Correction Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 dollars bail. Patrolman Luis Goncalves had conducted a prior investigation in November and issued an arrest warrant for Gibbs for attempting to obtain narcotics with a false prescription at the same local pharmacy. A mandatory court appearance is pending for Gibbs.
On 12/24/2011 at approximately 9:36 p.m. Patrolman Matt Mirabella arrested 20 year old Jonny Cardona of Madison N.J. He charged him with aggravated assault , possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (knife), and domestic violence. Ptl. Mirabella and Ptl. McCarthy responded to 45 Main Street apartments on a report of a fight in progress. Ptl. Mirabella conducted a field investigation and determined that Cardona had attempted to fight with a knife but did not injury anyone in the apartment. He was taken to headquarters for processing. After processing he was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000.00 dollars bail pending a mandatory court appearance. Detective Lt. Jerry Mantone assisted with the investigation.
Residents who tip or leave gifts for there trash collectors and recycle collectors are being asked not to leave such items out for them, this would avoid them from being Stolen or Taken by the wrong collector. It is suggested that you hand it to the collectors in person.
The Madison Police Department, Fire Department, and Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to approximately 15 medical emergencies.
Madison Police Department investigated 7 motor vehicle crashes during the week.
All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.