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MADISON, NJ - On November 29, 2013, Ptl Luis Goncalves arrested 49 year old Vincent Bevacqua of South Orange. Madison Patrol units were alerted that an alleged shoplifting had just taken place at the Blue Ridge Mountain Sports store on Main Street. A description of two suspects was obtained and one of the actors, Bevacqua, was apprehended. Bevacqua allegedly had in his possession one article of clothing taken from the store along with a small amount of suspected cocaine. He was charged with shoplifting and possession of cocaine. He was released pending a court appearance.

On November 30, 2013, A Main Street store owner reported that someone had taken several Christmas decorations from the display in the front of the store. Items including two large candy canes, red ribbons, and Christmas twigs were allegedly taken. One of the Candy Canes was later located on Main Street by Madison Patrolman Mirabella who returned the item to the store. Anyone having information regarding the other items taken is asked to contact the Madison Police at 973-593-3000.

On November 30, 2103, a Noe Avenue resident of Madison reported a burglary to their residence. An unknown actor gained access to the residence through a rear door. The house was rifled through and the actor took jewelry and silverware. The scene was processed by Detective Ed Mitchko of the Madison Police Department along with the Morris County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit. There were no witnesses available at the time of the report. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Mitchko at 973-593-3076.

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On November 30, 2013, at approximately 10:00pm, Sgt James Cavezza and Detective Ken Shannon arrested 20 year old William Gabrielsen of Summit, NJ and 20 year olds Ian Dahl, Andrew Adams, and Matthew Gardner of Maplewood, NJ. While performing a premise check at the Madison Plaza on Main Street, Cavezza and Shannon encountered the group of four males allegedly acting suspicious behind a dumpster. When Cavezza and Shannon approached the group, they allegedly attempted to flee. All four were apprehended. The investigation determined that the group was allegedly smoking marijuana. All four were charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were each released on their own recognizance pending a court appearance.

On December 1, 2013, at approximately 2:30 am, Sgt James Cavezza and Detective Ken Shannon arrested 19 year old Roman Shevchuk of Newark, NJ. While checking on a suspicious, occupied vehicle, Cavezza and Shannon made contact with Shevchuk and a juvenile female companion. During the investigation, a 12 pack of beer was allegedly observed in plain view inside of the vehicle. Shevchuk was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol. The juvenile was released to a parent and was later charged by Juvenile Detective Ed Mitchko with underage possession of alcohol. A court appearance is pending for both individuals.

On December 3, 2013 and again on December 5, 2013, a resident of Union Avenue in Madison reported that their Christmas lights had been cut by an unknown actor. This same resident reported a similar incident last year around the same time. There are no witnesses available for these incidents. Anyone having information is asked to contact the Madison Police at 973-593-3000.

On December 6, 2013 at approximately 3:30 pm, Ptl Paul Papamarkos arrested 26 year old Jonathan Ortiz-Cordova of Kearny, NJ. Papamarkos stopped Cordova’s vehicle for an alleged equipment violation. During the investigation, it was determined that Cordova’s license was allegedly suspended and there was an active warrant for his arrest from Rutherford Municipal Court in the amount of $533. The investigation also determined that Cordova was allegedly operating his vehicle as a limousine without proper registration. Cordova was arrested on the strength of the warrant and posted bail. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for suspended license, improper safety glass, and operating a limousine without proper registration. A court appearance is pending.

On December 8, 2013, a student of Drew University reported an incident of criminal mischief. According to the student, the rear window to his vehicle was shattered along with damage to the driver’s door side view mirror. There were no witnesses available for this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison Police at 973-593-3000.

On December 12, 2013 at approximately 2:30 pm, Ptl Luis Goncalves arrested 24 year old Brittany Stone of Parsippany, NJ. Goncalves stopped Stone’s vehicle for an alleged cell phone violation. During his investigation, Goncalves observed several items of drug paraphernalia in plain view. It was later determined that Stone was allegedly in possession of several syringes, several crack pipes, countless used folds of suspected heroin, several used baggies of suspected crack cocaine, and a prescription pill without a prescription. During processing, it was determined that Stone allegedly had originally provided Goncalves with the wrong name in an attempt to hinder apprehension. A records check of Stone’s birth name yielded that there were three active warrants for her arrest from different municipalities. Two of the warrants were from Roxbury Municipal court totaling $750, and the other was from Dover Municipal Court in the amount of $1000. Stone was charged with possession of a Schedule IV drug, possession of Hypodermic Syringes, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Hindering Apprehension, Obstructing governmental authority, Possessing drugs in a motor vehicle, Driving While Suspended, and Use of a Cell Phone while driving without a hands free device. Stone was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail. A court appearance is pending.

On December 12, 2013 at approximately 10:20 pm, Ptl Vincent Dellavalle arrested 37 year old Andriy Blyednov of Madison, NJ. Dellavalle encountered Blyednov while actively looking for the subject in order to serve an active arrest warrant. The warrant, in the amount of $1000, was issued by the Madison Municipal court as a result of two prior alleged shoplifting incidents involving Blyednov. The complaints against Blyednov were signed by Ptl. Paul Papamarkos following an investigation of the shoplifting incidents. He was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.


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, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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