Police Blotter

Madison Police Blotter for January 15, 2013

On January 5, 2013, Ptl. Chad Rybka arrested 59 year old Alanson Bien of Florham Park, NJ. Rybka was dispatched to the rear parking lot of the Firehouse Pizza Restaurant located on Main Street on report of a suspected intoxicated male entering his vehicle with the intent to drive. Rybka responded to the area and encountered Bien in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Rybka detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Bien’s breath. Rybka had Bien perform field sobriety tests. The investigation determined that Bien was allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested an charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and operating a vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage within 1000 feet of a school zone. Bien was released on his own recognizance pending court.

On January 11, 2013 at approximately 11am, Ptl. Lisa Esposito arrested 27 year old Andre Dowell of Newark, NJ. Esposito, along with Det. Paul Kosakowski, took custody of Dowell at the Essex County Jail in Newark, NJ. Powell was arrested earlier that morning on the strength of an active Madison warrant for $500. Following processing, Dowell was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.  A court appearance is pending.

On January 14, 2013 at approximately 10:30 am, Ptl. Chad Rybka arrested 21 year old Kenneth Verpent of Wharton, NJ and 20 year old Matthew Verpent of Madison, NJ. Rybka stopped the two brothers’ vehicle for an equipment violation. Rybka’s investigation revealed an active warrant for the driver, Matthew, from Madison Municipal Court in the amount of $114, and an active warrant for Kenneth in the amount of $500 from Jefferson Municipal Court. The brothers were arrested and posted bail. Matthew was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to inspect his vehicle. The brothers were then released pending court.

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The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past two weeks: 13 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 33 Medical Calls, 21 Alarm Calls, 9 Animal Complaints, 11 Assist Citizen Calls, 8 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 6 Calls to assist another Police Agency.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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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