Madison Police Blotter for Week of October 15, 2012

October 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

On 10/15/12 at approximately 12:20pm, a resident of Drew University reported that her juvenile daughter was missing.  With the assistance of Drew Public Safety, the Madison Police performed an extensive search for the juvenile. At approximately 4:30 pm, the juvenile was located at the Drew University Library, safe and unharmed. She was returned into the custody of her mother.

On 10/15/12, Patrol Officer Lisa Esposito took a theft report at the Madison High School. According to the victim, his Canon digital camera valued at $1500 was taken from the band room on October 7. On this same date, a “Battle of the Bands” was hosted at the school. Anyone having information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Madison Police Department.

On 10/16/12, Patrolman Vincent Dellavalle took a report of an attempted burglary at the Madison Recreation Center (MRC). A concession stand employee reported that the metal security window was partially rolled up and the napkin holder was knocked off of the counter. An inspection of the stand revealed that no items were taken. A review of the surveillance footage from the MRC showed two young females attempt to gain entry to the concession stand. One of the females is described as white, wearing a red top. The other female is also described as white, wearing a blue top. After several attempts to gain entry to the concession stand, the females are observed leaving the area in a white Mini Cooper with a blue or black top. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Madison Police Department.

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On 10/20/12 at approximately 5:27am, Patrolman James Cavezza arrested 28 year old Daniel Vega of Howard Beach New York. After being detailed to the Quick Check on a report of a suspicious male who was asking people for a ride, Ptl Cavezza who was assisted by Ptl. Papamarkos, encountered Vega, who matched the description of the suspicious male. While speaking with Vega, Cavezza determined that he was intoxicated. Cavezza ran Vega’s information and became aware that there was an active outstanding warrant for Vega’s arrest out of Morristown, NJ. Vega was arrested and processed. He was then transferred over to Morristown Police in lieu of bail.

On 10/21/12, a Madison Resident responded to Madison Police Headquarters to report a theft at her residence. Patrolman Vincent Dellavalle assisted the resident. Dellavalle’s investigation revealed that several pair of earrings along with two bracelets was taken from her residence. The matter has been referred to the Madison Police Detective Bureau.

On 10/22/12, Patrolman Matthew Mirabella responded to a Madison Residence to investigate a reported theft. Mirabella’s investigation revealed that a UPS package which was left on the victim’s porch was opened and an XBOX controller was taken. The matter has been referred to the Madison Police Detective Bureau.

The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past week: 12 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 35 Medical Calls, 21 Alarm Calls, 8 Animal Complaints, 13 Assist Citizen Calls, 5 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 8 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, will update this report.

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