Police Blotter

Madison Police Blotter for Week of October 5, 2012

On 10/5/12 at approximately 5:45pm, Detective Sean Plumstead arrested 35 year old Julie Collins of Madison, NJ. Following a several week investigation, Plumstead determined that Collins was responsible for opening a Cablevision account in someone else’s name without that person’s consent. Collins was charged with unlawful impersonation and she was released on her own recognizance pending a mandatory court appearance.

On 10/5/12 at approximately 11:36pm, Patrolman Craig Perrelli Jr. arrested 31 year old Steven Hubbard of Whippany, NJ. Perrelli observed Hubbard’s vehicle stopped in the middle of the road at the intersection of Sayre Court and Wayne Boulevard. While approaching Hubbard’s vehicle, Perrelli observed vomit on the ground next to the driver’s side door. After a brief investigation, Perrelli determined that Hubbard had driven to this location. Perrelli had Hubbard perform Field Sobriety Tests and determined that he was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Hubbard was charged and was released into the custody of his parents pending a mandatory court appearance.

On 10/6/12 at approximately 9:06pm, Patrolman Vincent Dellavalle arrested 19 year old Dennis Pfefferkorn of Toms River, NJ, 20 year old Mark Alessio of Nutley, NJ, 18 year old Gary Clare of Rutherford, NJ, and an unnamed juvenile. After stopping a vehicle driven by Pfefferkorn for failure to use its headlights, Dellavalle observed in plain view a 30 pack of Keystone Light beer on the front passenger floorboard of the vehicle. After determining that all occupants were under the legal age to possess alcohol, the Keystone Light was seized, along with four cans of Four Loko beer and a backpack containing 30 more cans of Keystone Light beer. Alessio and the juvenile both admitted to using fraudulent identifications to purchase the beer. All four occupants were arrested for the alcohol violations. The three adults were charged with underage possession of alcohol and were notified of their mandatory court appearance. The juvenile was released to a guardian and awaits follow up by the juvenile detective

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On 10/7/12 at approximately 3:20am, Patrolman Luis Goncalves arrested 20 year old Willie Sanchez of Bound Brook, NJ and 20 year old Kevin Veliz of Plainfield, NJ. After being contacted by Drew Public Safety, Goncalves responded to the University on a report that the two individuals unlawfully discharged a few fire extinguishers. The two individuals, who had been located by Drew Public Safety, were arrested and transported to Madison Police Headquarters for processing. They were each charged with disorderly conduct and were then released on their own recognizance pending a mandatory court appearance. Ptl Craig Perrelli and Ptl Vincent Dellavalle assisted with the arrests.

On 10/13/12 at approximately 2:25am, Sergeant John Miscia arrested 22 year old Pablo Molina-Guzman of Morristown, NJ. Miscia observed Molina’s vehicle cross the center line of the roadway several times on both Loantaka Way and Madison Avenue. Miscia then performed a motor vehicle stop with this vehicle due to the violations. While speaking with Molina, Miscia detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Molina was asked to perform field sobriety tests which determined that he was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Molina was arrested for the violation and was transported to headquarters for processing. During processing, Molina refused to provide a breath sample for testing. Molina was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic substance, refusal to submit a breath test, and careless driving. He was released into the care of his brother pending a mandatory court appearance.

The Madison Police Detective Bureau is investigating two fraud cases and two theft cases that occurred during the past two weeks.

The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past two weeks: 16 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 42 Medical Calls, 35 Alarm Calls, 18 Animal Complaints, 15 Assist Citizen Calls, 13 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 13 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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