MADISON, NJ - On December 17, 2013 at approximately 12:20 am, Ptl Vincent Dellavalle arrested 18 year old Stephen Barone of Hempstead, NC and 19 year old Patrick Taver of Chatham, NJ. Dellavalle stopped the vehicle, in which the two were passengers, for an alleged moving violation. During the investigation, Dellavalle observed that Barone was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt and that there was an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Dellavalle also observed that, in plain view, on the rear seat of the vehicle, was an item of paraphernalia commonly associated with marijuana use. In addition, Taver was allegedly found to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage while under the legal age. Barone was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released pending a court appearance. Taver was charged with underage possession of alcohol as well as possessing an open container of alcohol with a motor vehicle. He was released pending a court appearance. The driver of the vehicle, Keith Levine of Wayne NJ, was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to observe a traffic signal. He was released from the scene pending a court appearance.
On December 17, 2013, a resident of Crestview Avenue reported a theft at the residence. According to the homeowner, several items including the mailbox with mail inside, bathroom granite counter tops, a refrigerator, 2 fireplace mantles, bathroom cabinets, and two garage door switches, were stolen from the residence. A neighbor reports seeing three white males with a pickup truck and a van at the residence while the homeowner was not home, but believed that they were contractors doing work. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000.
On December 17, 2013, a Samson Ave resident reported a burglary to their residence. The homeowner reported that upon arriving home after work, she found that her bedrooms had been ransacked and the rear door to the house was open. It was determined that the actor gained entry through a rear window. Detective Paul Kosakowski of the Madison Police Department, along with the Morris County Sheriff C.I.S. Unit, processed the scene. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Kosakowski at 973-593-3007.
On December 18, 2013, at approximately 3:45 pm, Ptl. Vincent Dellavalle arrested 45 year old Manish Jariwala of Madison, NJ. Dellavalle, along with other Madison officers, responded to the 54 Main Bar and Grille on report of an intoxicated patron who refused to leave the establishment. When Dellavalle arrived on scene, the situation escalated when Jariwala allegedly pulled out a box cutter and threatened one of the bar employees. Dellavalle was able to subdue Jariwala with the assistance of other officers. Jariwala was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and harassment. Jariwala was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $7,500 bail pending a court appearance.
On December 18, 2013 at approximately 9:45 pm, Ptl Luis Goncalves arrested 19 year old Nikola Haboj of Madison. Gonclaves stopped Haboj’s vehicle on Main Street after a random license plate check revealed that Haboj’s vehicle registration was allegedly suspended. During the investigation, it was determined that there was an active arrest warrant for Haboj from Caldwell Borough in the amount of $120. Haboj posted bail and was issued a motor vehicle summons for the suspended registration. A court appearance is pending.
On December 19, 2013, Ptl Vincent Dellavalle arrested 48 year old Melanie George of Morristown, NJ. Dellavalle, along with Patrolman Anthony Maccario, responded to the Whole Foods Supermarket on report that the Loss Prevention Unit had an alleged shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, Dellavalle took custody of George, who allegedly concealed over $200 worth of merchandise in her bag. The merchandise consisted of various food items, facial scrub, and eye cream. George was charged with shoplifting and was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance.
On December 19, 2013, Ptl Luis Goncalves arrested 47 year old Dylan Haas of Morristown, NJ. Dellavalle, along with Patrolman Kevin Boone, responded to the Whole Foods Supermarket on report that the Loss Prevention Unit had an alleged shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, Goncalves took custody of Haas, who allegedly concealed over $80 worth of merchandise in his jacket. The merchandise consisted of various food items and several body oils. Haas was charged with shoplifting and was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.
On December 21, 2013 at approximately 1:30 am, Ptl Luis Gonclaves arrested 20 year old Andrew Palmer of Summit, NJ. Gonclaves encountered Palmer during a suspicious vehicle check. Pamler, the driver of the suspicious vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of a bottle of liquor. He was charged with underage possession of alcohol and possession of an open container of alcohol inside a vehicle. Palmer was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance. A juvenile who was with Palmer was released into the custody of his parents.
On December 21, 2013 at approximately 3:00 pm, Ptl Christopher Keller arrested 47 year old Matthew Barry of Madison, NJ. Barry turned himself in on the strength of a Springfield Township Municipal Warrant in the amount of $150. Barry posted bail and was released pending a court appearance.
On December 23, 2013 at approximately 1:15 am, Ptl Christopher Keller arrested 39 year old Derrick King of New Orleans, LA. Keller responded to the Madison Shell Gas Station on report that a patron had not paid for a pack of cigarettes. When Keller arrived at the Shell, he observed the alleged suspect, King, walking back to the establishment. King ultimately paid for the pack of cigarettes after a misunderstanding. However, a records check revealed that there were several active warrants for King’s arrest. King was arrested on the strength of the various warrants totaling over $3,000. King was then transferred over to Randolph Police Department who had the highest active warrant in the amount of $1,750. The other warrants included $570.00 from Rockaway Twp, $600.00 from Andover Twp, and $131.00 from Dover.
The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past two weeks: 21 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 34 Medical Calls, 25 Alarm Calls, 13 Animal Complaints, 9 Assist Citizen Calls, 11 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 18 Calls to assist another Police Agency.
All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.