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03-25-2014:  A resident of Mountain Avenue reported that her husband’s identity was stolen after an unknown suspect changed the address on his credit card.  The resident indicated that the suspect changed it to a California address and had to provide the credit card company with her husband’s name, address, social security number, and date of birth.  The victim did not know how the suspect stole the information and the report is currently under investigation by the New Providence Detective Bureau.


03-26-2014:  Corporal Steven Opalewski charged Eduardo Baptista, 44, of Newark with operating a vehicle while his license was suspended after his vehicle was stopped for not having a front plate.  He was given a summons for both violations.  He was then stopped on 03-27-2014 by Patrolman Joseph DiParisi for failing to stop at a stop sign and for having an expired registration.  Mr. Baptista was still suspended and given summonses for the violations.  He has a mandatory court date for both traffic stops.

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03-27-2014:  A resident of the 1100 block of Springfield Avenue responded to police headquarters to report a burglary to his residence.  The victim reported jewelry and a MacBook stolen from his residence.  The crime is currently under investigation by the detective bureau.



03-28-2014:  Patrolman Andrew Diamond arrested AC, age 31, of Andover with possession of toxic chemicals for purpose of intoxication, inhaling toxic fumes to cause intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana after police were notified that AC appeared to be passed out in a parking lot on Springfield Avenue.  Corporal Chad Wilson conducted an investigation into matter.  He was arrested and given a mandatory municipal court date based upon this investigation.



03-31-2014:  A manager of a Borough business in the center of town reported a male shoplifted baby formula by placing the formula inside his jacket.  The theft occurred on 03-29-2014 at 1654 hours and totaled approximately $200.00.  The theft is currently under investigation by the New Providence Detective Bureau. 



04-04-2014:  New Providence Police units and the New Providence Fire Department responded to Union Avenue and Mountain Avenue on a report of a vehicle fire.  During the incident, Sergeant Stephen Drown discovered the driver, Elder Morales-Fajardo, age 36, of North Plainfield was operating the vehicle while his license was suspended.  The fire was properly extinguished and Mr. Fajardo issued a summons and given a mandatory municipal court date.


04-05-2014:  Corporal Chad Wilson arrested Terrence A. Pope, age 22, of Berkeley Heights on an outstanding active warrant out of Caldwell after he was found to be operating his vehicle without headlamps on.  Mr. Caldwell was also found to have a suspended license.  He was released after posting the bail and given a mandatory court date for the suspension issued appropriate summonses.


04-05-2014:  Patrol units responded to Borough residence on a report from an anonymous caller that indicated that there appeared to be a party with underage drinking.  An investigation into the report resulted in Officers taking six juveniles into protective custody and releasing them to their parents. 


04-07-2014:  Patrolman Andrew Diamond arrested Leonardo M. Azconalluberes, age 37, of Kearny on an outstanding active warrant out of East Rutherford after he was stopped for having a brake light out and having passenger plates on a commercial vehicle.  Mr. Azconalluberes was released by East Rutherford pending a court date.



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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