12-18-2013 – Patrols responded to a Union Avenue residence at 7:45 AM on a report of a motor vehicle burglary. The resident advised patrols that sometime during the night or early morning hours, someone had broken the driver’s side window mechanism, causing the window to open, and entered their vehicle. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report.
12-19-2013 – A 13 year old juvenile male reported that he was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing Springfield Avenue at Ridgeview Avenue. The alleged incident occurred between 1:05 PM and 2:55 PM. The juvenile was not physically injured and advised his mother when he arrived home. The juvenile indicated that the vehicle that struck him was traveling west on Springfield Avenue, but he was not able to obtain a vehicle description. Witnesses to this incident are requested to contact the New Providence Police Department at 908-665-1111.
12-19-2013 – Detective Donald Sretenovic charged Alison Stochlinski, 26, of Cranford with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (intent), possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe, forgery and two counts of receiving stolen property. The charges stem from Det. Sretenovic observing Ms. Stochlinski operating a 2013 Chevy Cruz with significant front end damage, displaying Pennsylvania license plates, pass him traveling west on Springfield Avenue. Det. Sretenovic pulled behind the vehicle and requested headquarters conduct a license plate inquiry of the registration displayed on the vehicle. Headquarters advised Det. Sretenovic that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lodi on December 12, 2013. Det. Sretenovic was able to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Passaic Street with the vehicle. During the arrest of Ms. Stochlinski for operating the stolen vehicle, several wax folds of a substance believed to be heroin were located in her pockets along with $331 in cash and empty wax folds. In the vehicle, patrols located more wax folds of suspected heroin, empty wax folds, a small amount of suspected crack, 9 hypodermic syringes, 2 glass pipes with narcotic residue and a plastic bag containing a substance believed to cocaine. Det. Sretenovic also located a check and several keys that were stolen during a burglary to a church located in Clark on 11-28-2013. Stolen checks from a Summit resident and a Chatham resident were also located in the stolen vehicle. Bail was set at $15,000 by Judge Donald Bogosian and she was transported to the Union County Jail.
12-23-2013 – Patrols responded to a Richland Drive address on a report of criminal mischief. The resident reported that on two occasions, someone had cut the wires to his holiday decorations on his residence. The resident reported the first incident happened between 12-14-13 and 12-15-13. He indicated that he replaced the lights after they were cut the first time. He stated that between 12-21-13 and 12-22-13, someone had cut the wires to the lights again.
12-23-2013 – An Alden Road resident reported the theft of a package from her residence. She indicated that she placed an order on Amazon.com and the item was shipped via UPS. She received notification that the package was delivered. When she went out of her home to get the package, she indicated that the package was not there.
12-26-2013 – Patrolman David Rodriguez charged Sabrina Budai, 27, of Orange with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. The charges stem from Patrolman Rodriguez observing an equipment violation on the vehicle Ms. Budai was operating on Springfield Avenue. During the motor vehicle stop on Wesley Court, Patrolman Rodriguez detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. During a consent search of the vehicle, Patrolman Rodriguez located two bags of suspected marijuana. During the stop, headquarters advised Patrolman Rodriguez that Ms. Budai had a suspended New Jersey driver’s license and that the insurance policy for the vehicle she was operating had been cancelled. Ms. Budai was released with a pending court date.
12-26-2013 – An Inwood Road resident reported that he believed that his vehicle may have been burglarized on 12-25-13 between 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM. He indicated that he observed that the interior lights were left in the on position and that items inside the vehicle had been moved. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of this report.