08/17/2019 4:14 am Driving While Intoxicated: P.O. Juan Rodriguez pulled up to a motor vehicle stop, initiated by an Amtrak Police unit, on Route 208 south at Maple Avenue and arrested the operator, Ricardo Mauricio-Jimenez, age 45 of Belleville, after he failed a roadside sobriety test. He was released to a family member after being charged with careless driving, driving while intoxicated & failure to submit to breath samples.

08/18/2019 5:53 pm Shoplifting: P.O. Michael Van Ness, P.O. Peter Federico, P.O. Timothy Ammann, P.O. Robert Iozzia & Sgt. Sean Macys responded to CVS, 18-35 River Road, on a report of a shoplifting in progress and arrested Quamiah Jackson, age 22 of East Orange, and Niybriah Williams-Tinney, age 18 of Newark, after they were stopped in the CVS parking lot with the proceeds, totaling $1,023.79, in the vehicle they were in. A second bag of stolen proceeds were also recovered from an unknown location. Both were released after being charged with shoplifting.

08/19/2019 2:06 am Driving While Intoxicated: P.O. Robert Iozzia, P.O. Michael Van Ness & P.O. Michael Franco responded to Morlot Avenue at John Street on a report of a loud banging sound and discovered a vehicle that had struck a utility pole. The driver, Cassandra Preciose, age 29 of Hawthorne, was found several minutes later sitting in a parking lot nearby and was arrested after refusing to perform a roadside sobriety test. She was released to a family member after being charged with careless driving, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, failing to report a motor vehicle crash, driving while intoxicated (DWI), DWI within a school zone & failure to submit to breath samples.

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08/23/2019 12:23 am Theft: P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on 5th Street at Bergen Avenue and arrested the operator, Michael Katz, age 45 of Fair Lawn, and the passenger, Irene Katz, age 43 of Fair Lawn, after items, including a refrigerator, cooking pot & aluminum sink, were found in their vehicle that were determined to have been taken from the rear of businesses on River Road at Bergen Avenue. Heroin & crack cocaine was also located inside the vehicle. 

Michael was released after being charged with theft, receiving stolen property, 2 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) & possession of drug paraphernalia. Irene was released after being charged with 2 counts of possession of CDS & possession of drug paraphernalia.

08/29/2019 11:08 pm Narcotics: P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo stopped a bicyclist on River Road at Range Road and arrested Waled Elfki, age 28 of Haledon, after arrest warrants were located out of Bloomingdale ($1,000), Bloomfield ($750) & Rochelle Park ($550). Evidence of drug use was discovered during a search incident to arrest. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, duties of persons riding bicycles & failure to equip bicycle with a signaling device, then handed him over to Bloomingdale Police.

08/30/2019 2:19 am Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Plaza Road at Rosalie Street and arrested the operator, Simone Dunbar, age 37 of Teaneck, after locating a no-bail arrest warrant out of Passaic County. Evidence of drug use was discovered inside her purse during a search incident to arrest. She was charged with possession of hypodermic needles & possession of drug paraphernalia, then handed over to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department.

08/30/2019 9:04 pm Narcotics: P.O. John Rovetto initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Whitehall Street and arrested the operator, Brendan Connelly, age 21 of Edgewater, after marijuana was handed over upon request from the officer. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & failure to wear a seatbelt.

09/01/2019 3:21 pm Shoplifting: P.O. William Hickey & P.O. Robert Manning responded to Shoprite, 17-17 River Road, on a report of a shoplifting and arrested Tasheenia Pough, age 34 of Paterson, after she was detained by store loss prevention after she concealed unpaid items in her purse totaling $53.09. She was released after being charged with shoplifting.

09/02/2019 1:21 am Wanted Person: P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo approached two suspicious people sitting at the bus shelter on Broadway at 30th Street and arrested Lawren Briglio, age 21 of Bergenfield, after an arrest warrant was located out of Elmwood Park for $1,000. She was handed over to Elmwood Park Police. 

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.