BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police Capt. Robert Deitch, the Public Information Officer, released the following police blotter.

WARRANT/CDS ARREST:  On April 26, Ptl. Brian Nigro arrested Raheim Adams, 20, from Newark, for possession of marijuana and an active warrant for $250 out of the City of Orange, during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

Adams was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, failure to inspect his vehicle and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.  He was released after satisfying the conditions of the warrant.

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CDS ARREST:  On April 27,  at 3:55 a.m., Sgt. Michael Gallaro arrested the following individuals during the course of a motor vehicle stop:

Dawood Saleh, 24,from New York, NY was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Yelissa Acevedo, 22, from Bronx, NY, was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Genesi Sanchez, 23, from Mount Vernon, NY, was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three defendants were released after processing pending a mandatory court appearance in the Berkeley Heights Municipal Court.

FRAUD/COUNTERFEIT US CURRENCY:  On April 28,  Ptl. Daniel Cuocci and Ptl. John Falivene responded to CVS at 412A Springfield Ave to speak with the manager regarding a fraud that occurred on the previous day at 8:50 a.m.  

The manager reported a black female wearing a red shirt and jeans made a purchase with a counterfeit $100 bill and left the store and drove away in a dark colored, four-door sedan.   This incident is currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 908-464-1111.

CDS ARREST:  On April 29, at 12:52 a.m., Ptl. Thomas Marshall arrested Nakeiya Johnson, 34, from Newark, for possession of marijuana and a $350 warrant out of the City of Passaic during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

Johnson was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and failure to wear seatbelt.  She was later released after satisfying the warrant.

CDS ARREST:  On May 1, at 11:00 a.m., Ptl. Daniel Schafer arrested Jason Baker, 28, from Newark, for possession of marijuana during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

Baker was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, tinted windows, and maintenance of lamps.  Baker was released pending a mandatory court appearance in the Berkeley Heights Municipal Court.  

THEFT:  On May 1, at 4:17 p.m., patrol responded to Runnell’s Hospital to take a report for the theft of a watch from an employee’s jacket that was valued at $1,400.  

This matter is currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau.

WARRANT ARREST:  On May 2, at 1:40 p.m., Ptl. Donald Maxwell arrested Laquan McClinton, 24, from Elizabeth, for a No-Bail warrant out of Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, a $500 warrant out of Elizabeth, and a $350 warrant out of Newark during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

McClinton was additionally charged with driving while suspended and careless driving.  McClinton was transferred to the custody of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department on their warrant.

DWI ARREST:  On May 2,  at 10:06 p.m., Sgt. Michael Gallaro arrested Nicholas Conca, 53, from Basking Ridge, for driving while intoxicated during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

Conca was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving. failure to stop for a stop sign, following too closely, and improper use of horn.  Conca was released after processing to a third party and given a mandatory court date in the Berkeley Heights Municipal Court.

The information provided herein may not represent the total scope of police activity. Anyone charged as a result of a police investigation is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.