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Berkeley Heights Police Blotter - Warrant Arrests and A Reported Theft

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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.

WARRANT ARREST:  On 3/20/17 Ptl. Frank Mea arrested Latoya Tucker, 41 years of age from Irvington, NJ for a $2,500 warrant out of Somerville and a $289 warrant out of Bound Brook during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

Tucker was issued summonses for driving while suspended, failure to inspect and tinted windows.  She was later released to the custody of the Somerville Police Department on their warrant.

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WARRANT ARREST:  On 3/22/17 at 7:39 pm, Ptl. Valeriya Bagmut arrested Jeffrey Robin, 23 years of age from Maplewood, NJ for $1,451 in outstanding warrants.  

Robin was later released after satisfying the bail.

WARRANT ARREST:  On 3/24/17 at 8:28 am, Ptl. Daniel Cuocci arrested James Jensen, 49 years of age from Kenilworth, NJ for a $400 warrant out Madison, and an $89 warrant out of Mountainside.  

Jensen was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle, allowing passengers to ride on parts unintended, and for not having required mirrors on the vehicle.  

He was released after posting bail.

WARRANT ARREST:  On 3/24/17 at 1:50 pm, Ptl. Brian Nigro arrested Haneef Wofford, 35 years of age from Watchung. NJ, on an open $250 warrant out of Union.  

Wofford was charged with failure to wear seatbelt and he was later released after posting bail.

THEFT:  On 3/26/17 at 12:54 pm, Ptl. Brian Nigro responded to Runnell’s Hospital, 40 Watchung Way, on report of a theft.  

The victim reports that between 3/19/17 and 3/21/17, $6 cash was removed from his wallet.  This matter is under investigation.

Information released by Capt. Robert Deitch Public Information Officer

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