RARITAN, NJ - A Milford man was arrested July 28 on drug charges after police were dispatched to Quick Chek, in Raritan, to check on a man who had been in the bathroom for over an hour, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

Matthew Shrewsbury, 31, was arrested for possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia (empty heroin folds) after police were dispatched for a welfare check.

According to police, when they arrived, Shrewsbury opened the door to the bathroom, and officers found a syringe and empty wax folds commonly used to store heroin on the ground.

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Sgt. Thomas Fisher and Officer Evan Vacchiano investigated the incident.

Police made several arrests for drugs and more through the end of July and beginning of August.

  • Anthony Camporeale and Alexander Orr, both 24 and of Flemington, were arrested July 28 for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on West Somerset Street. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Desiree Fusella, 28, of Raritan, and Dino Cianflone, 34, of Bridgewater, were arrested Aug. 1 for possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic syringe after police were called to the Quick Chek parking lot for a report of two people using heroin inside their vehicle. Fusella also had a warrant for her arrest out of the Union Township Municipal Court. Officer Kathleen Sausa and Sgt. James Raniere investigated the incident.
  • Bernard Ramos, 37, of Raritan, was arrested for simple assault Aug. 4 after allegedly punching a woman numerous times at a Raritan residence. Ramos was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing. Sgt. Everett Holt and Officer Andrew Ragati investigated the incident.
  • Oscar Roman, 45, of Brooklyn, and Jaritza Velex, 26, of Brooklyn, were arrested Aug. 5 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called to Route 202 for a disabled vehicle. Holt investigated the incident.
  • Keaton Davis, 19, of Raritan, and Karon Tindal, 20, of Raritan, were arrested Aug. 5 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance after police conducted a property check on the Nevius Street Bridge. Raniere and Officer Robert Sinopoli investigated the incident.