Police Blotter

Raritan Man Arrested After Shouting Racial Term and Cursing at Officers, Raritan Police Said

310c1476fb422fb8c8f8_Raritan_Police.jpg
310c1476fb422fb8c8f8_Raritan_Police.jpg

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested Aug. 23 on charges of disorderly conduct after police responded to a call that someone had allegedly tried to sell him cocaine outside his house, according to a release from Raritan Borough Police.

Georgios Arvanitakis, 48, was charged with disorderly conduct in the incident.

According to police, they responded to Arvanitakis's residence where he alleged that a person offered to sell him cocaine outside his house. While on scene, police discovered that Arvanitakis was upset that a man had parked his truck in front of the residence.

Sign Up for E-News

Police said it was discovered that the male had not offered to sell Arvanitakis drugs, but Arvanitakis shouted a racial term at the man and told him not to park in front of his house.

Arvanitakis, police said, was intoxicated, and began yelling and cursing at officers in the vicinity of the general public. He was then placed under arrest.

Sgt. Everett Holt investigated the incident.

Police made other arrests over the past week.

  • Derrick Rucks, 22, of Somerville, was arrested Aug. 16 on an outstanding warrant out of the City of Newark during a motor vehicle stop. Ruck was released pending a court date. Officer Andrew Ragati investigated the incident.
  • Douglas Hewitt, 35, of Branchburg, was arrested Aug. 18 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Officer Robert Sinopoli investigated the incident.
  • Patrick Miller, 20, of Raritan, was arrested Aug. 19 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on First Street. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.
  • John Bunsco, 60, of Raritan, was arrested Aug. 19 for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road. Bunsco was also charged with failing to provide a breath sample. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.
  • George Creekmur, 56, of Vauxhall, was arrested Aug. 19 on an active warrant out of the Raritan Borough Municipal Court, following a motor vehicle stop. Holt investigated the incident.
  • Matthew Shrewsbury, 31, of Milford, was arrested Aug. 19 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were investigating suspicious activity at Quick Chek, on West Somerset Street. Also arrested in the incident was Andrew Yawger, 31, of High Bridge, who had several warrants for his arrest out of the City of Newark and Union Township. Shrewsbury was taken to Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing. Holt investigated the incident.
  • Mohmed Alahwol, 23, of Plainfield, was arrested Aug. 20 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Karon Tindal, 20, of Raritan, was arrested Aug. 20 on an active warrant out of the Raritan Borough Municipal Court after police observed him walking on First Avenue, and knowing there was a warrant for his arrest. Sinopoli investigated the incident.
  • Julio Figueroa, 50, of Raritan, was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on First Avenue. Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Isiah Olagunja, 19, of Somerville, Keyshawn Newton, 18, of Somerville, and Tre Thigpen, 18, of Bridgewater, were arrested Aug. 24 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were sent to Canal Street because of a report of a suspicious motor vehicle. Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Roosevelt Rojas-Quesada, 32, of Bridgewater, was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on First Street. Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Ashley Nunez, 20, of Bound Brook, was arrested Aug. 25 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after she crashed into a parked vehicle on Tillman Avenue. Police investigating the incident discovered contraband in her car while investigating the incident. Vacchiano investigated the incident.
  • Zachary Schultz, 22, of New Brunswick, was arrested Aug. 26 for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Sinopoli investigated the incident.

 

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Les Photos de Bernie at the Wayrick ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, April 23, 1:00 PM

Somerville Elks Lodge, Bridgwater

April Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Mon, April 23, 6:00 PM

Old York Cellars, Bridgewater

Wine & Truffle Tasting

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Urges BRRSD to Keep All Librarians

April 18, 2018

To the Editor:

The following letter was sent to the Bridgewater-Raritan school superintendent as well as members of the school board from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL).  

As the statewide organization for school library media specialists, the organization advocates for strong school library programs for all students.  NJASL is disheartened to learn that a ...

Car Fire in Wendy's Parking Lot Deemed Not Suspicious, Bridgewater Police Say

April 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police responded to a car fire in the parking lot of Wendy's, on Route 22 East April 9, but the fire was not deemed suspicious, according to a report.

According to the report, an unoccupied 2003 Infinity G35 caught fire. A 2010 Honda CRV, which was parked next to it, was also damaged in the fire.

North Branch and Green Knoll fire both ...

BAM Desserts Visits SCVTHS Culinary Arts Program

April 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Melissa Jenkins, one of the owners of BAM Desserts in Somerset, and Chef Liz Hernandez visited the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) culinary arts classes this week in hopes to recruit students for the growing bakery. 

Jenkins and Hernandez were looking for reliable students who were willing to learn new skills, get workplace ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert in Somerville

April 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Sunday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St.

The concert will feature a wide range of selections from wind band literature both new and old, such as the overture to “Die Frau ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons.

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.