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

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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.

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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.

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