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Raritan Police Make Arrests for Drugs, Warrants Through Last Week


RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Police made several arrests throughout the last week for drug possession and more.

  • John Dizon, 28, of Whitehouse Station, was arrested May 9 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance after being stopped on Route 28. Officer Christopher Wren and Officer Bryan Benites investigated the incident.
  • Jean Dubarry, 34, of Manville, was arrested May 9 for an active warrant out of the Manville Municipal Court following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. Officer Kathleen Sausa investigated the incident.
  • Aldo Pagnotta, 20, of Bridgewater, was arrested May 11 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on the Somerville Traffic Circle. Officer Evan Vacchiano investigated the incident.
  • Georgios Arvanitakis, 48, of Raritan, was arrested May 11 for an active warrant out of Bridgewater Township following a motor vehicle stop on Second Street. Officer Andrew Ragati investigated the incident.
  • Zachary Wright, 21, of North Carolina, was arrested May 13 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance after a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. Officer Christopher Wren and Officer Bryan Benites investigated the incident.
  • Raritan Police were sent to the Canal Street Park May 10 for a person who had been reported unconscious and lying face down in the river. Police found a female was attempting to drown herself in the river, and she was quickly pulled from the water and was conscious and alert. According to the report, the female became combative and proceeded to kick and bite the officers attempting to help her. The female was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville for a psychiatric evaluation. Officer Damien Chromowsky, Officer Andrew Ragati, Det. Everett Holt and Det. Steven Bonczek responded to the call.


*Editor's Note: A previous version of this article included an assault case that has since been dismissed by the courts, with all charges dismissed.

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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