RARITAN, NJ - A Hillsborough man was arrested for obstruction after he attempted to flee from an officer trying to pull him over Feb. 6, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.
Erick Colon-Rodriguez, 29, also received several motor vehicle summonses, including driving with a suspended driver's license.
According to the report, before the stop, Officer Damien Chromowsky attempted to get Rodriguez to pull over, but he instead traveled through several side streets before attempting to hide his vehicle in a parking lot on East Somerset Street. Chromowsky found Rodriguez sitting in the passenger seat of his vehicle in the parking lot.
Police made other arrests for warrants and drugs throughout the last week.
- Timothy Hansson, 26, of Glen Gardner, was arrested Feb. 6 on an active warrant out of the Raritan Borough Municipal Court following a motor vehicle stop. officer Evan Vacchiano investigated the incident.
- Richard Cortero, 39, of Clifton, was arrested Feb. 8 on an active warrant out of the Woodbridge Municipal Court following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. He was released pending a court date. Officer Joseph Nepomuceno investigated the incident.
- John Edwards, 18, of Hillsborough, and a 16-year-old juvenile, of Hillsborough, were arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. Edwards was charged with possession of Adderall, and the juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nepomuceno investigated the incident.
- Mohammed Nofal, 22, of Yonkers, and Darla Carson, 46, of North Brunswick, were arrested for warrants following a traffic stop on Route 202. Nofal was wanted on a drug charge from Mahwah Township Police Department, and Carson was wanted on a prostitution charge from the New Jersey State Police. Nofal was turned over to the Mahwah Police Department, and Carson was released pending a court date. Sgt. Everett Holt investigated the incident.
- Raritan Police were sent to Quick Chek, on West Somerset Street, Feb. 8 for a report of a male locked in the bathroom. Through the investigation, police were able to get him out of the bathroom, and it was determined that the man was injecting heroin inside. Cody Huber, 22, of Raritan, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of Alprazolam and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Huber was taken to Somerset County Jail pending a court appearance. Holt investigated the incident.
- Najee Talley, 22, of Raritan, was arrested Feb. 10 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and an active warrant out of Bridgewater Municipal Court following a motor vehicle stop on East Somerset Street. Talley was released pending a court date. Officer Damien Chromowsky investigated the incident.
- Danielle Bone, 28, of Raritan, was arrested Feb. 11 for active warrants out of the Raritan Borough Municipal Court and Hillsborough Township Municipal Court as she was walking through the parking lot of Quick Chek. Chromowsky, the report said, knew she had warrants out for her arrest, and he saw her walking through the parking lot.
- Cristian Forderomata, 19, of Somerville, was arrested Feb. 11 for driving while intoxicated, exhibiting a fraudulent driver's license, obstruction and hindering apprehension after a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. During the investigation, Forderomata climbed into the backseat after he stopped his vehicle and claimed he was not driving. In addition, the report said, he presented officers with fraudulent immigration documentation. After he was placed under arrest, the passenger in the vehicle, Joshua Mata, 23, of Milburn, became unruly and was arrested for disorderly conduct. At police headquarters, the report said, Mata continued to act disorderly by yelling, screaming and spitting all over the room. Forderomata was taken to Somerset County Jail, and Mata was released pending a court date. Sgt. Thomas Fisher investigated the incident.