RARITAN, NJ - A Somerville man was arrested after he was seen punching and kicking the walls of the store bathroom at the Quick Chek, on Route 202, Feb. 15, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.
Terrence Johnson, 38, was observed to be intoxicated at 2:34 a.m., according to the report, and a subsequent warrant check found that he was wanted by the Somerville Police Department on an outstanding warrant.
Somerville police responded to the scene to take custody of Johnson.
Sgt. Steven Bonczek and Officer Joseph Nepomuceno investigated the incident.
Raritan police made other arrests for drugs and more over the last week.
- Takiem Dawson, 31, and Derek Brown, 27, both of North Carolina, were charged Feb. 10 at 8:57 a.m. with possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.
- Khalil Motez, 23, and Ashley Daniels, 18, both of Brooklyn, were each charged Feb. 10 at 12:58 a.m. with possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. Officer Damien Chromowsky investigated the incident.
- Jessica Pyrka, 35, of Branchburg, was arrested Feb. 10 at 10:12 p.m. for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Thompson Street. Nepomuceno investigated the incident.
- Richard Destefano, 43, of Manville, was arrested Feb. 11 for an outstanding warrant issued by the New Jersey State Police following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. He was later taken into custody by New Jersey State Troopers at police headquarters. Sgt. Everett Holt investigated.
- On Feb. 13 at 6:13 p.m., Raritan Police were sent to the area of Route 202 North and Quick Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. During the investigation, Chromowsky detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle being drive by Rachel Voorhees, 26, of Flemington. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Voorhees was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving.
- Brandon Yanez, 20, of Bridgewater, was arrested Feb. 13 at 10:08 p.m. for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Nepomuceno investigated the incident.
- Derrick Rucks, 24, of Raritan, was arrested Feb. 13 at 11:22 p.m. for an outstanding warrant from the City of Newark Court following a motor vehicle stop on East Somerset Street. Chromowsky investigated the incident.
- On Feb. 15 at 3.25 p.m., Raritan police were sent to the area of Thompson Street and Railroad Avenue for a juvenile yelling for help. On the scene, police said, officers observed signs of injury to the juvenile consistent with a lashing on the juvenile's back. The mother, a 45-year-old Raritan woman, was charged with simple assault. According to the report, additional charges may be filed pending further investigation by Raritan detectives and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
- Joshua Murillo, 21, of Bridgewater, was arrested Feb. 15 at 8:11 p.m. for possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop on Weiss Terrace. Sgt. James Raniere investigated the incident.
- Raritan police were sent to the apartment at the Stonebridge Apartment Complex for a fight Feb. 16 at 4:13 a.m. According to the report, information was received that a male had two knives and a victim had his teeth knocked out. Police said officers did not see anyone holding a knife, but learned that a 21-year-old Raritan man, whose name cannot be released due to domestic violence guidelines, had assaulted his partner. The male was placed under arrest and taken to the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.