Police Blotter

February 27, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - On February 25, 2020, Chatham Township Police Department’s Detective David Gallo charged C. Patton, age 40 of Sparta, NJ with burglary and theft stemming from a September 2018 burglary to a residence on River Road. On September 7, 2018, a River Road resident reported that her home ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At 11:00 a.m. on February 11th, 2020, Detective Andrew Chase arrested Alberto Pereira, age 49 from Florham Park, New Jersey and charged him with shoplifting. The arrest stems from an investigation initiated by the store’s loss prevention officer in which Mr. Pereira allegedly placed ...

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At approximately 9:57 p.m., on December 19th, 2019, Officer Matthew Belcastro arrested Elijah Gerald, age 34 from Orange, New Jersey and charged him with use of drug paraphernalia. Officer Belcastro observed the vehicle driven by Mr. Gerald drifting within the traffic lane so he initiated a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On November 27, 2019, at 12:11 a.m. Officer Ronald Anderson stopped a vehicle on Hickory Place for driving erratically. After speaking with the driver and a subsequent roadside investigation, Olga Gilfedder, 54 of Morris Township, was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

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On November 19, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Officers responded to the 800 block of River Road for a reported motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. Upon officers arrival, it was determined that a vehicle traveling East on River Road struck an unoccupied parked vehicle. The driver of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 2:13 a.m. on November 17th , 2019, Officer Matthew Belcastro arrested Jeffrey Silva, age 35 from Edgewater, New Jersey for allegedly driving while under the influence. Officer Belcastro observed the vehicle driven by Mr. Silva make an improper U-turn and initiated a ...

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“All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law” CHATHAM, NJ - On October 6, 2019 Patrolman Brian Kelly arrested Andrew J. Ott, 18 of Chatham Township, for Hindering Apprehension. Officers encountered Ott while investigating a stolen vehicle report. During the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 3:50 p.m. on September 18th, 2019, Detective Andrew Chase Charged Jane Huyler, age 44, from Florham Park, New Jersey with six counts of issuing bad checks. The charges stem from an investigation that began on August 7th in which a Main Street business reported that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 20th, 2019, Sergeant Wayne Shivers, Officer Howard Craig and members of the Chatham Borough Fire Department responded to a Summit Avenue address on a report of a structure fire. Upon arriving, they observed that a detached garage in the rear of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 5:27 p.m. on September 11th, 2019, Detective Michael Permison arrested Andrew Wernsing, age 28 from Hillsborough Township, New Jersey and charged him with criminal mischief. The arrest stemmed from an investigation in which Mr. Wernsing allegedly threw a brick ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At 11:23 p.m. on August 18, 2019, Officer Howard Craig arrested Ricardo Balbuena, age 22, Cassandra Vanwert, age 25, and Jonathan Nunez, age 19 all from Staten Island, New York and charged them with possession of suspected marijuana. Officer Craig observed their vehicle speeding and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On August 8, 2019, at approximately 01:26 a.m. Patrolman Nicholas Giordano pulled over a vehicle on Memorial Way after observing the driver commit a motor vehicle violation. After speaking with the driver and conducting a subsequent investigation, Matthew J. Eckman, 44 of New Vernon, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On July 30, 2019, at 2316 hours Patrolman Nicholas Giordano stopped a vehicle on Shunpike Road for several motor vehicle violations. After speaking to the driver and conducting a subsequent roadside investigation, Christopher Danaher, a 57-year-old male from Old Bridge, New Jersey was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 5:35 p.m. on August 2nd, 2019, Officer Howard Craig arrested Deborah Seiden, age 43 from Livingston, New Jersey and charged her with driving while under the influence. Officer Craig and Sergeant Wayne Shivers were investigating a motor vehicle crash on North ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 1:15 am on July 31st, 2019, Officer Matt Belcastro arrested Khalid Jackson, age 36 from Union, New Jersey on an active contempt of court warrant issued by the Municipality of Marlboro Township. Officer Belcastro conducted a random license plate check on the vehicle ...

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On July 19th, 2019, Detective Andrew Chase arrested Ronald Averette, age 20 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and charged him with theft by deception and forgery. The arrest stems from an investigation in which Mr. Averette allegedly created and then cashed fraudulent checks at a Chatham Borough ...

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At approximately 4:30 pm on July 19th, 2019, Officer Kyle Czerniak arrested Gabriel Adenu, age 40 from Newark, New Jersey on an active contempt of court warrant issued by the Municipality of Newark. Officer Czerniak observed Mr. Adenu operating a motorcycle with no helmet and initiated a stop.

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CHATHAM,  NJ - At approximately 6:30 pm on July 14th, 2019, Officers Joseph Crecca and Matt Belcastro arrested Timothy Williamson, age 29 from Chatham Borough, New Jersey on an active no-bail warrant issued by Essex County Superior Court. He was taken into custody at his home and transported to ...

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At approximately 10:00 am on July 10th, 2019, Detective Andrew Chase arrested James Diliberto, age 49 from Butler, New Jersey and charged him with failure to register with consumer affairs, failure to provide proof of commercial liability insurance and failure to have terms of home improvement ...

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CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - June 30, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Patrolman Nicholas Giordano was monitoring traffic on Woodland Avenue when he observed a vehicle driving erratically. Patrolman Nicholas Giordano conducted a motor vehicle stop and brief roadside investigation. While speaking with the driver, Kevin ...

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At approximately 1:45 am on June 27th, 2019, Officer Matt Belcastro arrested Samantha Grindlinger, age 38 from Mountainside, New Jersey and charged her with driving while intoxicated. Officer Belcastro observed the vehicle driven by Ms. Grindlinger fail to stop for a red light so he initiated a ...

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At approximately 11:15 am on June 8th, 2019, Officer Kyle Czerniak arrested Thomas Figurelli, age 58, from West Orange, New Jersey and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of suspected marijuana. The officer observed Mr. Figurelli using a cellular phone while driving and initiated a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On June 2, 2019, at 3:45 AM, Sergeant Daniel Walsh arrested Dan Tracy, age 55, from Chatham Borough, New Jersey and charged him with terroristic threats, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sergeant Walsh and Officer Andrew Pereira responded to a Chatham Borough ...

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