The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1.  09/20/2017 1:29 p.m.

GSP SB 137 @ E. North Avenue

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Arrested: Julio Guerrero, 42, Elizabeth

Arrested by:  Det. Spencer Durkin

Charges:  Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe

Remarks:  A 1998 Nissan was stopped at the intersection of the GSP 137 SB Ramp and E. North Avenue for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Det. Durkin located a hypodermic syringe on the driver, Julio Guerrero.  Guerrero was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Additionally, Guerrero was issued motor vehicle summonses for failing to wear a seatbelt, failure to inspect, and driving while suspended.

 

2.  09/21/2017 12:33 p.m.

E. Lincoln Avenue @ Walnut Avenue

Arrested:  Justin Shelton, 23, Trenton

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher DiFabio

Charges:  Possession of Marijuana (under 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks:  A 1996 Dodge was stopped at the intersection of E. Lincoln Avenue @ Walnut Avenue for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. DiFabio located marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Justin Shelton, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Shelton was issued a motor vehicle summons for possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.  A passenger was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

3.  09/21/2017 6:49 p.m.

GSP 137 SB @ E. North Avenue

Arrested: Catherine O’Keefe, 46, Brick

Arrested by:  Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

Charges: Possession of Prescription Legend Narcotic(Hydrocodone and Oxycodone); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1994 Oldsmobile was stopped at the intersection of GSP 137 SB Ramp @ E. North Avenue for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity located oxycodone and hydrocodone inside the vehicle.  The driver, Catherine O’Keefe, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.    

 

4.  09/23/2017  12:06 p.m.

W. South Avenue @ South Union Avenue

Arrested: Patrick Browne, 52, Westfield

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Chamra

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated

Remarks:  A 1999 Dodge was stopped at the intersection of South Union Avenue @ W. South Avenue for a signal violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Chamra determined that the driver, Patrick Browne, was driving while intoxicated.  Browne was arrested, processed, and released to a family member pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Browne was also issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lamps, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to signal, and failure to obey traffic signal.

 

5.  09/22/2017 7:05 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road

Arrested: Jeanine Mastriana, 33, Winfield Park

Arrested: Kimberly Dudash, 42, Winfield Park

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine and Heroin); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1996 Mitsubishi was stopped at the intersection of Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici located heroin and cocaine inside the vehicle.  The driver, Jeanine Mastriana, and passenger, Kimberly Dudash, were both arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.  Mastriana was issued motor vehicle summonses for possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and operating an unsafe motor vehicle.

 

6.  09/23/2017 8:16 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Cayuga Road

Arrested: Lawrence Zambito, 36, Kenilworth

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

Charges: Disorderly Conduct

Remarks:  While on routine patrol, Ptl. Federici was flagged down by patrons of a local business reporting a potentially intoxicated individual attempting to operate a motor vehicle.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici contacted the individual, Lawrence Zambito.  Zambito was causing a disturbance, by shouting obscenities in the parking lot of the establishment.  After asking Zambito several times to cease his behavior, Ptl. Federicic placed him under arrest for disorderly conduct.  Zambito was transported to Cranford Police Headquarters for processing, and was released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  

 

7.  09/23/2017 1:27 a.m.

Orchard Street @ Hampton Road

Arrested: Christian Spiecker, 21, South Amboy

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

Charges: Possession of Marijuana(THC Oil); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2003 Toyota was stopped at the intersection of Orchard Street @ Hampton Road for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino located THC Oil inside the vehicle.  The driver, Christian Spiecker, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Spiecker was also issued a motor vehicle summons for failing to wear a seatbelt.

8.  09/24/2017 9:48 p.m.

Raritan Road @ Moen Street

Arrested: Calvin Miller, 40, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance(Methamphetamine); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2005 Nissan was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road @ Moen Street for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici located marijuana and methamphetamine inside the vehicle.  The driver, Calvin Miller, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.  Miller was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear a seatbelt and possessing a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle.