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Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests

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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. 02/19/2018 9:31 a.m.

Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue

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Arrested: Jermaine Brown, 28, Belleville

Arrested by: Christopher Gross

Charges: Possession of Marijuana (Under 5og); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2009 Acura was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue for unclear plates. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Jermaine Brown, for marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 02/21/2018 11:52 a.m. 

Burnside Avenue

Arrested: William Hay, 24, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: William Hay was arrested on active warrant from the Union County Sheriff’s Department. While being processed, Ptl. Rattigan located suspected heroin and paraphernalia on his person. William Hay was provided with a Superior Court appearance date and turned over to the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

 

3. 02/21/2018 7:15 p.m. 

North Avenue East and Orchard Street

Arrested: Kion Hall, 42, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan Charges: Possession of Marijuana (over 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1999 Acura was stopped on North Avenue East near Orchard Street for tinted windows. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested a passenger, Kion Hall, for suspected marijuana found on his person. He was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance. Additionally, the driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for tinted windows.

 

4. 02/21/2018 1:31 p.m. 

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Joseph Been, 20, Jersey City

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Trotter

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

Remarks: A 2008 Honda was stopped on the Garden State Parkway for no front plate and tinted windows. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Trotter arrested the driver, Joseph Been, for suspected marijuana found in the vehicle. He was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for no front license plate, tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 02/22/2018 10:36 p.m. 

Willow Street and West End Place

Arrested: Brett Byars, 29, Kenilworth

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Trotter

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

Remarks: A 2016 Hyundai was stopped on Willow Street near West End Place for failure to keep right. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Trotter, arrested the driver, Brett Byars for suspected marijuana found inside the car. He was processed and released pending a Superior court appearance. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to keep right and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

6. 02/23/2018 7:24 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Cayuga Road

Arrested: Joseph Santos, 43, Hasbrouck Heights

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2002 Hyundai was stopped on Centennial Avenue near Cayuga Road for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino, arrested a passenger, Joseph Santos, for suspected heroin and hypodermic syringes located on his person. He was processed and then turned over to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department on an active warrant. He was also issued a summons for a seatbelt violation and given a pending Superior court appearance date

 

7. 02/25/2018 1:46 a.m.

Raritan Road and Mohawk Drive

Arrested: Matthew Graves, 34, Aberdeen NC

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil Charges: Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs; Possession of Paraphernalia; Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2017 Hyundai was stopped on Raritan Road and Mohawk Drive for maintenance of lamps. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Matthew Graves, for being in possession of prescription legend drugs and driving while intoxicated. He was processed and released pending a Superior court appearance. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for refusal to consent to the taking of breath samples, careless driving, failure to observe a traffic control signal, failure to keep right and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

8. 02/25/2018 11:19 p.m.

North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested: Kimberly Basile, 54, Roselle Park

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy Charges: Possession of Marijuana (over 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2006 Toyota was stopped on North Avenue East near Elizabeth Avenue for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Handy, arrested the driver, Kimberly Basile, for suspected marijuana found inside the car. She was processed and released pending a Municipal court appearance. In addition, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation, suspended driver, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

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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