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Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

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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.  10/27/2017 2:39 p.m.

Centennial Avenue at Hayes Street

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Arrested: Scott Munroe, 44, Keyport

Arrested by: Ptl. Christian Pasternak

Charges: Hindering Apprehension

Remarks: A 2003 Ford was stopped for not having a drivers side mirror. Following an investigation the driver, Scott Munroe, provided the officer with a fictitious name.  Munroe was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court hearing. Munroe was also issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended, not having a drivers side mirror, and failure to exhibit documents.

 

2. 10/27/2017 10:17 p.m.

North Avenue East at carpenter Place

Arrested: Jelani Okantey, 19, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

Charges: Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks:  A 2002 Honda was stopped for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation a passenger, Jelani Okantey, was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Okantey was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court hearing. Okantey and the driver of the vehicle were issued motor vehicle summonses for failing to wear seatbelts.

 

3. 10/27/2017 10:40 p.m.

Raritan Road at Moen Street

Arrested: Arthur Gathercole, 22, Garwood

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

Charges: Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.

Remarks: A 2012 Chevrolet was stopped for having an inoperable license plate light. Following an investigation the driver, Arthur Gathercole, was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Gathercole was arrested, processed and released pending a Municipal Court hearing. Gathercole was also issued motor vehicle summonses for having an unclear license plate, careless driving, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 10/28/2017 7:30 p.m.

East North Avenue at Carpenter Place

Arrested: Tahlir Jones, 28, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

Charges: Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2001 Honda was stopped for having inoperable brake lights. Following an investigation the driver, Tahlir Jones, was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Jones was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court hearing. Jones was also issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle, and improper maintenance of lamps.

 

5. 10/31/2017 12:44 a.m.

Lincoln Avenue West at Burnside Avenue

Arrested: Deirdre Cooney, 39, North Plainfield

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

Charges: DWI, Reckless Driving, Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer

Remarks: Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident that involved an overturned vehicle. Following an investigation it was determined that the driver of the vehicle involved, Deirdre Cooney, was intoxicated, and had struck a parked vehicle.  Cooney was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court hearing.

 

6. 10/31/2017 9:13 a.m.

Springfield Avenue at Orange Avenue

Arrested: Kerlens Genelien, 30, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges: Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2003 Honda was stopped for failing to signal before a turn. Following an investigation it was determined that Kerlens Genelien was in possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. Genelien was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court hearing. Genelien was also issued motor vehicle summons for having an unclear license plate and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

7. 11/02/2017 7:24 p.m.

North Union Avenue at Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested: David Carson, 32, Westfield

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2007 Honda was stopped for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation the driver, David Carson, was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. Carson was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court hearing. Carson was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear a seatbelt and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle.

 

8. 11/02/2017 7:32 p.m.

North Avenue East and Springfield Avenue

Arrested: Louis May, 57, Maplewood

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), and Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2002 Chrysler was stopped for having an inoperable brake light. Following an investigation the driver, Louis May, was found to be in possession of a crack cocaine and paraphernalia. May was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court hearing. May was also issued motor vehicle summonses for having a brake light out and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

9. 11/02/2017 10:43 p.m.

South Avenue East

Arrested: Thomas Birkner, 38, Clark

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), and Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1996 Buick was stopped for not having a light on the rear license plate. Following an investigation the driver, Thomas Birkner, was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. Birkner was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court hearing. Birkner was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failing to wear a seatbelt and maintenance of lamps.

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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