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Cranford Police Blotter: Possession Arrests and a DWI

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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. 05/29/2018 @ 11:49 p.m.  

North Avenue East

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Arrested: Anna Villena, 45, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 1999 Ford was stopped on North Avenue East for unclear plates. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Sherbo arrested a passenger, Anna Villena, for drug paraphernalia located inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates.

 

2. 05/13/2018 @ 11:01 a.m. 

100 Block of Besler Avenue

Arrested: David Tenbroeck, 36, Cranford

Arrested by: Sgt. Steven Toy

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

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of Besler Avenue for a welfare check. Following an investigation on scene, Sgt. Steven Toy arrested the resident, David Tenbroeck, for suspected cocaine and paraphernalia located in his home. He was processed and released pending a Superior Court date. *Delayed due to ongoing investigation.

 

3. 05/31/2018 @ 2:28 p.m. 

Pine Street and Mansion Terrace

Arrested: Amanda Maurer, 23, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

Charges: Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Near a School; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2014 Chevrolet was stopped on Pine Street near Mansion Terrace for a view obstruction. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici arrested the driver, Amanda Maurer, for suspected heroin located inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for a view obstruction and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 06/01/2018 @ 3:36 p.m.

North Avenue East and John Street

Arrested: Paul Discepolo, 25, Garwood

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross Charges: Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe

Remarks: A 2017 Chevrolet was stopped on North Avenue East and John Street for failure to maintain their lane. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested a passenger, Paul Discepolo, for a hypodermic syringe located on his person. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, the driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to keep right.

 

5. 06/01/2018 @ 9:21 p.m.  

North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested: Lamar Spencer, 36, East Orange

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

Remarks: A 2016 Hyundai was stopped on North Avenue East near Elizabeth Avenue for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Handy arrested a passenger, Lamar Spencer, for suspected marijuana located on his person. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for riding on parts not intended, failure to wear a seatbelt and having an unregistered vehicle.

 

6. 06/02/2018 @ 2:28 p.m. 

South Avenue East and Lincoln Avenue East

Arrested: Tyler Bailey, 21, Summit

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Paraphernalia; Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe

Remarks: A 2013 Mazda was stopped on South Avenue East near Lincoln Avenue East for a cracked windshield. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Tyler Bailey, for suspected heroin and a hypodermic syringe located on his person. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued a motor vehicle summonses for an obstructed view, not having a valid driver’s license in his possession, and for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

7. 06/02/2018 @ 7:57 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Buchanan Street

Arrested: Paul Conte, 57, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2000 Buick was stopped on Centennial Avenue near Buchanan Street for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Paul Conte, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for being a suspended driver, failure to wear a seatbelt and careless driving.

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