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Cranford Police Blotter: Resident Arrested for Suspected Heroin Possession

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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. 06/29/2018 @ 6:42 p.m. 

Orange Avenue and Frazer Place

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Arrested: Carlos Lourenco, 29, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Shayne Temple

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2002 Honda was stopped on Orange Avenue at Frazer Place for speeding. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Temple arrested the driver, Carlos Lourenco, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding, a seatbelt violation and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 07/02/2018 @ 9:03 a.m.

Springfield Avenue and Miln Street

Arrested: Thomas Pacheco, 29, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2006 Ford was stopped on Springfield Avenue at Miln Street for failure to signal a turn. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Thomas Pacheco, for suspected heroin found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for failing to signal a turn and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 07/02/2018 @ 1:03 p.m.

Myrtle Street and Baltimore Avenue

Arrested: Robert Andrews, 23, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

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

Remarks: A 1996 Nissan was stopped on Myrtle Street and Baltimore Avenue for a cracked windshield and expired inspection decal. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici arrested the driver, Robert Andrews, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued a motor vehicle summonses for failure to inspect the vehicle, a cracked windshield and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 07/02/2018 @ 11:51 p.m. 

Raritan Road and Moen Avenue

Arrested: Raymond Hayes, 23, Somerville

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks: A 2005 Honda was stopped on Raritan Road and Moen Avenue for unclear plates. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Raymond Hayes, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

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