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Cranford Police Blotter: Shoplifting, Possession of False Government Documents & More

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The Cranford Police Department seized two handguns, bullets and narcotics following the arrest of three individuals on late Monday evening. Credits: CPD
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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.  09/28/2017 @ 10:19 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road

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Arrested: Saleem Bradberry, 29, Parlin

Arrested by:  Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

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

Remarks:  A 2011 Infiniti was stopped at the intersection of Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road for an improper turn violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag located marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Saleem Bradberry, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Bradberry was also issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear license plates, improper turn, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle.

 

2.  09/29/2017 @ 5:53 p.m.

W. North Avenue

Arrested:  Anniesa Thomas, 25, Brooklyn, NY

Arrested by: Det. Timothy O’Brien

Charges:  Possession of False Government Documents

Remarks:  Cranford Police Detectives were alerted by an employee of a W. North Avenue business of a suspicious individual inside the establishment.  Following an investigation at the scene, Detective O’Brien was presented with a fake Connecticut Driver’s License by the individual later identified as, Anniesa Thomas.  Utilizing the NCIC database, Detectives confirmed that the number on the license did not exist.  Thomas was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.

 

3.  09/29/2017 @ 8:27 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Hayes Street

Arrested: Lisa Conti, 31, Colonia

Arrested by:  Ptl. Gregory Federici

Charges: Possession w/ the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance(Heroin); Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance(Heroin); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2002 Chevrolet was stopped at the intersection of Centennial Avenue @ Hayes Street for a seat belt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici located fifty-seven (57) glassine folds of heroin inside the vehicle.  The driver, Lisa Conti, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.  Conti was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to utilize turn signal, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle.

 

4.  09/30/2017 12:15 p.m.

W. South Avenue @ Washington Place

Arrested: Michael Miller, 34, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Lopez

Charges: Hindering Apprehension; Contempt of Court

Remarks: A 2001 Mercury was stopped at the intersection of W. South Avenue @ Washington Place for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Lopez determined that a passenger, later identified as Michael Miller, was providing him with a false name.  Further investigation by Ptl. Lopez determined that Miller had active criminal warrants out of Mountainside.  Miller was arrested, processed, and turned over to Mountainside PD.  Miller was also issued a motor vehicle summons for failing to wear a seatbelt.

 

5.  10/02/2017 10:53 p.m.

GSP SB 137 Ramp @ E. North Avnue

Arrested: Kevin Shannon, 36, Keyport

Arrested: Justine Mattioli, 31, Keyport

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

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

Remarks: A 1997 Honda was stopped at the intersection of GSP 137 SB Ramp @ E. North Avenue for multiple equipment violations.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity located crack cocaine inside the vehicle.  The driver, Kevin Shannon, and passenger, Justine Mattioli, were both arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.  Shannon was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to maintain lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

6.  10/04/2017 @ 9:07 a.m.

W. North Avenue @ Orchard Street

Arrested:  Brian Fernandez, 19, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Jordan

Charges:  Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Remarks:  A 1998 Honda was stopped at the intersection of W. North Avenue @ Orchard Street for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan located a machete and brass knuckles inside the vehicle.  The driver, Brian Fernandez, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.  Fernandez was issued motor vehicle summonses for improper window tint, failure to exhibit documents, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

7.  10/04/2017 @ 1:23 p.m.

E. North Avenue @ Forest Avenue

Arrested: Billy Davis, 42, Newark

Arrested: Kahleef El-Amin, 38, Hillside

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Jordan

Charges: Possession of Marijuana(under 50g); Possession of a Prescription Legend Narcotic; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks:  A 2007 Chevrolet was stopped at the intersection of E. North Avenue @ Forest Avenue for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan located marijuana and promethazine inside the vehicle.  Both the driver, Billy Davis, and passenger, Kahleef El-Amin, were arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court Appearance.  El-Amin was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to wear seatbelt. Davis was issued summonses for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain lamps.

 

8.  10/05/2017 @ 12:04 p.m.

W. South Avenue @ W. Lincoln Avenue

Arrested:  Iijane Horace, 21, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Jordan

Charges: Shoplifting; Hindering Apprehension; Contempt of Court

Remarks:  Patrol Units responded to a W. South Avenue establishment on a reported shoplifting.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan determined that lijane Horace, shoplifted various items from the establishment, and provided him with a false name.  Horace was arrested, processed, and was turned over to the Irvington Police Department on an active warrant.

 

9.  10/05/2017 @ 12:06 a.m.

E. South Avenue @ E. Lincoln Avenue

Arrested: Kevin Bell, 24, Irvington

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

Charges: Possession of Marijuana(under 50g); Possession of a Prescription Legend Narcotic

(Alprazolam); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2006 Honda was stopped at the intersection of E. South Avenue @ E. Lincoln Avenue for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag located marijuana on a passenger, Kevin Bell.  Bell was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Bell was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

10.  10/05/2017 @ 8:41 p.m.

Raritan Road @ Commerce Drive

Arrested: Nile Baltimore, 22, East Orange

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

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

Remarks: A 1999 Nissan was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road @ Commerce Drive for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation on scene, Ptl Donnerstag located marijuana inside the vehicle.  A passenger, Nile Baltimore, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  The driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for unclear license plate.

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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