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Cranford Police Blotter: Suspended Driver Charged With Crack-Cocaine 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. 06/19/2018 @ 8:32 a.m.

Centennial Avenue and Cranford Hall

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Arrested: John Ruddy, 24, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

Charges: Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs

Remarks: A 2013 Chevy was stopped on Centennial Avenue at Cranford Hall for a view obstruction. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested a passenger, John Ruddy, for suspected prescription legend drugs located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for having a view obstruction and not having a valid registration card in possession.

 

2. 06/21/2018 @ 8:20 p.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Thomas McFee, 37, Toms River

Arrested by: Det. Spencer Durkin

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

Remarks: A 2001 Acura was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for erratic driving. Following an investigation at the scene, Det. Durkin arrested the driver, Thomas McFee, for suspected heroin found on his person. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, failure to keep right, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 06/21/2018 @ 9:53 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street

Arrested: Kevin Castano, 26, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan McSharry

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

Remarks: A 2005 Saturn was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. McSharry arrested a passenger, Kevin Castano, for suspected marijuana and THC oils 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 wear a seatbelt.

 

4. 06/23/2018 @ 11:29 p.m.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue

Arrested: Markia Jackson, 27, Jersey City

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan McSharry

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

Remarks: A 2014 Toyota was stopped on Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. McSharry arrested the driver, Markia Jackson, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for suspended driver and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 06/24/2018 @ 2:15 a.m. 

Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Shaun Hill, 51, Sayreville

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

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

Remarks: A 2003 Ford was stopped on Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue for a cracked windshield. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino arrested the driver, Shaun Hill, for suspected crack-cocaine located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to signal a turn, a view obstruction, being a suspended driver, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

6. 06/24/2018 @ 2:21 a.m.

Centennial Avenue and Wall Street

Arrested: Brandon Jones, 28, Garwood

Arrested by: Det. Steven D’Ambola

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2005 Nissan was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Wall Street for failing to maintain their lane. Following an investigation at the scene, Det. D’Ambola arrested the driver, Brandon Jones, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for refusal to submit to breath testing, failure to maintain his lane, careless driving, and failure to keep right.

 

7. 06/25/2018 @ 9:09 a.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Ryszard Wojcik, 46, Sayreville

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

Charges: Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2011 Hyundai was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a brake lamp out. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity arrested the driver, Ryszard Wojcik, for suspected prescription legend drugs located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

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