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. 07/19/2018 @ 12:26 a.m.

Jackson Drive and Commerce Drive

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Arrested: Andres Gonzalez, 44, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Nicholas Longo, 25, Roselle Park

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

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

Remarks: A 2000 Jeep was stopped on Jackson Drive near Commerce Drive when the driver failed to signal a turn. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag arrested two passengers, Andres Gonzalez and Nicholas Longo, for suspected heroin and oxycodone located inside the vehicle. They were both processed and provided with Superior Court appearance dates. In addition, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and failure to signal a turn.

 

2. 07/20/2018 @ 9:55 a.m. 

Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street

Arrested: Ivan Irizarry, 38, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Corey LoForte

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2006 Acura was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street for not signaling a turn and a view obstruction. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. LoForte arrested a passenger, Ivan Irizarry, for suspected heroin and Xanax pills located on his person. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued motor a vehicle summons for a view obstruction.

 

3. 07/20/2018 @ 3:30 p.m.

North Avenue East

Arrested: Amanda Bem, 28, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

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

Remarks: A 1997 Lexus was stopped on North Avenue East for a view obstruction. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity arrested the driver, Amanda Bem, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for a view obstruction, no valid insurance card in her possession and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 07/21/2018 @ 12:24 a.m. 

South Avenue East and Lincoln Avenue East

Arrested: Guiseppe Porciello, 21, Iselin

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks: A 2001 Ford was stopped on South Avenue East near Lincoln Avenue East because the operator was using a cellular device while driving. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Guiseppe Porciello, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for using a cellular device while driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 07/21/2018 @ 2:20 a.m. 

South Avenue East and Lincoln Avenue East

Arrested: Austen Henry, 51, Union

Arrested by: Ptl. Christian Pasternak

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A patrol unit was flagged-down for a suspicious vehicle on South Avenue East near Lincoln Avenue East. The vehicle, a 2005 Buick, was stopped shortly thereafter. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Pasternak arrested the driver, Austen Henry, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for obstructing traffic, a seatbelt violation, maintenance of lamps and unclear plates.