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. 08/15/2019 @ 1:58 a.m.

South Avenue West

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Arrested: Shaunette Morales, 33, West Orange

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael Gamba

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: Police were dispatched to South Avenue West on a reported four-car motor vehicle crash. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gamba arrested one of the drivers, Shaunette Morales, for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Morales was issued motor vehicle summonses for refusal to submit to the taking of breath samples and careless driving.

 

2. 8/15/2019 @ 7:06 p.m.

Walnut Avenue

Arrested: Brian Darling, 42, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; Resisting Arrest; Contempt of Court

Remarks: A bicyclist was stopped near Walnut Avenue when he was observed, by police, trespassing in the area of the Conrail railway tracks. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the bicyclist, Brian Darling, for an active arrest warrant out of Cranford Municipal Court. Darling resisted arrest and was also found to be in possession of a pellet gun. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date.

 

3. 8/15/2019 @ 10:49 p.m. 

Moen Avenue

Arrested: Gerson Gonzalez, 22, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Lynne Galvez

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

Remarks: A 2012 Volkswagen was stopped on Moen Avenue after police observed the suspicious vehicle parked in a business parking lot after hours. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Galvez arrested the driver, Gerson Gonzalez, for possession of suspected marijuana found in the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Gonzalez was issued a motor vehicle summons for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 8/16/2019 @ 10:29 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street

Arrested: Robert Haines, 51, Colonia

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

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

Remarks: A 2004 Toyota was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested a passenger, Robert Haines, for suspected heroin and cocaine found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for an improper turn.

 

5. 8/17/2019 @ 1:12 a.m.

Orange Avenue and Claremont Place

Arrested: Jessica Andrews, 25, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2015 Chrysler was stopped on Orange Avenue and Claremont Place for erratic driving. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Jessica Andrews, for possession of suspected marijuana found on her. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Andrews was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, use of a cellular device while driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.