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. 07/10/2018 @ 1148 hrs.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

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Arrested: Katherine Mitchell, 32, Jersey City

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

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

Remarks: A 2006 Chevrolet was stopped on North Avenue East near the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for an expired inspection decal. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity arrested the driver, Katherine Mitchell, for suspected crack-cocaine located inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for being a suspended driver, maintenance of lamps, and failure to inspect her vehicle.

 

2. 07/11/2018 @ 1516 hrs.

North Avenue East and Arlington Road

Arrested: Ibn Thurston, 30, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2004 Honda was stopped on North Avenue East at Arlington Road for unclear plates. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Ibn Thurston, for suspected heroin located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates, tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 07/11/2018 @ 2341 hrs.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Alioune Gueye, 19, East Orange

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

Charges: Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2009 Infiniti was stopped on North Avenue East near the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for unclear plates. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Handy arrested a passenger, Alioune Gueye, for suspected marijuana located on his person. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

4. 07/12/2018 @ 0053 hrs.

Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street

Arrested: Ashton Lofton, 22, Hillside

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks: A 2010 Honda was stopped on Centennial Avenue near Hayes Street for tinted windows. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Ashton Lofton, 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 tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 07/13/2018 @ 2122 hrs.

Raritan Road

Arrested: Damian Januszczak, 31, Linden; Bartosz Syrek, 28, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

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

Remarks: A 2004 Dodge was stopped on Raritan Road for a seatbelt and inspection violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag arrested two passengers, Damian Januszczak and Bartosz Syrek, for suspected crack-cocaine 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 being an unlicensed driver, maintenance of lamps, open container and a seatbelt violation.