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Cranford Police Make Several Arrests

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CRANFORD, NJ – Several motor vehicle stops resulted in various drug and DWI arrests.

Sept. 16:

Daniel Piatnisky, 22, of Westfield was arrested at Springfield Avenue and Riverside Drive for possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia. Detective Spencer Durkin stopped a blue 2015 Ford on Springfield Avenue after Det. Durkin, in an unmarked police vehicle, observed the driver, Piatnisky, ingesting suspected heroin while stopped in traffic.  Following an investigation at the scene, Durkin recovered multiple envelopes of suspected heroin and a cut drinking straw from inside the vehicle.  Piatnisky was arrested, processed and released pending an appearance in Superior Court.

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Sept. 16:

Kevin Gilmartin, 27, of Keyport was arrested on the Garden State Parkway southbound near 137 ramp for possession of marijuana, less than 50g. and possession of paraphernalia. Detective Spencer Durkin stopped a 1997 black Honda on the Garden State Parkway for erratic driving.  Following an investigation at the scene, Det. Durkin located a hypodermic syringe and multiple doses of suspected heroin in the possession of the front seat passenger, Gilmartin.  He was arrested, processed and released pending an appearance in Superior Court.  The driver, a 25 year old female, was cited for failure to signal and throwing debris from a moving vehicle.

 

Sept. 20:

Nii Quao, 37, of Newark was arrested on the 300 block of Centennial Avenue for driving while intoxicated. A 2006 Nissan was investigated as a suspicious vehicle parked in a closed gas station, by Patrolman Brian Wagner.  Following an investigation at the scene, the driver, Quao, was arrested for DWI.  He was processed and released pending an appearance in Municipal Court.  Quao was also cited for Refusal to Submit Breath Samples.

 

Sept. 20:

Karoly Kovacs, 42, of Elmwood Park was arrested at Oraton Drive and Iroquois Road for driving while intoxicated.  A 2000 Mazda was stopped for erratic driving and operating with a flat tire on Raritan Rd.  Following an investigation at the scene, the driver,Kovacs, was arrested for DWI.  He was processed and released pending an appearance in Municipal Court.  Kovacs was also cited for failure to maintain a lane, failure to turn in a marked lane, and unlicensed driver.

 

Sept. 23:

Julia Michael, 22, of Cranford was arrested at North Avenue East and John Street for DWI, use of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Patrolman Robert Jordan stopped a 1999 Ford on North Avenue for erratic driving.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan located hypodermic syringes and suspected narcotics paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  The driver, Michael, was arrested, processed and released pending an appearance in Municipal Court.  She was also cited for failing to maintain a lane, failure to carry an insurance card, and obstructed view.

 

Sept. 24:

Kyle Reaves, 22, of Linden was arrested at North Avenue East and Springfield Avenue for possession of marijuana, less than 50g. and possession of paraphernalia. Patrolman Daniel Donnerstag stopped a 1998 Nissan for an inoperable taillight.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Reaves, was arrested, processed and released pending an appearance in Municipal Court.  He was also cited for maintenance of vehicle lamps and driving while suspended.

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