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Cranford Police Make Several Arrests

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The Cranford Police Department seized two handguns, bullets and narcotics following the arrest of three individuals on late Monday evening. Credits: CPD
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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Police make several motor vehicle stops that result in DWI and drug charges along with a weapons charge.

Dec. 10:
Billy Higinio, 36, of Elmwood Park was arrested at East North Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Patrolman Robert Jordan stopped a 2005 Mercedes on North Ave. East for failure to observe a red traffic signal.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan arrested the driver (Higinio) for DWI.  He was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Higinio was also cited for driving while suspended, expired registration, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Dec. 12:
Dante Lonzetti, 48, of Rahway was arrested on Centennial Avenue and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Patrolman Michael Dubitsky stopped a 2012 Honda on Centennial Avenue near Raritan Road for erratic driving.  Following an investigation at the scene, the driver (Lonzetti) was arrested for DWI.  He was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

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Dec. 12:
Jose Huertas, 27, of Perth Amboy was arrested on North Avenue and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Patrolman James Knight stopped a 2003 Dodge on North Avenue after Patrolman Dubitsky observed erratic driving on South and Centennial Avenues.  The driver, Huertas, was arrested for DWI following an on-scene investigation.  He was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

 Dec. 12:
Alexander Gazsi, 25, of Cranford was arrested at Livingston Avenue and Retford Avenue and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Synthetic Marijuana, Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia. After responding to reported suspicious vehicle, Patrolman Michael O’Neil located a 2004 BMW parked facing the wrong way on Livingston Ave. with the driver slumped over the wheel.  Following an investigation at the scene, Patrolman O’Neil arrested the driver (Gazsi) for DWI.  Following the arrest, several packages of synthetic marijuana were located on Gazsi’s person.  He was processed and released pending an appearance in Superior Court.

Dec. 13:
Gregory Hatzisavvas, 29, of Westfield was arrested at Centennial Avenue and East South Avenue and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Following a report of a suspicious vehicle, Patrolman Daniel Donnerstag located a 2013 Volkswagen stopped at a traffic light with the driver apparently sleeping.  Following an investigation at the scene the driver, Hatzisavvas, was arrested for DWI.  He was processed and released pending and appearance in Municipal Court.

Dec. 13:
Darrill Sexton Jr., 24, of Orange, Keson Moultrie, 19, of Newark, Aljamar Rushing, 23, of Newark and Dejon Lewis, 21, of Newark were arrested at Raritan Road and Moen Avenue and charged with; Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Sexton), Possession of a Defaced Firearm (Sexton), Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose (Sexton), Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (All), Possession of Marijuana Less than 50g (All), Possession of Paraphernalia (All).

A 2002 Buick was stopped for seatbelt violations and an inoperable taillight.  During an investigation at the scene Patrolman Siessel located a partially disassembled sawed off shotgun and ammunition in the vehicle.  Also located were numerous bags of suspected marijuana.  The vehicle occupants were arrested and transported to Cranford Police Headquarters.  Sexton was committed to the Union County Jail after bail was set at $5000.  The other three occupants were released after processing.  First appearances are scheduled in Superior Court on 12/23/15.

Dec. 13:
Robert McGarry, 38, of Rahway was arrested on Springfield Avenue and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Following a report of a motor vehicle crash, Patrolman James Knight located a 2010 Toyota which appeared to have struck a parked vehicle on Springfield Ave.  Following an investigation at the scene, the driver (McGarry) was arrested for DWI.  He was processed and released pending an appearance in Municipal Court.

Dec. 13:
Andrew Monroe, 25, of Somerset and Jocelyn Tiller, 24, of North Plainfield were arrested on Centennial Avenue and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less than 50g, Possession of Paraphernalia. Patrolman Jason D’Agostino stopped a 1998 Toyota for excessively tinted windows.  Following an investigation at the scene, Patrolman D’Agostino located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle and on the person of the driver (Tiller).  Both occupants were arrested, processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

Dec. 14:
Ahmid Landrun, 23, of Hillside was arrested at Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less than 50g, Possession of Paraphernalia. Patrolman Michael Dubitsky stopped a 2014 Chrysler for an improper turn exiting the Garden State Parkway.  Following an investigation at the scene, Patrolman Dubitsky located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Landrun, was arrested, processed and released pending an appearance in Municipal Court.

Dec. 15:
Alexander Gazsi, 25, of Cranford was arrested at Centennial Avenue and Lincoln Avenue East and charged with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. After responding to a report of a suspicious person, Patrolman Michael Andrews located Alexander Gazsi walking in an erratic and confused state on Lincoln Ave. East.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Andrews located suspected synthetic marijuana on Gazsi’s person.  He was arrested, processed and released pending a Superior Court appearance.

Note:  Number 4 & 10 are the same person.

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