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Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests

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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. 01/03/2018 11:44 p.m.

 Raritan Road and Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange

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 Arrested: Carlton Cromartie, 21, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

 Charges: Possession of Marijuana (under 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia

 Remarks: A 2011 Chevrolet was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road and the Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange for tinted windows. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino located marijuana inside the vehicle. Carlton Cromartie, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance. Additionally, the driver of the vehicle was issued a motor vehicle summons for tinted windows.

 

2. 01/05/2018 7:27 p.m.

 Raritan Road and Coleman Place

Arrested: Owen Johnson, 35, South Amboy

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

Charges: Possession of Marijuana (under 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2008 Ford was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road and Coleman Place for unclear license plates and failure to maintain his lane. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino located marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, Owen Johnson, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates, failure to maintain his lane and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

 3. 01/07/2018 11:15 p.m.

 Ramapo Road and Cayuga Road

Arrested: Alexander Goleczynski, 35, Roselle; Christopher Jimenez, 22, Fords

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

Charges: Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe

 Remarks: A 2005 Saab was stopped at the intersection of Ramapo Road and Cayuga Road for a break light out as well as a passenger without a seatbelt secured. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag arrested the driver, Alexander Goleczynski, for possession of a hypodermic syringe that was located inside the car. The driver was issued summonses for driving while suspended, having no valid registration card and failure to maintain lamps. Once processed, he was released pending a Municipal Court appearance. Additionally, the passenger, Christopher Jimenez, was arrested for outstanding criminal warrants from both Woodbridge and Newark Municipal Courts. The passenger received a summons for failing to wear a seatbelt.

 

4. 01/08/2018 11:18 a.m.

Raritan Road and Moen Avenue

Arrested: Samod Smith, 38, Irvington

Arrested by: Ptl. Matthew Siessel

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

Remarks: A 2003 Mercury was stopped on Raritan Road for an expired inspection decal and a cracked windshield. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Siessel located suspected heroin and crack cocaine inside the vehicle. The driver, Samod Smith, was arrested, processed, and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, he was also issued motor vehicle summonses for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, a cracked windshield and a motor vehicle inspection violation. Samod Smith was then turned over to the Essex County Sherriff’s Department where he had an active criminal warrant.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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