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Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

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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. 02/14/2018 @ 2226 hrs.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue

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Arrested: Kevin Johnson, 60, Plainfield

Arrested by: Jason D’Agostino

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

Remarks: A 2000 Ford was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road near Coleman Avenue for not signaling a turn and a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino arrested a passenger in the vehicle, Kevin Johnson, for suspected heroin found on him. Kevin Johnson was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. He was turned over to the North Plainfield Police Department on an active warrant.

 

2. 02/16/2018 @ 1116 hrs.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Alphonso Steed, 36, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Jordan

Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm; Receiving Stolen Property 

Remarks: A 2000 Pontiac was stopped at the intersection of North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a cracked windshield and failure to signal a turn. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan arrested the driver, Alphonso Steed, for possessing a loaded 9mm firearm in the vehicle. The firearm was later discovered “stolen” out of Alabama. Alphonso Steed was processed and remanded to the Union County Jail pending a Superior court appearance. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for a cracked windshield, failure to signal a turn, unregistered vehicle, and driving unlicensed.

 

3. 02/17/2018 @ 1330 hrs.

Linden Place and Prospect Avenue

Arrested: Jacquelin Nist, 35, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

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

Remarks: A 2007 Mercury was stopped on Linden Place near Prospect Avenue for maintenance of lamps and careless driving violations. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity arrested the driver, Jacquelin Nist, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. Additionally, she was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, careless driving, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. She was released pending a Superior court appearance.

 

4. 02/17/2018 @ 1943 hrs.

South Avenue East and High Street

Arrested: Linda Williams, 50, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2006 Cadillac was involved in a motor vehicle crash on South Avenue East near High Street. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Linda Williams, for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and released pending a Municipal Court appearance. Additionally, she was issued a motor vehicle summons for careless driving.

 

5. 02/18/2018 @ 2212 hrs.

Centennial Avenue and Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange

Arrested: Mark Zelazowski, 34, Parlin

Arrested by: Ptl. James Knight Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2008 Pontiac was stopped on Centennial Avenue near the Garden State Parkway 136 exchange for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Knight, arrested the driver, Mark Zelazowski for suspected ketamine found inside the car. He was processed and released pending a Municipal court appearance. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for being a suspended driver, a seatbelt violation, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

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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