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. 02/07/2018 12:38 p.m.

6 South Avenue West

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Arrested: Earl Ayler, 61, Rahway

Arrested by: Sgt. Frank Williams

Charges: Shoplifting, Hindering Apprehension, Resisting Arrest

Remarks: The Cranford Police Department responded to the Dollar General Store on a reported shoplifting. Earl Ayler was subsequently arrested and charged by Sgt. Frank Williams. After he was processed it was determined that he had an active warrant out of Essex County. Earl Ayler was turned over to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and provided with a pending Municipal court appearance.

 

2. 02/09/2018 12:45 a.m.

Centennial Avenue and Wall Street

Arrested: Osaheni Omokaro, 20, Hillside

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks: A 2002 Ford was stopped at the intersection of Centennial Avenue near Wall Street for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Osaheni Omokaro, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Osaheni Omokaro was released pending a Superior Court appearance.

 

3. 02/09/2018 3:19 p.m. 

Centennial Avenue and Raritan Road

Arrested: Marjorie Hill, 30, Plainfield; Edwin Saint-Louis, 33, Iselin

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2006 Honda was stopped on Centennial Avenue near Raritan Road for a brake light out. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Marjorie Hill, and a passenger, Edwin Saint-Louis, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, a view obstruction, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Both parties were released pending a Municipal court appearance.

 

4. 02/11/2018 9:47 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street

Arrested: Shawn Taggart, 31, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

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

Remarks: A 2006 GMC was stopped on Centennial Avenue near Hayes Street for erratic driving. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici arrested the driver, Shawn Taggart, for possession of suspected heroin. Shawn Taggert was processed and released pending a Superior Court appearance. Additionally, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for reckless driving, failure to maintain his lane, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 02/11/2018 3:40 p.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 exchange

Arrested: Weldermar Cedeno, 45, Trenton; Heather Lobello, 36, Hamilton; William Gonzalez, Trenton, 40

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Jordan

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Marijuana (under 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia; Hindering Apprehension

Remarks: A 1997 Honda was stopped on North Avenue East at the Garden State Parkway 137 exchange for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Jordan, arrested a passenger, Weldermar Cedeno for suspected marijuana found inside the car. Weldermar Cedeno was also charged with hindering apprehension when he provided the police with false information. A second passenger in the vehicle, Heather Lobello, was arrested for possession of suspected heroin and paraphernalia. Both individuals were processed and provided with pending Court appearances. A third passenger, William Gonzalez, was arrested for having an active warrant out of Mercer County. He was turned over to the Mercer County Sherriff’s Department. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for not having a driver’s side-view mirror and violating the passenger restriction of her provisional license.