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. 03/05/2018 9:45 p.m.

North Avenue East at John Street

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Arrested: Tahir Swinton, 26, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy Charges: Possession of Marijuana (Under 5og); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2007 Toyota was stopped at the intersection of North Avenue East and John Street for driving at night without headlights. Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Handy arrested a passenger in the vehicle, Tahir Swinton, for suspected marijuana and THC oil found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, the driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for not having a valid insurance card in her possession.

 

2. 03/11/2018 8 p.m.

Commerce Drive and Raritan Road

Arrested: Christopher Lambides, 20, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Trotter

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

Remarks: A 1991 Acura was stopped for a headlight out on Commerce Drive near Raritan Road. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Trotter arrested the driver, Christopher Lambides, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. Additionally, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, suspended driver and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.