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Police Blotter: Two Heroin Arrests, DWI's & More

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.

04/03/2017  11:05 p.m.

W. North Avenue at Eastman Street

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Arrested: Nicole Palacios, 40, Cranford

Arrested by:  Ptl. Lynn Galvez

Charges:  Driving While Intoxicated

Remarks:  Patrol Units responded to the intersection of W. North Avenue at Eastman Street for a reported motor vehicle accident.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Galvez determined that the driver of a 2002 Ford, Nicole Palacios, was driving while intoxicated.  Palacios was arrested, processed, and released to a family member pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Palacios was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and reckless driving.

 

 04/04/2017 12:26 a.m.

Centennial Avenue at Elm Street

Arrested: Karin McCoy, 48, Garwood

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

Charges:  Driving While Intoxicated

Remarks:  Patrol Units responded to the intersection of Centennial Avenue at Elm Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil determined that a 2015 Volkswagen had struck a parked Cranford Police Department Patrol vehicle.  The driver of the 2015 VW, Karin McCoy, was determined to be Driving While Intoxicated.  McCoy was arrested, processed, and released to a friend pending a Municipal Court appearance.  McCoy was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated and careless driving.


 

04/04/2017 11:40 p.m.

E. South Avenue at Elise Street

Arrested: Jaquil Nelson, 23, Woodbridge

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks:   A 2010 Honda was stopped at the intersection of E. South Avenue at Elise Street for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. O’Neil located marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Jaquil Nelson, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Nelson was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to maintain lamps and possessing a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle.



04/05/2017 02:08 a.m.

Centennial Avenue at Raritan Road

Arrested: Matthew Coleman, 35, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated

Remarks: A 1994 Honda was stopped at the intersection of Centennial Avenue at Raritan Road for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Donnerstag determined that the driver, Matthew Coleman, was driving while intoxicated.  Coleman was arrested, processed, and released to a friend pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Coleman was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath testing, driving while suspended, failure to exhibit documents, failure to maintain lamps, and misuse of high beams.

 

04/07/2017 11:38 a.m.

Centennial Avenue at GSP 136 Southbound Ramp

Arrested: John Puglisi, 39, Edison

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael Dubitsky

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks:  A 2010 Lexus was stopped at the intersection of Centennial Avenue at GSP SB Ramp for numerous equipment violations.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Dubitsky located heroin inside the vehicle.  The driver, John Puglisi, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court Appearance.  Puglisi was issued motor vehicle summonses for failing to exhibit documents, unclear plates, failing to maintain lamps, and possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

04/07/2017 2:26 p.m.

E. North Avenue at Carpenter Place

Arrested: Evan Johns, 21, Scotch Plains

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

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

Remarks: A 2002 Saturn was stopped at the intersection of E. North Avenue at Carpenter Place for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Sherbo located marijuana inside the vehicle.  A passenger, Evan Johns, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Johns was issued a motor vehicle summons for failing to wear a safety belt.  The driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for having unclear plates.

 

04/07/2017 7:18 p.m.

Wall Street at Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Sebastian Carvalho, 19, Cranford

Arrested: Alan Steele, 19, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

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

Remarks: A 2002 Honda was stopped at the intersection of Wall Street at Centennial Avenue for an inspection violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici located marijuana on both the driver, Sebastian Carvalho, and the passenger, Alan Steele.  Carvalho and Steele were arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Carvalho was charged with possession of marijuana (under 50g), and issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to inspect, possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, and failure to signal.  Steele was charged with possession of marijuana (under 50g), and possession of paraphernalia.

 

04/07/2017 2:01 a.m.

Centennial Avenue at E. South Avenue

Arrested: Gian Melito, 28, Brooklyn, NY

Arrested: Dylan Callen, 25, Somerville, MA

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

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

Remarks:  A 2017 Cadillac was stopped at the intersection of E. South Avenue at Centennial Avenue for a cell phone and moving violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. D’Agostino located marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Gian Melito, and a passenger, Dylan Callen, were arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Melito was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to signal, operating a motor vehicle while utilizing a cell phone, and possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.  Additionally, Melito posted bail on an active warrant out of Atlantic City Municipal Court.

 

04/09/2017 4:10 p.m.

High Street at E. South Avenue

Arrested: Joseph Castro, 24, Garwood

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges:  Possession a Controlled Dangerous Substance(Heroin and Cocaine);Possession of  Paraphernalia; Contempt of Court

Remarks:  A 1994 Mercury was stopped at the intersection of High Street at E. South Avenue for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Sherbo located cocaine and heroin inside the vehicle.  The driver, Joseph Castro, was arrested processed, given a Superior Court appearance , and turned over to Union PD on an active warrant.  Castro was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended, possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to wear seatbelt, and unclear plates.  

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.

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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