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Cranford Police Blotter: Two Arrests Near GSP 137 Exchange

July 17, 2018

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. 07/10/2018 @ 1148 hrs.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Katherine Mitchell, 32, Jersey City

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan ...

Five Arrested, Firearm Seized in Motor Vehicle Traffic Stop

CRANFORD - On July 14, 2018 at 9:52 p.m., Patrolman Brian Trotter stopped a 2001 Mercedes Benz on Raritan Road near the intersection of Coleman Avenue when he observed a seatbelt and brake lamp violation. After an investigation on scene, Patrolman Trotter located a loaded handgun in the rear passenger-side seat pocket of the vehicle.

The firearm, loaded with hollow-point ammunition, was ...

Cranford Police Department to Hold 7th Session of Citizen Academy

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department will be holding the 7th session of the Citizens Police Academy in September 2018. The Citizens Academy is part of the ongoing effort for the Cranford Police Department and the community to work together and develop a lasting relationship. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and either live or work in Cranford. Academy students will receive ...

Three Receive Police Department Service Award

CRANFORD - A little over a week ago, Troy Kettler was appointed as a Probationary Patrol Officer within the Cranford Police Department. On that same day, Patrolman Brian Lopez, Sergeant Frank Williams, and Traffic Mechanic Charles Fette were awarded Police Department Service Awards for 25 years of service. 

All three are set to retire, and Police Chief Ryan Greco spoke on how ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Two DWI Charges

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. 07/04/2018 @ 12:25 a.m. hrs.

300 Block of North Avenue East

Arrested: Joseph Grano, 44, Union

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

Charges: ...

Cranford Police Department Unveils New Police Car Design

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is paying tribute to fallen officer, Patrolman Robert F. Hand, with its new vehicle design, which also incorporates a gold police seal that was previously used on Township police cars from the 1960's through 1991.

According to Police Chief Ryan Greco, "We wanted to integrate modern and classic aspects of law enforcement into the new ...

Truck Strikes Citgo Gas Station Canopy

CRANFORD - At 2:09 p.m., police were called to the Citgo gas station at the corner of North Avenue and Orchard Street after a box truck got wedged underneath the overhead canopy. 

The driver, a 33-year old female, pulled into the station to get gas and misjudged the height of the canopy, which is 11-feet. There were no injuries, and the driver was issued a summons for careless ...

Cranford Police Department Announces "B Hard Headed" Raffle Winner

CRANFORD - In May 2018, the Cranford Police Department and Children's Specialized Hospital Safe Kids Union County teamed up to launch the "B Hard Headed" campaign. The campaign was a safety initiative aimed at using positive reinforcement as a way to educate the importance of helmet safety and brain injury prevention. 

Children in Cranford caught by police ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Resident Arrested for Suspected Heroin Possession

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. 06/29/2018 @ 6:42 p.m. 

Orange Avenue and Frazer Place

Arrested: Carlos Lourenco, 29, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Shayne Temple

Charges: ...

Troy Kettler Appointed Probationary Patrol Officer

CRANFORD – On Monday, June 30th, Troy Kettler was appointed as a Probationary Patrol Officer within the Cranford Police Department at the Township Committee Meeting.

Municipal Clerk, Patricia Donahue, administered the Oath of Office to Kettler, whose appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

Kettler is a lifelong resident of Cranford and a 2014 graduate of Cranford High School.

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