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. 03/04/2020 @ 1:25 p.m.

Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange

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Arrested: Jamie Polanco, 30, Toms River

Arrested by: Det. Robert Jordan

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

Remarks: A 2005 Chevrolet was stopped on the Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange for erratic driving. Following an investigation on scene, Det. Jordan arrested the driver, Jamie Polanco, for possession of suspected heroin. She was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, Polanco was issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to maintain her lane, having no driver’s license in her possession and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 03/05/2020 @ 10:18 a.m.

South Avenue West

Arrested: William Mayes, 48, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. James Knight

Charges: Shoplifting

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to a South Avenue West business for a shoplifting. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Knight arrested an individual, William Mayes, for shoplifting items from the store. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date.

 

3. 03/06/2020 @ 11:06 p.m.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue

Arrested: Kessel Baptiste, 29, Union

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Folinusz

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2016 Honda was stopped on Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue for tinted windows. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Folinusz arrested the driver, Kessel Baptiste, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Baptiste was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended, tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 03/07/2020 @ 11:04 a.m.

South Avenue East

Arrested: Mia Cafaro, 20, Marlton

Arrested by: Ptl. James Knight

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to a suspicious motor vehicle parked in a parking lot off of South Avenue East. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Knight arrested the driver of the 2009 Kia, Mia Cafaro, for possession of suspected marijuana. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date.

 

5. 03/08/2020 @ 1:42 a.m. 

Centennial Avenue and South Avenue East

Arrested: Roman Rovello, 32, West New York

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Driving While intoxicated (DWI); Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous; Manufacturing of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to a suspicious motor vehicle at the intersection of Centennial Avenue and South Avenue East. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver of the 2014 Ford, Roman Rovello, for driving while intoxicated and possession of cocaine. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, Rovello was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, failure to inspect, failure to possess a driver’s license, delaying traffic, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to possess a registration card, tinted windows, failure to possess an insurance card, driving while suspended and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

6. 03/09/2020 @ 7:31 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Wall Street

Arrested: Robert Waters, 61, Nashua, New Hampshire

Arrested by: Ptl. Ali Muhammad

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to Centennial Avenue and Wall Street for a motor vehicle crash. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Muhammad arrested one of the drivers, Robert Waters, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Waters was issued motor vehicle summonses for open container, reckless driving, careless driving, delaying traffic and obstructing traffic.

 

7. 03/09/2020 @ 8:36 p.m.

Bloomingdale Avenue and Albany Avenue

Arrested: Philip Yuhas, 62, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael Gamba

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to Bloomingdale Avenue on a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gamba arrested the driver, Philip Yuhas, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Yuhas was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, no valid registration card in his possession and no valid insurance card in his possession.

 

8. 03/09/2020 @ 10:43 p.m.

North Avenue East and Carpenter Place

Arrested: Tony Thomas, 36, Roselle Park

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

Charges: Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2005 Honda was stopped on North Avenue East and Carpenter Place for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Tony Thomas, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Thomas was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation, maintenance of lamps, no valid insurance card in possession and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.