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. 11/21/2019 @ 9:41 p.m.

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

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Arrested: Stein Thelusma, 27, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2015 BMW was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for having no front license plate. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Stein Thelusma, for suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Thelusma was also issued motor vehicle summonses for having no front license plate, suspended driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 11/23/2019 @ 1:58 a.m.

Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Matthew Coleman, 38, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Trotter

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 1994 Dodge was stopped on Centennial Avenue for obstructing traffic. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Trotter arrested the driver, Matthew Coleman, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Coleman was issued motor vehicle summonses for obstructing traffic and suspended driving.

 

3. 11/26/2019 @ 10:32 a.m.

Springfield Avenue

Arrested: Nicole Pellegrino, 28, Sayreville

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel Donnerstag

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

Remarks: A 2002 BMW was stopped on Springfield Avenue for tinted windows. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Donnerstag arrested a passenger, Nicole Pellegrino, for possession of a hypodermic syringe and suspected crack-cocaine found inside the vehicle. She was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued a motor vehicle summons for tinted windows.

 

4. 11/26/2019 @ 11:12 p.m.

North Avenue East and John Street

Arrested: John Skokan, 47, Perth Amboy; Ryan Sprague, 34, Fords

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2002 Dodge was stopped on North Avenue East and Springfield Avenue for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, John Skokan, for possession of a hypodermic syringe, suspected crack-cocaine and suspected heroin found on him. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, a passenger in the vehicle, Ryan Sprague, was arrested for outstanding arrest warrants out of Metuchen.