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. 09/11/2019 @ 9:57 a.m.

South Avenue West and Elise Street

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Arrested: Dorian Gray, 52, Sewaren

Arrested by: Ptl. Courtney Holder

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

Remarks: A 2001 Ford was stopped on South Avenue West and Elise Street for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Holder arrested a passenger, Dorian Gray, for possession of suspected heroin found on him. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, Gray was issued a motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

2. 09/11/2019 @ 10:15 a.m.

Springfield Avenue and Riverside Drive

Arrested: Darrien Gayle, 19, Elizabeth; Ian Ortega-Lopez, 19, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

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

Remarks: A 2002 Honda was stopped on Springfield Avenue and Riverside Drive for a brake lamp out. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Handy arrested the driver and a passenger, Darrien Gayle and Ian Ortega-Lopez respectively, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. They were processed and provided with Municipal Court appearance dates. Gayle was also issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 09/13/2019 @ 10:39 p.m.

Jackson Drive

Arrested: Andre Highsmith, 28, Union

Arrested by: Lt. Stephen Wilde

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

Remarks: A 2014 Honda was stopped in the parking lot of a Jackson Drive business when the police observed suspicious activity. Following an investigation on scene, Lt. Wilde arrested a passenger, Andre Highsmith, for suspected marijuana found on him and inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date.

 

4. 9/17/2019 @ 10:01 a.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Darin Alcolea, 28, Tinton Falls

Arrested by: Det. Spencer Durkin

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs; Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2008 Hyundai was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for speeding. Following an investigation on scene, Det. Durkin arrested the driver, Darin Alcolea, for possession of suspected heroin and Xanax found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, Alcolea was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 9/17/2019 @ 10:18 p.m.

North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested: Matthew Divjak, 43, Red Bank

Arrested by: Ptl. Ali Muhammad

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to the intersection of North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue for a motor vehicle crash. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Muhammad arrested one of the driver’s, Matthew Divjak, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Divjak was issued motor vehicle summonses for refusal to submit the taking of breath samples, reckless driving, careless driving, delaying traffic and obstructing traffic.