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. 01/31/2020 @ 10:54 a.m.

North Avenue East

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Arrested: Damon Hayes, 25, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Trotter

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

Remarks: A 2016 BMW was stopped on North Avenue East for not having a front license plate. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Trotter arrested the driver, Damon Hayes, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Hayes was issued motor vehicle summonses for no front plate, tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 01/31/2020 @ 8:11 p.m.

Myrtle Street and Park Street

Arrested: Romulo Rodrigues, 33, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Ali Muhammad

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

Remarks: A 2014 Jeep was stopped on Myrtle Street and Park Street for a parking light out. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Muhammad arrested the driver, Romulo Rodrigues, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Rodrigues was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 01/31/2020 @ 9:15 p.m.

North Avenue East

Arrested: Steven Grote, 45, Union

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to North Avenue East for a motor vehicle crash. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. D’Agostino arrested one of the drivers, Steven Grote, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Grote was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, suspended driving, and a view obstruction.

 

4. 02/03/2020 @ 3:23 p.m.

Walnut Avenue

Arrested: Jeremy Parfait, 19, Plainfield; Kailin Smith, 18, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. James Knight

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2000 Toyota was stopped on Walnut Avenue for erratic driving. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Knight arrested a passenger, Jeremy Parfait, for possession of suspected THC wax. A second passenger, Kailin Smith, was also arrested for possession of suspected marijuana. Both were processed and provided with Superior Court appearance dates. In addition, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation and a graduated driver’s license violation.

 

5. 02/03/2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

North Avenue East and Carpenter Place

Arrested: Johnathan Carratura, 30, Roselle Park

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

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

Remarks: A 2010 Toyota was stopped on North Avenue East and Carpenter Place for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gerrity arrested the driver, Johnathan Carratura, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Carratura was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.