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. 12/18/2019 @ 10:54 a.m.

Centennial Avenue

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Arrested: Edward Gisondi, 40, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

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

Remarks: A 1999 Mazda was stopped on Centennial Avenue for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. D’Agostino arrested the driver, Edward Gisondi, for possession of suspected heroin and crack-cocaine. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, Gisondi was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, maintenance of lamps, failure to signal a turn and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 12/19/2019 @ 9:51 a.m.

Gallows Hill Road and Heathermeade Place

Arrested: Curtis Swan, 26, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Jason D’Agostino

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

Remarks: A 2017 Nissan was stopped on Gallows Hill Road and Heathermeade Place for no inspection decal. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. D’Agostino arrested the driver, Curtis Swan, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Swan was issued motor vehicle summonses for suspended driving, tinted windows, no inspection, speeding and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 12/20/2019 @ 10:23 p.m. 

Walnut Avenue and Chester Lang Place

Arrested: Karlee Navarro, 25, Garwood

Arrested by: Ptl. Lynne Galvez

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Under the Influence

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to a one-car motor vehicle crash on Walnut Avenue and Chester Lang Place. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Galvez arrested the driver, Karlee Navarro, for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Navarro was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving and suspended driving.

 

4. 12/20/2019 @ 11:20 p.m.

Woodlawn Avenue

Arrested: David Romo-Leroux, 20, Union; Elijahrah Rosendary, 20, Union

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

Charges: Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance; Possession of Over 50g (Marijuana); Possession of Paraphernalia; Credit Card Theft

Remarks: Police units were dispatched to a suspicious, occupied 2008 BMW parked on Woodlawn Avenue. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Sherbo arrested the driver and a passenger, David Romo-Leroux and Elijahrah Rosendary respectively, for possession of suspected marijuana and possession of numerous credit cards not belonging to them. They were both processed and provided with Superior Court appearance dates. In addition, Romo-Leroux was issued a motor vehicle summons for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 12/21/2019 @ 7:40 p.m.

Jackson Drive and Commerce Drive

Arrested: Eugenio Carmona, 42, Mine Hill

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2000 Volkswagen was stopped on Jackson Drive and Commerce Drive for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver, Eugenio Carmona, for possession of a suspected crack pipe. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Carmona was issued motor vehicle summonses for no seatbelt and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

6. 12/21/2019 @ 2:00 a.m.

Jackson Drive and Commerce Drive

Arrested: Jean Jimenez, 31, Newton

Arrested by: Det. Shayne Temple

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2018 Honda was stopped on Jackson Drive and Commerce Drive for erratic driving. Following an investigation on scene, Det. Temple arrested the driver, Jean Jimenez, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Jimenez was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, an unsafe lane change and failure to keep right.

 

7. 12/26/2019 @ 4:14 a.m.

Williams Street and Retford Avenue

Arrested: Esai Shaw, 18, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Folinusz

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

Remarks: A 2009 Volkswagen was stopped on Williams Street and Retford Avenue for speeding. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Folinusz arrested a passenger, Esai Shaw, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, disregard of a stop sign, unclear plates, no seatbelt and failure to signal a turn.

 

8. 12/26/2019 @ 11:16 a.m.

Springfield Avenue and Chippewa Way

Arrested: David Bravo, 24, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks: A 2002 Honda was stopped on Springfield Avenue and Chippewa Way for speeding. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, David Bravo, for possession of suspected THC oil and marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, Bravo was issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding, no seatbelt, no valid registration card in possession, no valid insurance card in possession and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

9. 12/28/2019 @ 3:10 a.m.

Myrtle Street and Baltimore Avenue

Arrested: Mykel Hargrove, 31, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Robert Chamra

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2015 Volkswagen was stopped on Myrtle Street and Baltimore Avenue for a brake lamp out. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Chamra arrested the driver, Mykel Hargrove, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Hargrove was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, careless driving, delaying traffic and obstructing traffic.

 

10. 12/28/2019 @ 11:26 p.m.

300 Block of North Avenue East

Arrested: Asia Castillo-Simonson, 26, Vauxhall

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

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

Remarks: A suspicious 2012 Volkswagen was stopped in a parking lot of a business along the 300 block of North Avenue East. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver, Asia Castillo-Simonson, for possession of suspected marijuana. She was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Castillo-Simonson was issued motor vehicle summonses for tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

11. 12/30/2019 @ 7:14 p.m.

Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Grady Jilus, 27, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

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

Remarks: A 2007 Chevrolet was stopped on Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue for tinted windows. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver, Grady Jilus, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Jilus was issued motor vehicle summonses for tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

12. 12/30/2019 @ 9:47 p.m.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue

Arrested: Qadir Hunter, Linden; Amid Odonoghue, 19, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

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

Remarks: A 2005 Acura was stopped on Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue for a parking light out. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Handy arrested the driver and a passenger, Qadir Hunter and Amid Odonoghue respectively, for possession of suspected marijuana. They were both processed and provided with Municipal Court appearance dates. In addition, Hunter was issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates, an unsafe lane change and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

13. 12/30/2019 @ 9:47 p.m.

North Avenue and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Corey Grafton, 31, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2007 Honda was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Corey Grafton, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, Grafton was issued motor vehicle summonses for no seatbelt, suspended driving, open container and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.