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. 7/25/2019 @ 12:41 p.m.

Myrtle Street

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Arrested: Steve Lesher, 45, Lodi

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

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

Remarks: A 2004 Hyundai was stopped on Myrtle Street for an expired temporary registration. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Federici arrested the driver, Steve Lesher, for possession of suspected heroin found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued a motor vehicle summons for unclear plates and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

2. 07/26/2019 @ 1:15 p.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Joseph Salib, 26, Bayonne

Arrested by: Ptl. Michael O’Neil

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

Remarks: A 2011 Mercedes-Benz was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for unclear plates. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. O’Neil arrested the driver, Joseph Salib, for possession of suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 07/28/2019 @ 7:53 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Cayuga Road

Arrested: James Plitsas, 20, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. Joseph Sherbo

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

Remarks: A 2004 Hyundai was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Cayuga Road for a cracked windshield. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Sherbo arrested the driver, James Plitsas, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for an obstructed view, a seatbelt violation, maintenance of lamps, failure to signal and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

4. 7/29/2019 @ 7:02 p.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Mukesh Daber, 21, Edison

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 1999 Honda was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a view obstruction. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver, Mukesh Daber, for possession of suspected marijuana located inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for an obstructed view, a seatbelt violation, failure to exhibit an insurance card and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.