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. 6/20/2019 @ 10:58 a.m.

Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue

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Arrested: Zelda Dirobbio, 51, Clark

Arrested by: Ptl. Greg Federici

Charges: Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A 2010 Ford was stopped on Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Federici arrested a passenger, Zelda Dirobbio, for suspected Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Diazepam found in her possession without valid prescriptions. She was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, she was issued a motor vehicle summons for a seatbelt violation.

 

2. 06/20/2019 @ 7:13 p.m. 

North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested: Justin Sanzo, 47, Cranford; Ely Torres, 42, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

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

Remarks: A 2007 Chevrolet was stopped on North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the driver and a passenger, Justin Sanzo and Ely Torres respectively, for possession of suspected heroin found inside the vehicle. They were processed and provided with Superior Court appearance dates. In addition, Sanzo was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation, suspended driver and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

3. 06/21/2019 @ 1:29 a.m.

Casino Avenue and Riverside Drive

Arrested: George Brown, 61, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher Gross

Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Remarks: A bicyclist was stopped for riding without any lights or reflectors at the intersection of Casino Avenue and Riverside Drive. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Gross arrested the bicyclist, George Brown, for having a “crack” pipe in his possession. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued a summons for riding a bicycle at night without a light.

 

4. 06/21/2019 @ 9:16 a.m.

South Union Avenue and Walnut Avenue

Arrested: Philip Denoma, 37, Montclair

Arrested by: Ptl. Matthew Siessel

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

Remarks: A 2003 Mazda was stopped on South Union Avenue and Walnut Avenue for tinted windows. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Siessel arrested the driver, Philip Denoma, for possession of suspected marijuana. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for an improper turn, tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 06/22/2019 @ 10:44 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and the Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange

Arrested: Hermenegildo Bartolo, 51, Linden

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: Police units responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Centennial Avenue at the Garden State Parkway 136 Exchange. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested one of the drivers, Hermenegildo Bartolo, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued a motor vehicle summons for careless driving.