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. 05/01/2019 @ 1:38 p.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

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Arrested: Kevin Vincent, 21, Hillside

Arrested by: Det. Spencer Durkin

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

Remarks: A 2005 Buick was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Det. Durkin arrested a passenger, Kevin Vincent, for suspected marijuana in his possession. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation, driving while suspended, failure to keep right and failure to signal a turn.

 

2. 5/01/2019 @ 11:06 p.m.

Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street

Arrested: Joseph Chirichella, 79 Highlands

Arrested by: Ptl. Brian Trotter

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2018 Chevrolet was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street for erratic driving. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Trotter arrested the driver, Joseph Chirichella, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving and failure to yield to oncoming traffic.

 

3. 05/03/2019 @ 12:48 a.m.

Centennial Avenue and Raritan Road

Arrested: Amanda Gacina, 28, Rahway

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

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

Remarks: A 2003 Mercury was stopped on Centennial Avenue and Raritan Road for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested a passenger, Amanda Gacina, for suspected crack-cocaine in her possession. She was processed and provided with a Superior Court appearance date. In addition, the driver was issued motor vehicle summonses for an inspection violation.

 

4. 05/04/2019 @ 8:39 p.m.

Raritan Road and Jackson Drive

Arrested: Dwayne Otha, 29, Irvington; Tyshawn Lewis, 21 Irvington

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

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

Remarks: A 2001 Nissan was stopped on Raritan Road and Jackson Drive for a brake light out. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl Rattigan arrested a driver and passenger, Dwayne Otha and Tyshawn Lewis respectively, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. They were processed and provided with Municipal Court appearance dates. In addition, Otha was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps, tinted windows, open container and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

5. 5/05/2019 @ 12:38 a.m.

North Avenue and Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Elroy Jain, 44, West Orange

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2017 Acura was stopped on North Avenue and Centennial Avenue for careless driving. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver, Elroy Jain, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving and delaying traffic.

 

6. 5/05/2019 @ 10:32 p.m.

Raritan Road

Arrested: Ronnie James, 42, Morristown

Arrested by: Ptl. John Rattigan

Charges: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Remarks: A 2012 BMW was stopped on Raritan Road for careless driving. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Rattigan arrested the driver, Ronnie James, for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for open container and delaying traffic.

 

7. 05/06/2019 @ 11:09 a.m.

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: John Matajy, 24, Old Bridge; Anthony Torres, 27, Parlin

Arrested by: Ptl. Gregory Federici

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

Remarks: A 2017 Mazda was stopped on North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange for a seatbelt violation. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl Federici arrested a driver and passenger, John Matajy and Anthony Torres respectively, for suspected heroin found in their possession. They were processed and provided with Superior Court appearance dates. In addition, Matajy was issued motor vehicle summonses for a seatbelt violation and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

 

8. 05/07/2019 @ 12:23 a.m.

Myrtle Street and Rod Smith Place

Arrested: Fredrick Budhram, 22, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Timothy Handy

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

Remarks: A 2012 Kia was stopped on Myrtle Street and Rod Smith Place for erratic driving. Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Handy arrested the driver, Fredrick Budhram, for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. He was processed and provided with a Municipal Court appearance date. In addition, the he was issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to keep right and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle