EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Police stopped, detained, then chased, then charged a man and two women with a variety of drug and weapons offenses on Tuesday, all of which occurred while they had an infant in the car.
On June 4, 2019 at 4:25pm Ptl. Patrick Lem initiated a motor vehicle stop with a 2016 Chevrolet on Hwy 18 North near the New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza for multiple motor vehicle violations. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver, Isaiah James, 26, of Newark, NJ and passenger, Shaking Reynolds, 21, of Perth Amboy, NJ, provided Ptl. Lem with false information regarding their names and dates of birth. The information the men provided was supported by the second passenger, a female, Cameisha Graham, 23, of Keansburg, NJ, says a report issued today by the East Brunswick Police.
Subsequent investigation revealed Reynolds to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and one (1) .40 caliber bullet. After police discovered the loose bullet, James ran from the traffic stop and a foot pursuit ensued with James, Ptl. Dan Werner and Ptl. Michael Egan, who had both arrived on scene as back up. James was taken into custody after running towards the New Jersey Turnpike.
Further investigation revealed Reynolds to be in possession of fourteen (14) bags of crack cocaine. Additionally, a loaded .40 caliber handgun was located inside the vehicle, tucked between the rear seats.
Reynolds was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Hindering Apprehension and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
James was charged with Resisting Arrest, Hindering Apprehension and Child Neglect.
Graham was charged Hindering Apprehension and Child Neglect.
The Child Neglect charges are due to the presence of an infant in the car during the incident.
Additionally, all three were charged with Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
All three were remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. The infant was turned over to a family member.