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On February 26, 2017 at 1:40am, Officer Daniel Braico was conducting traffic enforcement on

Rt. 24 when he observed a white vehicle traveling with the high beams on. Officer Braico

stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Jonathan A. Bello, age 35 from Newark,

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NJ) he observed signs of impairment and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage

emanating from the interior of the vehicle.

Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Mr. Bello was under the

influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. Mr. Bello was placed under

arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test.

Mr. Bello was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released to a

responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date.

 DWI

 Reckless Driving

 Unlicensed Driver

 Improper Use of Multi Beam Headlamps

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On March 7, 2017 at 9:41am, Officer Daniel Bundschuh observed a vehicle make an illegal

U-turn on Park Avenue in the area of Campus Drive. Officer Bundschuh stopped the vehicle

and while speaking to the driver (Kaitlyn Gonzalez, age 19 from Bergenfield, NJ) he detected

the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.

After speaking to Gonzalez, she produced a bag containing suspected marijuana as well as

glass pipe containing suspected burnt marijuana. A subsequent consent search of the

vehicle revealed a bag containing suspected marijuana edibles in the form of a brownie.

Ms. Gonzalez was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where she was

charged with the following offenses:

 Improper U-turn

 Driving While Suspended

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

She was processed and released pending a future Florham Park Municipal Court date.

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On March 9, 2017 at 10:45pm, Officer Joel Phillips observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate

of speed on Columbia Turnpike. He conducted a stop of the vehicle on Hanover Road.

While speaking to the driver, he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the

vehicle. The driver denied any knowledge, however a passenger (Nadia A. Spates, age 19

from Newark, NJ) admitted to being in possession of marijuana. Ms. Spates turned the

suspected marijuana over to Officer Phillips.

Ms. Spates was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where she was

charged with the following offenses:

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

She was processed and released pending a future Florham Park Municipal Court date.

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On March 13, 2017, Florham Park Police officers took a report from a resident of the

Riverbend Complex of harassment. The victim reported being continuously harassed by a

neighbor. The victim had made a previous report in October of 2016 and reports the

harassment has been sporadic but continuous since the original report.

Detective Sergeant Brian Ford investigated and arrested Tracey B. Cadigan, age 46 from

Florham Park and charged her with harassment following a formal interview regarding the

incidents. She was charged on a complaint summons and released pending a future Florham

Park Municipal Court date.

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On March 24, 2017 at 1:00am, Officer Richard Wronski stopped a vehicle after observing it

driving on a flat tire on Columbia turnpike. While speaking to the driver (Alexander P. Van

Rees, age 28 from Morristown, NJ) he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating

from the vehicle and the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. He further

observed signs of intoxication while speaking to Mr. Van Rees.

A subsequent consent search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Mr. Van Rees was under the

influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. Mr. Van Rees was placed

under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test.

Mr. Van Rees was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released

to a responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date.

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle

 DWI

 Reckless Driving

 Operating on a Flat Tire

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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