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Florham Park Police Blotter

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ- On June 1, 2017 at 9:35am, Officer Brian Mensing conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Route 24. The inquiry indicated that the registered owners driving privileges were suspended. Officer Mensing conducted a stop of the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Sherley Fadael, age 29 from Bloomfield, NJ) he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle and observed suspected marijuana in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Ms. Fadael was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters and was charged with the following offenses:

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

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 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 Maintenance of Lamps

 CDS in a Motor Vehicle

 Driving While Suspended

Ms. Fadael was processed and released pending a future Florham Park Municipal Court appearance.

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On June 6, 2017 at 1:13am, Officer Brian Mensing, while on patrol, observed a vehicle parked with the interior light on but was unable to determine if the vehicle was occupied due to tinted windows. As Officer Mensing turned around to investigate, the vehicle pulled away. Officer Mensing conducted a motor vehicle stop for tinted windows and while speaking to the driver (Eudonis Forster 3rd, age 19 from Dover, NJ) and passenger (Christopher M. Melia, age 19 from East Hanover, NJ) he detected an odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. A subsequent search the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Both Mr. Forster and Mr. Melia were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters and were charged with the following offenses:

Eudonis Forster 3rd

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 Failure to Turn Over CDS to Law Enforcement

Robert Treiber Chief of Police D/Lt. Scott Bartell Public Information (973) 410-5441 546@fppd.net AFTER HOURS (973) 377-2200 Twitter @florhamalert Facebook facebook.com/FlorhamparkPD

FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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 Tinted Windows

 CDS in a Motor Vehicle

Christopher M. Melia

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Both Mr. Forster and Mr. Melia were processed and released pending a future Florham Park Municipal Court appearance.

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On June 9, 2017 at 12:19am, Officer Thomas Belli, while on patrol, observed a vehicle traveling on Park Avenue with no front license plate. Officer Belli conducted a stop of the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Jaleesa S. Smith, age 28 from Orange, NJ) he detected an odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle and observed suspected marijuana in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana.

Ms. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters and was charged with the following offenses:

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 Improper Display of License Plates

 Failure to Inspect

Ms. Smith was processed and released pending a future Florham Park Municipal Court appearance.

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On July 1, 2017 at 7:50pm, Officer Daniel Braico observed a vehicle traveling on Ridgedale Avenue with an inoperable headlight. Officer Belli Braico conducted a stop of the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Stephen P. Dominico, age 30, from Parsippany, NJ) he observed signs of impairment. Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. Mr. Dominico was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test and an examination by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). The results of the Drug Recognition Expert’s examination revealed Mr. Dominico was under the influence of drugs and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely. Robert Treiber Chief of Police D/Lt. Scott Bartell Public Information (973) 410-5441 546@fppd.net AFTER HOURS (973) 377-2200 Twitter @florhamalert Facebook facebook.com/FlorhamparkPD

FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 18, 2017 - Page 3

Mr. Dominico 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

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On July 3, 2017 at 11:15pm, the Florham Park Police Department responded to the Verizon Store for a reported theft of seven (7) Apple iPhone 7 devices.

While reviewing surveillance video, it was determined that two (2) unidentified black males entered the store at 3:59pm and one of the males entered a back room where the inventory is stored and took the seven devices.

This incident remains under investigation by the Florham Park Police Department Detective Bureau. Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to call Detective Frank Pietropinto at (973) 410-5424 or Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-COP-CALL.

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On July 10, 2017 at 5:40pm, the Florham Park Police Department responded to Brooklake Road by Crescent Road for a report of a single car motor vehicle accident. Officer Geoffrey Rothrock and Officer Conor DeCoursey arrived and located a vehicle, which had crashed head on into a tree on Brooklake Road. While speaking to the driver, (Kathryn E. Hurley, age 25, from Chatham, NJ) and assessing her for injuries, Officer Rothrock observed signs of impairment. The officers also determine that Ms. Hurley was traveling with her 2 year-old daughter at the time of the accident.

Ms. Hurley and her daughter were transported to Morristown Medical center for evaluation. While at Morristown Medical Center, blood was drawn from Ms. Hurley for the purpose of analysis.

Ms. Hurley was released from Morristown Medical Center and placed under arrest. She was transported to Florham Park Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with the following offenses.

 DWI

 DWI in a School Zone

 Reckless Driving

 Failure to Properly Use a Car Seat

 Failure to Keep Right

Robert Treiber Chief of Police D/Lt. Scott Bartell Public Information (973) 410-5441 546@fppd.net AFTER HOURS (973) 377-2200 Twitter @florhamalert Facebook facebook.com/FlorhamparkPD

FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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 Failure to Possess a Registration Card

 Endangering the Welfare of a Child

 Assault by Auto

Ms. Hurley was transported to and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility on the above charges. He daughter remained at Morristown Medical Center as a precaution.

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On July 13, 2017 at 5:40pm, the Florham Park Police Department received a call stating an intoxicated person was leaving their place of employment on Columbia Turnpike. The caller provided a description of the vehicle including the registration. Officer Jared Orgel located the vehicle parked in the parking lot of 184 Columbia Turnpike across two parking spaces. As the vehicle began to pull away, Officer Orgel conducted a motor vehicle stop. While speaking to the driver (Matthew J. Connahan, age 63, from Chester, NJ) he observed signs of impairment. Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated.

Mr. Connahan was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test. The results of the breath test revealed Mr. Connahan was under the influence of alcohol and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Mr. Connahan was processed and charged with the following offenses:

 DWI

 Reckless Driving

He was released to a responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date.

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On July 14, 2017 at 10:00pm, the Florham Park Police Department responded to a Lincoln Avenue residence for a report of a package theft. The victim reports she was awaiting a new cable box from Verizon, when she arrived home at 10:00pm, she found the box damaged and empty.

This incident remains under investigation by the Florham Park Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to call the Florham Park Police Department at (973) 377-2200 or Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-COP-CALL. Robert Treiber Chief of Police D/Lt. Scott Bartell Public Information (973) 410-5441 546@fppd.net AFTER HOURS (973) 377-2200 Twitter @florhamalert Facebook facebook.com/FlorhamparkPD

FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 18, 2017 - Page 5

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On July 14, 2017 at 2:39am, Officer Daniel Braico observed a vehicle on the side of the road on Rt. 24. While speaking to the driver (Alisha J. Harper, age 31 from Newark, NJ) he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle and observed suspected marijuana in the vehicle. After questioning Ms. Harper about the odor of marijuana, she turned over suspected marijuana and paraphernalia to Officer Braico. She further admitted to using marijuana recently. Officer Braico then conducted field sobriety tests, which indicated that Ms. Harper was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated.

Ms. Harper was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where she was administered a breath test and an examination by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). The results of the Drug Recognition Expert’s examination revealed Ms. Harper was under the influence of drugs and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Ms. Harper 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

 CDS in a Motor Vehicle

 DWI

 Reckless Driving

 Driving While Suspended

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On July 17, 2017 at 6:40pm, Florham Park Police Department was alerted to a prescription fraud in progress at Walgreen’s. Walgreens reported a prescription was called in that was determined to be fraudulent. They contacted the Florham Park Police Department when the prescription was attempted to be picked up.

Officer Brian Mensing and Officer Anthony Negri responded and located the suspect (Rauon Gordon, age 23 from Brooklyn, NY) inside the store. As the officers approached Mr. Gordon and requested identification, he began to run from the officers. Mr. Gordon was caught but resisted arrest as the officers were attempting secure him. In the process, an officer was injured.

Mr. Gordon was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:

 Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

 Resisting Arrest

Robert Treiber Chief of Police D/Lt. Scott Bartell Public Information (973) 410-5441 546@fppd.net AFTER HOURS (973) 377-2200 Twitter @florhamalert Facebook facebook.com/FlorhamparkPD

FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 18, 2017 - Page 6

 Hindering Apprehension

 Presenting False Identification

 Obtaining CDS by Fraud

Mr. Gordon was transported to and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility on the above charges and warrants for his arrest from other jurisdictions.

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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