On May 9, 2018 at 12:42am, Officer Thomas Belli was on patrol on Rt. 24 when he observed a vehicle failing to maintain the lane it was traveling in. Officer Belli stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Leo D. Glaser, age 23 from Morristown, NJ) he observed signs of impairment and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the interior of the vehicle. Officer Belli further observed open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle. While speaking to Officer Belli, Mr. Glaser also produced a quantity of suspected marijuana that he was in possession of.

Field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Mr. Glaser was not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Mr. Glaser was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses prior to being released pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date:

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  •   Failure to Maintain a Lane

  •   Open Container of Alcohol Inside a Motor Vehicle

  •   Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

  •   Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  •   Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle

     

    On May 9, 2018 at 2:17pm, The Florham Park Police Department received a report of a male attempting to deposit fraudulent checks into an account at TD Bank.

    Officer Conor DeCoursey, Office Geoffrey Rothrock and Sergeant Michael Thomas responded. The bank employees provided a description of the involved vehicle and occupant. That information was broadcast and the vehicle was subsequently located by East Hanover Police Department in the drive through of the TD Bank in East Hanover.

    Following an investigation, it was confirmed that the driver/suspect (Anthony E. Lee, age 56 from Newark, NJ) of the vehicle located by East Hanover Police was the same.

    Mr. Lee was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with the following offense prior to being released pending a Superior Court date:

     Forgery

On May 10, 2018 at 1:03am, Officer Thomas Belli was on patrol on Rt. 24 when he was advised by Officer Mensing of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed heading towards him. Officer Belli followed the vehicle which exited Rt. 24 onto Columbia Turnpike. He was advised by Sgt. Ahlert that the vehicle was observed on RADAR at 91 MPH. The officers stopped the vehicle at Columbia Turnpike and Ridgedale Avenue, however when the signal turned green, the vehicle took off making a left hand turn onto Ridgedale Avenue.

The vehicle was stopped once again and while speaking to the driver (Makrand A. Naravane, age 51 from Randolph, NJ) he observed signs of impairment and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Mr. Naravane.

Mr. Naravane was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Mr. Naravane was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. He was administered a breath test which revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Mr. Naravane was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released to a responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date:

  •   DWI

  •   Failure to Use Headlamps

  •   Careless Driving

  •   Reckless Driving

  •   Failure to Observe a Traffic Control Device

  •   Improper Turn

  •   Failure to Inspect

  •   Speeding

     

    On May 16, 2018 at 10:51am, Sgt. Brian Sampson stopped a vehicle while working traffic duty for a construction site. The vehicle drove through a coned off area onto a closed section of roadway.

    Officer Jeremy Rachel responded and while speaking to the driver (Donna M. Chahalis, age 52 from Florham Park, NJ) he observed signs of impairment. Officer Rachel further observed open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle.

    Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Ms. Chahalis was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated.

Ms. Chahalis was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where she was administered a breath test which revealed that she was under the influence of alcohol and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Ms. Chahalis 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

  •   Careless Driving

  •   Open Container of Alcohol Inside a Motor Vehicle

  •   Consumption of Alcohol Inside a Motor Vehicle

  •   DWI Within 1000 Feet of a School

     

    On May 18, 2018 at 1:39am Officer Thomas Belli observed a vehicle with an improperly displayed license plate traveling on Rt. 24. Officer Belli stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the rear seat passenger (Worky D Joseph, age 34 from Fort Lauderdale, FL) he detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.

    Mr. Joseph turned over a quantity of suspected marijuana to Officer Brian Mensing. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded no additional contraband.

    Mr. Joseph was placed under arrest and transported to Florham Park Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date:

 Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana

 

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.