Police Blotter

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - July 31

July 20

11:38 pm - Narcotics: P.O. Tiller Uriarte stopped a bicyclist riding on 3rd Street at Legion Place and arrested Erik Anderson, age 38 of Ridgewood, after finding prescription drugs not belonging to him and burglary tools in a backpack he was carrying. Arrest warrants were located out of Bergen County (no bail) and Hasbrouck Heights ($853). He was charged with possession of prescription legend drugs and possession of burglary tools, then sent to Bergen County Jail.

July 21

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5:44 am - Recovered Stolen Property: Fair Lawn Police responded to 4th Street on a report of bicycle thefts from a residence in the area. P.O. Michael Van Ness located one male on a bicycle on Hopper Avenue near 3rd Street and arrested Israel Rodriguez, age 32 of Paterson, after the bicycle was determined to have been taken from a residence on Bellair Avenue. Rodriguez was released after being charged with receiving stolen property & possession of drug paraphernalia. Two other bicycles were located on 5th Street near Hopper Avenue but the suspects were not located.

July 24

Fraud: Fair Lawn Police took a report from a Fair Lawn resident on 7/22/17 who stated that her credit card had been used fraudulently at local businesses. Det. Paul Donohue took over the investigation and was able to identify and arrest Jessica Covino, age 27 of Rochelle Park, after she was identified through video evidence. She was released after being charged with fraudulent use of a credit card & identity theft.

July 25

1:39 am - Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 south at Plaza Road and arrested the operator, Carlos Daniels, age 37 of Port Chester, NY, after marijuana was located inside the vehicle with assistance from a Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to maintain a single lane.

July 26

2:35 am - Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron approached two suspicious males walking on Fair Lawn Avenue at 20th Street and arrested Luis Rosario, age 48 of Paterson, after evidence of drug use was located in a bag he was carrying. Additional drugs were located on his person during a search at police headquarters. He was released after being charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic needles.

July 26

4:32 pm - Weapons: P.O. Nicholas Snyder initiated a motor vehicle stop on Berdan Avenue at Plaza Road and arrested the operator, Kyle Johnson, age 19 of Port Jervis, NY, and the passenger, Ryan Walsh, age 21 of Chester, NY, after marijuana and an air rifle were located inside the vehicle. Johnson was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walsh was released after being charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

July 27

11:43 am - Shoplifting: P.O. Robert Belbol & Sgt. Anthony Ferreira responded to Shoprite, 17-17 River Road, and arrested Philip Mattera, age 62 of Hackensack, after he was detained by store loss prevention with $323.51 in unpaid items in a basket. He was released after being charged with shoplifting.

3:54 pm - Wanted Person: P.O. Nicholas Snyder initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at 34th Street and arrested the operator, Melvyn Acosta-Lopez, age 32 of Paterson, after an arrest warrant was located out of Teaneck for $89. He was charged with failure to maintain vehicle lamps and operating with a suspended license, then released after posting bail.

July 28

12:06 pm - Narcotics: Det/Sgt. Joseph Mecionis initiated a motor vehicle stop on River Road at Fair Lawn Avenue and arrested the operator, George Georgy, age 49 of East Brunswick, after evidence of drug use was located after it was tossed from the vehicle. He was released after being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and improper passing.

2:51 pm - Fraud: Fair Lawn Police responded to Chase Bank, 21-10 Fair Lawn Avenue, on a report of an attempt to fraudulently withdraw money and arrested Clifton Gregory, age 66 of New York, NY, after he was located in a nearby parking lot with a fraudulent Ohio driver’s license and credit card in the name of the account holder. Arrest warrants were located out of Delaware County, PA (no bail) and Lodi ($1,500). He was charged with attempted theft by deception, 2 counts of false government documents and fraudulent use of a credit card, then sent to Bergen County Jail.

July 29

5:59 am - Theft: Fair Lawn Police responded to the area of 1st Street at Morlot Avenue after a resident on 1st Street reported her vehicle being burglarized. P.O. Christopher Siano located Eligha Young, age 35 of Paterson, near Morlot Avenue Bridge and arrested him after he was positively identified by the victim. An Iphone, sunglasses and change was recovered. He was released after being charged with burglary.

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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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