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Fair Lawn Police Blotter - June 29, 2018

June 18 - 10:10 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. John Rovetto initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at 30th Street and arrested the operator, Jaime Costanzo, age 36 of Garfield, and the passenger, Benjamin Jackson, age 26 of Saddle Brook, after marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle.  

Costanzo, who had an arrest warrant out of Garfield for $500, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating while using a hand-held device, operating with a suspended license and 2 counts of failure to produce documents, then released after bail was posted.

Jackson, who initially gave false information and had an arrest warrant out of Passaic for $1,000, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering apprehension, then handed over to Passaic Police.

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June 20 - 6:04 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Brian Rypkema & P.O. Michael Van Ness approached a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at High Street and Plaza Road and arrested Andre Brown, age 57 of Bayshore, NY, after cocaine was discovered inside the vehicle.  He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 21 - 5:47 pm - Shoplifting:  Det. Nicholas Snyder approached 2 suspicious people walking in the parking lot of CVS, 18-35 River Road, and arrested Catherine Derosa, age 33 of Toms River and Stephen Laganella, age 30 of Park Ridge, after unpaid items were found in a backpack they were carrying.  Both were charged with shoplifting. While Derosa was released, Laganella had arrest warrants out of Bergen County (no bail), Paterson ($1,000) and Haledon ($1,000) and was handed over to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.

June 22 - 10:37 am - Weapons:  Det/Sgt. Joseph Mecionis initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at 27th Street during a Motor Vehicle Commission inspection checkpoint and arrested Antwone Dockery, age 29 of Paterson, after arrest warrants out of Paterson totaling $1,200 were discovered.  While making the arrest, a Beretta 9mm handgun was found in a case on the floor of the backseat. Dockery was charged with possession of a handgun without a permit, using a hand-held device while operating, tinted windows and operating with a suspended license, then transported to Bergen County Jail.

June 23 - 7:37 pm - Wanted Person:  P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo responded to a motor vehicle crash on River Road at Hopper Avenue and arrested one of the operators, Matthew Nahas, age 21 of Fair Lawn, after an arrest warrant was located out of Ocean Township for $458.  He was charged with operating with a suspended license and then released after bail was posted.

June 25 - 8:42 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. John Rovetto initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 at Lincoln Avenue and arrested the operator, Christopher Ambrose, age 25 of New York, NY, after finding heroin, prescription pills and cocaine inside the vehicle.  He was released after being charged with 3 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, maintenance of vehicle lamps & operating with a suspended license.

June 26 - 10:22 am - Wanted Person:  P.O. Michael O’Brien initiated a motor vehicle stop on Plaza Road at Waverly Avenue and arrested the operator, Charles Edmonson, age 59 of North Arlington, after an arrest warrant was located out of Paterson for $500.  He was charged with maintenance of vehicle lamps and operating with a suspended license, then handed over to Paterson Police.

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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