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Fair Lawn Police Blotter - March 13, 2018

March 5

1:16 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Chris Sullivan & P.O. Luke Hintzen responded to the parking lot next to United Check Cashing, 24-00 Broadway, on a report of an unconscious male in a parked vehicle and arrested Christopher Artinger, age 29 of Oakland, after heroin was located inside the vehicle once he was awakened. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 6

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1:08 am - Wanted Person:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez approached a suspicious person walking Maple Avenue at River Road and arrested Tyrone Byard, age 49 of Paterson, after arrest warrants were located out of Clifton ($2,500), Elmwood Park ($1,000) and Fair Lawn ($500).  He was sent to Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

12:31 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue at Loretto Avenue and arrested a passenger, Steven Jones, age 31 of Albany, NY, after he gave a false name to the officer.  A second passenger, Carlos Ortiz, age 21 of Liberty, NY, was arrested after evidence of drug use was found.

Jones was released after being charged with false information to a law enforcement officer.  Ortiz was released after being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

9:57 am - Wanted Person:  P.O. Chris Sullivan initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Cyril Avenue and arrested the operator, Osvaldo Agosto, age 59 of Paterson, after arrest warrants were located out of Paterson ($3,000) and Elizabeth ($316).  He was charged with failure to observe a red light, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, broken mirror on a vehicle and operating with a suspended license, then handed over to Paterson Police.

March 8

11:28 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Michael Van Ness initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Tunbridge Road and arrested the operator, Fiona Pedin, age 23 of Valley Cottage, NY, after she handed heroin to the officer upon request.  She was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic needle.

March 12

2:43 pm - Shoplifting:  P.O. Edward Egan & Sgt. Peter Yuskaitis responded to CVS, 31-00 Broadway, on a report of a shoplifting in progress and arrested Ciara Washington, age 25 of Paterson, after she left the store with unpaid items. Washington, who gave a false name to the officer during questioning and had evidence of drug use in her bag, had arrest warrants out of Fair Lawn ($500), Fort Lee ($500) and Paramus ($408). She was charged with shoplifting, false information to a law enforcement officer & possession of drug paraphernalia, then sent to Bergen County Jail.

5:08 pm - Shoplifting:  P.O. Luke Hintzen, P.O. Robert Manning & Sgt. Peter Yuskaitis responded to CVS, 18-35 River Road, on a shoplifting in progress and arrested Henry Bermudez, age 30 of Paterson, after he was observed hiding $102.43 in unpaid items in bags in the store to later leave with.  He was released after being charged with shoplifting.

7:40 pm - Wanted Person:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on River Road and Campbell Road and arrested a passenger, Clairse Cooks, age 45 of Paterson, after an arrest warrant was located out of Fair Lawn for $200.  She was released after bail was posted.

11:18 pm - Shoplifting:  P.O. Geovanny Buitron stopped a pedestrian after observing him walk into a path of a vehicle on River Road near Range Road and arrested Vernon Henry, age 40 of Paterson, after finding $85.13 in unpaid items in his clothing that were taken from ShopRite, 17-17 River Road.  Arrest warrants were located out of Paterson ($2,000), Totowa ($1,500), Clifton ($1,000) and Fair Lawn ($500). He was charged with shoplifting and jaywalking, then sent to Bergen County Jail.

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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