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Fair Lawn Police Blotter - Oct. 30

October 19

Theft:  On 10/18 at 4:28pm, Fair Lawn Police responded to a residence on Pollitt Drive after a resident observed a male, driving a maroon Honda, take a package off of the front stairs, then enter the vehicle and flee the scene.  The package contained a Samsung Galaxy S8+ valued at $840.  Det. Mark Wyka took over the investigation and arrested Melvin Gomez-Peralta, age 36 of Paterson, after he admitted to taking the package.  He was released after being charged with theft.

October 20

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8:28 pm - Wanted Person:  P.O. Brian Goodson initiated a motor vehicle stop on Madison Avenue at 2nd Avenue in Paterson and arrested the operator, Jacquise Morris, age 25 of Paterson, after an arrest warrant was located out of Fair Lawn for $500.  He was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle, operating with a suspended license & operating an uninsured vehicle, then released after bail was posted.

9:03 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Maple Avenue at Harristown Road and arrested the operator, Richard Gillmore, age 29 of Oakland, after evidence of drug use was discovered inside the vehicle.  He was released after being charged with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles & failure to signal a turn.

October 22

12:14 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue at Loretto Avenue and arrested the operator, Anthony Cracolici, age 35 of Tenafly, after discovering drugs in his pocket.  He was released after being charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unclear license plates & failure to exhibit an insurance card.

1:35 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Geovanny Buitron & P.O. Brian Goodson initiated a motor vehicle stop on River Street at 2nd Avenue in Paterson and arrested the operator, Whelker Santana, age 27 of Allentown, PA, and one of the passengers, Nilson Diaz-Cruz, age 21 of Allentown, PA, after marijuana was located in their possession.  

Santana, who had arrest warrants out of Allentown, PA (no bail), Middlesex County (no bail), Seaside Heights ($350) & Perth Amboy ($250), was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), operating an unregistered vehicle & operating with a suspended license, then sent to Bergen County Jail.  Diaz-Cruz was released after being charged with possession of CDS & possession of drug paraphernalia.

October 23

7:28 am - Wanted Person:  P.O. Luis Vasquez & P.O. Anthony Burgos responded to the field behind Exxon, 13-20 Plaza Road, on a male sleeping behind the business and arrested Isaac Howington, age 21 of Syracuse, NY, after arrest warrants were located out of Fair Lawn totaling $1500.  He was sent to Bergen County Jail.

8:35 am - Wanted Person:  P.O. Nicholas Snyder initiated a motor vehicle stop on Fair Lawn Avenue at 11th Street and arrested a passenger, Jessica Funk, age 27 of Elizabeth, after arrest warrants were located out of Linden ($1000) & Tinton Falls, ($950).  She was handed over to Linden Police.

October 24

4:56 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Nicholas Snyder responded to Panera Bread, 23-02 Fair Lawn Avenue, on a report of suspicious activity in their restroom and arrested Kassandra Potsel, age 26 of Highland Lakes, & Staci Peer, age 25 of Hamburg, after evidence of drug use was found on both of them.  Potsel was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of hypodermic needles.  Peer was released after being charged with possession of hypodermic needles.

October 25

12:20 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Mark Roskowsky initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Blue Hill Avenue and arrested the operator, Matthew Monego, age 27 of Fair Lawn, after marijuana was discovered inside his vehicle.  He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & maintenance of vehicle lights.

October 26

8:32 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Tunbridge Avenue and arrested the passenger, Joeilla Evans, age 30 of Center Valley, PA, after drugs were located inside the vehicle.  She was released after being charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance & possession of drug paraphernalia.

October 27

1:58 am - Recovered Stolen Vehicle:  P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo initiated a motor vehicle stop on Plaza Road at Romaine Street and arrested the operator, Melissa Deyoung, age 35 of Midland Park, after it was discovered that the vehicle she was operating, a silver Honda, had been reported stolen out of Midland Park.  Drugs & brass knuckles were found inside her purse.  She was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of hypodermic needles, CDS in a motor vehicle, operating with a suspended license & operating unlicensed, then handed over to Midland Park Police due to their investigation into the stolen vehicle.

October 28

10:36 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue at Loretto Avenue and arrested the operator, Garrett Turner, age 31 of East Stroudsburg, PA, after drugs were located hidden in his hand.  He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & improper display of license plates.

October 29

8:12 pm - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez, P.O. John Rovetto, P.O. John Kelly, P.O. Javier Gutierrez, P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo, P.O. Geovanny Buitron & Sgt. Kevin Wood responded to Dunkin Donuts, 23-08 Maple Avenue, on a report of an unconscious 21 year old female who required two doses of Naloxone to become responsive.  During their investigation, they discovered 235 glassine envelopes of heroin & hypodermic needles inside the vehicle used and arrested Eric Strunk, age 22 of Westtown, NY.  Strunk and the female had been travelling together.  He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with intent to distribute, possession of CDS within 500 feet of a public park, possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of hypodermic needles, then sent to Bergen County Jail.  The female victim was transported to Valley Hospital for treatment.

 

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants  are presumed innocent until proven guilty.  If there are questions in reference to the above news release, media personnel can contact Sgt. Brian Metzler at the Fair Lawn Police Department at (201) 794-5365 or by e-mail at bmetzler@fairlawnpd.com.

 

 

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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