08/19/2017

4:08 pm

Narcotics:  P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North at Harristown Road and arrested the operator, Christopher Simcik, age 34 of Florida, NY, after finding drugs in his hand & hidden in a cigarette box.  He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & tailgating.

08/21/2017

12:07 pm

Wanted Person:  P.O. Nicholas Snyder initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at 27th Street and arrested the operator, Jeffry Angeles-Contreras, age 25 of Paterson, after arrest warrants were located out of South Hackensack ($1000) & Hackensack ($500).  He was charged with using a cell phone while operating, failure to produce a vehicle document, unlicensed driver & operating with a suspended license, then handed over to South Hackensack Police.

08/22/2017

6:58 pm

Shoplifting:  P.O. Brian Rypkema & P.O. Michael Franco responded to CVS, 18-35 River Road, on a report of a shoplifter who fled the store and arrested Herman Peavy 3rd, age 51 of Paterson, after he was located on River Road with $39.40 in unpaid items in his backpack.  He was released after being charged with shoplifting.

08/23/2017

8:54 pm

Narcotics:  P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo approached a suspicious person standing on Lake Street at Weber Place and arrested Michael Bell, age 55 of Fair Lawn, after locating drugs in his pockets.  He was released after being charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance & possession of hypodermic needles.

08/25/2017

4:41 pm

Escape:  P.O. Tiller Uriarte, P.O. Stephen Buskiewicz & A/Lt. James Krizek approached Phillip Maroney, age 34 of Paterson, on the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge after reports that he was asking motorists for money.  Once Maroney found out that he was being arrested for warrants out of Paterson totaling $1000, he ran from the officers.  The officers were able to apprehend Maroney on McLean Boulevard, but not before P.O. Uriarte suffered a knee injury.  

  Maroney was charged with escape, resisting arrest & panhandling, then sent to Bergen County Jail.  P.O. Uriarte was transported by Elmwood Park Ambulance to Valley Hospital and will be on medical leave for an extended period of time.

08/26/2017

9:31 pm

Narcotics:  P.O. John Rovetto & P.O. Juan Rodriguez were conducting an investigation on Promenade Boulevard when they detected an odor of raw marijuana from a nearby vehicle and arrested Nolis Torres-Collazo, age 20 of Gaston, SC, after marijuana was found inside the vehicle.  He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & possession of drug paraphernalia.

08/27/2017

3:01 am

Wanted Person:  P.O. John Kelly, P.O. Brian Goodson & P.O. Juan Rodriguez responded to a residence on Grunauer Place on a loud noise complaint and arrested Alphonse Diaz, age 27 of Fair Lawn, after arrest warrants were located out of Fair Lawn ($629) & Mahwah ($500).  He was charged with excessive noise, then released after bail was posted.

08/27/2017

6:08 pm

Shoplifting:  P.O. Brian Rypkema & P.O. Timothy Ammann responded to the area of CVS, 29-00 Broadway, after a reported shoplifting.  They located and arrested Shaun Puzak, age 27 of Rochelle Park, and Thomas Von Borstel, age 21 of Paterson, who had $79.80 in unpaid items and evidence of drug use.  

  Puzak, who had an arrest warrant out of Bergen County for $3000, was charged with shoplifting & possession of a hypodermic needle, was sent to Bergen County Jail.  Von Borstel, who had an arrest warrant out of Paramus for $2000, was charged with shoplifting, possession of a controlled dangerous substance & possession of a hypodermic needle, was also sent to Bergen County Jail.

08/25/2017

10:12 pm

Narcotics:  P.O. Geovanny Buitron & P.O. John Rovetto initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North at Maple Avenue and arrested the operator, Brian Hoeverman, age 36 of Franklin Lakes, after he failed a roadside sobriety test and drugs were located inside the vehicle.  The passenger, Robert Ferri, age 33 of Wyckoff, was also arrested after drugs were found.  

  Hoeverman was released to a responsible adult after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), being under the influence of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles & driving while intoxicated.  Ferri was released after being charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of hypodermic needles.

08/29/2017

1:08 pm

Shoplifting:  P.O. Christopher Siano & P.O. Timothy Ammann responded to Shoprite, 17-17 River Road, for a shoplifting and arrested Raul Banks, age 36 of Paterson, after he was detained by loss prevention with unpaid items, totaling $94.92, hidden in a backpack.  Arrest warrants were located out of Hawthorne ($2500), Fair Lawn ($511) & Glen Rock ($500).  He was charged with shoplifting, then sent to Bergen County Jail.

09/01/2017

10:24 pm

Wanted Person:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on River Road at Campbell Road and arrested the operator, Daquan Gholston, age 30 of Paterson, when an arrest warrant out of Passaic County for $4415 was located.  He was charged with being an unlicensed driver, then handed over to Passaic County Sheriff’s Department.

09/01/2017

3:10 pm

Driving While Intoxicated:  P.O. Luke Hintzen & P.O. Edward Egan responded to Wagaraw Road at Maple Avenue on a reported motor vehicle crash and arrested one of the operators, Susan Laufter, age 62 of Merritt Island, FL, after she failed a roadside sobriety test.  She was charged with driving while intoxicated & open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, then transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus for treatment.

09/02/2017

9:07 pm

Narcotics:  P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North at Harristown Road and arrested the operator, Brian Dowling, age 44 of Florida, NY, after drugs were found hidden in his clothing.  He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & possession of drug paraphernalia.

09/03/2017

10:51 pm

Narcotics:  P.O. Justin DiGuglielmo & P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North at Harristown Road and arrested the operator, Nicholas Colella, age 30 of Walden, NY, after finding marijuana inside the vehicle.  The passenger, Lenard Best, age 41 of Paterson, was also arrested when arrest warrants were located out of Mahwah ($500) & Paterson ($127).  During a search at police headquarters, Best was found to have a bag hidden in his pants containing 21 grams of MDMA, 2 tabs of LSD & 58 glassine envelopes of heroin.

  Colella was released after being charged with possession of a controlled d angerous substance (CDS), possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to signal a turn & failure to maintain a single lane.  

  Best was charged with 3 counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS & 3 counts of possession of CDS, then sent to Bergen County Jail.

     
 

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.