April 1 - 9:06 am Driving While Intoxicated: P.O. Brad Pindyck responded to a motor vehicle crash on Forest Street near Maple Avenue and arrested one of the operators, a 55-year-old male of Fair Lawn, after he failed a roadside sobriety test. He was released to a responsible adult after being charged with reckless driving & driving while intoxicated.
April 2 - Theft By Deception: On 2/11/19, a female victim from Fair Lawn responded to Fair Lawn Police Headquarters to report that a check that had been mailed at the Radburn Post Office on Abbott Road for $1,000 had been fraudulently cashed into another account. Det. Paul Donohue took over the investigation and arrested a 19-year-old male of Paterson, on 4/2/19 after he admitted to cashing the check and then withdrawing the funds after the check cleared, keeping $350 while turning the rest over to an unknown person. He was released after being charged with theft by deception.
April 2 - 1:18 pm Narcotics: Sgt. Sean Macys initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Summit Avenue and arrested the operator, a 21-year-old male of Paterson, and the passenger, a 16-year-old male from Paterson, after marijuana & items used to distribute marijuana were located inside the vehicle.
Gray was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia & possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. The juvenile was released to a parent and will have the same charges filed on a juvenile petition with the family court. $2,100 in cash was confiscated as proceeds from drug sales from the juvenile and will be held for forfeiture.
April 2 - 11:04 pm Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron, P.O. John Rovetto, P.O. Javier Gutierrez, P.O. Juan Rodriguez & Sgt. Kevin Wood responded to Taylor Road on a report of a parked suspicious vehicle with two occupants and upon arrival, arrested the operator, a 20-year-old male of Paterson, after he handed marijuana over to the officer upon request. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
April 8 -1:25 pm Narcotics: Det. Brian Rypkema & Det. Anthony Lugo initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 at Cedar Hill Avenue and arrested a 37-year-old male of West Seneca, NY, after he handed over marijuana to the detective upon request. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
April 9 - 12:16 pm Recovered Stolen Tools: Det. Anthony Lugo & Det. Brian Rypkema approached two vehicles parked at Dunkin Donuts, 23-08 Maple Avenue, after observing assorted power tools being moved from one vehicle to the other vehicle. Ownership of the tools could not be proven so two individuals were arrested. They were released after being charged with receiving stolen property. Total value of the tools was $1,960.
April 9 - 6:25 pm Shoplifting: P.O. John Kelly responded to Shoprite, 17-17 River Road, on a report of shoplifting and arrested a 47-year-old male of Mahwah, after he was detained by store loss prevention attempting to leave the store with unpaid items in a shopping cart, totaling $372. Arrest warrants were located out of Bergen County, Sussex County, Paramus & Englewood. He was charged with shoplifting, then handed over to Sparta Police.
April 9 - 10:04 pm Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Tunbridge Road and arrested the operator, a 32-year-old male of Rochelle Park, after hypodermic needles were discovered inside the vehicle. He was released after being charged with possession of hypodermic needles.
April 9 - 10:33 pm Narcotics: P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Maple Avenue at River Road and arrested the operaor, a 43-year-old male of Paterson, after marijuana was handed over upon request. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, operating an unregistered vehicle & operating unlicensed.
Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.