Feb. 13 - 3:50 am Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron approached a suspicious parked vehicle on 31st Street and arrested Shimar Brown, age 30 of Paterson, after marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Feb. 14 - 12:21 am Wanted Person: P.O. Javier Gutierrez was approached by a male, looking for a ride to his residence in Paterson, and arrested Jesus Vasquez, age 52 of Paterson, after arrest warrants were located out of Passaic ($10,000) and Paterson ($1,000). He was handed over to Passaic Police.
Feb. 14 - 2:32 pm Narcotics: P.O. Tiller Uriarte initiated a motor vehicle stop on Morlot Avenue at Dewey Place and arrested the operator, Damon Best, age 20 of Fair Lawn, after marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and using a hand-held device while operating.
Feb. 17 - 11:41 am Narcotics: Sgt. Nicholas Snyder initiated a motor vehicle stop on Plaza Road at High Street and arrested one passenger, Allen Higgins, age 32 of Oak Ridge, after he gave a false name to the sergeant. Heroin and crack cocaine were located inside the vehicle and arrest warrants were located out of Passaic County (no bail), Fair Lawn ($1,206), Paterson ($1,000), River Edge ($750) and Wayne ($500). A second passenger, Courtney Zona, age 30 of Oak Ridge, was also arrested ater an arrest warrant was located out of Fair Lawn for $500.
Higgins was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and false information to a law enforcement officer. Higgins & Zona were both sent to Bergen County Jail.
Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.