09/04/2019 6:23 pm Narcotics: Det. Anthony Lugo initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 South at Plaza Road and arrested the operator, Brendan Jones, age 30 of Dumont, after Xanax pills and heroin were discovered inside the vehicle. He was released after being charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of hypodermic needles & careless driving.
09/06/2019 5:33 pm Shoplifting: Det. Brian Rypkema approached 2 persons sitting at the bus stop on Broadway at 30th Street and arrested Dominic Santoli, age 28 of Dumont, after finding unpaid items from CVS (29-00 Broadway), totaling $78.34, plus evidence of drug use inside a backpack. He was released ater being charged with shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of hypodermic needles.
09/07/2019 1:11 am Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron approached a male pedestrian walking on Morlot Avenue at Essex Place and arrested Anthony Garcia-Mendoza, age 31 of Paterson, after marijuana was discovered in his belongings. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance & possession of drug paraphernalia.
09/08/2019 12:15 pm Wanted Person: P.O. Robert Manning initiated a motor vehicle stop on Broadway at 17th Street and arrested the operator, Elijah Clowers, age 34 of Plainfield, after arrest warrants were located out of Westfield ($1,911) & North Plainfield ($1,250). He was handed over to Westfield Police.
Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.