08/01/2019 4:51 pm Narcotics: P.O. Anthony Burgos & P.O. Peter Federico approached a suspicious male walking on Morlot Avenue at River Road and arrested Michael Pezzuti, age 35 of Garfield, after arrest warrants were located out of Bergen County (no bail) and Bogota ($685). Heroin was discovered inside his backpack during a search incident to arrest. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, then handed over to Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.

08/01/2019 3:49 pm Narcotics: Det. Brian Rypkema initiated a motor vehicle stop on Maple Avenue at Cedar Street and arrested the operator, Luis LaBoy Jr, age 24 of North Arlington, after evidence of drug use was discovered inside the vehicle. He was released after being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle and operating with a suspended license.

08/04/2019 2:36 am Driving While Intoxicated: P.O. Mark Roskowsky responded to Jordan Road on a report of a motor vehicle crash into a utility pole and arrested Kevin Fernandez, age 23 of Jamaica, NY, after he failed a roadside sobriety test. He was released to a responsible adult after being charged with reckless driving, careless driving, driving while intoxicated and commercial motor vehicle operator refusal to submit to breath testing.

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08/07/2019 11:53 am Wanted Person: Lt. Paul Scott was assisting Jessica Betancourt, age 39 of Haledon, with the release of an impounded vehicle inside of police headquarters when he located arrest warrants out of Paterson ($1,000) & Roxbury ($145) and arrested her. She was handed over to Paterson Police. 

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.