MADISON, NJ -On April 19, 2013, an officer on patrol noticed damage to a borough owned bench located in front of 42 Main Street. The bench was flipped over and one of its legs was broken. At the time, there were no witnesses available. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000.

On April 20, 2013 at approximately 8:00am, Ptl James Cavezza arrested 36 year old Patrick Culzac of Newark, NJ. Officers responded to the Stop & Shop on report of a shoplifter in custody. According to the store’s Loss Prevention Unit, Culzac allegedly took several items of merchandise without paying for them. Culzac was charged with shoplifting and was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.

On April 20, 2013 at approximately 11:00pm, Ptl Chris Keller arrested 29 year old Daniel Vega of Madison, NJ 07940. Madison Police Patrol Units responded to the area of the Whole Foods Market on report of an individual acting disorderly. Upon arrival, officers encountered Vega who was belligerent and yelling obscenities. After an investigation, Vega was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.

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On April 26, 2013, a victim filed a report of theft. The victim reported that while picking up scrap metal from the rear of the Madison Tire Center on Main Street, his vehicle was entered and his wallet was taken. This investigation has been turned over to the Madison Police Bureau of Investigations. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Ken Shannon at 973-593-3004.

On May 3, 2013 at approximately 8:30pm, Sgt. Craig Perrelli arrested 22 year old Anthony Mancini of Guilford, CT. While on patrol, Perrelli encountered Mancini who had pulled his vehicle to the side of the road and was vomiting. Perrelli checked on Mancini’s well being and during conversation detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. Perrelli had Mancini perform field sobriety tests. The investigation determined that Mancini was allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The investigation also revealed that Mancini was in possession of suspected marijuana. Mancini was charged with driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, possession of a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle, and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. He was released to a friend and awaits a court appearance.

The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past two weeks: 17 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 55 Medical Calls, 33 Alarm Calls, 20 Animal Complaints, 17 Assist Citizen Calls, 8 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 6 Calls to assist another Police Agency.

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