MADISON, NJ - On June 5 at approximately 9 p.m., Patrolman James Cavezza arrested Mark Ferling, 47, of Morristown. Cavezza encountered Ferling during a check of the Madison Train Station. Ferling was allegedly consuming an alcoholic beverage on the Train Station Platform, which violates a Madison Borough ordinance. During Cavezza’s investigation, it was determined that there was an active warrant for Ferling’s arrest out of Morris Plains in the amount of $250. Ferling was arrested and charged with consuming alcohol in a public place. Ferling posted bail and was released pending a court appearance.

On June 7, a Madison resident reported that a package was taken from their residence on June 4. According to the resident, the package containing a jacket was confirmed to have been delivered by UPS. There were no witnesses at the time of the incident. The investigation has been turned over to the Madison Police Detective Bureau. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Madison Police at (973) 593-3000.

On June 9, 2013 at approximately 12:30am, Ptl Mike Minni arrested 21 year old Michelle Barre of Gillette, NJ for driving while intoxicated. While on patrol, Minni observed a vehicle stopped in the travel lane of the parking lot belonging to a local business on Main Street. After noticing that the vehicle had not moved in a while, Minni checked on the well being of the driver. During his investigation, Minni detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Barre’s person. Minni had Barre perform field sobriety tests and determined that she was unable to operate a motor vehicle safely. Barre was issued a motor vehicle summons for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and for being an unlicensed driver. She was released to a family member pending a court appearance.

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Madison Police Department is pleased to announce its continued involvement in the national crime prevention program, National Night Out.  We are looking for a few neighborhoods to host a block party where the police will come out to visit and join in the festivities interacting with the residents.  The police will have giveaway prizes for the kids and will available to speak with residents about local crime prevention concerns as well as recent crime trends.  The event will take place on August 6, 2013 starting at approximately 6:00 p.m.  If you are interested in being a National Night Out block party captain please contact Officer Chad Rybka.  He can be contacted through e-mail at rybkac@rosenet.org or at his direct line 973.593.3005.

The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past week: 13 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 20 Medical Calls, 14 Alarm Calls, 5 Animal Complaints, 10 Assist Citizen Calls, 4 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 5 Calls to assist another Police Agency.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.