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Narcotics, Harassment and a Death Top This Week's Police Blotter

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12/21/16: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Ptl. Kyle Koster and Ptl. Michael Rafferty executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Butler. An investigation led to Sean T. Duncan, age 19, of Kinnelon, to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. He was released with a court date pending.

12/21/16: ARREST FOR WARRANT: Ptl. Casey Petrocy and Ptl. Christian DiGiralomo executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Butler. An investigation revealed the driver, Matthew A. Balkin, age 23, of Fair Lawn, to have a warrant for failure to appear in Union Municipal Court. He was eventually released with a new court date pending.

12/21/16: HARASSMENT: Officers were dispatched to the Morris County Library in Hanover on a report of harassment. All parties talked to; incident still under investigation.

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12/23/16: ARREST FOR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: Ptl. Timothy Drake executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Dover. An investigation led to Diego A. Aguilar, age 19, of Dover to be charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released with a court date pending.

12/23/16: ARREST FOR WARRANTS: Sgt. Edward Koster executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Parsippany. An investigation revealed the driver, Shonee C. Smith-Oatis, age 21, of North Plainfield, to have two warrants for failure to appear in Mountainside and Plainfield Municipal Courts. She was able to post bail and was released with new court dates pending.

12/24/16: ARREST FOR WARRANT: Ptl. Anthony Brunone executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Morristown. An investigation revealed the driver, Richard A. Wetherington, age 26, of Oxford, to have a warrant for failure to appear in Roxbury Municipal Court. He eventually released with a court date pending.

12/26/16: DIRT BIKE COMPLAINT: Ptl. James Lezak was dispatched to Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (M.U.A.) property in Roxbury on a report of two dirt-bikes riding in the area. Contact was made with two juveniles, who were advised and sent on their way.

12/26/16: FIRE ALARM: Sgt. Jason Parrillo was dispatched to a residence on Ruth Drive in Central Park in Parsippany on a report of a fire alarm activation. Fire Department also responded and determined the alarm was activated by a lit cigarette.

12/27/16: DISPUTE: Ptl. Carmen Vernieri was dispatched to the Morris County Library in Hanover on a report of a dispute between two patrons. An investigation revealed this to be an ongoing situation between the two. All parties advised.

12/28/16: ARREST FOR WARRANT: Ptl. John Eckert and Ptl. Michael Rafferty were dispatched to the Dover Police Department on a report of an individual, Susan M. Locket, age 54, of Madison, who was in their custody with a warrant for failure to appear in Randolph Municipal Court, stemming from charges originally filed by the Morris County Park Police Department. She was released with a new court date pending.

12/28/16: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Sgt. Jason Parrillo and Ptl. Matthew Yannuzzi were dispatched to Historic Speedwell Village in Morristown on a report from an employee of suspicious circumstances. An investigation revealed a 30-year-old male was in the area playing Pokemon GO. All parties advised.

12/29/16: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Ptl. James Lezak and Ptl. Christian DiGiralomo executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Morris Township. An investigation led to Tsanann R. Yang, age 19, of Mendham Township to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released with a court date pending.

12/30/16: POLICE ASSISTANCE: Officers were dispatched to the homeless encampment located in the area of Patriot's Path in Hanover on a report of a 55-year-old male who had died from an apparent drug overdose. An investigation revealed this to be in the jurisdiction of the Hanover Township Police Department.

12/30/16: ARREST FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: Sgt. Jason Parrillo was responding to a call for service when he observed a motor-vehicle crash in Morris Township. An investigation led to Michael S. Neves, age 60, of Mendham, to be charged with Driving While Intoxicated and several other motor-vehicle violations. He was eventually released with a court date pending.

12/31/16: ARRESTS FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED/CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL UNDER THE LEGAL AGE: Sgt. Edward Koster and Ptl. Brett Rossi executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Mendham Township. An investigation led to two juveniles to be charged with various alcohol-related offenses. Both juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.

12/31/16: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Det. Stephen Ilnitzki and Ptl. Anthony Brunone were on patrol in Dover when they observed a 55-year-old male lying on the ground. E.M.S. was requested and transported the patient to the hospital for further observation and/or treatment.

 
Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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