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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The information provided herein may not represent the total scope of police activity. Anyone charged as a result of a police investigation is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

DWI ARREST: On July 20, 2017 at approximately 0140 hours Patrolman Andrew Lynch arrested Sarah Connor, age 22, of Rutherford, New Jersey, for driving while intoxicated. The arrest stems from Patrolman Lynch observing Miss Connor driving with a flat tire. Miss Connor was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath tests, and driving while suspended. Miss Connor was processed and subsequently released to a third-party pending a mandatory court appearance.

CDS ARREST: On July 21, 2017 Detective Andrew Diamond arrested Jameson Luciani, age 22, of Edison, New Jersey, for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and careless driving. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop on South Street after Mr. Luciani was observed driving in a careless manner. Mr. Luciani was processed and released pending a mandatory court appearance.

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CDS ARREST: On July 21, 2017 Patrolman Andrew Lynch arrested Matthew Dudley, age 27 of Chatham Township for possession of marijuana, possession of a synthetic cannabinoid, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop after a resident reported suspicious activity on Verona Road. Mr. Dudley was processed and released pending a mandatory Superior court appearance.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE: On July 23, 2017 at approximately 9:54PM, a resident of Marion Avenue reported that unknown person(s) entered their vehicle while it was parked on the street and stole a wallet containing cash, credit cards, and personal identification cards. The vehicle was unlocked and is believed to have been entered during the overnight hours of July 22, 2017 into July 23, 2017. The matter is under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area or who can provide information is requested to contact Detective Michael Hand at 908-665-1120 or mhand@nppolice.org.

THEFT: On July 25, 2017 at approximately 10:35PM, a resident of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey reported that they had organized the sale of an Apple iPhone via Craigslist on July 24, 2017. The victim reported that they met the buyer in the parking lot of a Springfield Avenue business, at approximately 10:00PM. The victim reported that the buyers arrived in a red four door vehicle and inspected the phone. They then provided $500.00 in counterfeit United States Currency. The victim attempted to stop the suspects however they fled the scene in a vehicle. The suspects were described as a black male, 20 to 25 years of age, approximately 5’ 11” tall, wearing black shorts and black pants. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years of age, heavyset, 5’11” to 6’1” tall, 2 wearing a white t-shirt. No other information was provided. The matter is under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed the suspects or suspect’s vehicle and/or can provide information related to this crime is requested to contact Detective Andrew Diamond at 908-665-8275 or adiamond@nppolice.org.

***Residents are reminded that the Borough of New Providence has an internet purchase exchange location at the Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue. The exchange location is made up of designated parking space in the Municipal Center’s public parking area and is under video surveillance at all times.***

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On July 27, 2017 an employee of a Springfield Avenue business reported that over the last two weeks his vehicle has been damaged several times while parked in the business’ parking lot. The victim provided video surveillance of the incidents and the matter is under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or can provide information on the matter is requested to contact the Detective Bureau at 908-665-1111.

WARRANT ARREST: On July 29, 2017 at approximately 9:38AM Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero arrested Daouda Gomis of Newark, New Jersey, for an outstanding warrant out of Bergenfield. Mr. Gomis was initially stopped for operating a vehicle with fictitious license plates. The vehicle was found to be unregistered and uninsured as well. The vehicle was impounded and Mr. Gomis was issued motor vehicle summonses for operating an unregistered vehicle and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was subsequently released by Bergenfield Municipal Court on his own recognizance.

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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