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New Providence Police Blotter


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.

THEFT: On July 30, 2017 a resident of Murray Hill Square reported an on-going series of thefts from their residence. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending. Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area of Murray Hill Square over the last several weeks is requested to contact Detective Michael Hand at 908-665-1120.

WARRANT ARREST: On July 30, 2017 Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero arrested Terrance Pettaway of Hackensack, New Jersey on a warrant out of Lyndhurst Municipal Court. The arrest stemmed from a random license plate inquiry by Patrolman Guerriero who was conducting a traffic enforcement detail. Mr. Pettaway was processed and subsequently released on his own recognizance by Lyndhurst Police Department.

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CDS ARREST: On July 31, 2017 Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero arrested Sandy Vazquez of Edison, New Jersey for possession of CDS/Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop on South Street for a motor vehicle inspection violation. Ms. Vasquez was also issued a motor vehicle summons for operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She was processed and released pending a mandatory court appearance.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On August 3, 2017 a resident of a Springfield Avenue apartment complex reported that sometime between 7:00AM and 6:00PM on August 3, 2017 their vehicle was intentionally damaged while parked in the complex parking lot. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is requested to contact the Police Department Detective Bureau at 908-665-1111.

WARRANT ARREST: On August 4, 2017 Patrolman Andrew Lynch arrested Kendell Woolridge of Hillside, New Jersey on warrants out of Irvington and Newark, New Jersey Municipal Courts. The arrest stems from a motor vehicle stop on South Street. Mr. Woolridge was transported to the police department where he was processed and subsequently released by both municipal courts on his own recognizance. From July 30, 2017 through August 5, 2017, the police department responded to or initiated 403 calls for service. These calls included but are not limited to, 12 medical service calls, 4 fire calls, 94 property checks, and 33 traffic enforcement details.

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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