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New Providence Police Blotter, March 9, 2017


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On February 25, Officers were dispatched to a Borough business for the report of a vehicle in the parking lot that was previously reported stolen out of the City of Newark. Officers responded to this business and located the vehicle and confirmed the vehicle was stolen. 

Subsequent to a police investigation, Adam Baines, age 27 of Newark was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest. Mr. Baines was transported to New Providence Police Department, where he was charged and processed. Mr. Baines was given a mandatory court appearance in Superior Court in Elizabeth, NJ. 

On March 1, 2017, Sgt. Sretenovic was on patrol and conducted a motor vehicle stop on South St. after observing the vehicle drive in a careless manner. During the course of the motor vehicle stop, Sgt. Sretenovic detected the odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. 

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A search of the vehicle located the controlled dangerous substance. Sgt. Sretenovic subsequently arrested Taleeca Taylor, age 25 of Plainfield, NJ. She was transported to New Providence Police Department, where she was charged with possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia. She was later released pending an appearance in New Providence Municipal Court. 

On March 8, 2017, Ptlm Guerriero conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue after observing the driver operating the vehicle in an erratic manner. During the course of the motor vehicle stop, Ptlm. Guerriero determined that the operator had previously consumed alcoholic beverages. 

He conducted an investigation and determined that the driver, Dawn Hayer, age 29 of Paterson, was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. She was placed under arrest and transported to New Providence Police Department. She was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to breath testing and various other motor vehicle charges. She was released to a suitable adult and has an upcoming court appearance on New Providence Municipal Court.

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