NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As previously reported, area police departments, including New Providence and Berkeley Heights are seeing a spike in motor vehicle burglaries and auto thefts recently. Police are asking residents to be vigilant about locking their cars and bringing the keys in the house, as well as anything of value in the car. Don't leave anything in the car that might attract the attention of thieves.

The Police Blotter issued on Jan. 25 includes the following items:

1/02- Corporal Andrew Diamond arrested Carlos Dejesus Flores-Aguirre, 25, of New Providence for 2nd Degree Driving While Suspended, Failure to Install an Interlock Device and driving an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Livingston Avenue.  He was released pending a future court appearance.

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1/03- Patrolman Christian Cely arrested Gary Pulgarin, 27, of Roselle Park for Possession of Marijuana.  The arrests stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Glenside Road.  He was released pending a future court appearance. 

1/03- Corporal Andrew Diamond arrested Jekyra Hoffman, 25, of Rosell for active warrants out of Irvington and Linden.  The warrants were located during a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue.  Ms. Hoffman was also issued summonses for Driving While Suspended, Expired registration and Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Bail was posted for the warrants and she was released on her own recognizance pending future court dates.

1/05- Patrolman Christian Cely arrested Glenn Ellison, 43, of Bronx, NY for a warrant out of Watchung.  The warrant was located during a check of a suspicious motor vehicle on Sulfrian Road.  Mr. Ellison was turned over to Watchung Police.

1/06- Patrolman Joe DiParisi arrested Jaclyn Klein, 29, of New Brunswick on an active warrant out of Milltown. The warrant was located during a motor vehicle stop on Central Avenue.  Bail was posted and he was released pending a future court date.

1/06- Patrolman Nick Guerriero arrested Barry Jones, 37, of Newark on Possession of Marijuana and an active warrant out of East Orange.  The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Route 78.  Mr. Jones was released on his own recognizance pending future court dates.

1/08- Patrolman Joe DiParisi arrested Destiny Sanders, 20, of Hillside on an active warrant out of Newark.  The warrant was located during a motor vehicle stop on South Street.  Ms. Sanders was also issued a summons for Driving While Suspended and was released pending future court dates.  

1/08- Patrolman Dave Rodriguez arrested Jay Benton, 36, of East Orange for Hindering Apprehension by providing False Information to Law Enforcement, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an active warrant out of Princeton.  The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue.  Mr. Benton was charged and released on his own recognizance pending future court dates.  

1/14- Patrolman Nick Guerriero arrested Tahiyyah Cook, 25, of Union on an active warrant out of Berkeley Heights.  The warrant was located during a motor vehicle stop on Ryder Way.  Ms. Cook was released on her own recognizance pending a future court date.  

1/15- Patrolman Dave Rodriguez arrested Rayquan Miles, Lloyd Gillespie and Altemeen Simpson, all 19-years-old, out of Newark.  The arrests stemmed from a patrol response to two suspicious vehicles on Runnymede Parkway with males entering parked vehicle in driveways.  The vehicles, later confirmed as stolen, fled the area. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle crashed and all occupants bailed out and fled on foot.  With the assistance of Berkeley Heights, Summit, and Union County police departments, Union County Sheriff’s Department and the State Police, the above suspects were taken into custody.  A 15-year-old male from Newark was also taken into custody.  Mr. Miles and Mr. Gillespie were charges with Receiving Stolen Property, Eluding and Criminal Mischief.  They were lodged in the Union County Jail pending a bail hearing.  Mr. Simpson was charged Joyriding and Hindering Apprehension by Providing False Information to Law Enforcement.  He was released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.  The 15-year-old male was released to a guardian and has Juvenile Charges pending.

1/16- Patrolman DiParisi arrested Fatimah Beyah, 22, of Maplewood for Possession of Marijuana.  The arrest stemmed from motor vehicle stop on Marion Avenue.  Ms. Beyah was charged and released pending a future court date. 

1/19- Corporal Andrew Diamond arrested Nadia Abdalla, 19, of Elizabeth for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Xanax pills without a Prescription.  Corporal Diamond also arrested Jonniel Bazan, 23, of Elizabeth for Possession of Marijuana.  The arrests stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on South Street.  Both parties were charged and released pending future court dates.