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New Providence Police Warn Of Spike in Car Burglaries, Auto Thefts in area



NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Warn that they are seeing a spike in motor vehicle burglaries and auto thefts in the surrounding areas of late.  Please be vigilant about locking your cars and bringing the keys in your house.  Also, if you have anything of value in your car, bring it in the house with you. 

The Police Blotter For Dec. 8 includes the following items:

11/24/17- Corporal Andrew Diamond arrested Jose A. Bernal, 46, of Summit on an outstanding warrant out of New Providence.  The warrant was located during a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue. Mr. Bernal was also issued summonses for driving while suspended and failure to stop at a stop sign.  Bail was posted and he was released with a pending court date.

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11/25/17- Patrolman Christian Cely arrested Kyle Reese, 32, of New Providence on an active warrant out of New Providence.  The warrant was located during a motor vehicle stop on Woodland Road. Bail was posted and Mr. Reese was released.

11/30/17- Sergeant Donald Sretenovic arrested Stephen J. Biviano, 46, of Branchburg for Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle stop conducted on South Street for the vehicle traveling with no headlights on.  Mr. Biviano was also issued summonses for headlamps required, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.  He was released with a pending court date.   

12/2/17- The New Providence Police and Fire Departments responded to an apartment located above a business on Springfield Avenue for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm activation.  Upon arrival, the Fire Department conducted a check of the residence and located high levels of CO readings on their meters so the building was evacuated.  The high levels were determined to be caused by a contractor working in the business below.  The Fire Department ventilated the building until no levels of CO were found. The contractor was advised to cease the work causing the condition.  The matter was referred to the Borough Construction Official and the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency for follow up.

12/6/17- Patrolman Joseph DiParisi arrested Joseph Natale, 37, of New Providence on an active warrant out of Cranford.  The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Springfield Avenue.  Bail was posted and Mr. Natale was released with a pending court date.

12/7/17- Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero arrested Sade T. Kyser, 22, of Plainfield on active warrants out of Fanwood and Irvington.  The warrants were located while on a motor vehicle stop on South Street where Ms. Kyser was the passenger.  Bail was posted and Ms. Kyser was released with a pending court date.  




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