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Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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March 13t – March 19, 2017

On March 13, 2017 at 6:22 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a motor vehicle after conducting a random license plate inquiry on his mobile data terminal. The check revealed that the operator’s driving privileges were suspended. The operator, a 33 year old male out of Belleville, was arrested and processed at police headquarters. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On March 15, 2017 at 2:44 p.m., Ptl. Robert Hectus investigated a report of an erratic driver that had struck multiple snow banks along Cedar Street. He located the vehicle parked and occupied in the Foodtown parking lot. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 56 year old male operator out of Cedar Grove. He was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drugs. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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On March 17, 2017 at 8:22 a.m., Ptl. John Smigelsky stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A further investigation resulted in the arrest of the 42 year old female operator out of Palisades Park. She was charged with driving a vehicle with a suspended license. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On March 17, 2017 at 9:42 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle after observing the operator using a hand held cellular phone while driving. It was then determined that his driving privileges were suspended. The 22 year old male operator out of New Brunswick was arrested and processed at police headquarters. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On March 18, 2017 at 12:12 a.m., Ptl Raymond Cassella responded to a single car motor vehicle crash in the area of Pompton Avenue and Fairview Avenue. While investigating the crash he determined that the 28 year old male driver out of Wayne was operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drugs. The driver was arrested and processed at police headquarters. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On March 18, 2017 at 1:45 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Russomanno stopped a motor vehicle after conducting a random license plate inquiry on his mobile data terminal. The check revealed that the operator’s driving privileges were suspended. The 30 year old male operator out of Wanaque was arrested and processed at police headquarters. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.  

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