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On May 15, 2017 at 4:18 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for an observed violation. The vehicle operator, a 20 year old male out of Colonia, was subsequently arrested after it was determined that his driving privileges were suspended. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On May 15, 2017 at 9:21 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck investigated a burglary and theft at Arbor Glen Nursing Center. An employee reported that a resident was observed in a restricted area taking another employees purse. The resident was interviewed and admitted to the theft. The 44 year old female was arrested, processed and released with a summons to appear in Superior Court.   

On May 17, 2017 at 4:22 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation.  The vehicle operator, a 34 year old male out of Bloomfield, was subsequently arrested after it was determined that his driving privileges were suspended. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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On May 18, 2017 at 1:33 p.m., Ptl. Kyle Vergano stopped a vehicle after observing the operator using a handheld cellular phone while driving. The vehicle operator, a 22 year old female out of Paterson, was subsequently arrested after it was determined that her driving privileges were suspended. She was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On May 19, 2017 at 11:54 a.m., detectives investigated a burglary to a Lynwood Road residence. A neighbor reported seeing a black male suspect exit the residence carrying a pillow case. He entered a vehicle described as a blue Honda SUV and fled the area. The incident remains under investigation. Any resident observing suspicious activity should immediately contact the police.

On May 19, 2017 at 9:23 p.m., patrol officers responded to a suspicious incident outside Sonny’s Yogurt in the Foodtown Plaza. A male suspect allegedly asked three female juveniles to come see a puppy inside his parked car. They refused and he smiled at them as he drove away. Surveillance video was obtained. The detective bureau investigated the incident and identified the operator of the vehicle. He was interviewed and it was determined to be a miscommunication between the subject and the juveniles. No criminality was involved.

On May 19, 2017 at 11:12 p.m., Detectives investigated a burglary to a Yorkshire Drive residence. The homeowner returned and found that the front door to the residence had been forced open. The burglary occurred sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. The detective bureau is investigating.

On May 20, 2017 at 4:57 p.m., Ptl. Justin Westra took a report of a theft of an iPad. The victim reported that she accidently left her iPad behind while visiting her father at Arbor Glen Nursing Center. The iPad was last seen on her father’s bed. She returned to retrieve it and it was gone.

On May 21, 2017 at 12:12 a.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle after a random check on his mobile data terminal revealed that the operators driving privileges were suspended. The vehicle operator, a 24 year old male out of Little Falls, was subsequently arrested after it was determined that his driving privileges were suspended. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

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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