Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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On July 22, 2017 at 5:33 p.m., Police, Rescue Squad and Paramedics On July 17, 2017 at 7:44 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle that was being operated in an erratic manner. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 25 year old female operator out of Montclair for driving while suspended.

 On July 17, 2017 at 10:56 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 39 year old male operator out of Belleville for driving while suspended.

On July 17, 2017 at 11:24 p.m., Ptl. Kyle Vergano stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check on his MDT showed that the operator had a suspended driver’s license. The operator, a 31 year old female out of Verona, was arrested, processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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On July 19, 2017 at 6:32 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 21 year old male operator out of Irvington for driving while suspended.

On July 21, 2017 at 6:11 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle displaying dark window tint. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 21 year old male operator out of Newark for possession of marijuana and driving while suspended.

responded to a Suzanne Court address for a child found and the bottom of a pool. The child was blue and not breathing upon police arrival. Ptl. John Smigelsky, the first officer on scene, took over CPR that was being performed by family members. He was successful in clearing the child’s airway and the child began to breath. Cedar Grove Ambulance members and paramedics transported the child to Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

On July 22, 2017 at 6:20 p.m., Ptl. John Smigelsky apprehended a shoplifter from the CVS at 387 Pompton Avenue. The 37 year old female from Cedar Grove was arrested processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On July 23, 2017 at 5:14 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation on Ridge Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 32 year old male operator out of Verona. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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