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Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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August 11, 2017- August 20, 2017

On August 11, 2017 at 3:35 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck took a fraud report from aresident. The resident reported that he received a phone call from an unknown person  stating that $2000 was electronically deposited is his checking account. He was told to purchase iTunes gift cards to be sent to a needy foreign country. He complied and then provided the PIN numbers on the cards to the caller. The money was later electronically transferred out of his account and he was defrauded of $2000. The incident is under investigation.

On August 12, 2017 at 2:41 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson conducted at random plate check on his MDT of a vehicle stopped at a red traffic signal. The response indicated that the operator had a suspended driver’s license. The operator, a 27 year old male out of Paterson, was subsequently stopped and arrested for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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On August 12, 2017 at 10:05 a.m., Ptl. Justin Westra stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation on Fairview Avenue. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 27 year old male operator out of Dumont for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 14, 2017 at 12:02 a.m., Patrol Officers Dominick Buscio and Christopher Lynch investigated a suspicious vehicle in the CVS parking lot a 387 Pompton Avenue. The investigation revealed that a 28 year old female passenger out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was wanted by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department for a drug charge. She was arrested and turned over to Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers.

On August 14, 2017 at 4:15 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation reveal that the 37 year old male operator out of Bronx, NY was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 14, 2017 at 6:03 p.m., Ptl Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle with an obstructed windshield. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 23 year old male operator out of Newark for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 14, 2017 at 11:55 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle after he observed the operator using a hand held cell phone. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 26 year old female out of Miami Florida for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 16, 2017 at 5:56 a.m., Patrol officers responded to a report of a theft of
a motor vehicle from a residence on The Fairway. The vehicle had been parked in the driveway with the keys inside of it during the overnight hours. The vehicle was later recovered in Newark.

On August 16, 2017 at 12:14 p.m., Patrol officers investigated a suspicious vehicle, a 2005 Dodge, parked on The Glen. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen in Elizabeth and left abandoned on The Glen. It was impounded and later processed by the New Jersey State Police Crime Scene Unit.

On August 17, 2017 at 12:21 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a motor vehicle for an observed equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 25 year old male operator out of Verona for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 17, 2017 at 10:04 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 48 year old male operator out of Haledon for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 18, 2017 at 11:08 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 28 year old male operator out of Wayne for driving while intoxicated. His vehicle was impounded. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 19, 2017 at 1:51 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 41 year old male operator out of Nutley for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 19, 2017 at 7:55 a.m., Ptl. Kyle Vergano stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 27 year old male operator from Linden for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 20, 2017 at 12:25 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 24 year old female operator out of Paterson for driving with a suspended license and outstanding traffic warrants. She was also charged with hindering her apprehension by providing false information to a law enforcement officer. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

 

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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