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Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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On August 21, 2017 at 12:22 a.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle for an observed violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 26 year old male operator out of Paterson for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 21, 2017 at 12:34 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for speeding along Ridge Road. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 46 year old male operator out of Verona for driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 21, 2017 at 5:57 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio investigated a motor vehicle crash on Pompton Avenue. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 67 year old male out of Cedar Grove for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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On August 21, 2017 at 9:12 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume investigated a group of individuals standing in the roadway on Crestmont Road. The investigation resulted with three juveniles taken into custody for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The incident was turned over to the department’s juvenile officer.   

On August 22, 2017 at 2:11 p.m., Ptl. Michael Grasso investigated the odor of burnt marijuana coming from a group of approximately 20 individuals in the area of Devil’s Hole. The investigation resulted with three male juveniles taken into custody for possession of marijuana. The matter was turned over to the juvenile officer.

On August 22, 2017 at 4:20 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio took a report of a burglary and theft from a garage at the Cedar Grove Garden Apartment complex. The victim reported that tools and camera equipment valued at $2000 was taken from the garage. The detective bureau is investigating.

On August 23, 2017 at 10:49 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for a moving violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 20 year old female operator out of Lincroft for possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On April 24, 2017 at 2:28 a.m., Ptl. Kyle Vergano stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. The operator, a 30 year old male out of Paterson, was arrested after it was determined that his license was suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On August 24, 2017 at 9:28 p.m., Ptl. Dominic Buscio stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of an 18 year old male passenger out of Kearny for distribution and possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in Superior Court.

On August 25, 2017 at 11:35 a.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck stopped a vehicle for an observed violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 38 year old male passenger out of Bloomingdale on an outstanding warrant from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. He was turned over to Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers.

On August 26, 2017 at 4:28 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle travelling on Pompton Avenue after detecting a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The stop resulted in the arrest of the 24 year old male operator out of Little Falls for possession of marijuana. He was processed and 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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