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Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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On October 9, 2017 at 7:47 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle after a random check on his MDT revealed that the operator had a suspended driver’s license. The 38 year old male operator from Nutley was arrested processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 11, 2017 at 12:11 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle with an obstructed windshield. The 25 year old male operator from West Orange was arrested after it was determined that his driver’s license was suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 11, 2017 Ptl. Robert Hectus took two reports of criminal mischief. At Community Park unknown actors slashed the padding covering a light post. At Panther Park unknown actors damaged and stole parts from a soccer goal net. Additionally, four small areas of the artificial field turf field had been burned. The total cost of the damage to both locations is estimated to be $2885. These incidents remain under investigation and anyone with information should contact the police department.

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On October 11, 2017 at 2:08 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle after a random check on his MDT reveal that the driver had a suspended license. The 48 year old male from Piscataway was arrested processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 12, 2017 at 12:58 a.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 24 year old female operator from Paterson for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 12, 2017 at 8:39 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle with tinted windows. The 25 year old male driver from East Orange was arrested after it was determined that his driver’s license was suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 12, 2017 at 11:44 p.m., Ptl. Justin Westra stopped a vehicle with an obstructed license plate. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 40 year old male driver from Irvington for operating a vehicle with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 14, 2017 at 3:05 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona responded to a report of a burglary to a vehicle on Squirehill Road. The homeowner awoke to the dog barking. She looked outside to find her car door open and interior light on. The center console and glove box were found open. The incident remains under investigation. Homeowners are urged to lock all vehicles and not to leave key fobs in the car.

On October 14, 2017 at 11:02 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers responded to the area of 25 East Lindsley Road for a report of two individuals in a parked vehicle smoking marijuana. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 37 year old female and 52 year old male, both from Cedar Grove, for possession of marijuana. They were processed and released with summonses 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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