February 10, 2020 – February 16, 2020
On February 13, 2020 at 7:40 p.m., Ptl. Justin Westra responded to a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash along Fairview Avenue. A witness followed the vehicle and pointed it out to responding officers. During the investigation Ptl. Westra determined that the driver who attempted to leave the scene was intoxicated. The 43-year-old female driver from Caldwell was arrested, processed and released with a summons to appear in court. The vehicle was impounded.
On February 14, 2020 at 1:58 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson responded to Cedar Beans located at 575 Pompton Avenue on a report of a cell phone theft. The business owner reported that his cell phone, which was left on the service counter, was stolen by an Amazon delivery person who had just delivered a package to the store. Store surveillance video captured the theft. The phone was later recovered and returned. Charges are pending.
On February 16, 2020 at 3:47 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas responded to the area of Ozone Avenue and Grove Avenue on a report of an intoxicated male with a chainsaw in the woods. An investigation revealed that the 59-year-old male from Caldwell had driven to the wooded area to obtain some firewood. He was also determined to be intoxicated. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.