Police Blotter

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

April 4 - 10, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5 at 7:57 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck initiated a motor vehicle stop for an observed violation.  As the officer secured the operator’s credentials, he detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle.  A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 28-year-old operator, Brienne Von Rosendahl of Verona, after she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia (a glass pipe and a metal grinder with marijuana residue).  The defendant was processed on the charge at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

On Wednesday, April 6 at 9:34 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers initiated a motor vehicle stop for an observed violation.  A subsequent check of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicle (NJMVC) computer revealed the operator’s NJ driving privileges were under suspension.  The 48-year-old operator, Nohra P. Farro of Fairfield, was arrested on the charge, processed at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court appearance. 

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On Wednesday, April 6at 10:29 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella initiated a motor vehicle stop for an observed speeding violation.  As the officer secured the operator’s credentials, he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the man’s breath, along with signs of impairment.  Following a series of standardized field sobriety tests, the officer arrested the 38-year-old operator, Dajuan A. Davis of Montclair, on a charge of driving while intoxicated.  Davis was additionally charged with having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.  Following processing, the defendant was released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

On Friday, April 8 at 5:01 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas initiated a motor vehicle stop for an observed violation.  A subsequent check of the NJMVC computer revealed the operator’s NJ driving privileges were under suspension.  The 50-year-old operator, Sean P. Bennett of Cedar Grove, was arrested on the charge, processed at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

On Friday, April 8 at 11:25 p.m., police arrested a Roseland man on a charge he was operating a motor vehicle while his NJ driving privileges were under suspension.  The 48-year-old defendant, Joshua S. Lichtenstein, was processed at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Ptl. Christopher Heck was the arresting officer.

On Saturday April 9 at 8:51 p.m., police responded to Skytop Road on a citizen’s report of a suspicious occupied parked vehicle.  As officers spoke to the operator and three passengers, they detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the four subjects after they were found to be in possession of CDS marijuana (under 50g) and drug paraphernalia.  The defendants were identified as 19-year-old Nicholas C. Rosa, 19-year-old Travis P. Harris, 19-year-old Brandon J. Vanderweerden and 19-year-old Jacen H. Stout, all of Bayonne.  The defendants were processed at police headquarters and released pending Municipal Court appearances.  Ptl. Christopher Heck, Ptl. Jason Wolfstirn, Ptl. Joseph Ligas, and Sgt. Edward Conlon were the investigating officer.      

On Sunday, April 10 at 2:17 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas initiated a motor vehicle stop for an observed violation.  A subsequent check of the NJMVC computer revealed the operator’s NJ driving privileges were under suspension.  The 35-year-old operator, Jason Wiggins of Prospect Park, was arrested on the charge, processed at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  

The Cedar Grove Police Department requests that the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs.  The police department telephone number is 973-239-4100 and in case of emergency 9-1-1.  All reports are investigated and all assistance is appreciated.

 

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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