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Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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On February 27, 2017 at 11:34 a.m., Lt. John Kennedy stopped a vehicle after observing the operator using a hand held cellular telephone while driving. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 26 year old female passenger for possession of marijuana. She was processed at police headquarters and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On February 27, 2017 at 3:35 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for an observed equipment violation. It was determined that the operators driving privileges were suspended. The 54 year old male operator was placed under arrest. He was processed at police headquarters and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On February 27, 2017 at 10:40 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. It was determined that the operators driving privileges were suspended. The 22 year old male operator was arrested and processed at police headquarters. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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On February 28, 2017 at 11:58 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona investigated a phone scam reported by an elderly resident.  The victim was scammed out of more than $6,500 by a company conducting a security check on his computer on behalf of Microsoft Corporation. The victim purchased gift cards for payment and relayed the card numbers to the scammers. Residents should never provide bank account information to anyone over the telephone and should never provide payment to anyone in the form of gift cards or money orders.

On February 28, 2017 at 2:28 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Russomanno investigated a suspicious person reported by a Pompton Avenue business. A subsequent investigation revealed that the person was wanted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. The 42 year old female was arrested and transported directly to the Essex County Jail.

On March 3, 2017 at 7:41p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. It was determined that the operators driving privileges were currently suspended. The 22 year old male driver was arrested and processed at police headquarters. He was released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On March 4, 2017 at 4:36 a.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel responded to the scene of a single car motor vehicle cash in the area of 173 Ridge Road. Upon arrival the vehicle was on the sidewalk and the 21 year old male operator was still seated in the car. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the operator for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drugs. He was processed at police headquarters and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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.  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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