Police Blotter

January 15, 2019

January 7, 2019– January 13, 2019 On January 11, 2019 at 4:17 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle with an inoperable brake lamp and no signs on a commercially registered vehicle. It was determined that the 70 year old male operator from Newark was driving with a suspended license. He ...

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December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019 On January 1, 2019 at 8:51 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle with inoperable license plate lamps. It was then determined that the operator, a 27 year old male from Passaic, was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released ...

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December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018 On December 10, 2018 at 1:00 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle after it failed to stop for a red traffic signal. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 31 year old male driver from Moonachie for driving while intoxicated. He was ...

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December 3, 2018 – December 9, 2018 On December 4, 2018 at 6:59 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of Patten Terrace and Lynwood Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 38 year old male driver from Bloomfield for driving with a suspended ...

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November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018   On November 27, 2018 at 3:39 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle displaying dark tinted windows. It was determined that the operator, a 22 year old male from Newark, was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released ...

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November 12, 2018 – November 18, 2018 On November 12, 2018 at 12:33 p.m., Ptl. Alan Rock investigated a report of a female ingesting CDS in the area of Pompton Avenue and West Bradford Avenue. He located the female and determined that she was ingesting Dust Off, a compressed electronics cleaning ...

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October 29, 2018 – November 4, 2018 On October 30, 2018 at 10:18 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle displaying an expired inspection decal. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 30 year old male driver from Verona for driving with a suspended license. He was processed ...

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On October 19, 2018 at 14:28 p.m., Ptl. Alan Rock stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lafayette Drive. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 37 year old male driver from Garfield for operating a vehicle with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to ...

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October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018 On October 9, 2018 at 1:53 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for speeding along Ridge Road. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of crack cocaine and heroin inside the vehicle. The driver, a 48 year old male from Verona, was arrested, ...

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October 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018 On October 1, 2018 at 08:23 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella investigated a report of a theft of a purse from a vehicle parked in the Saint Catherine of Siena Church parking lot. The victim left her purse in the locked vehicle while walking her child to the school.

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On September 17, 2018 at 4:02 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck stopped a vehicle with an expired inspection decal. It was determined that the 22 year old operator from Fort Lee was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal ...

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September 3, 2018 – September 9, 2018 On September 5, 2018 at 11:04 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check on his mobile data terminal revealed that the operators driving privileges were suspended. A further investigation also revealed that he was wanted by ...

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August 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018 On August 27, 2018 at 9:52 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped a vehicle with inoperative license plate lamps. An investigation led to the arrest of a 22 year old male passenger from Clifton for possession of marijuana. He was arrested, processed and released ...

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August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018 On August 20, 2018 at 9:52 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped a suspicious vehicle he had observed on Birch Road. An investigation led to the arrest of an 18 year old male passenger from Montclair for possession of marijuana. He was arrested, processed and ...

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On July 31, 2018 at 1:48 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for an inoperable brake lamp. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of both occupants. An 18 year male and 18 year old female, both from Montclair, were charged with possession of marijuana. They were also charged with ...

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On July 24, 2018 at 11:14 a.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume investigated an occupied vehicle parked on the Old Quarry Road side of Mills Reservation. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 21 year old male passenger from Upper Montclair for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was ...

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July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018 On July 3, 2018 at 7:22 a.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider responded to a David Road address to take a report of a suspicious vehicle. The resident observed a black four door vehicle stop in front of her home at approximately 5:20 a.m. She noticed that both passenger side ...

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On June 25, 2018 at 10:48 a.m., Ptl. Robert Hectus investigated a suspicious vehicle on Tolstoi Place. The investigation led to the arrest of the 21 year old male driver from Clifton for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court. On June ...

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On June 18, 2018 at 4:41 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle after observing that a front seat passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. It was later determined that the 23 year old male driver from Paterson was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed and released with a ...

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On June 14, 2018 at 12:13 a.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the registration was suspended. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 23 year old male driver from Montclair for driving while suspended. He was processed and released ...

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June 4, 2018 – June 10, 2018  On June 4, 2018 at 2:04 p.m., Ptl. John Smigelsky invested a report of a burglary to a Pompton Avenue business. An unknown actor pried open the door to the business and took cash and jewelry. The incident remains under investigation by the detective bureau. On ...

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On May 29, 2018 at 9:47 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella took a report of a burglary to a medical office on Pompton Avenue. An unknown actor had forced open the door to the office and removed cash and credit cards from a desk drawer. The incident is under investigation by the detective bureau. On ...

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On May 21, 2018 at 8:53 p.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel investigated a motor vehicle crash which led to the arrest of a 29 year old female driver from Cedar Grove for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court. On May 22, 2018 at 10:06 a.m., ...

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May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018 On May 14, 2018 at 5:57 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle without a front license plate and tinted windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 36 year old male driver from Paterson for driving with a suspended license. He was processed ...

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On May 4, 2018 at 2:58 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for not having an inspection decal and an obstructed windshield. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 28 year old male operator from Paterson for driving with a suspended license and having a suspended registration.

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On April 29, 2018 at 12:46 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for a moving violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 23 year old male driver from East Orange for possession of marijuana. Officers discovered three 500 mg vials of THC oil (Tetrahydrocannabinol) inside ...

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April 16, 2018 – April 22, 2018 On April 19, 2018 at 12:44 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle for speeding along Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver, a 61 year old male from West Orange, had a suspended license and an outstanding traffic warrant. He was ...

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April 8, 2018 – April 15, 2018 On April 9, 2018 at 7:50 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers responded to a Cedar Street address to take a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from the driveway during the overnight hours. Patrolman Rivers was able to locate the vehicle using an ...

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On April 4, 2018 at 1:43 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck stopped a vehicle after observing the operator using a handheld cell phone while driving. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 44 year old female driver from Belleville for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released ...

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On March 30, 2018 at 7:16 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle with an expired inspection decal. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 29 year old male driver from Belleville for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal ...

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