Police Blotter

March 2, 2020

February 24, 2020 – March 1, 2020 On February 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider investigated a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle parked in the Santander Bank parking lot. An unknown actor broke the windows and lamps on the vehicle. Anyone with information should contact the ...

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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 ...

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On February 3, 2020 at 9:07 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle for a registration violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 29 year old male from New Brunswick for driving while suspended. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal ...

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On January 21, 2020 at 9:18 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 37 year old female passenger from Orange for an outstanding warrant. She was arrested, processed, and transported to the Essex County ...

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January 6, 2020 – January 12, 2020 On January 6, 2020 at 7:16 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pompton Avenue. The operator, a 42 year old male from Wayne, was determined to be operating a vehicle with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed and released ...

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December 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020 On December 30, 2019 at 12:20 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the operator had a suspended license. The operator, a 29 year old male from Maplewood, was placed under arrest. He was processed and ...

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On December 10, 2019 at 8:48 a.m., Ptl. Cassella conducted a random license plate check on his MDT that revealed that a vehicle operator had a suspended license. The operator, a 42 year old female from Verona, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. A search of her person incident to ...

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October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019 On October 30, 2019 at 10:18 p.m., Chief Joseph Cirasa was off duty when he observed three suspicious individuals in a Cedar Street driveway. He observed one of the individuals burglarize a vehicle in the driveway. He relayed this information to patrol officers ...

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On October 14, 2019 at 1:25 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck investigated a motor vehicle crash on Rugby Road. The investigation revealed that one of the drivers, a 24-year-old male from Elizabeth, had a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal ...

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On October 8, 2019 at 4:01 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas responded to the Staples parking lot at 93 Pompton Avenue after an off duty officer reported that an individual was using CDS. The subject fled in his vehicle after he was approached by the off duty officer. The subject was identified and later ...

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September 9, 2019 – September 15, 2019 On September 9, 2019 at 5:11 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle displaying an expired inspection decal. It was then determined that the operator, a 24 year old female from Cedar Grove, was driving with a suspended license.  She was arrested, ...

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On September 3, 2019 at 2:19 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the registration was suspended. It was then determined that the operator, a 37 year old male from Butler, was driving with a suspended license.  His vehicle was impounded and ...

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On August 31, 2019 at 12:45 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Rock stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain a lane and failure to signal a turn. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 59 year old male operator from Ho-Ho-Kus for driving while intoxicated. His vehicle was impounded. He was processed ...

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August 19, 2019 – August 25, 2019 On August 20, 2019 at 1:59 a.m., Sgt. Joseph Russomanno investigated a suspicious vehicle on Evergreen Place. He noticed that the operator turned onto the street and then turned off the vehicle’s lamps. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the 32 year old ...

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July 22, 2019 – July 28, 2019 On July 22, 2019 at 02:04 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo conducted a random license plate check on his MDT of a passing vehicle on Pompton Avenue. The response indicated that the vehicle had been reported stolen. He attempted to stop the vehicle and it accelerated away ...

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July 15, 2019 – July 21, 2019 On July 17, 2019 at 10:54 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle after observing that it did not have a front or rear license plate displayed. The driver, a 44 year old male from Glen Spey, New York, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. His ...

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July 8, 2019 – June 14, 2019 On July 9, 2019 at 9:47 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle after observing that the operator was not wearing a seatbelt. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 40 year old male driver from Linden for driving while suspended. He was processed ...

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On June 17, 2019 at 3:12 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 23 year old male driver from Jersey City for driving while suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court. On ...

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On June 12, 2019 at 3:55 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle after observing the operator using a hand held cell phone while driving. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 62 year old male driver from Ramsey for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a ...

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