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Cedar Grove Police Blotter


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 application installed by the dealer on the owner’s phone. Detectives responded to that area in Newark and recovered the victim’s vehicle.

On April 9, 2018 at 1:04 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle that was tracked to a Ridge Road address via GPS. Patrolman Rivers located a vehicle matching the description and encountered a male removing items from a residence. The suspect fled the officer and was apprehended with the assistance of additional officers. Police officers from Little Falls and Verona also assisted with the apprehension. The suspect, Andy Rivera, a 43 year old male from Kearney, was placed under arrest. He was charged with receiving stolen property, burglary, theft, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and transported to the Essex County Jail.

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On April 13, 2018 at 2:08 a.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped a vehicle with tinted front windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 20 year old male driver from Newark for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On April 14, 2018 at 8:12 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 19 year old male driver from Clifton for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.


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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