WAYNE, NJ - On Thursday, 10/31/19, at 1:25AM, Wayne Police Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officers Bayram, Monaghan, Blumetti and Schoonmaker determined that the occupants were in possession of a prescription bottle bearing the name of a Wayne resident which proved to be stolen from his vehicle.

The occupants were arrested. Further investigation led to additional charges of Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of CDS and Conspiracy. The Wayne Police Detective Bureau is conducting a follow up investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact us at 973-633-3530.

Charged were Bill Mendez-Geraldino age 18 of Passaic, Engel Paulino-Gomez age 19 of Passaic and Michael Acosta-Granados age 18 of Paterson. These charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

While Wayne Police Officers are vigilantly patrolling to protect you, please help us by locking your vehicles.