FAIRFIELD, NJ — In a week that saw another false boating accident report and the arrest of the alleged caller (see TAP story here), here are other top police stories for Fairfield from March 14-20.
Fairfield Police arrested Sharone Pemberton, 18, of Newark, NJ, for criminal mischief on March 17. Officers were dispatched to the Essex Campus Academy on a report of a student who intentionally threw three computers to the ground. Upon their arrival, the officers met with school staff and viewed video surveillance that allegedly showed Pemberton becoming angry and picking up and throwing the computers.
The value of the computers is approximately $3000. Pemberton was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged. He was released on his own recognizance pending a March 30 appearance in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J.
In other news, Fairfield Police also arrested Anthony Acevedo, 27, of Passaic, NJ, and Cristopher Laluz, 26, of Nutley, NJ, for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on March 16.
On that date just before noon, Officer Diego Ocampo allegedly observed a 2010 Dodge make an illegal u-turn on Plymouth Street. The vehicle was then stopped on Clinton Road and found to be operated by Acevedo, with Laluz as a passenger.
It is alleged that when the officer asked Acevedo for his driving credentials, he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the discovery of a small quantity of suspected marijuana, a grinder and rolling papers which resulted in Acevedo’s arrest. It is further alleged that a small quantity of marijuana was found on Laluz which resulted in his arrest.
In addition to being charged with possession of marijuana, Acevedo was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, disregard of a traffic signal and for making an improper U-turn. Both were released on their own recognizance pending an initial appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on March 24.
(The charges against all mentioned here are merely allegations and that all are presumed innocent until they either plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law.)