FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Fairfield Police Department announced the arrest of Kimberly Lindsey, 28, of Ringwood, for providing law enforcement officers with false information. On Sunday, at approximately 3:37 A.M., Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse were patrolling the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, when the officers observed a 2001 Ford Explorer enter the parking lot. They allegedly noticed that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
The officers initiated a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot. In addition to the driver, the vehicle was found occupied by two other individuals, one of whom was Lindsey.
During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that Kimberly Lindsey identified herself as her sister Kelly Lindsey, in order to avoid being arrested for an active warrant she had that was issued by the Vernon Municipal Court. The officers became suspicious of Lindsey when they compared her to the picture of her sister that was displayed when they conducted a driver’s license check.
Lindsey was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. She was charged with hindering her own apprehension and given an initial court appearance date of Aug. 8 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. She was eventually turned over to the custody of the Vernon Police Department.