WEST ORANGE, NJ – The following individuals were recently arrested in West Orange, according to police reports.
Officers responded on June 5 to a report of a dispute outside a Llewellyn Avenue residence. Upon arrival, police arrested a male that was involved in a verbal dispute with another party. The defendant appeared to be intoxicated, according to officers, who told the defendant they would drive him to his residence on Main Street.
At this point, police said the defendant walked aggressively towards the party he had been arguing with. He ignored all commands to stop, according to police.
The arresting officer grabbed the defendant’s right arm to keep him from reaching the other party. The defendant aggressively pulled his arm away from the officer’s grasp, and continued walking toward the other party. According to police, he accused the other person of hitting his sister.
The officer had to guide the defendant to the ground, according to the report. The defendant was then handcuffed and placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He was transported to headquarters.
The arresting officer spoke to the defendant’s sister regarding her brother’s claim that she had been struck by her boyfriend. She advised the officer that this was not the case.
While at headquarters, a search of the defendant revealed that he had five small baggies containing marijuana. Along with the disorderly conduct charge, the defendant was charged with possession of marijuana, police said.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI):
Two police officers observed the traffic light on Main Street and Mount Pleasant Avenue was struck during the late evening of June 4. According to the police report, a witness advised the officers that he observed a white Honda jumping the curb before striking the traffic signal’s pole. The Honda then topped in front of 91 Main Street.
One of the officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on the Honda Accord, which had heavy front-end damage and a cracked rear window. He asked the driver for her credentials, and she complied, police said.
While speaking with the woman, the officer noted that her speech was slurred. When asked to take a sobriety test, she appeared confused by the officer’s order to get out of the car, according to the police report. She would not unlock the door for several moments.
When she finally left the car, police said the woman admitted to having three glasses of sangria earlier in the day. She failed the DWI test. While escorting the defendant to the patrol car, she began yelling and resisting. She refused to sit in the rear seat of the patrol car until her rights were read, according to police.
The defendant was charged with DWI, careless driving, failure to exhibit a valid registration card, and failure to maintain a lane. She was released pending court action.