WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police arrested and charged the following defendants on outstanding warrants during the month of December:
1. Rahjon Cox was involved in a motor vehicle stop for using a cell phone in a moving vehicle in the area of 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, according to police. A record check of Cox confirmed that he had a suspended driver’s license as well as an outstanding warrant out of Union for careless driving.
2. Jasmin Bryant-Rogers was involved in a motor vehicle stop for disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of Riggs Place and Kingsley Street and stated to the responding officer that she did not have her license with her, police said. In issuing an E-Ticket, the officer discovered an outstanding warrant out of Elizabeth for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
3. Melissa Ramirez was involved in a motor vehicle stop for traveling on Prospect Avenue with its rear lamps inoperable and a frame that was obstructing the view of the rear license plate. According to police, Ramirez only provided her NJ driver’s license, which was suspended. The owner of the vehicle, who was not Ramirez, was mailed a motor vehicle summons for allowing a suspended driver to drive.
Investigation revealed that Ramirez also had two active warrants out of Passaic, according to police. In addition to being arrested for the two active warrants, Ramirez was issued five motor vehicle summonses, including use of lamps when required, unclear plates, failure to exhibit insurance card, failure to exhibit registration card and operating a motor vehicle while driver’s license is suspended.
4. Joseph Myers, Jr., was involved in a motor vehicle stop on Main Street, where an officer observed him traveling south with tinted windows. Myers, who provided an expired insurance card, was also found to have a suspended driver’s license as well as active warrants out of Roselle Park, West Orange and Woodbridge.
According to police, Myers was ordered out of the vehicle and taken into custody. He was issued the following summonses for the tinted windows, failure to possess a valid insurance card, and driving with a suspended license.
5. Christina Renee Brown was observed on Main Street with no license plate on her front bumper, causing police to conduct a traffic stop. Although Brown was able to produce the license plate from the back seat, police said she was unable to produce a driver’s license, which was suspended.
Investigation revealed one active warrant out of East Orange and two out of Newark. In addition to being arrested on these warrants, police said Brown was issued the motor vehicle summonses for improper display/unclear plates, driving with a suspended license and no liability insurance coverage on the motor vehicle.
6. Shareef Amin Green was involved in a motor vehicle stop that led to the discovery of an outstanding warrant of Newark for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, police said. Police also detected the odor of marijuana, but a check of the vehicle and Green’s person was negative for contraband.
7. A record check on Richard Gonzalez, who responded to headquarters to participate in the Operation Hope Program, which required a record check, revealed active warrants out of West Orange and Caldwell for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. He was informed that once he satisfies his legal obligations, he can come back to the police department and participate in the Operation Hope Program.
8. Officers of the South Orange Police Department dropped off Lakiesha Herrill on three West Orange warrants and was released on her own recognizance.
9. Officers of Clark Police Department dropped of Eric Thornton on an outstanding West Orange for shoplifting. He also had an active warrant out of Bloomfield.
10. Sarah Branton was taken into custody at the East Orange Police Department for an outstanding warrant out of West Orange.