POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 2, 2012
The following incidents are just a few of the highlighted calls handled by the Fairfield Police Department during the week of January 26- February 2, 2012
- Medical Assists- The Fairfield Police Department responded to 21 requests for medical assistance this week
- DWI Arrest- On January 26th, at approxuimately 12:54 A.M., Officer John McGrory investigated a motor vehicle that was stopped on Fairfield Rd. The officer allegedly found the driver asleep behind the wheel. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Perry Sessa, (39) of Caldwell, N.J. for driving while intoxicated. (Note: The charge against Sessa is merely and allegation. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
- Aggravated Assault- On January 26th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located on Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of an aggravted assault of a teacher by a student that occurred in the past.
- Theft- On January 26th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Skyline Auto Exchange on Route 46, to investigate a theft of a dealer license plate
- Motor Vehicle Theft Arrest- On January 28th, Shakir Curry (24) of Newark, N.J. and Esua Kearney (36) of East Orange, N.J. were arrested and charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft and eluding police after a third suspect stole a Mercedes Benz that was running outside of the TD Bank, located at the corner of Hollywood Avenue and Fairfield Road.
- Aggravated Assault- On January 30th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Officers Michael Nyhuis and John McGrory, responded to the Gramon School, located at 24 Dwight Place, to investigate a report that a staff member was bitten by a student. A 12 year old was taken into custody.
- Theft- On January 31st, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East, to investigate the theft of approximately $10,000 from a briefcase that was secured in a vehicle
- Vehicle Theft- On January 31st, Officer John McGrory responded to Arete Development Co., located at 20 Industrial Road, to investigate a theft of a landscape type trailer valued at $5000.00
- Simple Assault- On January 31st, Officer Michael Nyhuis investigated a report of a simple assault that took place at the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, involving on student allegedly striking another.
- Narcotics Arrest- On February 1st, Sgts. John McNish and Christopher Morgan and Officers R.J. Casendino and Frank Tracey were dispatched to the area of Two Bridges Road in order to look for a missing 15 year old juvenile from Lincoln Park. The juvenile was located and during the officers intial interaction with him, he was alledged to be in possession of drug parahernalia. Upon this discovery, the juvenile attempted to flee the officers but was immediately apprehended.
- Warrant Arrest- On January 31st, Sgt. Christopher Morgan stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, identified as Marshall Stanton (24) of Ridgefield Park, N.J. was found to have an outstanding warrant issued by the Bogota Municipal Court.
- Theft Arrest- On February 2nd, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to Target to assist their asset protection team with an alleged shoplifter who they had detained. Arrested was Luisa Napodano (62) of Fairfield, N.J. (Note: The charges in this case are merely allegations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
POLICE BLOTTER –WEEK OF JANUARY 10-17, 2012
- Warrant Arrest- On January 10th, Officer Gerald Veneziano stopped a motor vehicle and arrested the driver, Alano McKenzie (23) of Chester N.Y., for having two outstanding warrants.
- Warrant Arrest- On January 10th, Officer Daniel Dias stopped a motor vehicle and arrested the driver, Susan Taylor (57) of Fairfield, N.J., for having one outstanding warrant.
- DWI Arrest- On January 11th, at approximately 8:00 A.M.,Officer Jeffrey Didyk came upon a motor vehicle crash near 99 Route 46 West. During the course of his investigation, Officer Didyk developed probable cause to believe that one of the operators, Kevin Leslie (57) ofButler,N.J., allegedly appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He was charged with several motor vehicle violations to include driving under the influence and having a suspended drivers license
- Weapon Arrest- On January 12th, Officers Christopher Hlubik, Christopher Nicholas and Brian Holzmann responded to a disturbance at the Walgreen’s strip mall, located at 397 Route 46 West, involving several males. As a result, one individual was arrested for possessing a bat that had nails driven through it and a second individual was arrested for having an active warrant issued by the Parsippany Municipal Court
- Theft- On January 12th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a theft from a motor vehicle that apparently took place in the parking lot of Houlihans restaurant. Unknown actor(s) smashed out the rear window of a 2007 Acura and stole a laptop computer and a briefcase.
- Weapon Arrest- On January 13th, Lieutenant Richard Filipow, Detective Charles Zampino and Officer Christopher Andrews, responded to check the welfare of Anthony Convertino Jr. at his Glenroy Road East residence. The officers observed him pull into his driveway and get out of his vehicle holding a handgun. They ordered him to drop the weapon and when he did, he fled into his residence. A short time later, he ran out the back door of his residence and was eventually apprehended by Corporal David Kane and Officer Brian Sabatelli. He was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife at the time of his arrest.
- Theft Arrest- On January 13th, Officer Thomas Myers arrested Nirvanna Kahlo (32) of Paterson, N.J. for the theft of an I-Phone at Jose Tejas. The phone was allegedly recovered from the suspect's vehicle after it had been GPS tracked to that location by the victim. The value of the I-Phone was $650.00
- Terroristic Threats- On January 17th, Sergeants Christopher Oswald and David Proctor, along with Officers Michael Nyhuis and Steven Ptaszynski, responded to Parker Laboratories, located at 286 Eldridge Rd., to investigate a report of an employee threatening another employee with a knife. Prior to the officers' arrival, the situation had been defused. It was alleged that one employee had a kitchen knife in their hand during a verbal altercation. No arrests were made.
POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JANUARY 18-25, 2012
The following incidents are just a few of the highlighted calls handled by the Fairfield Police Department during the week of January 18-25, 2012
- Fraud- On January 18th, Officer John McGrory was dispatched to Titanium Fabrication Corp., located at110 Lehigh Drive, to investigate a report of fraud. The fraud involved an unknown actor attempting to purchase approximately $600.00 worth of merchandise using a company credit card number. No arrests were made.
- Warrant Arrest- On January 19th, Sergeant John McNish, and Officers R.J. Casendino, Robert Sanger and Thomas Myers arrested Joseph Simeone (46) of Fairfield, N.J. on an outstanding warrant issued by the Totowa Municipal Court.
- Juvenile Arrest- On January 20th, Lieutenant Peter Pollack, Sergeant Joseph Keegan, and Officers Christopher Nicholas, Brian Holzmann and Jeffrey Didyk responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located on Passaic Avenue, on a report of a fight in progress. Two juveniles were arrested for assault and one was arrested for aggravated assault on a school official.
- Theft- On January 20th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Skyline Auto Exchange to investigate a report of a theft from a motor vehicle.
- Warrant Arrest- On January 20th, Officers Christopher Hlubik and Jeffrey Didyk arrested Elise Gutleber (35) of Mount Arlington, N.J. for having an outstanding warrant issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court.
- Warrant Arrest- On January 21st, Sergeant David Proctor arrested Jerry Napoleon (19) of Caldwell, N.J. for having an outstanding warrant issued by the Wayne and Cedar Grove Municipal Courts.
- Criminal Mischief- On January 21st, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Target store on a report of an act of criminal mischief. The victim told the officer that a male became upset because her car was parked to close to his. He then allegedly damged the victim's car with his body.
- Theft Arrest- On January 21st, Sergeant Christopher Oswald and Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to the Target store to assist store security with a case of employee theft. It is alleged that the employee stole cash from a cash register drawer. Arrested and charged with theft was Shakeem McCutcheon (19) of Paterson, N.J.
- Criminal Mischief- On January 24th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to APV Enterprises, located at 311 Route 46 West, to investigate a report of criminal mischief. A total of nine company vehicles had their tires slashed sometime between 5:00 P.M. on January 23rd and 6:00 A.M. on January 24th. The value of the damage was estimated to be over $4000.00.
- Theft- On January 24th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to the Target store to investigate a report of a theft of an I-Phone from an employee.
- Theft- On January 24th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Stenotech, located at 20 Just Road, to investigate a report of a theft of a stenograph machine, valued at $1800.00
- Theft- On January 25th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to the LaQuita hotel to investigate a report of a theft. The victim left his wallet in the fitness room. After realizing what he did, he returned to find it missing.
- Attempted Theft- On January 25th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to SW Trucking, located at 26 Commerce Road, to investigate an attempted theft. Sometime overnight, unknown actors broke the seal of a trailer parked at that location. They entered the trailer and opened several boxes but it appears nothing was taken.
- Residential Burglary- On January 25th, officers responded to investigate a burglary that occurred on Cheri Lane, sometime between the hours of 6:00-7:00 P.M. The unknown actor(s) forced entry through a rear window and stole jewelry
- Criminal Mischief- On January 25th, while conducting the evening check of the Hollywood Avenue Recreation Complex, Officer Michael Nyhuis discovered an act of criminal mischief having taken place at the park. The incident involved the flooding of the mens bathroom and the destruction of a garbage ca.
POLICE BLOTTER Week of January 2-9, 2012
- Theft-On January 2nd, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to the Target store to assist Target security with an individual being detained for allegedly shoplifting. Arrested was Lien Lam (40) of Parsippany, N.J. (It should be noted that these are merely allegations and that all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
- Theft- On January 5th, officers were summoned to David’s Cookies to investigate a report of a theft of various ingredients used to make cookies. The products missing included pallets of cream cheese, sugar and pecans valued at approximately $16,000.
- Terroristic Threats- On January 3rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Manhattan Maintenance Co., located at 30 Sherwood Lane, to investigate a report of a terroristic threat. It appears that a terminated employee threatened current employees with violence.
- Open Burning- The Fairfield Police and Fie Departments responded to a report of a fire in the woods between Route 80 and Big Piece Road. The source of the fire was determined to be several individuals having a camp fire. The fire was extinguish and a local ordinance summons issued.
- Theft- On January 7th, Fairfield officers responded to the Target store on a report of a shopliftting that allegedly just occurred involving an employee. The suspect was found at an adjacent business and taken into custody. Arrested was Joshua Monet (20) of Paterson, N.J. (It should be noted that these are merely allegations and that all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
- DWI Arrest- On January 7th, Officer John McGrory arrested William Santangello (55) of Wayne, N.J. , for allegedly operating his vehicle while being under the influence of an intoxicating beverage. A charge of refusal to provide a breath sample was also filed. (It should be noted that these are merely allegations and that all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
- Theft- On January 8th, Officer David Chabay was dispatched to the Versailles Diner on a report of theft. Apparently a group of about nine individuals walked out of the restaurant without paying their check. No arrests were made as of yet.
Narcotics/DWI Arrest- On January 8th, Officer David Chabay stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 46. The driver was allegedly found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence. Also allegedly found in his possession was suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Joshua Fein (37) from Montville, N.J. He was charged with DWI and being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia. (It should be noted that these are merely allegations and that all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Warrant Arrest- On January 9th, Officers Gerald Veneziano and Frank Tracey observed three individuals walking on Fairfield Rd. causing a hazard.
Motor Vehicle Theft- On January 9th, Officer Brian Sabatelli was dispatched to Bruschetta restaurant, located at 292 Passaic Avenue, to investigate the theft of a 2006 Chrysler 300.