Monday, April 21, 2014
Fairfield Police Department

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 14-20, 2014

Burglary- On April 14th, Officer Brian Sabatelli and Detectives Michael Nyhuis and Jeffrey Didyk responded to a burglary and theft that took place at a Courter Road residence. Investigation revealed no signs of forced entry. Taken were electronic computer items and an unspecified amount of jewelry

Narcotics Arrest- On April 15th, Officers Frank Tracey and David Lagan arrested an individual for narcotics charges at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road (See press release for details)

Theft- On April 15th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft from Motor Vehicle- On April 16th, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a theft of items from a 2014 Subaru that was parked at Get Fit, located at 410 Route 46 East. Unknown actor smashed window and stole a purse that was in the vehicle

Criminal Mischief- On April 16th, Officer Jeffrey Dean responded to ASM-Accurate Screw Machine, located on Audrey Place, to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving a vehicle having its tires punctured 

Bad Checks- On April 16th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated a case of bad checks being presented to Sienna's Toy Box, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue

Shoplifting Arrests- On April 17th, officers arrested four individuals for shoplifting, during three seperate incidents, at the Target store, located on Route 46 East (See press release for details)

Lost Property- On April 17th, Officer David Chabay investigated a lost license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East.

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2014

Theft- On April 7th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated a theft that took place at Tri State Maintenance, located at 103 Clinton Road

Civil Dispute- On April 7th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated a customer dispute that took place at the Good Will Store, located at 423 Route 46 West

MV Impound- On April 8th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a 2002 Ford on Route 46 for having ficticious license plates and for being unregistered and uninsured

MV Impound- On April 8th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan impounded a 1997 Mercedes Benz on Route 46 for being unregistered

Simple Assault- On April 10th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a simple assault that took place at the Good Will Store, located at 423 Route 46 West. The altercation was between a customer and a security officer

Narcotics Arrest- On April 10th, Officer John Mcgrory arrested two individuals for allegedly possessing heroin (See press release for details)

Theft/Narcotics Arrest- On April 11th, Officer Raymond Puluse, assisted by Sgt. John McNish and Officer Steven D'Argenio, arrested three individuals for theft and narcotics related charges (See press release for details)

Narcotics Arrest- On April 12th, Officer RJ Casendino arrested an individual for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. (See Press release for details)

DUI Arrest- On April 12th, Officer Sean McCormack arrested an individual for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence. (See press release for details) 

MV Impound- On April 12th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a 2007 Chrysler on Route 46 for having a suspended registration

Criminal Mischief- On April 13th, Officer Sean McCormack discovered criminal mischief done to a restroom at the Fairfield Recreation Complex located on Hollywood Avenue

Warrant Arrest- On April 13th, Officer Sean McCormack conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle observed in the parking lot of the Target store, located on Route 46. The results indicated that the registered owner had an active arrest warrant issued by the Allentown PA Police Department. Arrested was Luis Aguilar (43) of Paterson, N.J.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2014

MV Impound- On March 31st, Sgt. Daniel Dias impounded a 2013 Ford Mustang on Route 46 as the driver had a suspended license

Downed Wires- On March 31st, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to 3 Just Road to investigate low hanging wires that were ripped down by a truck

Theft- On March 31st, Officer Steven D'Argenio investigated a theft of two refrigerators from a Holly Drive residence.

Shoplifting- On April 1st, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate a shoplifting. The actor was able to flee the store prior to police arrival

Domestic Violence- On April 1st, Officer John McGrory investigated a domestic violence incident involving the offenses of harassment, stalking and criminal mischief within the Township. One individual was arrested

Theft- On April 1st, Officer John Mcgrory investigated the theft of an Alabama dealer plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

MV Impound- On April 1st, Officer Thomas Myers impounded a vehicle on Lehigh Drive that was parked illegally and had no license plate displayed

Theft- On April 1st, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of copper grounding rods from the cell tower site located at 482 Horseneck Road

Suspicious Condition- On April 2nd, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec responded to Bloomfield Manufacturing, located at 101 Clinton Road, to investigate a suspicious condition.

Theft- On April 3rd, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Lost Articles- On April 3rd, Officer Sean McCormack investigated an incident where cash could not be found by the owner at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road

MV Impound- On April 2nd, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a 2005 Nissan on Little Falls Road, for being uninsured

Theft- On April 4th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Civil Dispute- On April 4th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a civil dispute that took place at Van Express, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue. It is alleged that a former employee is using the company's name to do business out of state.

Warrant Arrest- On April 4th, Officers Frank Tracey and David Lagan stopped a car on Two Bridges Road for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Wayne Municipal Court. Arrested was Gary Josephs (24) of Paterson, N.J.

Disorderly Conduct- On April 4th, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated an incident of disorderly conduct that took place at the Fairfield Wellness and Physical Therapy center, located at 25 West Greenbrook Road.

Theft- On April 4th, Officer John McGrory investigated the theft of a license plate that took place at Affiliated management Inc, located at 7 Daniel Road East

MV Impound- On April 5th, Officers Frank Tracey and David Lagan impounded a 2002 Ford on Route 46 for being unregistered and uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On April 5th, Officer Raymond Puluse checked on a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. Further investigation revealed the passenger had an active arrest warrant issued by the Parsippany Municipal Court. Arrested was Jenna Youngs (26) of North Bergen, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On April 6th, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car for an alleged traffic violation. Further investigation revealed the driver had active arrest warrants issued by the Irvington and Newark Municipal Courts. Arrested was Calvin Hammock (25) of Newark, N.J.

Animal Complaint- On April 6th, Officer John McGrory investigated a dog bite that took place on Fairfield Road

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2014

Shoplifting Arrest- On March 24th, Officer Sean McCormack responded to Target, located on Route 46 East, to assist their security with a shoplifter that they were detaining. It is alleged that an individual concealed baby formula and attempted to leave the store without paying for it. Arrested and charged with shoplifting was Albert Labrador (30) of Wayne, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until if/when he is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law)

Fraud- On March 24th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated bad checks that were passed at Wallington Plumbing Supply, located at 21 Passaic Avenue.

Lost Articles- On March 24th, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of a lost dealer plate at Globe Motor Car Company, located at 1230 Bloomfield Avenue

Eluding Police- On March 24th, Sgt. David Proctor, and other Fairfield officers, assisted the East Hanover Police Department during a motor vehicle pursuit that came through the Township of Fairfield. The vehicle, a 2012 Ford Econoline van, was eventually abandoned by its two occupants in Caldwell near Elm St. Police from multiple jurisdictions eventually apprehended both suspects. Sgt. Proctor charged the driver, later identified as Fernando Ramos (35) of Newark, N.J. with eluding police and multiple motor vehicle offenses. (It should be noted that the charges against Ramos are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until if/when he is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law)

Theft- On March 25th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated a theft of a license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Simple Assault- On March 25th, Officer Sean McCormack responded to a report of a simple assault that occurred between two employees at Serve Flo, located at 142 Clinton Road.

Domestic Violence- On March 25th, Officer Sean McCormack and other Fairfield police officers responded to a call of domestic violence within the Township. One individual was arrested for criminal mischief

Narcotics/Shoplifting Arrest- On March 25th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Target, located on Route 46, to assist security with a shoplifter they had in custody. The individual was transported to police headquarters where it is alleged that a small quantity of suspected heroin was found in his possession. Arrested and charged with shoplifting and possession of heroin was Erik Mitchell (22) of Hackettstown, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law)

Warrant Arrest- On March 26th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car on Route 46 East for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Bloomfield Municipal Court. Arrested was Amanda Sanchez (18) of Bloomfield, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On March 26th, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed the driver had active arrest warrants issued by the West Milford, Clifton and Paterson Municipal Courts. Arrested was Raul Taveras (49) of Stratford, CT.

Theft- On March 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of a wallet that took place at The Rock Gym, located at 373D Route 46 West

MV Impound- On March 27th, Officer John McGrory impounded a 2007 Lexus on New Dutch Lane for being unregistered and uninsured

Narcotics Arrest- On March 27th, Officers Frank Tracey and David Lagan developed information that a guest at the LaQuinta Hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, had an active arrest warrant issued by the Mays Landing Municipal Court. The officers went to the room where the individual was staying. Further investigation allegedly revealed the discovery of a small quantity of marijuana. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than 50 grams was Shannon Godin (28) of Moriches, N.Y. (It should be noted that the charge against her is merely an allegation and that she is presumed innocent until she is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law)

Receiving Stolen Property Arrest- On March 28th, Officer Jeffrey Dean was on patrol and observed a vehicle parked in the Valero gas station, located on Route 46. He conducted a random license plate inquiry on the Florida dealer plate displayed on the car. This check revealed the license plate to be allegedly reported stolen. After an individual entered the car, the vehicle was stopped and the driver arrested. Arrested an charged with one count of receiving stolen property was Cyril Ugoabala (38) of the Bronx, N.Y. (It should be noted that the charge against him is merely an allegation and that he is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law)

Criminal Mischief- On March 28th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at a Sand Road residence. Prior to his arrival, the resident reported that a juvenile had rung his doorbell. As the resident was approaching the door to answer it, the juvenile began shaking the door. When the resident answered it, he observed a white male, about 15 years old, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The juvenile then ran from the scene. The casing around the door was damaged.

Criminal Mischief- On March 28th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at Middle Atlantic Products, located at 300 Fairfield Road. The incident involved an unknonw actor(s) removing a tire stem and flattening a vehicle's tire. 

Warrant Arrest- On March 29th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Officer Christoper Nicholas conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle parked in the lot of the Comfort Inn, located at 286 Route 46. This check revealed that the registered owner had an active arrest warrant issued by the North Hampton County (PA) Sheriff's Department, as well as a warrant issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court.. When an individual approached the vehicle, he was identified as the individual with the warrant. Arrested was James Lloyd (52) of Arlington, Texas. He was later transported to the Essex County Jail awaiting extradition.

Harassing Phone Calls- On March 30th, Officer David Chabay responded to Target, located at 632 Route 46 East, to investigate a case of harassing phone calls being received by an employee

Found Articles- On March 30th, Officer Jeffrey Dean responded to the Dunkin Donuts located on Passaic Avenue, to take possession of a woman's purse that management found in the store. The purse was later returned to its owner

Motor Vehicle Accident- On March 30th, all Fairfield officers, along with the Fairfield Fire Department and the West Essex First Aid Squad, responded to a two car motor vehicle crash on Route 46 east. (See press release for details)

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER- WEEK OF MARCH 17-23, 2014

Recovered Stolen Vehicle- On March 17th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated the recovery of a stolen 2005 Dodge at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft- On March 18th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a theft of checks that took place as Just Cheer, located at 40 Pier lane West

Theft- On March 18th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated the theft of a cell phone that took place at Unique Photo located at 123 Route 46 West

Disorderly Conduct- On March 18th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an incident of disorderly conduct that took place bewteen individuals at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

Theft- On March 19th, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a theft of items from a vehicle that was parked at Get Fit, located on Route 46. The theft took place between 5:30PM and 6:30 PM. Unknown actor(s) smashed a window to gain entry to the vehicle

Fraud- On March 19th, Officer David Chabay investigated a case of bad checks being presented to SLAM Enterprises, located at 25 Law Drive

Shoplifting- On March 19th, Officer Sean McCormack investigated a shoplifting incident that occurred at Target, located on Route 46 East. The suspects got away prior to police arrival

MV Impound- On March 19th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a 2006 Lexus on Route 46 for having a suspended registartion and for being uninsured

Disorderly Conduct- On March 19th, Officer Jeffrey Dean responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a complaint by management concerning a woman who would not leave the premises after being told to do so. The woman was eventually transported to a shelter in Bergen County.

Theft- On March 21st, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a theft of jewelry from a Mayfair Drive residence

Warrant Arrest- On March 21st, Officer John Mcgrory stopped a car on Route 46 for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. Arrested was Julius Bethea (28) of Rahway, N.J.

Theft- On March 21st, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of shirts that took place at the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue

Warrant Arrest- On March 22nd, Officer Steven D'Argenio stopped a car on Two Bridges Road after a random license plate inquiry revealed the registered owner to have a suspended license. Further investigation revealed the driver to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Latrese Johnson (33) of Paterson, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On March 23rd, Officer Sean McCormack stopped a car on Route 46 for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed the driver to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Irvington Municipal Court. Arrested was Shawn Spraggs (28) of Newark, N.J.

Narcotics Arrest- On March 23rd, Officers Frank Tracey and David Lagan arrested two individuals for narcotics violations (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On March 23rd, Officer Sean McCormack stopped a car on Route 46 after a random license plate inquiry revealed the registered owner to have a suspended license. Further investigation revealed that the registered owner also had an active arrest warrant issued by the East Rutherford Municipal Court. Arrested was Charles Lindemann (55) of Wayne, N.J.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 10-16, 2014

Theft- On March 10th, Officer Sean McCormack investigated a theft of cash that took place at the Target store, located on Route 46

Warrant Arrest- On March 10th, Officer Jeffrey Dean arrested a motorist on Route 46 after it was determined he had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the North Caldwell Municipal Court. Arrested was Samuel Tabatneck (18) of Fairfield, N.J.

Theft- On March 11th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place on Lehigh Drive

MV Impound- On March 11th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski impounded a vehicle on Route 46 after determining the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On March 11th, Officer Jeffrey Dean arrested a motorist for an active arrest warrant issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court after stopping his vehicle. Arrested was Stanley Jarensky (20) of North Caldwell, N.J.

Prostitution Arrest- On March 11th, Fairfield officers arrested two individuals allegedly engaged in prostitution activities at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road. Arrested were Marcia Petruzzi (45) and Edileine Brito-Velloso (42) both of Kearny, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and that both a re presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Prostitution Arrest- On March 12th, Fairfield officers arrested a female allegedly engaged in prostitution activities at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road. Arrested was Tammy Reagan (40) of Dallas, N.C. She was also charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a fraudulant document (It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and that both a re presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Terroristic Threats- On March 12th, Officer Steven D'Argenio responded to Pace Medical Transport, located at 58 Clinton Road, to investigate a case of threats made by a former employee agianst current employees.

Simple Assault- On March 13th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a simple assault of a student allegedly by a bus aide. The case is being referred to Child Protection and Permanency officials for further investigation.

Theft Arrest- On March 13th, Sgt. Charles Zampino and Det. Robert Sanger arrested Ryszard Osika for theft (See press release for details)

Domestic Violence- On March 14th, Officer David Chabay investigated an act of domestic violence that occurred within the Township  

Gasoline Leak- On March 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to 333 Route 46 West to investigate a vehicle that was leaking gasoline in the parking lot.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2014

Narcotics Seizure- On March 3rd, Officer Frank Tracey took possession of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana that was being shipped through the Federal Express distibution center, located at 16 Daniel Road. (See press release for details)

Simple Assault- On March 3rd, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a simple assault that took place on a school bus on Passaic Avenue. The school bus had left the Essex Valley School in West Caldwell when it is alleged that two students assaulted the bus driver and the aide. The actors then fled on foot up Greenbrook Road where they were taken into custody. While conducting the investigation, Officer Christopher Hlubik discovered that another individual had an active arrest warrant issued by Union County. He was also arrested.

Prostitution- On March 3rd, officers conducted an  investigation into prostitution taking place at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. One individual was arrested.

Warrant Arrest- On March 3rd, Officer Steven D'Argenio checked on a suspicious vehicle observed in the parking lot of Churchill School, located on Fairfield Road, when the school was closed. During the course of the roadside investigation, it was determined that the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Penns Grove Municipal Court. Arrested was Daniel Stokes (35) of Essington, N.J. 

Domestic Violence- On March 4th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated an act of domestic violence that occurred within the Township. One individual was arrested

Theft- On March 4th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to David Landau & Associates, located at 55 Lane Road, to investigate a theft of laptop computers

Warrant Arrest- On March 4th, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car on Route 46 for an alleged motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, it was determined that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Palisades Interstae Parkway Police. Arrested was Brian Mann (29) of Wanaque, N.J.

Domestic Violence- On March 4th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an act of domestic violence that occurred within the township.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On March 5th, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a 2000 Jeep on Route 46 after a random license plate inquiry revealed the vehicle's registration was suspended and after later investigation revealed the vehicle had no proof of insurance.

Theft- On March 6th, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction. located on Route 46

Disorderly Conduct- On March 6th, Officer Sean McCormack investigated an incident of disorderly conduct that occurred between students of Stevenson School

Disorderly Conduct- On March 6th, Officer David Chabay investigated an act of disorderly conduct that occurred at 3 Spielman Road 

Fire- On March 6th, Officer Jeffrey Dean and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a Cole Road residence for an oven fire

Warrant Arrest- On March 7th, Officer Steven D'Argenio arrested a motorist that he stopped for having an active arrest warrant issued by the Cedar Grove Municipal Court. Arrested was Christian Prell (30) of Little Falls, N.J.

Found Property- On March 7th, Officer Raymond Puluse responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road for suspicious found property. It was reported while contractors were doing work in one of the rooms, they found approximately 10 credit/debit cards hidden in a ceiling tile. The cards were in various names. The officer took possession of them

Theft- On March 7th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a theft from a vehicle that occurred in the parking lot of 333 Route 46 West. Unknown actor(s) smashed a window and stole items.

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 2, 2014

Warrant Arrest- On February 24th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Route 46 for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed the driver had a suspended license and an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Abraham Moreno-Avalos (23) of Paterson, N.J.

Theft- On February 24th, Officer Sean McCormack responded to 215 Little Falls Road to investigate the theft of a battery from a truck parked at that location

MV Impound- On February 24th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski impounded a vehicle on Route 46 that allegedly had a suspended registration and for being uninsured

Credit Card Fraud- On February 26th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Physicians Sales and Services, located at 208 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a credit card fraud that occurred there

Prostitution- On February 26th, Fairfield officers conducted an investigation relating to prostitution taking place at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road. Five individuals were arrested

Domestic Violence- On February 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an incident of domestic violence that occurred within the Township

Domestic Violence- On February 27th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a case of domestic violence that occurred within the Township

Prostitution- On February 27th, Fairfield officers conducted an investigation relating to prostitution taking place at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road. One person was arrested

Found Articles- On February 28th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated the recovery of a ladies wallet from 15 Daniel Road

Theft- On February 28th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a snow plow from 103 Clinton Road

Theft- On February 28th, Officer Sean McCormack responded to a Vine Street residence to investigate the theft of prescription medication from a vehicle that was earlier parked in the Target parking lot, located on Route 46 East

DUI Arrest- On February 28th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigate a motor vehicle crash on Fairfield Road that led to a DUI arrest (See press release for details)

Narcotics Arrest- On March 1st, Officer Jeffrey Dean arrested an individual for being in possession of less than 50 grams of marijunana (See press release for details)

Motor Vehicle Impound- On March 2nd, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a 2003 Ford on Route 46 for being operated by an unlicensed driver

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17-23, 2014

Warrant Arrest-On February 17th, Officer Sean McCormack was on patrol in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, when he conducted a random license plate inquiry on the registration of a vehicle travelling in the lot. The inquiry revealed the registered owner had an active arrest warrant issued by the Passaic Municipal Court. The vehicle was checked and the owner was found to be present. Arrested was Jhoneddy Bernard-Nunez (20) of Passaic, N.J.

Theft from Motor Vehicle- On February 17th, Officer Raymond Puluse responded to the Fairfield Executive Inn, located at 216 Route 46 East, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. Unknown actor(s) smashed a window and stole a GPS unit.

Theft from Motor Vehicle- On February 17th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to the Hampton Inn, located at 118 Route 46 East, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. Unknown actor(s) smashed a window and stole a blue fireman's strobe light.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 17th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan impounded a 2006 Mazda that was travelling on Route 46 for being unregistered, uninsured and ficticious plates

Aircraft Accident- On February 17th, Fairfield police and fire departments, along with the West Essex First Aid Squad, responded to the Essex County Airport on a report of a plane that had crash landed (See press release for additional details)

Shoplifting Arrest- On February 17th, Officer Steven D'Argenio arrested an individual for shoplfting at Target, located on Route 46

Shoplifting Arrest- On February 18th, Officer Thomas Myers arrested an individual for shoplfting at Target, located on Route 46

Warrant Arrest- On February 20th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a vehicle on Lane Road for having tinted windows. Further investigation revealed the driver to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Montville Municipal Court. Arrested was Ronald Cook (39) of Lincoln Park, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On February 20th, Officer Christopher Nicholas conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle on Route 46 West which indicated the registered owner had a suspended license and an active arrest warrant issued by the Jersey City Municipal Court. Arrested was Nancy Guirguis (34) of Jersey City, N.J.

MV Impound- On February 20th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan impounded a 1996 Landrover on Two Bridges Road for being unregistered with ficticious plates

MV Impound- On February 20th, Officer Sean McCormack impounded a 1997 Mercedes Benz on Route 46 for being unregistered and uninsured

DUI Arrest- On February 21st, Officer Raymond Puluse arrested an individual for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (See Press release for details)

Theft- On February 22nd, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of hubcaps from a vehicle that was parked at Jose Tejas, located at 647 Route 46 West

Lost Articles- On February 23rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a lost dealer license plate at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10-16, 2014

Harassment- On February 10th, Officer Sean McCormack responded to a Little Falls Road residdence to investigate an incident of harassment that took place over the Internet

Criminal Mischief- On February 10th, Officer Christopher Hlubik and other officers responded to the LaQuinta Inn and Suites, to assist with the removal of a loud guest. The officers responded to the room and found the guest had vacated the room however not before a window was smashed out

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 11th, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a vehicle for being unregistered and uninsured

Harassment- On February 12th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated an incident of harassment that took place at MAB Celebrity Services, located at 193 Fairfield Road

Warrant Arrest- On February 12th, Officer Thomas Myers stopped a vehicle on Route 46 for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Elmwood Park Municipal Court. Arrested was Nicholas Ventola (27) of Saddle Brook, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 12th, Officer Thomas Myers impounded a vehicle on Two Bridges Road for being uninsured and for the drivier having a suspended drivers license

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 12th, Officer Thomas Myers impounded a vehicle on the Dey Overpass for being abandoned in snow bank

Domestic Violence- On February 13th, Officer John McGrory investigated an incident of domestic violence that occurred within the Township. One individual was arrested

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 14th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan impounded a motor vehicle for being abandoned on Big Piece Road during snow removal operations

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 16th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski impounded a 1998 Mercedes Benz on Route 46 that was unsafe and had no proof of insurance

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2014

Animal Complaint- On February 3rd, Officers Raymond Puluse and Steven D'Argenio responded to a Little Falls Road residence to investigate a report that a neighbor's dog got loose and attacked her dog.

Property Damage- On February 3rd, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to 4 Just Road to investigate a tree that fell on a vehicle.

Theft- On February 5th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a theft that took place at Target, located at 632 Route 46 East

Motor Vehicle Taken Without Owner's Consent- On February 5th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated the taking of a 2014 Ford from the parking lot at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, without the owner's consent. The vehicle was eventually recovered by the Bloomfield Police Department and one individual was arrested

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 7th, Sgt Daniel Dias stopped a vehicle on Commerce Road and investigation revealed the driver had a suspended license and no proof of insurance. A 1998 Volkswagon was impounded.

Property Damage- On February 7th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Hampton Inn, located at 118 Route 46 East, to investigate a report of damage to a vehicle in the lot that was apparently caused by a snow plow.

Theft- On February 7th, Officer David Chabay responded to RGIS, Inc, located at 333 Route 46 West, to investigate a theft of a laptop computer from a vehicle.

Theft- On February 7th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Big Messages, located at 7 Kingsbridge Road, to investigate a theft of money from a purse.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 7th, Officer John McGrory impounded a vehicle on Passaic Avenue for being unregistered and uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On February 7th, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car on Route 46 West for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed the driver to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Clifton Municipal Court. Arrested was Rossminy Taeras-Osoria (43) of Paterson, N.J.

Dispute- On February 8th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Holder Group, located at 368 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a dispute between motorists

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 8th, Sgt. Daniel Dias impounded a 2002 Nissan that was traveling on Route 46 for being unregistered and uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On February 8th, Officer John McGrory stopped a vehicle that was travelling on Route 46 West after conducting a random license plate inquiry that indicated the registered owner had a suspended drivers license and an active arrest warrant issued by the Roxbury Municipal Court. Arrested was Emir Mulahmetovic (38) of Clifton, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On February 8th, Officer Thomas Myers impounded a 2002 Chrysler for being uninsured and for being operated by a driver with a suspended license

Property Damage- On February 8th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to a Henning Drive residence to investigate a report of rear windshield of a vehicle being shattered

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JANUARY 20-26, 2014

Motor Vehicle Impound: On January 20th, Officer John McGrory stopped a vehicle on Route 46 and impounded it for being unregistered, uninsured with a driver that was unlicensed

Dispute- On January 20th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a dispute between a representative of Wildlife Preserve, a group tasked with enforcing no hunting provisions within the Township and a hunter

Motor Vehicle Impound: On January 20th, Officer John McGrory stopped a vehicle on Passaic Avenue and impounded it for being unregistered

Credit Card Fraud- On January 20th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an incident of credit card fraud that occurred at Target, located on Route 46 East 

Theft- On January 21st, Sgt. John McNish investigated a report of shoplifting that occurred at the Valero gas station, located at 650 Route 46 East

Vehicle Fire- On January 21st, Officers Christopher Hlubik and Frank Tracey, along with the Fairfield Fire Department, responded to a vehicle fire that was fully engulfed on Fairfield Road, near Tobia Place

Abandoned Vehicle- On January 21st, Officer John McGrory impounded a vehicle that was left on the shoulder of Route 46 during severe snow storm

Criminal Mischief- On January 21st, Officer Brad Ahern investigated an incident of criminal mischief that took place at New Jersey Boring and Drilling Company, located at 36 Pier Lane West

Motor Vehicle Impound- On January 21st, Sgt. Daniel Dias impounded a vehicle on Route 46 after it was determined that the operator had a suspended drivers license and there was no proof of valid insurance

Dispute- On January 22nd, Officer Sean McCormack investigated a dispute that took place between workers at Mid Atlantic Products, located at 300 Fairfield Road

Warrant Arrest- On January 22nd, Officer John McGrory checked on a suspicious vehicle that was parked and occuppied in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. The investigation revealed that the occupant had an active arrest warrant issued by the Passaic County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was Thomas Moschella (44) of West Caldwell, N.J.

Burglary/Theft- On January 23rd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski and Detectives Michael Nyhuis and Jeffrey Didyk investigated a burglary that took place at the Commerce Road Water Tower. Items of copper were stolen

MV Impound- On January 23rd, Officer Sean McCormack impounded a vehicle that was travelling on Route 46 for being unregistered and uninsured

Terroristic Threat- On January 23rd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Consumer Product Testing, located at 70 New Dutch Lane, to investigate a threat that was made by an individual who was there to participate in a research study

Property Damage- On January 24th, Officer John McGrory investigated a report of property damage to a stanchion by an ATM machine at the Valley National Bank, located at 167 Fairfield Road.

MV Impound- On January 25th, Officer John McGrory impounded a vehicle travelling on Route 46 for being unregistered and unisured

Theft- On January 25th, Officer Brad Ahern responded to 1275 Bloomfield Avenue to investigate a theft of a braclet

Property Damage- On January 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a case of property damage to a vehicle that took place at Nikko Hibachi, located at 38 Two Bridges Road

Warrant Arrest- On January 26th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a vehicle on Route 46 East for having an unclear license plate. During the course of the investigation it was revealed that the driver had a suspended license and active arrest warrants issued by the Bergenfield, Monroe Township and Bellmawr Municipal Courts. Arrested was James Bennett Jr. (57) of Paterson, N.J.

Simple Assault- On January 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a simple assault that occurred at the intersection of Scott Drive and Sand Road.

DUI Arrest- On January 26th, Officer Raymond Puluse arrested an individual for driving while under the influence (For further details, see press release)

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2014

Motor Vehicle Impound: On January 20th, Officer John McGrory stopped a vehicle on Route 46 and impounded it for being unregistered, uninsured with a driver that was unlicensed

Theft- On January 13th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

Theft- On January 13th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to 12 Marginal Road to investigate a theft that took place at the cell tower located at that site. Copper items were stolen

Obstructing Justice Arrest- On January 13th, Officer Sean McCormack stopped a car on Route 46 East for an alleged motor vehicle violation. The driver allegedly produced a false driver"s license because his privliages were suspended. Arrested and charged with false government documant was Fernando Rivera-Jimenez (48) of Paterson, N.J. (It should be noted that the cahrges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Disorderly Conduct- On January 13th, Officer Brian Holzmann and other Fairfield officers were dispatched to the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Ave, on a report of a fight that had occurred.

Fraud- On January 14th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a fraud that occurred at Wallington Plumbing Supply, located at 21 Passaic Ave. The fraud involved a male purchasing supplies on the business account of another without authorization

Fraud/Identity Theft- On January 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a report of a fraud that took place with the victim being a Long Acres Road resident. Unknown actor(s) purchased items using victim's account number

Found Articles- On January 14th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec responded to the Dunkin Donuts, located at 378 Passaic Avenue, to take possession of a ladies pocketbook that was left behind by a patron

Narcotics Arrest- On January 14th, Officer Sean McCormack arrested an individual for being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (See press release for more details)

Attempted Burglary- On January 14th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski and Det. Michael Nyhuis, responded to the Horseneck Grille, located at 194 Route 46 East, to investigate an attempted burglary. Unknown actor(s) pryed open a window.

Warrant Arrest- On January 15th, Officer Christopher Hlubik stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for an alleged motor vehicle infraction. During the course of the stop, it was determined the driver had a suspended license and had outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Seaside Heights and Pemberton Municipal Courts. Arrested was Tyreef Burton-Spellman (21) of Browns Mills, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On January 15th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped an individual who dangerously crossed Route 46 in the area of the Valero gas station, located at 650 Route 46 East. During the course of the contact, it was determined that the individual had active arrest warrants issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court. Arrested was Keith Hill (21) of Paterson, N.J.

Narcotics Arrest- On January 16th, Officer Ian Rasmussen and Sgt. John McNish responded to the Valero gas station, located at 650 Route 46 East, and took a 17 year old juvenile into custody for allegedly being in possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana

DUI Arrest- On January 16th, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence (See press release for additional details)

Identity Theft- On January 16th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a case of identity theft involving the victim being a Glenroy Road South resident. Unknown actor(s) opened cell phone accounts in the victim"s name

Dispute- On January 16th, Officers Brian Sabatelli and Christopher Hlubik responded to a dispute between car dealers at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Warrant Arrest- On January 16th, Officer Raymond Pulse stopped a car on Fairfield Road for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver's license was suspended and that he had an active arrest warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. Arrested was Amet Duncan (27) of East Orange, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On January 16th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car on Route 46 East for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle's registration was suspended and that the driver had an active arrest warrants issued by the Haledon, Elmwood Park, and Paterson Municipal Courts. Arrested was James Carter (49) of Paterson, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On January 18th, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a motor vehicle on Two Bridges Road for being uninsued and for the driver having a suspended license

Warrant Arrest- On January 18th, Officer Sean McCormack conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle travelling on Route 46 West which revealed the driver to have a suspended license. The vehicle was stopped and further investigation revealed the driver to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Danny Rosado (42) of Paterson, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On January 19th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Route 46 East for allegedly speeding. Further investigation revealed that the driver had active arrest warrants issued by the Roxbury, Hopewell, and Hackettstown Municipal Courts. Arrested was Sean Bolton (23) of Hackettsown, N.J. 

Warrant Arrest- On January 19th, Officer Steven D'Argenio stopped a car on Route 46 Wast for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the passenger in the vehicle had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Courts. Arrested was James Townsend (30) of Decatur, GA.

Simple Assault- On January 19th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald and Officers Stacy Chiarolanza, Gerald Veneziano, R.J. Casendino and Jeffrey Dean all responded to a simple assault that occurred between party goers at a Winfield Court residence. No arrests were made.

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2014

Fraud- On January 6th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Nimlok Corp., located at 31 Dwight Place, to investigate a fraud complaint. Unknown actor(s) ordered merchandise on line and attempted to pay using the company's corporate credit card account. In addition, the company also reported the theft of two flat screen televisions from their warehouse

Theft- On January 6th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Goodwill Store, located on Route 46 West, to investigate a theft of cash by an employee

Theft- On January 6th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to DirectSAT USA, located at 333 Route 46 West, to investigate the theft of an item from a company van

Fraud- On January 6th, Officer Steven D'Argenio responded to All Creatures Big and Small, located at 7 Sherwood Lane, to investigate a fraud involving the issuance of a bad check

Warrant Arrest- On January 7th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to a dispute at the Comfort Inn, located on Route 46. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that one of the individuals involved had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Volodymyr Shust (20) of Pine Brook, N.J.

Harassing Phone Calls- On January 7th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a case of a harassing phone call that was received by a Windsor Ct. resident.

DUI Arrest- On January 7th, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for driving under the influence (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On January 8th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Route 46 West for an alledged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Demeir Rouse (20) of Paterson, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On January 8th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Two Bridges Road for an alledged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the East Orange Municipal Court. Arrested was Nkemakola Ekpo (39) of East Orange, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On January 9th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a vehicle on Route 46 West for having a suspended registration

Attempted Burglary- On January 9th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated an attempted burglary that took place at JS Installers, located at 14 Madison Road.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On January 9th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a vehicle on Route 46 East for being operated by a suspended driver and for being uninsured

Theft- On January 10th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated an incident of theft that occurred at Amirit Technologies, located at 271 Route 46 West. The items stolen included various cell phones and a laptop computer

Theft- On January 10th, Officer Brad Ahern investigated a theft from a motor vehicle that took place at Fischer Transmission, located at 81 Route 46 West. Unknown actor(s) illegally entered a vehicle and stole a navigation/stero system.

Warrant Arrest- On January 10th, Officer Brad Ahern stopped a car on Route 46 West after having observed several alleged motor vehicle violations. Investigation revealed that the passenger had an active arrest warrant issued by the Dover Municipal Court. Arrested was Edurado Lorenzo (27) of Dover, N.J.

Fire- On January 11th, Officer Thomas Myers and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a transformer fire in front of 48 Clinton Road

Identity Theft- On January 11th, Officer Brad Ahern investigated a report of identity theft made by a Cole Road resident. Unknown actor(s) attempted to apply for bank loans using the identity of the resident.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 30, 2013-JANUARY 5, 2014

Traffic Impound- On December 30th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a vehicle on Route 46 and impounded it for being unregistered and uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On December 30th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Passaic Avenue after a random license plate inquiry revealed that the registered owner's driving privlages were suspended. Further investigation revealed that the driver had outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Paterson and Totowa Municipal Courts. Arrested was Niquesha Spencer (22) of Paterson, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On December 30th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Route 46 after conducting a random license plate inquiry that revealed the registered owner to have a suspended license. Further investigation revealed that the driver also had an outstanding warrant issued by the Clifton Municipal Court. Arrested was Aleijandro Ricardo (32) of Kearny, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On December 31st, Officer John McGrory stopped a car on Two Bridges Road for allegedly having a cracked windshield. Investigation revealed the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Roxbury Municipal Court. Arrested was Allyson Acocella (22) of Caldwell, N.J.

Theft- On December 31st, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Warrant Arrest- On December 31st, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Route 46 West for allegedly having tinted windows. Investigation revealed that the driver's license was suspended and he had active arrest warrants issued by the Clifton and Totowa Municipal Courts. Arrested was Kevin Flores (24) of East Orange, N.J.

Simple Assault- On December 31st, Officer Steven Ptaszynski and other Fairfield officers responded to Globe Electronics, located at 295 Route 46 West, on a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that an alleged assault took place between a landlord and tenent. No arrests were made.

MV Impound- On January 1st, Deputy Chief Manna stopped a car on Hollywood Avenue for having a suspended registration. It was also determined the driver had a suspended license. The vehicle was impounded

Medical Assist- On January 1st, Officer Frank Tracey and other Fairfield officers were dispatched to the wooded area near Marginal Road to assist in locating a hunter who had fallen into a creek and had gotten himself out, but was having difficulty making it back to his vehicle. The hunter was found and he was beginning to feel the effects of hypothermia. He refused further medical attention

Assist Other Agency- On January 2nd, Officers Frank Tracey and Brad Ahern assisted the New Jersey State Police with the service of a temporary restraining order within the Township

Narcotics/Weapons Arrest- On January 2nd, Lt. Peter Pollack and Officers Frank Tracey, Christopher Hlubik and Steven D'Argenio arrested two individuals for possession of marijuana and possession of a prohibited weapon at the LaQuinta Hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. (See press release for details)

Narcotics Arrest- On January 3rd, Officer Sean McCormack arrested an individual for allegedly being in possession of suspected heroin (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On January 4th, Officer David Chabay arrested an individual who had active arrest warrants and who provided the officer with false information. (See press release for details)

Harassment- On January 4th, Officer Sean McCormack investigated an act of harassment that allegedly took place at a Fairfield Road residence

Shoplifting Arrest- On January 4th, Officer RJ Casendino assisted Target security with an arrest of a shoplifter at the Target store, located on Route 46 (See press release for detailes)

Harassment- On January 5th, Officer Sean McCormack investigated an alleged case of workplace harassment that took place at the Techno Gym, located at 700 Route 46

Missing Juvenile- On January 5th, Officer Jeffrey Dean and other Fairfield officers responded to an Orlando Drive residence, at the request of the Wayne Police Department, to determine if a missing juvenile was at that location. The juvenile was located and reunited with her mother

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 23-29, 2013

Domestic Violence- On December 23rd, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a case of domestic violence within the Township

Property Damage- On December 23rd, Officer Steven D'Argenio responded to 3 Spielman Road to investigate a report of property damage caused by a delivery truck

Fire- On December 23rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a Mayfair Drive residence on a report of a fire in the kitchen. The fire was out prior to the arrival of emergency personnel and was minor in nature

Domestic Violence- On December 23rd, Officer Raymond Puluse investigated an act of domestic violence within the Township. One individual was arrested

Warrant Arrest- On December 24th, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car, on Two Bridges Road, for an alleged inspection violation. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was allegedly unregistered and uninsured. In addition, the driver was determined to have an outstanding warrant issued by the Perth Amboy Municipal Court. Arrested was Alexander Perez (25) of Hillside, N.J. The vehicle was impounded 

Warrant Arrest- On December 26th, Officer Christopher Nicholas conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle travelling on Route 46 West which revealed the registration to be suspended. The vehicle was stopped and it was determined that the driver had a suspended license and two outstanding warrants issued by the Irvington and Mountainside Municipal Courts. Arrested was Michael Nelson (30) of Hillside, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On December 27th, Sgt. Daniel Dias stopped a motor vehicle on Route 46 East after a random license plate inquiry revealed the registered owner's driver's license was suspended. Further investigation revealed that the driver was the registered owner and that he had outstanding warrants issued by the Cedar Grove, Little Falls, Parsippany, Elizabeth, and East Rutherford Municipal Courts. Arrested was Anthony DeMeo (45) of Little Falls, N.J.

Vehicle Fire- On December 27th, Officer Thomas Myers and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to 88 Fairfield Road on a report of a Ford box truck that was on fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department.

Bad Checks- On December 28th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a case of a bad check that was given to John Deere Landscapes located at 17 Commerce Road

DUI Arrest- On December 29th, Officers Brad Ahern and Jeffrey Didyk arrested an individual for driving while under the influence (See press release for details)

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2013

Burglary/Theft- On December 18th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a report of a burglary and theft that took place at a new cell tower site, located on Marginal Road. Thirty-four batteries were stolen

Theft- On December 18th, Officer Raymond Puluse investigated a theft from a vehicle that was located at Euro Auto Works, located at 223 Horseneck Road. Stereo equipment was taken

Medical Assist- On December 19th, Sgts. Paul Bowden and Daniel Dias and Officers Ian Rasmussen, Christopher Nicholas and Brad Ahern responded to Combat Athlete MMA, located at 333 Passaic Avenue, on a report of a man who was in cardiac arrest and not breathing (See Press Release for further details)

Theft- On December 19th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft- On December 20th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Narcotics Arrest- On December 20th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Sean McCormack arrested two individuals who were allegedly in possession of suspected heroin and hypodermic syringes (See Press Release for Details)

Warrant Arrest- On December 21st, Officer Jeffrey Dean was monitoring traffic on Route 46 West when he conducted a random license plate check on a passing vehicle which revealed the registered owner had a suspended license and active warrants. The vehicle was stopped and investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver for having an active warrant issued by the East Orange Municipal Court. Arrested was Chris Henderson (25) of East Orange, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On December 21st, Officer Jeffrey Dean Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for an alleged motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, it was determined that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Irvington Municipal Court. Arrested was Anthony Addison (23) of East Orange, N.J.

Theft- On December 21st, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated an incident of employee theft that took place at Target, located at 632 Route 46 East

Warrant Arrest- On December 22nd, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Two Bridges Road for an alleged motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, it was determined that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court. Arrested was Anthony Ingersoll (25) of Glen Rock, N.J.

Narcotics Arrest- On December 22nd, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Sean McCormack arrested an individual for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (For further details, see press release)

DWI Arrest- On December 22nd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski arrested an individual for DWI after his vehicle struck a utility pole (See press release for details)

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-15, 2013

Sudden Death- On December 9th, Officer Christopher Andrews and members of the Fairfield police Investigative Division and Essex County Prosecutor's Office investigated a sudden death. (See press release for details)

Fire- On December 9th, Officers John McGrory, Ian Rasmussen and Brad Ahern, along with the Fairfield Fire Department, responded to Independent Machine Co., to investigate a live electrical wire that was down and had caused a fire

Theft- On December 10th, Officer John McGrory investigated a theft of a license plate from a vehicle parked at a Club Road residence

Lost Articles- On December 10th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a report of a lost cell phone by a Redwood Drive resident

Warrant Arrest- On December 10th, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for an alleged motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver's license was suspended and he had outstanding warrants issued by the Lodi and Elmwood Park Municipal Courts. Arrested was Robert Souza (21) of Paterson, N.J.

Civil Dispute- On December 11th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to a civil dispute involving a Club Road resident who had given money to a contractor to do work at his home and the contractor having yet to do the work

Shoplifting Arrest- On December 11th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Sean McCormack arrested two individuals for shoplifting at the Target store, located on Route 46 East. (See Press release for further details)

Theft Arrest- On December 11th, Officer Brian Holzmann assisted Target security with the arrest of an employee involved in theft from the Target store, located on Route 46 East (See press release for details)

Theft- On December 12th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated the theft of laptop computers from a vehicle parked at Houlihans, located at 645 Route 46 West

Identity Theft- On December 13th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a case of identity theft that occurred at 30 Two Bridges Road.

Warrant Arrest- On December 13th, Officers Thomas Myers and Brad Ahern stopped a car on Two Bridges Road in Lincoln Park, N.J. for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Waldy Curiel-Medina (23) of Paterson, N.J.

Bad Checks- On December 13th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a case of bad checks that were issued to Globe Motor Car Company, located at 1230 Bloomfield Avenue.

Suspicious Incident- On December 13th, Officers Thomas Myers and Brad Ahern responded to the Gramon School, located at 24 Dwight Place, to investigate a suspicious incident involving an individual who was taking pictures of the school. The individual left prior to police arrival but that matter is still under investigation

Property Damage- On December 14th, Officer Thomas Myers and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to 4 Fairfield Road on a report of a fire suppression sprinkler head that broke

DUI Arrest- On December 14th, Officer Steven D'Argenio arrested an individual for allegedly driving under the influence (See press release for details)

Criminal Mischief- On December 14th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a motor vehicle crash that resulted in the driver being charged with criminal mischief and other motor vehicle offenses (See press release for details)

MV Pursuit- On December 14th, Deputy Chief Anthony Manna pursued an all terrain vehicle being operated on Hollywood Avenue

Fire- On December 15th, Fairfield police officers and firefighters responded to a fully involved house fire on Pier Lane (See press release for details)

Domestic Violence/Robbery- On December 15th, Officer Raymond Puluse and other Fairfield officers arrested an individual who forcibly took a pocketbook from a victim (See press release for details)

  

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2013

Narcotics Arrest- On December 2nd, Officers Frank Tracey and Steven D'Argenio arrested an individual for allegedly possessing marijuana (See press release for details)

Trespassing- On December 3rd, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an act of criminal trespass that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Criminal Mischief- On December 3rd, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred in the parking lot of the Life Touch Company, located at 101 Fairfield Road. The incident involed a vehicle that had damaged to its door lock in an apparent attempt to gain entry.

Dispute- On December 3rd, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Comfort Inn, located on Route 46 East, to investigate a dispute between a guest and management relative to payment for a room

Animal Complaint- On December 3rd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Horseneck Road near Plymouth Street regarding a deer that was struck by a vehicle.

Dispute- On December 4th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a dispute that occurred between the management of Hertz Rental Car, located at 113 Clinton Road, and individual who rented a car.

Harassment- On December 4th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated an incident of harassment that took place at a Fox Hill Road residence

Theft- On December 5th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a theft of a coat that took place at Cielo, located at 168 Passaic Ave.

Theft- On December 5th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a theft from a vehicle that took place on Voelker Road. The unknown actor(s) smashed a window to gain entry and took a laptop computer

Theft- On December 6th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft from a vehicle that took place at Houlihans, located on Route 46 West. Unknown actor(s) broke window and stole $1500 in cash, (2) Visa credit cards, a Pennsylvania drivers license and a Pandora braclet.

Criminal Mischief- On December 6th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at Houlihans, located on Route 46 West. Unknown actor(s) broke window in an apparent attempt to take items from the vehicle

Lost Articles- On December 6th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a dealer license plate having been lost at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

Warrant Arrest- On December 7th, Officer Steven D'Argenio stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an active warrant issued by the Hoboken Municipal Court. Arrested was Nicholas D'Alessandra (23) of Little Falls, N.J.

Theft- On December 7th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated the theft of gasoline that occurred at the Gulf station, located at 6 Route 46 East. The actors left the station without paying for the gasoline after their car had been filled.

Theft- On December 7th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Sean McCormack investigated a theft of truck batteries that occurred at Acrylic Applications, located at 4 Gardner Road

Domestic Violence- On December 8th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald and Officers Steven Ptaszynski and Stacy Chiarolanza investigated an incident of domestic violence within the Township. 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2013

Criminal Mischief- On November 25th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Brad Ahern investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at 333 Route 46 West involving a wire that led to a water meter having been cut

Theft- On November 25th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Fairfield Raquet Club, located at 36 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a theft from a vehicle. Unknown actor(s) broke a window of a vehicle parked in the lot and stole an I-Pad notebook. 

Civil Dispute- On November 26th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, in regards to a civil dispute involving vehicles that were towed off the property as abandoned

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2013

Warrant Arrest- On November 11th, Officers Frank Tracey and Brad Ahern were on patrol in the parking lot of the Target store, located at 632 Route 46, when they came upon an occupied vehicle illegally parked in a handicap space. Further investigation revealed that the passenger of the vehicle had an active warrant issued by the Jersey City Municipal Court. Arrested was Tanisha Bynoe (26) of Brooklyn, N.Y.

 Lost Articles- On November 12th, Officer Brad Ahern investigated a report of a lost wallet

Disorderly Conduct- On November 13th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a report of disorderly conduct that occurred in the past near 1260 Bloomfield Avenue

Shoplifting Arrest- On November 13th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Steven D'Argenio assdisted Target security with an arrest of an alleged shoplifter. Arrested was Crystal Zamora (29) of Clifton, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Juvenile Incident- On November 13th, Det. Michael Nyhuis investigated a compliant of harassment involving juveniles at the Fairfield Recreation Complex

Attempted Theft Arrest- On November 14th, Officer Steven D'Argenio and other Fairfield police officers responded to the Federal Express facility, located at 16 Daniel Road, to investigate an individual who was attempting to pick up a package with a false New Jersey drivers license. Arrested and charged with attempted theft and having a false government document in his possession was Suwayne Brown (23) of the Bronx, N.Y. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Assist other Agency- On November 14th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald served a temporary restraining order within the Township.

Theft- On November 15th, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated the theft of a Dingo Auger attachment from the area of Route 46 and Hollywood Avenue. The item was stolen from Murray Hydroseeding, a company employed by the Department of Transportation, who was planting shrubs near the area

Domestic Violence- On November 15th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an act of harassment under domestic violence within the Township

Disorderly Conduct- On November 16th, Officer Thomas Myers and other Fairfield officers responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East, on a report of a fight in progress in the bar area. The situation was under control when officers arrived

Assist Other Agency- On November 16th, Officer Frank Tracey served a temporary restraining order within the Township.

Harassment- On November 16th, Officer John McGrory investigated a case of harassment that took place at a Little Falls Road residence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2013

DUI Arrest- On November 4th, Officer Jeffrey Dean arrested an individual for driving under the influence (See press release for details)

Theft- On November 4th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of briefcase from a vehicle at Houlihans, located at 645 Route 46 West. Unknown actor(s) broke the vehicle's window to gain entry

Criminal Mischief- On November 5th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at a Glendale Lane residence involving some substance being placed on a vehicle

Theft- On November 5th, Officer David Chabay investigated a theft of a battery jump box that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Domestic Violence- On November 5th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated an act of domestic violence that occurred within the Township

TRO Violation- On November 6th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a violation of a restraining order that occurred within the Township

Suspicious Condition- On November 8th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a suspicious condition at Client Instant Access, located at 6 Kingsbridge Road, involving a former employee

Warrant Arrest- On November 9th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Two Bridges Road after it allegedly committed a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had active arrest warrants issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Jameal Saylor (24) of Paterson, N.J.

Narcotics Arrest- On November 9th, Officer Steven Ptaszyski arrested two individuals for cocaine possession (See press release for details)

Lost Articles- On November 9th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated a lost cell phone

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2013

Warrant Arrest- On October 28th, Officers Sean McCormack and Frank Tracey stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation on Route 46. Investigation revealed that the driver had active arrest warrants from the Fairfield, Palisades Park, Orange and Essex Fells Municipal Courts. Arrested was James Jacox (27) of Orange, N.J. 

Simple Assault- On October 29th, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated a claim that a student of the Gramon School was struck by an aide. The incident was referred to the Division of Youth and Family Services for investigation

Theft- On October 30th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated the theft of diesel fuel from a truck located at Allied Printing and Graphics, located at 4 Madison Road

Warrant Arrest- On October 30th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation on Fairfield Road. Investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and had active arrest warrants issued by the Paterson and Clifton Municipal Courts. Arrested was Quadree Carmichael (30) of Paterson, N.J.

Burglary- On October 30th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk and Sgt. Charles Zampino investigated a residential burglary on Henning Drive. (See press release for details)

DWI Arrest- On October 31st, Sgt. David Proctor arrested an individual for driving under the influence (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On November 1st, Officer Raymond Puluse stopped a car on Route 46 for having allegedly committed a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that tyhe driver was operating with a suspended license and that he had an active arrest warrant issued by the Pequannock Municipal Court. Arrested was Bekim Islami (26) of Oak Ridge, N.J.

Theft- On November 1st, Officer Sean McCormack investigated a theft of cash from a wallet that occurred at the Good Will Store, located at 423 Route 46 West. The victim apparently dropped her wallet in the store after having made a purchase. Surveillance footage shows a male pick up the wallet and walk around the store with it. He then places it on a counter and leaves the store.

Simple Assault- On November 1st, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a simple assault that apparently took place between two workers currently doing work on the bridge on Bloomfield Avenue near #1275

DUI Arrest- On November 3rd, Officers John McGrory and Brad Ahern arrested an individual for allegedly driving while under the influence (See press release for details)

Criminal Mischief- On November 3rd, Officer Raymond Puluse investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at the Dunkin Donuts, located at 378 Passaic Avenue. The incident involved an unknown actor kicking in the front glass door.

Theft- On November 3rd, Officer Raymond Puluse and Dsgt. Charles Zampino, investigated a theft of change that was kept in 2 five gallon water jugs from a garage of a Toll Terrace residence

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On November 3rd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a stolen motor vehicle that occurred at the Target store, located on Route 46, between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The vehicle that was stolen was a 1999 black Jeep. At this same time, the officers recovered a 2005 Dodge that was previously reported stolen to the Newark Police Department

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 14-20, 2013

Vehicle Theft- On October 14th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Steven D'Argenio investigated the theft of a boat and trailer from Bloomfield Manufacturing, located at 101 Clinton Road. The boat is a white Yamaha jet boat with a red and silver stripe

Warrant Arrest- On October 14th, Officers John McGrory and Thomas Myers were dispatched to a report of a person who would not leave the premises of the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46, after being told to do so by security. The individual involved fled the area prior to police arrival, however, he was accompanied to the location by two other individuals. Investigation revealed that one of these individuals had active arrest warrants from the Jersey City, Weehawken and Union City Municipal Courts.  Arrested was Madiline Stephens (28) of Jersey City, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On October 14th, Officers Frank Tracey and Sean McCormack allegedly observed a vehicle with one headlight out, travelling on Passaic Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an active arrest warrant issued by the Roseland Municipal Court. Arrested was Elzbieta Girardo (47) of North Caldwell, N.J.

Assist Other Agency- On October 14th, Sgt. John McNish and Officer R,J. Casendino assisted the Nutley Police Department with serving a temporary restraining order within the Township

Harassment- On October 15th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of harassment occurring at a Linda Place residence

Motor Vehicle Impound- On October 17th, Officer Brad Ahern impounded a vehicle on Route 46 West for being unregistered and operated by an unlicensed driver

Warrant Arrest- On October 17th, Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on New Dutch Lane for having allegedly commiitted a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had active arrest waraants issued by the Newark and Clifton Municipal Courts. Arrested was Richard Torres (19) of Newark, N.J.

Shoplifting Arrest- On October 18th, Officer Steven D'Argenio and other Fairfield officers arrested an individual for shoplifting and resisting arrest at Target, located at 632 Route 46 East (See press release for details)

DUI Arrest- On October 19th, Officer Raymond Puluse arrested an individual for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (See press release for details)

DUI Arrest- On October 19th, Officer Frank Tracey arrested an individual for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (See press release for details)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 15 requests for medical assistance and 7 motor vehicle crashes

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 7-13, 2013

Warrant Arrest- On October 7th, Officer John McGrory conducted a random license plate inquiry on the registration for a vehicle traveling on Route 46 West, which revealed the registered owner was wanted by the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. THe vehicle was stopped and the driver was found yo be the registered owner. Arrested was Ervis Macolli (29) of Clifton, N.J.

Narcotics Arrest- On October 7th, Officer John McGrory stopped a motor vehicle on Route 46 which resulted the arrest of two individuals for possession of marijuana (See Press Release for Details)

Theft- On October 8th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brad Ahern investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Hindering Apprehension Arrest- On October 9th, Officer John McGrory responded to a suspicious male knocking on doors on Glenroy Road South. The individual was found and charged with hindering apprehension (See press release for details)

Theft- On October 10th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of fuel from two trucks located at Gardner Industries Inc., 12 Commerce Road.

Harassing Phone Calls- On October 10th, Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated an incident of harassing phone calls that took place at a Henning Drive residence

Warrant Arrest- On October 11th, Officer David Chabay observed a vehicle travelling west in the eastbound lanes of Route 46 from the Skyline Auto Auction and pull into the Hess gas station. The officer stopped the vehicle and it is alleged that the driver gave him false information when asked to produce his driving credentials. A check revealed his license was suspended and that he had active arrest warrants. Arrested was Juan Montanez (40) of Newark, N.J.. He was also charged with hindering apprehension and various motor vehicle violations. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Property Damage- On October 11th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Steven D'Argenio investigated property damage to a sign at the Delta gas station, located at 37 Clinton Road

Credit Card Fraud- On October 11th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a credit car fraud involving an actor who wanted to add their name to an existing credit card account of a Kevin Terrace resident.

Warrant Arrest- On October 12th, Officer Jeffrey Dean observed a vehicle travelling on Horseneck Road, that was pulling a trailer that appeared overloaded. A check of the trailer's registration revealed it to be expired and the vehicle was stopped. Further investigation revealed the passnger had an active warrant issued by the Union County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was Clarence Parham (50) of Newark, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On October 13th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brad Ahern conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Route 46 West, which revealed the registered owner had active arrest warrants issued by the Hackensack Municipal Court and was also a suspended driver. Arrested was Tiquan Ross (32) of Jersey City, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On October 13th, Officer Jeffrey Dean observed a vehicle with tinted windows traveling on Route 46 West. A check of the vehicle's registration revealed it to be suspended. The vehicle was stopped and further investigation revealed the operator's drivers license was suspended and that he had active warrants issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Kiwan Bradley (30) of Paterson, N.J. 

 During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 requests for medical assistance and 12 motor vehicle crashes

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 6, 2013

Threats- On September 30th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a case of threats being made at Huffman Koos, located at 425 Route 46. The threats involved a customer against employees at the store

Credit Card Fraud- On October 1st, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a credit card fraud that involved unknown actor(s) using the personal information of a Liberty Court resident, in order to apply for credit

Theft- On October 1st, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Harassing Phone Calls- On October 2nd, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a case of harassing phone calls that were received at the Banyon School, located at 12 Hollywood Avenue

Natural Gas Leak- On October 3rd, Fairfield police and fire departments responded to 175 Route 46 on a report of a gas main that was ruptured during excavation. The building was evacuated until PSE&G could shut the gas 

Criminal Mischief- On October 3rd, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brad Ahern investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at the American Ale House, located at 335 Fairfield Rd. Unknown actor(s) broke a window pane located on the entrance door

Warrant Arrest- On October 4th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Route 46 which revealed the registered owner to be a wanted person by the Essex County Sheriff's Department. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be the registered owner. Arrested was Kylin Tims (23) of East Orange, N.J.

Simple Assault- On October 4th, Officer David Chabay investigated a simple assault that took place at Houlihans, located at 645 Route 46 West

Assist Other Agency- On October 4th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse served a temporary restraining order within the Township

Property Damage- On October 5th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to the Hess gas station, located at 90 Route 46 East, to investigate a report of property damage

Criminal Mischief- On October 5th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East, to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving actor(s) spraying a fire extinguisher in a guest room

Simple Assault- On October 5th, Officer Frank Tracey and other Fairfield officers responded to the Fairfield Recreation Complex, located at 221 Hollywood Avenue, to investigate an alleged simple assault that occurred at the Falcon football game

DUI Arrest- On October 6th, Officer Christopher Nicholas arrested an imndividual for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On October 6th, Officer Thomas Myers impounded a vehicle that was being operated by an unlicensed and suspended driver

Theft- On October 6th, Officers Thomas Myers and Brad Ahern investigated a theft of a lap top computer and an I-Pod from a Hollywood Avenue residence

Disorderly Conduct- On October 6th, Sgt. John McNish and Officer Jeffrey Dean investigated a dispute between individuals at the Panda House restuarant, located at 435 Hollywood Avenue

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 18 requests for medical assistance and 3 motor vehicle crashes

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23-29, 2013

Illegal Dumping- On September 23rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an incident of illegal dumping that took place at Sherwin Williams, located at 20 Passaic Avenue

Missing Person- On September 23rd, Sgt. Christopher Morgan and Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse investigated a report of a missing juvenile. The juvenile was eventually found in Belleville, N.J.

Property Damage- On September 23rd, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of property damage involving water leaking from a pipe

Theft- On September 24th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Raymond Puluse investigated a theft that took place at SGS Testing, located at 291 Fairfield Avenue

Theft- On September 24th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Raymond Puluse investigated a theft of tires and rims that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 24th, Sgt. Daniel Dias impounded a vehicle for having an expired registration

Landlord/Tenant Dispute- On September 25th, Officer R.J. Casendino investigate a dispute at 295 Route 46 West

DWI Arrest- On September 26th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a motor vehicle crash that resulted in an arrest for driving while under the influence (See press release for details)

Child Custody Dispute- On September 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a child custody dispute within the Township

Warrant Arrest- On September 26th, Officers Ian Rasmussen, Christoper Nicholas and Jeffrey Dean assisted the Rahway Police Department by executing an arrest warrant for an individual who worked in Fairfield and was wanted for an act of domestic violence. The individual was arrested and transferred to the custody of the Rahway Police Department

Warrant Arrest- On September 26th, Officers Frank Tracey and Brad Ahern stopped a car that was traveling on Route 46 West for not having a front license plate. Further investigation revealed that the driver was wanted by the Essex County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was Mujahid Bracy (21) of East Orange, N.J.

Illegal Dumping- On September 27th, Officer David Chabay investigate an incident of illegal dumping that took place at Sherwin Williams, located at 20 Passaic Avenue

Theft- On September 28th, Officers Brian Holzmann and Jeffrey Dean investigated a case of a theft by deception that took place at a Big Piece Road residence whereby a resident gave money to a contractor to complete work at his home and the work was never done

Warrant Arrest- On September 28th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brad Ahern investigated a suspicious condition behind buildings on Commerce Road involving individuals suspected of being involved in taking scrap metal. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that one of the individuals had an active warrant issued by the Essex County Superior Court. Arrested was Karriem Hodges (35) of Paterson, N.J.

Disorderly Conduct- On September 28th, Sgts. Chrsitopher Oswald and David Proctor and Officers R.J. Casendino and Gerald Veneziano were dispatched to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East, on a disturbance in the bar between two groups of individuals. No arrests were made

During this time frame, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 14 requests for mediacl assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2013

Attempted Burglary- On September 16th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an attempted burglary that took place at Leisure Fitness, located at 430 Route 46 East. Unknown actor(s) tried to pry open a rear roll up door

Warrant Arrest- On September 16th, Officers Frank Tracey and Raymond Puluse stopped a car on Route 46 after it allegedly committed a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver's license was suspended and that he had an outstanding warrant issued by the Clifton Municipal Court. Arrested was Cleveland Nicholson-Williams (23) of Passaic, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 17th, Officers Frank Tracey, Christopher Hlubik and Raymond Puluse impounded four vehicles that were parked in front of Skyline Auto Exchange, located at 100 Route 46 East, for various violations

Warrant Arrest- On September 17th, Officers John McGrory and Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for allegedly commiting a motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed one of the passengers in the vehicle had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Michael Perdomo (19) of Paterson, N.J.

Aggravated Assault on Police Officer- On September 18th, Officers John McGrory and Jeffrey Dean investigated a suspicious condition at the Valero gas station, located at 650 Route 46 East, that ultimately led to the arrest of four individuals, one of which rammed a police car with his van (See press release for further details)

Suspicious Condition- On September 18th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to the TD Bank, located at 436 Hollywood Avenue, to investigate a male who was seen in the parking lot with two long guns in his car (See alert for further details)

Criminal Mischief- On September 18th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at 277 Fairfield Road that involved a vehicle being deliberately scratched

Fire- On September 18th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to Fabritech International, located at 11 Stewart Place, for a dumpster that was on fire

Narcotics Arrest- On September 20th, Officers Frank Tracey and Raymond Puluse investigated a sigle car motor vehicle crash that led to the arrest of the driver for allegedly being under the influence and in possession of controlled dangerous substances (See press release for details)

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 20th, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a motor vehicle that was on Route 46 for being unregistered and not having proof of insurance

Fraud- On September 20th, Officer David Chabay investigated a fraud involving checks that took place at a Pier Lane residence

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 21st, Sgt. Daniel Dias impounded a motor vehicle on Clinton Road for being unregistered and having no proof of insurance.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 22nd, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a motor vehicle on Route 46 for being unregistered

Domestic Dispute- On September 22nd, Officer David Chabay investigated a domestic dispute involving an assault within the Township

Theft- On September 22nd, Officer Thomas Myers and Brad Ahern investigated a theft from a vehicle that occurred at the Fairfield Executive Inn, located at 216 Route 46 East.

Narcotics Arrest- On September 22nd, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a motor vehicle crash on Two Bridges Road which resulted in a narcotics arrest (See press release for details)

 During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 8 requests for medical assistance and 5 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9-15, 2013

Warrant Arrest- On September 10th, Sgt. Daniel Dias and Officers Ian Rasmussen and Jeffrey Didyk, responded to Daron Worldwide, located at 24 Stewart Place, to serve an arrest warrant related to a domestic violence incident that took place in Bloomfield, N.J. Arrested was Joseph Gonzalez (36) of Newark, N.J.

Narcotics Arrest- On September 10th, Officer Christopher Nicholas arrested an individual for possession of marijuana (See press release for details)

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 10th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski impounded a motor vehicle on Route 46 that was allegedly unregistered, uninsured and being operated by an unlucensed driver.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 10th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a vehicle travelling on Route 46 for being unregistered and uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On September 10th, Officer Ian Rasmussen stopped a car on Route 46 West for having committed a motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed the driver to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Little Ferry Municipal Court. Arrested was Juana Malpica (36) of Paterson, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On September 11th, Officer Thomas Myers stopped a car on Route 46 West for having allegedly committed a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and had an active warrant issued by the Madison Municipal Court. Arrested was Brandon Adams (21) of Wayne, N.J.

Harassing Phone Calls- On September 11th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse investigated a case of harassing phone calls received by a Glenroy Road South resident

Theft- On September 12th, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of a hunter's bow from a storage facility called Extra Space Storage, located at 593 Route 46 West

Fire- On September 12th, officers and the Fairfield Fire Department, responded to a fire at Globe Motor Car Company, located on Bloomfield Avenue (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On September 12th, Officers Frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean checked a suspicious individual walking on Route 46 who improperly crossed the highway. During the course of their investigation it was determined that the individual had active arrest warrants issued by the Paterson, Bloomfield and Seaside Heights Municipal Courts. Arrested was Joel Marte (27) of Paterson, N.J.

Attempted Burglary- On September 13th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an attempted burglary that took place at Cosmic Perfume, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue. Unknown actor(s) tried to pry open a bay door.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On September 13th, Oficer Thomas Myers impounded a vehicle that was traveling on Little Falls Road for having a suspended registration and for the operator having a suspended license

Simple Assault- On September 13th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a simple assault that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft- On September 14th, Officer THomas Myers investigated a theft of soalr landscaping lights that occurred at a Cheri Lane residence

Motor Vehicle Theft- On September 15th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft of a 1996 Ford pick up truck that was attached to a seal coat machine that was also taken from R. DeFrank paving, located at 88 Clinton Road

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 11 requests for medical assistance and 3 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

Vehicle Impound- On August 26th, Officer Jeffrey Dean impounded a vehicle for being uninsured

Found Property- On August 26th, a Big Piece Road resident turned in a wallet found in front of his home. The wallet was returned to the owner

Warrant Arrest/Possession Drug Paraphernalia- On August 26th, Detectives Robert Sanger and Michael Nyhuis, along with Officers Christopher Nicholas and Jeffrey Dean, arrested an individual at Consumer Products Testing, located at 70 New Dutch Lane, for having an active arrest warrant issued by the Wayne Municipal Court (See press release for details)

Assist Other Agency- On August 26th, Sgt. David Proctor served a temporary restraining order upon an individual within the Township

Robbery- On August 26th, Officer Gerald Veneziano and Det. Robert Sanger investigated a robbery that occurred at the Dunkin Donuts, located at 397 Route 46 West (See press release for further details)

Dispute- On August 28th, Officer Thomas Myers took a report of an ongoing dispute between neighbors on Summit Avenue

Domestic Violence- On August 28th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse investigated a case of domestic violence within the Township

Warrant Arrest- On August 28th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The officer determined the operator had a suspended driver's license and an active warrant issued by the Hightstown Municipal Court. Arrested was Caleb Applewhaite (28) of Jackson, N.J.

DUI/Narcotics Arrest- On August 28th, Officer Brian Sabatelli arrested an individual for operating a vehicle while under the influence and for possessing controlled dangerous substances (See press release for details)

Lewdness- On August 29th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated an incident of lewdness that took place at the Valero gas station, located at 650 Route 46 East (See press release for details)

Motor Vehicle Impound- On August 29th, Officer Raymond Puluse impounded a vehicle on Route 46 for allegedly being unisured

Medical Assist- On August 29th, Sgt. Christopher Morgan and Officers Christopher Hlubik and Frank Tracey responded to Decker Tapes, located at 2 Stewart Place on a report of a worker who had gotten his head wedge in the parts of a moving machine. THe officers administered first aid until the arrival of EMS. The victim was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified of the industrial accident.

DUI Arrest- On August 29th, Officer Christopher Hlubik arrested an individual for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On August 30th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Jeffrey Dean, stopped a car traveling on Route 46 West after a random license plate inquiry indicated the registered owner had a suspended driver's license and active arrest warrants. Arrested was Nichole Howard (31) of Paterson, N.J. 

Warrant Arrest- On August 30th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Jeffrey Dean, stopped a car traveling on Route 46 West after observing it to have tinted windows. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the driver provided a false name because his license was suspended and he had active warrants. Arrested and charged with hindering apprehension was Rafael Cabrera (35) of Elmwood Park, N.J. (It should be noted that the cahrges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) Also arrested on warrants was a passenger, identified as Rodobelsi Tejada (20) of Paterson, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On August 30th, Officers John McGrory, Christopher Nicholas and Jeffrey Dean were dispatched to the area of 345 Hollywood Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle and driver were located. It was determined that the driver had outstanding warrants from the Kinnelon and Riverdale Municipal Courts. Arrested was Bryan Armetta (31) of Fairfield, N.J. 

Narcotics/Obstructing Justice Arrest- On August 30th, Officer Gerald Veneziano arrested two individuals after stopping their car on Route 80 West. (See press release for details)

Missing Person- On September 1st, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a report of a juvenile that was reported missing from a Knoll Road residence. The juvenile was located without incident

Unattended Death- Members of the Fairfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating an unattended death that occurred at the Hampton Inn, located at 118 Route 46 East

During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to 15 requests for medical assistance and 2 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 19-25, 2013

Credit Card Theft- On August 19th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse investigated the theft of a credit card and its fraudulent use (See press release for details)

Warrant Arrest- On August 20th, Officer Christopher Hlubik stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 46. Investigation revealed the driver had active arrest warrants issued by the Pequannock Municipal Court. Arrest was Mevlan Asani (20) of Lincoln Park, N.J.

Theft- On August 20th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse investigated a theft of food products and a Penske truck from Vel-Mac Foods, located at 20 Stewart Place. THe theft allegedly involved an employee who went out with the truck and never returned with it.

Criminal Mischief- On August 20th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse responded to the Comfort Inn, located at 286 Route 46 East to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving damage in one of the guest rooms.

Motor Vehicle Theft- On August 21st, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a theft of a 2012 Chrysler that was taken from Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Fire- On August 22nd, Officer Brian Holzmann and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to Big Messages, located at 7 Kingsbridge Road, on a report of a car fire.

Terroristic Threats- On August 22nd, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Jeffrey Dean investigated a report of a threat made against an employee of Jose Tejas, located on Route 46

Warrant Arrest- On August 22nd, Officer RJ Casendino arrested an individual for having an active arrest warrant (See press release for details)

Theft- On August 23rd, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a theft of a computer from Leisure Fitness, located at 430 Route 46

Theft- On August 23rd, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated the theft of dealer license plates from Skyline Auto Exchange, located on Route 46 East

Warrant Arrest- On August 24th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle parked in the lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. The check revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle had outstanding warrants issued by the Clifton and Pequannock Municipal Courts. The officers determined what room the vehicle's owner was staying in and proceeded to investigate. Arrested was Shanera Walker (24) of Paterson, N.J. while conducting this investigation, a second individual found in the room was also wanted on an outsanding warrant issued by the Wayne Municipal Court. Arrested was Francisco Hernandez (22) of Paterson, N.J.

Robbery- On August 25th, while investigating prostitution taking place at a local hotel, Officers Frank Tracey and Christopher Hlubik discovered that an alleged prostitute was the victim of a robbery the previous day (See press release for details)

Theft- On August 25th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of gasoline that took place at the Hess station, located at 90 Route 46 East.

 During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to 19 requests for medical assistance and 10 motor vehicle crashes

POLICE BLOTTER-AUGUST 19-25, 2013

DWI Arrest- On August 19th, Officer Christopher Nicholas arrested an individual on Passaic Avenue for DWI after investigating a three car motor vehicle crash (See press release for further details)

Theft- On August 19th, Officers Ian Rasmussen and Raymond Puluse investigated a theft from a vending machine that took place at Sam's service station, located at 7 Route 46 West

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2013

Narcotics Arrest- On August 12th, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (See press release for further information)

Theft- On August 12th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of fuses from a vehicle that was parked at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

MV Impound- On August 12th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a motor vehicle on Route 46 East because its driver had a suspended drivers license and no proof to indicate the vehicle was insured

Theft- On August 13th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a theft that took place at Arete Development Inc, located at 20 Industrial Road. The theft involved several trucks being broken into and several power tools being stolen.

Harassing Phone Calls- On August 13th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a case of harassing phone calls received by a Barbara Drive resident

Animal Complaint- On August 14th, Officer Raymond Puluse had to humanely dispatch an injured deer on Birchtree Drive

Animal Complaint- On August 14th, Officer Thomas Myers had to humanely dispatch an injured deer on Mill Street

Suspicious Condition- On August 14th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse investigate a suspicious condition at a Fox Hill Road residence involving two seperate incidents. One involved the damaging of the mailbox and one involved the removal of a lock to a pigeon coup and the pigeons missing. Later in the day, most of the pigeons had returned 

Theft- On August 15th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse investigated a theft of a cell phone that occurred at Consumer Product Testing, located at 70 New Dutch Lane.

DWI Arrest- On August 16th, Officer Frank Tracey arrested an individual for driving under the influence after a motor vehicle crash on Hollywood Avenue (See press release for details)

Theft- On August 16th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald investigated a theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Illegal Dumping- On August 16th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a complaint that items of refuse were being dumped on the property of a Horseneck Road resident. 

Simple Assault- On August 16th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a simple assault that took place at Fairfield Cleaners, located at 16 Little Falls Road. No arrests were made.

MV Impound- On August 17th, Officer Christopher Nicholas impounded a vehicle on Fairfield Road for being uninsured

Simple Assault- On August 17th, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a simple assault that took place at the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46 East. No arrests were made

Disorderly Conduct- On August 18th, officers were dispatched to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a large group of youths that were asked to leave the hotel and were congregating in the parking lot. The individuals were dispersed and the person who rented the room charged with a local ordinance violation.

MV Complaints- On August 18th, three juveniles were taken into custody after police found them riding ATVs on the street (See press release for details)

During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to 12 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 5-11, 2013

Disorderly Conduct- On August 5th, Sgt. David Proctor and Officer Stacy Chiarolanza arrested an individual for disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest at the Hampton Inn, located on Route 46 East. (See press release for further details)

Vehicle Impound- On August 5th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse impounded a vehicle for being unregistered and uninsured

Theft- On August 5th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a gasoline powered generator from an Alan Drive residence

Suspicious Package- On August 5th, Sgt. Charles Zampino and Det. Robert Sanger responded to the rear of Green Demolitions, located at 275 Route 46, to investigate a suspicious condition involving a tarp that appeared to contain some decaying carcass. Investigation revealed it was a small deer.

DWI Arrest- On August 6th, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for allegedly driving while under the influence at 410 Route 46 East (For further details, see press release)

Harassment- On August 7th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a complaint of harassment involving the receiving of an electronic communication

Theft- On August 7th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a theft that occurred at Crigers Towing, located at 79 Lane Road

Fraud Bad Checks- On August 8th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated two incidents of bad checks being passed at Wallington Plumbing Supply, located at 21 Passaic Avenue

Credit Card Fraud- On August 8th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an act of credit card fraud involving the unauthorized use of a credit card to make two purchases on the Internet

Theft- On August 9th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Theft- On August 11th, Officers Frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean investigated a theft of cash from a guest's hotel room at the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46 East.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 14 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2013

Harassment- On July 29th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated a report of harassment that took place at Corporate Technologies, located at 75 Lane Road

Theft- On July 29th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft of diesel fuel from two trucks located at Exide Technologies, located at 12 Daniel Road

Fraud- On July 29th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated suspicious activity that was discovered on the credit card account of a resident

 Civil Dispute- On July 29th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a landlord/tenet dispute that took place at a Van Ness Avenue residence

Criminal Mischief- On july 29th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an act of criminal mischief at Azco Corp, located at 26 Just Road

Theft- On July 30th, Officer Steven Ptaskynski investigated a theft of a television from ARC of Essex, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road

Narcotics Arrest- On July 30th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Officer Christopher Nicholas arrested two individuals for various narcotics offenses at the Crowne Plaza hotel, located on Route 46 (See press release for further details)

Dispute- On July 30th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald responded to a neighbor dispute near Sycamore Road and Redwood Drive

Theft- On July 30th, Officers Frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean responded to RGI Aviation, located in the Essex County Airport, to investigate a theft from one of the offices

Theft- On July 31st, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated the theft of license plates from a vehicle at 282 Hollywood Avenue

Fraud Bad Checks- On July 31st, Officers Frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean investigated a case of bad checks that occurred at Tiger Building Materials, located at 55 Passaic Avenue

Fraud Bad Checks- On July 31st, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated a report of bad checks being passed at the Columbia Savings bank, located at 271 Passaic Avenue

Aircraft Accident- On July 31st, Officer Thomas Myers and other Fairfield officers, responded to the Essex County Airport to investigate an airplane that had just landed without its front landing gear being engaged (For further details, see press release)

Identity Theft- On July 31st, Officer David Chabay investigated a case of identity theft involving the identity of a Cheri Lane resident being used to open a Federal Express account in Georgia

Theft- On August 1st, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the cellular tower located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate the theft of three batteries belonging to Metro PCS

Vehicle Impound- On August 1st, Officers Raymond Puluse and John McGrory impounded a vehicle for being uninsured

Warrant Arrest- On August 2nd, Officers Raymond Puliuse and John McGrory responded to the Valero gas station, located on Route 46 East, to investigate a report of a female needing assistance.During the course of their investigation, it was discovered that the female had several active arrest warrants. Arrested was Nicole Levenchuck (27) of Belleville, N.J.

Dispute- On August 2nd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to 40 Pier Lane West to investigate a dispute between a property owner and a truck driver who allegedly damaged property when turning around in a parking lot

Warrant Arrest- On August 2nd, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Route 46 West after conducting a random license plate inquiry that revealed the registered owner had a suspended drivers license and active arrest warrants. Arrested was Tanya Matthes (30) Garfield, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Thefts- On August 2nd, Sgts. Joseph Keegan and Christopher Niemiec responded to 24 and 26 Commerce Road to investigate the theft of a trailer loaded gyro meat and other food products and also the theft of a tractor. THe trailer was owned by E & I Transport of 24 Commerce Rd. and the tractor by SW Trucking of 26 Commerce Road

Warrant Arrest- On August 2nd, Sgt. Christopher Oswald stopped a car on Route 46 East for a motor vehicle violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an active arrest warrant. Arrested was Nunzio D'Onofrion (24) of Orange, N.J.

Criminal Mischief- On August 2nd, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a report of criminal mischief that took place at 10 Madison Road involving a fence having been cut

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 19 requests for medical assistance and 3 motor vehicle crashes

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2013

Criminal Mischief- On July 22nd, Officer Raymond Puluse investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place in the parking lot of 277 Fairfield Road involving a vehicle being deliberately scratched

Lost Articles- On July 22nd, Officer David Chabay investogated a report of a lost wallet that was made by a Van Ness Avenue resident

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On July 23rd, Officer David Chabay investigated a theft of a motor vehicle that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Fraud- On July 24th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Telebrands, located at 81 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a fraud/theft that involved the unauthorized access of a bank account and the possible theft of over $800,000.

Theft- On July 25th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a motorcycle license plate that took place at Federl Express, located at 16 Daniel Road East

Warrant Arrest- On July 25th, Officer Christopher Nicholas observed a vehicle traveling west on Route 46. He conducted a random license plate inquiry which revealed the registered owner to be a suspended driver with several active warrants. The vehicle was stopped and revealed the driver was in fact the registered owner. Arrested was Vanegas Aydona (27) of Paterson, N.J.

Threats- On July 25th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a threat made telephonically

Repossession- On July 25th, a vehicle was repossessed from the parking lot of Houlihans, located on Route 46 West

Theft- On July 26th, Officers Frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean responded to Arete Development Inc, located at 20 Industrial Road, to investigate the theft of approximately $5000 worth of cable. Detectives later made an arrest (See press release for details)

Property Damage- On July 26th, Sgt. Paul Bowden responded to the Fairfield Exxon, located at 384 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of property damage. The incident involved the gas station allegedly putting regular gasoline into a diesel fueled car

Theft- On July 27th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to a Big Piece Road residence to investigate the theft of several gas powered lawn maintenance tools and a gas powered generator. The value of the stolen items is estimated to be approximately $1800.00

Warrant Arrest- On July 27th, Officers frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Route 46 West for allegedly not displaying a front license plate. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the front seat passenger had several outstanding warrants for his arrest issued by the Newark and Passaic Municipal Courts. Arrested was Robert Williams (46) of Newark, N.J,

Car Search- On July 28th, Officers Frank Tracey and Jeffrey Dean stopped a car on Route 46 East after witnessing alleged motor vehicle violations. Upon speaking with the passengers, the officers allegedly detected an odor of burned marijuana. They obtained consent to search the vehicle but no contraband was found.

Warrant Arrest/Obstructing Justice- On July 28th, Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse checked on a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel located at 38 Two Bridges Road, which resulted in the arrest of one individual (See press release for additional information)

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2013

Motor Vehicle Impound- On July 15th, Officer Thomas Myers impounded a vehicle that was traveling on Route 46 for having a suspended registration and being uninsured

Motor Vehicle Theft- On July 16th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft of a 2010 Lexus from Skyline Auto Auction located on Route 46 East

Domestic Violence- On July 17th, Officer David Chabay investigated a case of domestic violence within the Township

Threats- On July 17th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a case of threats that were received by the victim, via cell phone

Fire- On July 19th, Officer Gerald Veneziano and other Fairfield officers and the Fairfield Fire Department were dispatched to 277 Fairfield Road, on a report of a fire. The building was evacuated and the fire eventually extinguished

Theft- On July 19th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to a Scott Drive residence in regards to builders using an outside electric plug belonging to another.

Animal Complaint- On July 19th, Officer Jeffrey Dean responded to the Essex County Airport, located on Passaic Avenue to assist with an injured deer.

Theft- On July 19th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded Taylor Office Furniture, located at 515 Route 46, to investigate a theft of business materials

Warrant Arrest- On July 19th, Dsgt. Charles Zampino responded to the Morris County Jail to take custody of an individual being released and who had an active arrest warrant issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court. Arrested was Shannon Owens (27) of New York, N.Y.

Narcotics Arrest- On July 20th, Officer R.J. Casendino arrested an individual for possessing marijuana (See press release for more details)

Shoplifting Arrest- On July 21st, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to assist Target security with a shoplifting suspect that was in custody (See press release for more details)

Domestic Violence- On July 21st, Officer Brian Holzmann handled a domestic violence incident involving criminal mischief within the Township

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 16 requests for medical assistance and 3 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2013

Theft- On July 8th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a theft of a check from Big Messages LLC, located at 7 Kingsbridge Road

Warrant Arrest- On July 10th, Officer Ian Rasmussen stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for a motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, it was determined that one of the passengers had an active warrant for their arrest issued by the Montville Municipal Court. Arrested was Jaclyn Palumbo (21) formerly of Montville, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On July 10th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a vehicle on Route 46 for having committed an alleged motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, investigation revealed that the driver had an outstanding warrant issued by the Roxbury Municipal Court. Arrested was Oscar Fuentes (35) of the Bronx, N.Y.

Fraud- On July 10th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a fraud that took place at Karl's Appliances, located at 65 Passaic Avenue, involving the purchase of several appliances

Fraud- On July 10th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a fraud that involved a Fox Hill Road resident having fraudulant pending transactions on her TD Bank account

Assist Other Agency- On July 10th, Fairfield police officers responded to Roseland to assist that agency with a barricaded armed suspect.

Theft- On July 11th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a theft of diesel fuel from a truck at Middle Atlantic Products, located at 300 Fairfield Road

Fire- On July 11th, Officer Christopher Hlubik and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a Horseneck Road residence to extinguish an unattended burning pallet.

Warrant Arrest- On July 11th, Officer Gerald Veneziano checked on a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 397 Route 46 West. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that one of the individuals in the vehickle had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Ryan Peppinghaus (35) of Woodland Park, N.J.

Theft- On July 12th, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Sudden Death- On July 12th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a sudden death at Sunrise Assisted Living, located at 47 Greenbrook Road.

Domestic Violence- On July 12th, Officer John McGrory investigated a case of domestic violence within the Township

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 19 requests for medical assistance and 2 motor vehicle crashes 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2013

Shoplifting Arrest- On June 24th, Officer Thomas Myers arrested an individual for shoplifting at the Target store, located on Route 46 East (See Press Release for details)

Threats- On June 24th, Officer THomas Myers investigated a report of threats received by an individual on his cell phone

Warrant Arrest- On June 24th, Officer Ian Rasmussen stopped a motor vehicle for speeding on Route 46. Investigation revealed the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant. Arrested was Fulvio Battaglia (38) of Lyndhurst, N.J.

Criminal Mischief- On June 24th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at Biond Plumbing and Heating, located at 376 Hollywood Avenue. The incident involved a rock breaking a glass door

Recovered Stolen Vehicle- On June 24th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated the recovery of a stolen vehicle at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft- On June 25th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Attempted Burglary- On June 25th, Officer THomas Myers investigated an attempted burglary that took place at the Van Dessel House, located at 279 Hollywood Avenue. This property is part of the Township's recreation buildings

MV Pursuit-On June 26th, at approximately 11:34 PM, Officer Gerald Veneziano attempted to stop a motorcycle that was traveling at a high rate of speed. A motor vehicle pursuit took place and was terminated for safety reasons

Theft- On June 26th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a theft of batteries and copper that took place at the Metro PCS cell tower, located at 81 Two Bridges Road

Theft- On June 26th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a theft of merchandise that took place at Lennox Parts Plus, located at 4 Gardner Road

Warrant Arrest- On June 27th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car on Fairfield Road for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that one of the individuals in the vehicle had active arrest warrants. Arrested was Martin Ellen (42) of Passaic, N.J.

Theft- On June 27th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a theft of cash that took place at MAC Windows Systems, located at 4 Spielman Road

Warrant Arrest- On June 27th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle that was traveling on Route 46 West. The inquiry indicated that the vehicle's registration was expired and the registered owner's license was suspended. The vehicle was stopped on Hollywood Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the front seat passenger had several warrants for his arrest. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued summonses for suspended license and unregistered vehicle. Arrested was Jose Amaya (30) of Newark, N.J.

DWI Arrest- On June 28th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski arrested an individual for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence. (See press release for further details)

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2013

Burglary- On May 17th, Officer David Chabay and Det. Michael Nyhuis investigated a burglary that took place at Tavalo Gourmet Deli and Catering, located at 69 Route 46 West (See press release for further details)

Criminal Mischief- On June 17th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at Grainger, located at 277 Route 46 West involving the cutting of branches off a trees

Criminal Mischief- On June 18th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to a Fox Hill Road residnce to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving a vehicle being shot several times with an airsoft pellet gun

Warrant Arrest- On June 18th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to a Crescent Drive residence on a report of a dispute. During the course of the investigation, he discovered that one of the individuals had an outstanding warrant issued by the Little Falls Municipal Court. Arrested was Stephen Sibilia (38) of Fairfield, N.J.

Shoplifting Arrest- On June 19th, Officer Thomas Myers arrested two individuals for shoplifting at Target located on Route 46 East (See press release for details)

Lost Property- On June 19th, Officer John McGrory investigated a report of a lost purse

Natural Gas Leak- On June 19th, Officer John McGrory and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a gas leak near the Comfort Inn, located on Route 46 East. Apparently work crews ruptured a gas line while excavating

Harassing Phone Calls- On June 19th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an incident of harassing phone calls that took place at Consumer Product Testing, located at 70 New Dutch Lane

Theft- On June 19th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a theft  involving a stolen cell phone that took place at All Pro Car Wash, located on Route 46 East.

Illegal Dumping- On June 20th, Officer John McGrory investigated an incident of illegal dumping at Jay Hill Repairs, located at 90 Clinton Road

Assist Other Agency- On June 20th, Sgt. Daniel Dias served a final restraing order within the Township

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-JUNE 10-16, 2013

Shoplifting Arrest- On June 10th, Officer Christopher Andrews assisted Target security with the arrest of a shoplifting suspect (See press release for more details)

Found Articles- On June 10th, Officer Ian Rasmussen took possession of a recovered Garmin GPS unit

Warrant Arrest- On June 10th, while patrolling the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel on Two Bridges Road, Officer John McGrory, checked on a vehicle and discovered the driver had a suspended license and an active warrant issued by the Rahway Municipal Court. Arrested was Thomas Wolfe (38) of Clark, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On June 10th, Sgt. David Proctor checked on a suspicious male near 10 Commerce Road. A check revealed the individual had active warrants issued by the Glen Rock and Haledon Municipal Courts. Arrested was Jordan Stevens (24) of Midland Park, N.J.

Burgalry- On June 10th, Officer John McGrory and Det Michael Nyhuis responded to 1 Andrea Court to investigate a burglary (See press release for more details)

Domestic Violence- On June 10th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an incident of domestic violence that occurred within the Township

Fraud- On June 11th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a fraud involving a Fox Hill Road resident having had someone illegally withdraw money from her bank account

Assist Other Agency- On June 11th, Officer Thomas Myers served a restraing order on an individual relating to domestic violence within the Township

Lost Articles- On June 12th, a Victoria Lane resident reported a lost wallet

Theft- On June 13th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated the theft of a license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

Theft- On June 14th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a theft of copper from the Verizon cell cell site located at 42 Horseneck Road

Vehicle Theft- On June 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated the theft of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Suspicious Incident- On June 14th, Sgt. Paul Bowden investigated a suspicious incident at an Edgewood Drive residence. An unidentified individual called the residence stating he was from Medicare and requested personal information from the homeowner. It appears it was an attempt to gain this information for illicit purposes.

Criminal Mischief- On June 14th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at 376 Hollywood Avenue involving a vehicle's tire being slashed

Warrant Arrest- On June 14th, Officer Frank Tracey and Officer David Chabay responded to a report of a disorderly person, initially at Houlihans and then at Jose Tejas. The officers found an individual who was refused service at both establishments and who was irate about it. A check revealed that the individual had an active warrant issued by the Butler Municipal Court. Arrested was Marc Sepe (52) of Pompton Plains, N.J.

Property Damage- On June 16th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of property damage that occurred at Hollywood Cleaners, located at 376 Hollywood Avenue.

Criminal Mischief- On June 16th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at Brazen Athletics, located at 18 Passaic Avenue, involving damage to a motor vehicle

Narcotics Arrest- On June 16th, Officer Frank Tracey arrested an individual for allegedly being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (For further details, see press release) 

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department also responded to 20 requests for medical assitance and 2 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-JUNE 3-9, 2013

Assist Other Agency- On June 3rd, Sgt. Christopher Morgan and other Fairfield officers responded to Roseland to assist various law enforcement agencies in the serach for several suspects who fled from a stolen car after it crashed. Sgt. Morgan found one of the suspects and placed her under arrest

Fire- On June 4th, officers responded to a roof fire at Unifoil, located at 12 Daniel Road. The Fairfield Fire Department extinguished the fire

Criminal Mischief- On June 4th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated an act of criminal mischief involving a vehicle's window being smashed in the parking lot of 9 Law Drive

Theft- On June 5th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a theft of a license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Illegal Dumping- On June 5th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an act of illegal dumping at Sherwin Williams, located at 20 Passaic Avenue

Warrant Arrest- On June 5th, Officer John McGrory conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle on Route 46 West which revealed the vehicle's registration was expired. The vehicle was stopped and it was determined the driver had active warrants and was also operating on the suspended list. Arrested was Anthony Rosa (23) of Fairfield, N.J.

Property Damage- On June 6th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a report of property damage to a vehicle at the Fairfield Executive Inn, located at 216 Route 46 East

Vehicle Fire- On June 7th, Officer Christopher Nicholas and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a car fire on Route 46

Theft- On June 7th, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of two purses at Silk Nails, located at 16 Little Falls Road

Harassment- On June 7th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated an incident of harassment that occurred at the Fairfield Public Library located on Hollywood Avenue

Assault- On June 7th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a fight that occurred between juveniles on Riveredge Drive

Vehicle Impound- On June 8th, Offocer Christopher Nicholas impounded a vehicle for being unregistered and uninsured

Theft- On June 8th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of a camera lens that took place at Unique Photoe, located at 123 Route 46 West (See press release for further details)

DWI Arrest- On June 9th, Sgt. David Proctor arrested an individual for allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence (See press release for details)

Theft- On June 9th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a theft of a cell phone that occurred at the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East

Suspicious Incident- On June 9th, Sgt. Christopher Niemeic investigated an incident that occurred at the Target store, located at 632 Route 46, involving some juveniles who were taking pictures of customers

Warrant Arrest- On June 9th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random plate inquiry of a vehicle that was traveling west on Route 46. The check indicated that the vehicle's registered owner allegedly had a suspended drivers license and active warrants for her arrest out of East Orange and Rahway. Arrested was Kia Scott (30) of Newark, N.J.  She was charged with driving while suspended, suspended registration and unisured vehicle

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 7 requests for medical assistance and 6 motor vehicle crashes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2013

DWI Arrest- On May 27th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald arrested an individual for allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence (See press release for details)

Narcotics Arrest- On may 27th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk attempted to stop a motor vehicle but the vehicle refused to stop and led the officer on a pursuit. The driver was eventually apprehended and charged with DUI and possession of marijuana (See press release for details)

Criminal Mischief- On May 27th, Officer David Chabay investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at 70 Henning Drive involving the damaging of shrubs and a brick wall

DWI Arrest- On May 28th, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for DWI, resisting arrest and refusal to submit to a breath test (For further details, see press release)

Warrant Arrest- On May 29th, Officer Gerald Veneziano checked on a suspicious male behind 5 Guys Burgers, located at 418 Fairfield Road. During the course of his investigation, it was determined that the individual had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court. Arrested was Jason Deppa (33) of Fairfield, N.J.

Suicide- On May 31st, officers responded to 8 Kennedy Drive to investigate an apparent suicide

Attempted Fraud- On May 31st, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated an attempted fraud that occurred at the PNC Bank, located at 49 Little Falls Road. An unknown individual attempted to access a customer's account

Simple Assault- On May 31st, Cpl. David Kane investigated a simple assault that allegedly took place at Arlington Machine and Tool Company, located at 90 New Dutch Lane, between co-workers

Fraud- On May 31st, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a fraud involving the unauthorized use of a debit card to withdraw money from the account of a Forest Place resident

Simple Assault-On June 1st, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated a simple assault that occurred on Coleridge Terrace.

Domestic Violence- On June 1st, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated an incident of domestic violence that occurred within the township

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 20--26, 2013

Criminal Mischief- On May 20th, Sgt. John McNish

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 13-19, 2013

Theft- On May 13th, Officer David Chabay responded to a Stag Trail residence to investigate a theft of a GPS unit from an unlocked vehicle

Terroristic Threat- On May 13th, Sgt. Daniel Dias and Officer David Chabay responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of one student threatening another

DWI Arrest- On May 14th, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for allegedly driving under the influence (See press release for details)

Assist Other Agency- On May 14th, Sgt. Christopher Morgan responded onto Route 80 to assist the New Jersey State Police with an overturned truck

Criminal Mischief- On May 14th, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of criminal mischief that took place on the property of the Essex County Airport involving the cutting of a chain link fence

Traffic Impound- On May 14th, Sgt. Daniel Dias impounded a motor vehicle after it was discovered that the driver had a suspended drivers license. The driver was issued summonses

Warrant Arrest- On May 15th, Officer R.J. Casendino checked on a suspicious person in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road, and discovered the individual had an outstanding warrant issued by the Passaic County Superior Court. Arrested was Tremain Tarpley (37) of Paterson, N.J.

Assist Other Agency- On May 16th, Sgt. David Proctor assisted the Hamburg Police Department with the serivice of a temporary restraining order within the Township

Theft- On May 16th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a theft of a purse that occurred at the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Theft- On May 17th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of jewelry and cash from a Sylvan Road residence

Warrant Arrest- On May 17th, Officer Gerald Veneziano stopped a car on Route 80 for having a fictitious license plate. During the course of his investigation, it was determined that the driver had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the West Caldwell Municipal Court. Arrested was Eric Huapaya (46) of Boonton, N.J.

Criminal Mischief- On May 18th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at 100 Passaic Avenue involving a vehicle that was scratched

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2013

Theft- On May 6th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded Bell Enviornmental Services, located at 155 Route 46, to investigate the theft of four catalytic converters from company vehicles

Theft- On may 6th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a theft of money that occurred at the Dunkin Donuts located at 378 Passaic Avenue

Criminal Mischief- On May 7th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to A & A Industrial Piping, located at 6 Gardner Road, to investigate an act of criminal mischief which involved three surveillance cameras being damaged

Dispute- On May 7th, Cpl. david Kane responded to 19 Gardner Road on a dispute call between a DHL driver and a customer

Warrant Arrest- On May 7th, Officer Christopher Nicholas conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle that was traveling on Route 46 and discovered the registered owner had a suspended drivers license. The vehicle was stopped and investigation revealed that the passenger of the vehicle had an active warrant. Arrested was Najee Ray (27) of Clifton, N.J.

Animal Complaint- On May 7th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated a report of a Federal Express driver who was bitten by a dog on Fleetwood Avenue

Theft- On May 7th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction on Route 46

Fraud- On May 8th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a fraud that involved a Sterling Court resident as the victim

Simple Assault- On May 8th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated an assault that occurred at Consumer Product Testing, located at 70 New Dutch Lane

Fraud-On May 9th, Sgt. Daniel Dias responded to Allied Printing & Graphics, located at 4 Madison Road, to investigate a fraud involving the obtaining of gasoline by an ex-employee using a company account

Fraud- On May 9th, Sgt Paul Bowden investigated a potential fraud involving an unauthorized credit check being conducted on a Sand Road resident

Theft- On May 9th. Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Warrant Arrest- On May 10th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random license plate inquiry on a vehicle that was traveling on Route 46. The inquiry revealed the registered owner had an active warrant issued by the Elizabeth Municipal Court. Arrested was Shmera Edwards (33) of Newark, N.J.

Domestic Violence- On May 10th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a case of domestic violence involving an act of criminal mischief that occurred in the Township.

Lost Articles- On May 11th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an incident of a lost wallet that occurred at the Target store, located on Route 46

Warrant Arrest- On May 11th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Gardner Road for a motor vehicle violation. During the course of his investigation, he discovered that one of the passengers in the vehicle had an outstanding warrant. Arrested was Mario Valdez (55) of Paterson, N.J.

Found Articles- On May 11th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan took possession of a wallet that was recovered at the Valero gas station, located on Route 46.

Disorderly Conduct- On May 11th, Officer Christopher Nicholas arrested an individual for disorderly conduct at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road

Narcotics Arrest- On May 12th, Officer R.J. Casendino arrested one individual for allegedly possessing a controlled dangerous substance and two others for having active warrants during a traffic stop on Route 46  (See press release for details)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 25 requests for medical assistance and 1 motor vehicle crash

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 29-MAY 5, 2013

Theft- On April 29th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of a dealer license plate at Skyline Auto Exchange, located at 100 Route 46

Fire- On April 29th, Officer Ian Rasmussen and other Fairfield and West Caldwell police officers responded to a report of a structure fire at 3 Ray Place. Apparently, a fire started under the deck of the residence. It was extinguished by the Fairfield Fire Department

Warrant Arrest- On April 30th, Officer John McGrory observed a vehicle illegally parked at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. While investigating, two individuals approached the car. THe officer later determined one of the individuals had active warrants from the Paramus and Ridgewood Municipal Courts. Arrested was Kieren Casey (25) of River Edge, N.J.

Domestic Violence- On April 30th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a domestic violence case involving harassment within the Township.

Traffic Impound- On April 30th, Officer John McGrory impounded a vehicle that was allegedly unregistered and uninsured

Theft- On April 30th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a theft of dealer license plate at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Civil Dispute- On April 30th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to a civil dispute at a Pier Lane residence

Warrant Arrest- On May 1st, Sgt. Keegan, and Officers Nicholas, Didyk and Hlubik responded to 10 Madison Road on a dispute. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that one of the individuals involved had an active warrant issued by the Bayonne Municipal Court. Arrested was Anselmo Riboldi (47) of Newark, N.J.

Recovered Stolen Property- On May 1st, the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by the Hot Spring County Arkansas Sheriff's Department and notofied of the recovery of a gun that was reported stolen in Fairfield in 1980

Warrant Arrest- On May 2nd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random license plate check of a vehicle traveling on Route 46 and discovered the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended drivers license and active arrest warrants. Arrested was Barshay Muhammad 2nd (28) of Roselle, N.J.

Assist Other Agency- On May 2nd, Sgt. David Proctor and Officer Stacy Chiarolanza assisted the New Jersey State Police during a pursuit of an individual from Route 80 onto Horseneck Road in Fairfield where the individual was finally stopped and taken into custody

Theft- On May 3rd, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated a theft that took place at Strategy Development Group, located at 116 Fairfield Road. The theft involved the taking of a backpack leaf blower.

Warrant Arrest- On May 3rd, Officer Brian Sabatelli stopped a vehicle on Passaic Avenue for having committed an alleged motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, it was determined that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was David Delvalle (40) of Paterson, N.J.

Domestic Violence- On May 4th, Officer John McGrory investigated a case of domestic violence involving harassment within the Township

Domestic Violence- On May 4th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated an incident of domestic violence involving an assault within the township. One arrest was made

Theft- On May 4th, Officer John Mcgrory responded to a Henning Drive residence to investigate the theft of jewelry

During the course of this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 16 calls for medical assistance and 10 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2013

Theft- On April 22nd, Cpl. David Kane responded to the Valero gas station, located on Route 46 East, to investigate a theft of a wallet. The victim apparently left his wallet on the counter after paying for an item. When he returned, the wallet was gone.

Criminal Mischief- On April 24th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to the Comcast facility, located on Kulick Road, to investigate an act of criminal mischief (See press release for details)

Domestic Violence- On April 24th, Officer Ian Rasmussen handled a domestic violence case that involved harassment within the township

Domestic Violence- On April 24th, Officer John McGrory investigated an incident of domestic violence involving an assault within the township.

Theft- On April 25th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated the theft of a dealer license plate from a vehicle at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

DWI Arrest- On April 26th, Officer David Chabay arrested an individual for DWI near the Field House Pub on Passaic Avenue (See press release for details)

Disorderly Conduct- On April 26th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to the Fairfield Recreation Complex, located at 221 Hollywood Avenue, to investigate a report of juveniles fighting. Two juveniles were taken into custody and released to their parents.

Property Damage- On April 26th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a report of property damage to avehicle that was previously parked at 435 Hollywood Avenue

Warrant Arrest- On April 27th, Officer RJ Casendino stopped a vehicle on Route 46 and discovered the passenger had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Cedar Grove Municipal Court. Arrested was Kevin McMahon (27) of Little Falls, N.J.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 1 motor vehicle crash and 16 requests for medical assistance

 

DWI Arrest- On April 29th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski arrested a motorsit for driving under the influence (See press release for details)

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2013

Motor Vehicle Impound- On April 15th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car on Hollywood Avenue for a motor vehicle violation. The car was found to allegedly be unregistered and uninsured. The vehicle was impounded and that driver issued summonses.

Lost Property- On April 16th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Frito Lay, located at 12 Gardner Road, to investigate a complaint of property that was not turned in by a former employee.

Aggravated Assault- On April 17th, Officer Christopher Nicholas documented an aggravated assault that allegedly occurred at the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, on April 15th. The assault involved a student pushing a teacher.

Sudden Death- On April 17th, officers responded to a Riveredge Drive residence on an individual who was in need of medical assistance. Officers determined the individual was deceased.

Theft- On April 19th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Traffic Impound- On April 19th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car on Passaic Avenue that apparently was unregistered and uninsured. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued summonses

Illegal Dumping- On April 19th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to the end of Camp Lane to investigate a report of illegal dumping. The vehicle involved was a large white pickup truck with a dump bed.

Burglary- On April 19th, Officer Ian Rasmussen observed that the front door of 1 Park Avenue was open and had apparently been forced open. The residence was a flood property that was purchased by the Fedral Government and is scheduled to be demolished. It is unclear if anything was taken

DWI Arrest- On April 19th, Officer Brian Sabatelli arrested an individual for driving under the influence (see press release for additional details)

Property Damage- On April 20th, Officer David Chabay responded to the Hess gas station, located on Route 46, to investigate property damage to a gas pump. Apparently a car pulled away while the nozzel was still in the gas tank.

Obstructing Justice Arrest- On April 20th, Officer Frank Tracey arrested two individuals, both for having obstructed justice. (See press release for additional details)

Fraud- On April 20th, Officer THomas Myers investigated the fraudulant use of a credit card belonging to a Henning Drive resident.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 12 calls for medical assitance and 1 motor vehicle crash

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2013

Theft- On April 8th, Cpl. David Kane responded to 111 Clinton Road to investigate the theft of parts to an industrial table saw that were valued at approximately $600

Theft- On April 8th, a Carlos Drive resident reported her debit card missing with several fraudulant charges having been made with it

Narcotics Arrest- On April 8th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan arrested an individual in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel that was allegedly in possession of over a pound of suspected cocaine (See press release for more details)

Assist Other Agency- On April 8th, officers served an ammended temporary restraining order within the township

Criminal Mischief- On April 9th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to the Hampton Inn, located on Route 46 that involved a vehicle in the parking lot having had its rear window smashed

MV Pursuit- On April 9th, Officer Gerald Veneziano assisted the West Caldwell Police Department witha pursuit of an alleged stolen vehicle on Central Avenue

Found Property- On April 9th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec took possession of a found wallet belonging to a Lincoln Park resident

Credit Card Fraud- On April 9th, Cpl. David Kane responded to Inmod/Evo Furniture, located at 161 Dwight Place, to investigate an attempted credit card fraud.

Warrant Arrest- On April 9th, Officer John McGrory was dispatched to the area of the Hampton Inn, located on Route 46, on a report of a woman hitchhiking. The officer discovered that the individual involved had an active warrant issued by the Hawthorne Municipal Court. Arrested was Nadia Barrueco (32) of Haledon, N.J. She was later turned over to the custody of the Hawthorne Police Department

Assist Other Agency- On April 10th, Fairfield officers responded onto Route 80 to assist the New Jersey State Police with an overturned truck on the center median

Fraud- On April 10th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a fraud that occurred at Printek Equipment, located at 22 Commerce Road. 

Aircraft Accident- On April 10th, Fairfield officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the Essex County Airport regarding a plane that was landing without its front landing gear engaged. (See press release for more details)

Medica Assist- On April 10th, Sgt. Christopher Morgan, and Officers McGrory, Tracey, and Myers responded to Unifoil, located at 12 Daniel Road, on an industrial accident. The victim was apparently struck by a machine and knocked to the ground, with a piece of the machine then falling on his left arm and chest. The victim was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, N.J. The case was turned over to O.S.H.A. for investigation.

Domestic Violence- On April 10th, Officer John McGrory and other officers responded to a domestic violence call involving an aggravated assault within the Township. A warrant was issued for the suspect's arrest.

Theft- On April 11th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

Theft- On April12th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a theft that occurred at Corados, located at 480 Route 46 East. The theft involved the taking of 12 bushes from their garden center that were valued at $600

Theft- On April 14th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a theft at the Target store, located on Route 46. The theft involved the taking of a pocketbook.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 19 medical assistance requests and 5 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2013

Identity Theft- On April 1st,, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report by a local resident that he was the victim of an identity theft. The theft involved an unknown individual having used his social security when filing an income tax return.

Receiving Stolen Property- On April 2nd, Officer Brian Sabatelli stopped a car for not displaying a license plate. The officer eventually came upon a stolen dealer license plate within the vehicle. The driver was arrested (See press release for details)

Bad Checks- On April 3rd, Officer Steven ptaszynski investigated a report of bad checks being received by Wallington Plumbing supply, located at 21 Passaic Avenue.

Theft- On April 3rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that took place at the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East.

DWI Arrest- On April 3rd, Officer John McGrory arrested an individual for allegedly operating their vehicle while under the influence (For details, see press release)

Criminal Mischief- On April 4th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Discount Liquors, located at 99 Route 46 West, to investigate criminal mischief. The incident involved a deliberate scratch being made on the entire length of a vehicle

MV Impound- On April 4th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a vehicle on Route 46 West that was found to have a suspended registration and being uninsured. The vehicle was impounded

Theft- On April 4th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to a Stag Trail residence to investigate the theft of a 50" flat screen television. The homeowner advised that her residence is being rennovated as a result of the 2011 flooding and that there were no signs of forced entry to the residence.

Theft- On April 4th, Sgt. Christopher Niemeic responded to a Club Road residence in order to document a past theft that occurred sometime after the flooding in 2011. The theft involved the taking of a wheelchair and a transfer bench that were put outside to dry out

Theft- On April 4th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan responded to Vicinity Media Group, located at 165 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a theft that invovled company materials

Harassment- On April 4th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Century Air to investigate a case of harassment allegedly involving a former student of the flight school sending e-mails to the company.

Theft- On April 5th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Dunkin Donuts, located at 397 Route 46 West, to investigate an incident of shoplifting

Theft- On April5th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to 285 Eldridge Road to investigate the theft of batteries and wire

Simple Assault- On April 6th, Officer Frank Tracey and other Fairfield officers were dispatched to Walgreens, located at 397 Route 46 West, to investigate a fight in progress. Investigation revealed that one of the individuals involved cut a cash register line. When one of the other guests said something, the other individual pushed him. No arrests were made 

DWI Arrest- On April 7th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation and ultimately arrested the driver for being allegedly under the influence (See press release for additional information)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes.

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2013

Domestic Violence- On March 18th, Officer Brian Sabatelli handled a domestic violence case within the Township

Theft- On March 18th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East

Criminal Mischief- On March 19th, Officer David Chabay responded to 30 Two Bridges Road to investigate criminal mischief that took place in the common bathrooms for the office building.

Warrant Arrest- On March 20th, Officer John McGrory checked on a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. As a result, he discovered that the passenger had active warrants for his arrest. Arrested was Jermaine Johnson (27) of East Orange, N.J. He was eventually turned over to the custody of the Mendham Police Department.

Vehicle Impound- On March 20th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car on Passaic Avenue for allegedly committing a motor vehicle license. The driver was found to only have a learner's permit and the vehicle was found to be unregistered. It was impounded and the driver was issued summonses.

Narcotics Arrest- On March 21st, Officer Frank Tracey arrested an individual who was in possession of marijuana (See press release for details)

Theft- On March 21st, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East, to investigate the theft of a wallet from a vehicle

Prostitution: On March 21st, several officers were involved in investigating prostitution occurring at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, which resulted in the arrest of one individual. (See press release for details)

Theft- On March 22nd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to R&R Marketing, located at 55 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a theft of truck tires

Found Articles- On March 22nd, Officer RJ Casendino investigated the recovery of a metal tree stand near Sand Road and Glenroy Road South

Domestic Violence- On March 22nd, officers responded to a domestic violence call within the township which resulted in the arrest of two individuals.

Brush Fire- On March 23rd, Sgt. Christopher Morgan and the fire department responded to a brush fire near Diaz Bakery, located at 30 Sherwood Lane.

Warrant Arrest- On March 23rd, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car on Route 46 West that was allegedly traveling in excess of the posted speed limit. During the course of the traffic stop, Officer Tracey discovered that one of the passengers had an active arrest warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. Arrested was Jonathan Torres (19) of Newark, N.J. In addition to the warrant, Officer Tracey also charged Torres with having provided him with false information as he allegedly provided the officer with a false name in order to avoid being arrested for the warrant. (It should be noted that the charge against Torres is merely an allegation and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 14 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 11-17, 2013

Domestic Violence- On March 11th, Officer Christopher Nicholas and other Fairfield officers responded to a domestic violence incident within the Township that resulted in the arrest of an individual for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

Identity Theft- On March 11th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a case of identity theft in which a Hollywood Avenue resident discovered that someone had obtained cell phone service in her name.

Theft- On March 11th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft of a license plate from a vehicle at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Narcotics Arrest- On March 11th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a vehicle on Route 80 that was allgedly driving erratically. The vehicle was stopped and found to contain marijuana (See press release for details)

Assist Other Agency- On March 12th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Gramon School, located at 24 Dwight Place, to investigate an allegation that  a student was assaulted by her mother over conduct that the student did on the bus to school. The matter was referred to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)

Disorderly Conduct- On March 12th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan responded to Medcare, located at 150 Fairfield Road, to assist with an unruly patient. The patient was gone prior to police arrival.

 Property Damage- On March 12th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Bruschetta restaurant, located at 292 Passaic Avenue, to investigate damage to an air conditioner unit that was apparently struck by a vehicle and knocked off its pad

Theft- On March 12th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a theft of a license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft- On March 12th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan investigated a theft of several license plates that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Motor Vehicle Impound- On March 13th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a 2002 Jaguar and found that the operator's license was suspended and that he did not have valid insurance for the vehicle, which was impounded.

Motor Vehicle Search- On March 13th, Officer John McGrory observed a 1990 Corvette allegedly speeding on Route 46. He stopped the vehicle and allegedly smelled an odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. The owner consented to a search of his vehicle. No contraband was found.

Property Damage- On March 13th, Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officer John McGrory were dispatched to Daven Industries, located at 5 Just Road, to investigate a report of property damage. The damage involved a tractor trailer having struck wires to a utility pole which caused damage to the wires and to the roof of the building.

Narcotics- On March 14th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car on Route 46 for a motor vehicle violation. He ultimately found one of the vehicle's passengers had an active warrant and was allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia (See Press release for details)

Theft- On March 14th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a reported theft of a laptop computer from the New Jersey Athletic Club, located at 66 Clinton Road.

Identity Theft- On March 14th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report from a Clinton Road resident relative to an AT&T cell phone account having been opened in his name.

Narcotics Arrest-On Marrh 14th, while investigating allged prostitution at the LaQuinta hotel, Officer R.J Casendino, Sgt. Joseph Keegand and Officer Steve Ptaszynski located an individual at the hotel who had oustanding warrants. Further investigation led to the discovery of a quantity of suspected marijuana (See press release for further details)

Vehicle Theft- On March 15th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a theft of a 2012 blue Infinity that was left running in the driveway of an Inwood Road residence

Assist Other Agency- On March 15th, Officer R.J. Casendino, a certified drug recognition expert, responded to the Livingston Police Department to assist that agency with an examination of a driver who was suspected of being under the influence of some type of drug

Fraud- On March 16th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a report of a dispute between an individual and a car dealer at the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East. The victim apparently gave the car dealer money to purchase a vehicle, but did not receive the vehicle and never got the money back. 

Simple Assault- On March 16th, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a simple assault that occurred at a Harding Drive residence. The assault occurred between an individual who resides at the house and a guest.

Property Damage- On March 17th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to the Hess station, located on Route 46 East, to investigate an incident of property damage. The incident involved a motorist who pulled away with the gas nozzle still in the vehicle's tank.

 During this time period, the Fairfield police Department responded to 16 requests for medical assistance

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2013

Vehicle Theft- On March 4th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a theft of a trailer from Panera Bread, located at 6 Evans Street. The trailer was used to store produce.

Vehicle Impound- On March 4th, Sgt. Daniel Dias conducted a random inquiry of a vehicle's registration of a vehicle on Route 46 and found that the registered owner had a suspended drivers license and the vehicle's registration was expired. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued summonses.

Theft- On March 4th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a theft of a purse from an unlocked vehicle that was parked at the Fairfield Fire Department's recreation hall, located at 5 Commerce Road the previous night

Vehicle Theft- On March 5th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to SW Trucking, located at 26 Commerce Road, to investigate the theft of a tractor. Police are investigating as to whether or not this was the tractor used to steal a trailer from Panera Bread on March 4th

Sexual Assault- On March 5th, officers and investigators responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road, to investigate a sexual assault that was allgedly conducted by an individual purporting to be a police officer (See press release for details)

Theft- On March 5th, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Theft- On March 5th, Lt. Richard Filipow investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East

Vehicle Theft/MV Pursuit- On March 5th, officers were dispatched to the area of the A Plus Sunoco station, located at the intersection of Greenbrook Road and Passaic Avenue, on an initial report of a vehicle that was carjacked at gunpoint. (See press release for details)

Theft- On March 6th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a backpack from a vehicle that was parked at the Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46. The backpack contained various paperwork associated with car sales.

Animal Complaint- On March 6th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a dog bite that occurred at the Charles Group, located at 373 Route 46 West, involving a Federal Express driver making a delivery.

Warrant Arrest- On March 6th, Officer Gerald Veneziano conducted a random registration check on a motorcycle  that was traveling on Greenbrook Road. This check revealed the owners drivers license was suspended. A check of the passenger of the motorcycle, identified as Matthew Raabe (25) of West Caldwell, N.J., was found to have active warrants issued by the Newark and West Caldwell Municipal Courts. He was arrested and later released after being given new court appearance dates.

Shoplifting- On March 6th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan and other Fairfield officers responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate a possible shoplifting that was in progress. One individual was arrested (See press release for further details)

Shoplifting- On March 8th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist Target security with an alleged shoplifting incident. (See press release for additional information)

DWI Arrest- On March 8th, at approximately 6:15 P.M., Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to a report of a Jeep Wrangler, that was located at the Valero gas station located on Route 46, was possibly involved in a motor vehicle crash and the driver was also possibly driving while under the influence. Earlier, police received two seperate reports of a grey Jeep Wrangler that appeared to be operated by an individual that allgedlly was under the influence. Officer Hlubik found that the vehicle was out of gas and developed probable cause to believe its operator was allegedly under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI was Bobby Ristick (51) of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. (It should be noted that the charge against him is merely and allegation and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) 

 Warrant Arrest- On March 9th, Officer Frank Tracey conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle that was traveling on Madison Road and found that the registered owner was a wanted person by the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was John Demeroukis (39) of Rochelle Park, N.J.. He was eventually transferred to the custody of the Bergen County Sheiff's Department

Warrant Arrest- On March 10th, Officer John McGrory was on Route 80 and observed a vehicle traveling west with both occupants allgedly not wearing their seatbelts. The vehicle was stopped and it was determined that the passenger had several warrants issued by the Caldwell, Little Falls and Montclair Municipal Courts. Arrested was Daniel Wittler (24) of Dover, N.J.

During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to10 requests for medical assistance and 1 motor vehicle crash

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2013

Restraining Order Vioation- On February 25th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated an alleged violation of a domestic violence restraining order within the Township

Narcotics- On February 25th, Officer Brian Holzmann and other Fairfield officers responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to investigate an irate person. The investigation ultimately resulted in the arrest of three individuals. (See Press Release for additional details)

Medical Assist- On February 25th, Lt. Peter Pollack, Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Officer Brian Holzmann responded to the Target store, to investigate a report of an employee who was possibly suicidal. The individual was eventually transported to the hospital for observation.

Attempted Theft- On February 26th, Cpl. David Kane responded to 22 Commerce Road to investigate an attempted theft from a trailer. Unknown actor(s) broke a pad lock but apparently did not enter the truck.

Harassing Phone Calls- On February 26th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Smolin Lupin, located at 165 Passaic Avenue to investigate an incident of harassing phone calls.

Shoplifting- On February 27th, Officer Ian Rasmussen and Officer John McGrory, along with other Fairfield officers, responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate an incident of shoplifting. (See Press Release for more details)

Lost Articles- On February 27th, Officer Ian Rasmussen took a report of a lost dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Domestic Violence- On February 28th, Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officer Frank Tracey investigated a case of domestic violence within the Township resulting in the arrest of one individual for terroristic threats, criminal restarint and simple assault.

Disorderly Conduct- On February 28th, Officer Christopher Hlubik arrested an individual at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest (See Press Release for more details)

Theft- On March 1st, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the theft of truck batteries at May-Pan Moving, located at 18 Spielamn Road

Theft- On March 1st, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of truck batteries at Renos Appliances, located at 11 Kulick Road

Theft- On March 1st, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the theft of truck batteries at NJ-Cal Warehouse, located at 5 Dwight Place

 Theft- On March 1st, Corporal David Kane investigated the theft of truck batteries at Tribles, located at 2 Madison Road

Theft- On March 1st, Corporal David Kane investigated the theft of truck batteries at Gator Communications Corp, located at 175 Route 46 West

Harassment- On March1st, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a report of harassment that was occurring between two individuals via text messaging.

Simple Assault- On March 1st, Officer Brian Holzmann and other Fairfield officers were dispatched to Victorian Lane on a report of a fight in the street amongst neighbors. The individuals involved reported mutual assaults. No arrests were made.

Stolen Vehicle- On March 2nd, Sgt. Christopher Oswald investigated the theft of a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was left running and unattended at the A-1 Sunoco station locatred at the intersection of Greenbrook Road and Passaic Avenue.

Shoplifting- On March 2nd, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist security with an alledged shoplifter that they had in custody. Arrested and charged with shoplifting was Kaitlyn Krakowiak (23) of Sparta. (it should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Warrant Arrest- On March 3rd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk was patrolling the parking lot of Target and conducted a random inquiry of a vehicle's registration. He found that the registered owner had an outstanding warrant issued by the Wayne Municipal Court. Arrested was Kristen Fagan (30) of Montclair, N.J. She was released from custody after posting bail

During this period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 5 motor vehicle crashes and 8 requests for medical assistance

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2012

Burglary- On December 24th, Officer Thomas Myers and Det. Robert Sanger investigated a burglary that occurred at 39 Plymouth Street. (See press release for more details)

Warrant Arrest-On December 26th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Two Bridges Road, and discovered the owner had a suspended driver's license and an active warrant for his arrest. The vehicle was stopped. Arrested was John Segreto 3rd (22) of Lodi, N.J. He was later released after posting bail on the warrant

Lost Articles- On December 25th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated an incident whereby a resident apparently lost their wallet near Krauszer's, located at 376 Hollywood Avenue

Unregistered Vehicle- On December 28th, Officer John McGrory conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Route 46. He found the vehicle was allegedly both unregistered and uninsured. The vehicle was impounded.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 17-23, 2012

Downed Wires- On December 17th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec responded to the area of Broadway Lane to investigate downed wires that were caused by a car carrier striking them.

Assist Other Agency- On December 17th, Officer Christopher Hlubik monitored a radio transmission relating to a vehicle that was involved in an alleged shoplifting incident in West Caldwell. Officer Hlubik spotted the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on Passaic Avenue. The vehicle was eventually stopped and its occupants turned over to the West Caldwell police for further investigation.

Assist Other Agency- On December 18th, Lt. Peter Pollack and Officer Christopher Nicholas responded onto Route 80 to assist the New Jersey State Police with a motor vehicle crash where there were injuries.

Theft- On December 18th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a report of a theft of a license plate and grill from a vehicle. The victim stated he had parked a 2007 Volkswagon Jetta at 4 Fairfield Road at approximately 9:45 A.M. on December 16th.  When he returned at 9:00 P.M., he discovered the items missing.

Narcotics Arrest- On December 18th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a motor vehicle crash in the parking lot of Walgreens, located at 397 Route 46 West. He eventually arrested the driver for possession of suspected heroin and DWI

Simple Assault- On December 19th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a simple assault at the Essex Regional Education Services Commission, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, that occurred between co-workers.

DWI Arrest- On December 20th, at approximately 4:00 A.M., Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a suspicious vehicle near Mid-Atlantic Products, located at 300 Fairfield Road. He eventually arrested the driver for DWI and drug charges (See press release for additional details)

Warrant Arrest- On December 21st, Officers Brian Holzmann and Christopher Nicholas responded to the Goodwill Store, located at 423 Route 46 West, to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and during the course of their investigation, discovered that the driver had several active warrants for her arrest. Arrested was Martha Galan (22) of Paterson, N.J.  

Threats- On December 21st, at approximately 10:00 P.M., Officer John McGrory responded to Retro Fitness, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road, to investigate an incident of threats.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 14 requests for medical assistance and 1 motor vehicle crash

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2012

Criminal Mischief- On December 11th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East. The incidnet involved a window of a vehicle being smashed.

Taking Motor Vehicle Without Owner's Consent- On December 13th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a case where a 2007 Toyota was taken without the owner's permission.

Aggravated Assault- On December 13th, Sergeants Joseph Keegan and Christopher Niemiec and Officers Brian Holzmann and Jeffrey Didyk responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, on a report of a fight between two students. When the officers arrived, the altercation was over, however, two teachers were assaulted when they tried to break up the fight. A 17 year old, who's identity is being withheld due to their age was taken into custody and eventually charged with two counts of aggravated assault. (It should be noted that the charges against the juvenile are merely allegations and that he/she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Simple Assault- On December 14th, Officer John McGrory investigated an alleged simple assault that took place at a Henrietta Drive. The incident occurred between two individuals who had a business arrangement. Both alleged that counter assaults had taken place. No arrests were made and both were referred to the Fairfield Municipal Court to sign complaints.

Credit Card Fraud- On December 14th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the claims of an Andrea Drive resident relative to fraudulent transactions that appeared on her Discover card.

DWI Arrest- On December 14th, while working as part of the "Drive Sober or get Pulled Over" DWI enforcement detail, Deputy Chief Anthony Manna, stopped a car on Route 46 West after it allegedly committed a motor vehicle violation. The officer developed probable cause to believe that the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI was John Sasso (51) from Edgewater, N.J. (It should be noted that the charge against Sasso is merely and allegation and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 19 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes.

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2012

Harassment- On December 3rd, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a report of harassment that was allegedly taking place between co-workers from a company located at 271 Route 46 West

Theft- On December 3rd, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated the theft of gasoline at the Valero station, located at 650 Route 46 East. The occupants of a white Infinity requested $40 worth of gasoline. After the attendant finished dispensing it, the vehicle fled onto Route 46 without paying for the gas. The N.J. temporary registration that the attendant provided was reported stolen in Newark.

Fraud- On December 3rd, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated a fraud at the TD Bank, located at 436 Hollywood Avenue. It is alleged that a fraudulent check was deposited into a TD Bank account and the systematically removed prior to the fraudulent check being discovered. 

Lost Articles- On December 5th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a report of missing jewelry at a Victoria Lane residence

Overturned Vehicle- On December 6th, officers responded to an overturned truck at the intersection of Route 46 and Clinton Road. (See press release for details)

Fraud- On December 6th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a fraud that allegedly took place at 124 Little Falls Road involving an act of theft by deception

Assist Other Agency- On December 7th, Sgt. Charles Zampino and Det. Robert Sanger assisted investigators from the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office in the execution of a search warrant at a room at the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road

Criminal Mischief- On December 7th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated an act of criminal mischief that occurred at Retro Fitness, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road. The incident involved an unknown actor scratching the paint of a car in the lot

Traffic Impound- On December 7th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski stopped a car on Route 46 West for a motor vehicle violation. The officer discovered that the vehicle was allegedly unregistered and uninsured. It was impounded

Traffic Impound- On December 8th, Sgt. David Proctor stopped a car on Route 46 East for a motor vehicle violation. He discovered that the driver was allegedly unlicensed and the vehicle was unregistered. It was impounded

DWI Arrest- On December 9th, at approximately 10:20 P.M., Officer Frank Tracey responded to a one car motor vehicle crash near the entrance ramp onto Route 46 East from Two Bridges Road. During the course of his investigation, Officer Tracey allegedly developed probable cause to believe the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and eventually charged with DWI, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane was Daniel Keegan (22) of Fairfield, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until if/when he is proven guilty in a court of law)

During this time period, the Fairfield Poplice Department responded to 16 requests for medical assistance.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 2, 2012

Leaking Propane Cylinder- On November 27th, the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the Fairfield Garden Center, located at 445 Route 46 West, on a report of a propane storage cylinder that was leaking (For details, see press release)

Theft- On November 27th, Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officer Frank Tracey were dispatched to the Dunkin Donuts, located at 378 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of employye theft. No arrests were made as reimbursement was made to the owner.

Property Damage- On November 28th, Officer John McGrory and other Fairfield officers, along with the fire department, responded to the area of 81 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a report of a portion of a telephone pole in the roadway with arcing wires. Apparently an unknown tractor trailer took down a low hanging wire causing the incident. Power was out in the area and Two Bridges Road was closed at Lane Road and at the Lincoln Park border from approximately 1:00 PM until approximately 11:00 P.M.

Theft- On November 28th, Officers Brian Holzmann and Ian Rasmussen were dispatched to Target to investigate a theft of a wallet from a shopping cart

Theft From Vehicle- On November 29th, Officer David Chabay investigated a theft of items from a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of a Redwood Drive residence. The theft apparently happened overnight

Illegal Dumping- On November 29th, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of illegal dumping involving construction material that took place at Masterpiece Furniture, located at 257 Route 46 West

Harassment- On November 29th, Oficer Ian Rasmussen investigated a report of harassing phone calls that were being received at Senior Helpers located at 277 Fairfield Road.

DWI Arrest- On November 30th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a motor vehicle on Route 46 West for allegedly speeding. He eventually developed probable cause to believe the operator was under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence was Dhankumar Bhola (30) of Morristown, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Criminal Mischief- On December 1st, Officer R.J. Casendino responded to the Hampton Inn, located on Route 46 East, to investigate several acts of criminal mischief. The officer found a fire extinguisher was shot off, items in a room were broken and a bottle of vodka was thrown threw the window of a car in the parking lot.

Credit Card Fraud- On December 1st, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a report of credit card fraud involving a local resident. Apparently unknown actor(s) opened several credit cards in the victim's name

Medical Assist- On December 1st, Officers Frank Tracey and Steven Ptaszynski responded to NJ-Cal Warehouse, located at 5 Dwight Place, on a report of a man that fell approximately 15' from a pallet storage rack. The victim apparently struck his head and received a significant laceration. He was transported by the West Essex First Aid Squad to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, N.J. The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) was notified.

During this period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 requests for medical assistance and 2 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2012

Computer Related Theft- On November 20th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Specialty company, located at 5 Stewart Place, to investigate an incident of computer related theft. The incident allegedly involves a terminated employee having erased company data from a computer.

DWI Arrest- On November 22nd, Officer RJ Casendino discovered a one car auto crash on the front lawn of McDonalds, located at 450 Route 46 East. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for DWI (See press release for additional details)

Theft- On November 23rd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate theft of items from a vehicle. Store surveillance revealed an unknown actor smashed the hatchback window of the victim's vehicle and stole a Fischer Price basketball court.

Narcotics Arrest- On November 23rd, Officer John McGrory observed a suspicious vehicle at the Comfort Inn, located at 323 Route 46 East. Officer McGrory allegedly recognized this vehicle from a prior arrest he made earlier in the year involving narcotics. He eventually arrested one individual for allegedly possessing marijuana (For further details, see press release)

Theft- On November 23rd, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of theft from a Pier Lane residence

Custody Dispute- On November 23rd, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated a report of a child custody dispute within the Township

DWI Arrest- On November 23rd, Deputy Chief Anthony Manna arrested an individual for allegedly operating her vehicle while under the influence and for possession of a Schedule II controled dangerous substance. Arrested was Maria Meiklejohn (32) of Wayne, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Civil Dispute- On November 24th, Officer THomas Myers investigated a civil dispute between individuals over a rental property.

Warrant Arrest- On November 25th, Sgt. Paul Bowden, Officer Christopher Hlubik and Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to a disturbance in a room at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. The officers found a male that had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Essex County Superior Court. Arrested was Joseph Giovannelli Jr. (31) of Cedar Grove, N.J.

Fire Call- On November 25th, Sgt. Paul Bowden assisted the Fairfield Fire DEpartment at the Fairfield Executive Inn, located at 216 Route 46 East, at a fire. It appears an outside wooden fence and some mulch caught fire. 

DWI Arrest- On November 25th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Appet Court for having committed an alleged motor vehicle violation on Hollywood Avenue. The officer developed probable cause to believe the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. (See press release for further details)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 10 requests for medical assistance and 2 auto accidents

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2012

DWI Arrest- On November 12th, Officer Briand Holzmann arrested an individual for allegedly driving under the influence. (See Press Release for More Details)

Domestic Violence- On November 12th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a case of domestic violence within the Township

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On November 15th, an individual came to the police department to report a vehicle was stolen in front of 2 Holly Drive, sometime between October 29-31, 2012. The vehicle was a white 1993 Nissan Altima

Simple Assault- On November 16th, officers were called to the Gramon School, located at 24 Dwight Pcae, to investigate an assault between two students that occurred in the past. As a result of the assault, two vehicles that belonged to Gramon School staff were also damaged.

Shoplifting Arrest- On October 16th, Sgt. Daniel Dias responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist their Asset Protection team with an arrest of an employee who was involved in shoplifting (See Press Release for Additional Details)

Theft- On November 18th, Oficer Thomas Myers responded to Torluccio Landscaping, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate a theft of tools. It is alleged that sometime between November 7-18, 2012, unknown actor(s) stole approximately $5000 worth of tools from a storage facility.

DWI Arrests- On November 18th, Officers R.J. Casendino and Frank Tracey each arrested a driver for DWI in tow seperate incidents (See Press Release for Details)

During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 requests for medical assistance

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2012

Narcotics Arrest- On October 22nd, while investigating a suspicious vehicle that was parked at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, allegedly recovered a bag of suspected marijuana. One juvenile, whose name is being withheld due to their age, was taken into custody and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

DWI Arrest- On October 23rd, Officer David Chabay observed a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Little Falls Road with the driver of the vehicle allegedly asleep behind the wheel. A further investigation gave rise to probable cause to believe the driver was operating the vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI and three other motor vehicle violations was Tomas Banionis (36) of Lanoka Harbor. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Criminal Mischief- On October 23rd, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at the Next Cleaners Company, located at 41 Plymouth Street. The incident involved the paint of a company vehicle having been deliberately scratched

Theft- On October 23rd, Cpl. David Kane investigated a report of the theft of jewelry from a Pier Lane residence.

Theft- On October 23rd, Officer RJ Casendino investigated the theft of items from inside a motor vehicle that was parked at Get Fit, located at 277 Fairfield Road. Stolen was an Apple I-Phone 5 and a radar detector.

Domestic Violence- On October 23rd, Officer John McGrory investigated a case of domestic violence involving harassment within the Township.

Narcotics Arrest- On October 24th, Officer Thomas Myers was on patrol in the parking lot of the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 when he observed a suspicious condition. While checking the condition, he uncovered that one of the individuals, identified as Sasha Jones (24) of Pittsburgh PA, was a wanted person. She was arrested and brought to headquarters. While at headquarters, officers allegedly found suspected heroin amongst her possessions. She was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and was later transported to the Essex County Jail in Newark awaiting extrdition to Pennsylvania

Burglary- On October 26th, Cpl. David kane investigated a burglary that occurred at Divine Cosmetics, located at 19 Commerce Road. (See Press Release for Details)

Child Custody Dispute- On October 26th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan handled a child custody dispute within the Township

Criminal Mischief- On October 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of criminal mischief that took place at a Cheri Lane residence involving a mailbox being damaged

Disorderly Conduct- On October 26th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an incident of disorderly conduct at an evening event at Stevenson School involving several juveniles. No arrests were made.

Warrant Arrest- On October 27th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk and other Fairfield officers were dispatched to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate a possible shoplifting incident that was in progress. After responding, the vehicle that contained the individuals that were allegedly involved was stopped. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the passenger had an outstanding warrant issued by the Union City Municipal Court. Arrested was Pedro Segura (52) of Union City, N.J.  No charges relating to shoplifting were filed at this time.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 11 requests for medical assistance and 3 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2012

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On October 15th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated the theft of a Jeep from the driveway of a Hillside Drive residence (See Press Release for further details)

Motor Vehicle Pursuit Arrest- On October 16th, Officer Gerald Veneziano observed a suspicious vehicle on Glendale Lane that matched the description of a vehicle beleived to be involved in the thyeft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle fled and was pursued by police. It eventually crashed in West Caldwell and two individuals were arrested (See Press Release for More DEtails)

Criminal Mischief- On October 16th,  at approximately 5:00 AM, Sgt. John McNish investigated an act of criminal mischief that involved rocks and eggs being thrown at a Glenroy Road East residence. A window was smashed.

Harassing Phone Calls- On October 17th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Frank Kapitza and Associates, located at 277 Fairfield Road, to investigate a case of harassing phone calls being received at the company.

Lost Articles- On October 17th, Sgt. Christoper Niemiec investigated a dealer license plate that was apparently lost at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Warrant Arrest- On October 17th, at approximately 10 PM, Officer John McGrory was monitoring traffic on Route 46, when he observed a vehicle allegedly traveling in excess of the speed limit. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to have an alleged suspended drivers license and a warrant for his arrest that was issued by the Parsippany Municipal Court. Arrested was Timothy Haney (26) of Hillsborough, N.J.

Theft- On October 17th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to the Merchant House Tavern, located at 4 Little Falls Roadm to investigate a theft of used cooking oil. (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Warrant Arrest- On October 18th, Officer Thomas Myers was on Two Bridges Road when he allegedly observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to have active warrants issued by the Fort Lee Municipal Court. Arrested was Robert Holderman (46) of Nanuet, N.Y.

DWI Arrest- On October 18th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza observed a suspicious vehicle pull behind 420 Route 46 East. Upon investigating the vehicle, she developed probable cause to believe the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence was Dwayne Webster (44) of Verona, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges aginst him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Motor Vehicle Theft- On October 19th, Cpl. David Kane investigated the theft of a motor vehicle from the parking lot of Lombardis, located at 94 Fairfield Road. THe vehicle was a 2010 Volkswagon Jetta and was apparently taken sometime between October 18th at 11:00 PM and October 19th at 8:30 AM

Domestic Violence- Sgt. John McNish and Officer Brian Sabatelli served a temporary restraining order within the Township

Criminal Mischief- On October 19th, at approximately midnight, Officer RJ Casendino investigated an act of criminal mischief that allegedly took place at a Henning Drive residence. The incident involved a rear door window being broken

Recovered Motor Vehicle- On October 20th, Sgt. Charles Zampino was on patrol in a vehicle that is equipped with an automated license plate reader when he discovered a Volkswagon Jetta reported stolen to the Fairfield police on October 19th. The owner was contacted and it was determined that the vehicle was not in fact stolen but rather the owner forgot that it was left there. The automated license plate reader used by Sgt. Zampino is on loan from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office

Assist Other Agency- On October 20th, Officer Christopher Nicholas assisted the New Jersey State Police by conducting a drug recognition expert examination on a driver suspected of operating his vehicle while under the influence 

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 9 calls for medical assistance and 9 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2012

Theft- On October 8th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to a Ramkay Drive residence to investigate a theft of items from a vehicle. The items taken included an I-Pod, gift cards and a Fendi bag

Domestic Violence- On October 8th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec handled a domestic violence case within the Township

Theft- On October 8th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a theft of a company gas card

Criminal Mischief- On October 8th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigated an act of criminal mischief that involved a vehicle being keyed.

Dispute- On October 9th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a dispute between a security guard and a car dealer

Drug Recognition Expert Assist- On October 10th, Officer Christopher Nicholas assisted the Little Falls Police Department by conducting a DRE evaluation on a driver suspected of being under the influence

Bad Checks- On October 10th, Cpl. David Kane investigated an incident involving the issuance of bad checks to Telquest International, located at 26 Commerec Road

Missing Boaters- On October 10th, Fairfield police initiated a search for alleged missing boaters on the Passaic River (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Theft- On October 12th, Officer RJ Casendino, investigated a theft of items from inside of a vehicle that was located at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Child Custody Dispute- On October 12th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan investigated a case of interference with child custody within the Township

Theft- On October 12th, Officer John McGrory responded to a Clinton Street residence to investigate the theft of a back pack blower and a chain saw

DWI Arest- On October 13th, Officer john McGrory was traveling on Pier Lane when he observed a vehicle allegedly traveling on the wrong side of the road. The vehicle was stopped and based upon the officers roadside investigation, the driver was arrested for allegedly operating the vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath testing and two other motor vehicle violations was Natalia Gallo (51) of Little Falls, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges aginst her are merely allegations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Warrant Arrest- On October 13th, Officer John McGrory checked on a suspicius vehicle parked in the Goodwill store, located on Route 46 West. As a result of his investigation, it was determined the driver was wanted by the Hudson County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was Luis Guzman-Figueroa (26) of Union City, N.J.

Harassing Phone Calls- On October 14th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec responded to the Comfort Innto investigate a report of harassing phone calls being made to a hotel employee

During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to 12 calls for medical assistance and 1 motor vehicle crash

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF OCTOBER 1-7, 2012

Motor Vehicle Theft- On October 1st, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to Executive Suite Catering, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate the report of a motor vehicle theft. The vehicle involved was a 2005 silver Ford van and occurred sometime between September 29-30, 2012

Theft- On October 1st, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a report of a theft of a license plate from was stolen from a piece of construction equipment belonging to Capital Demolition and Construction, located at 16 Ray Place

Attempted Theft- On October 1st, Cpl. David Kane responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located on Route 46 East, to investigate an attempted theft of items from a vehicle, Unknown actor(s) punched out the door lock of a 2005 Lexus that was parked in the lot and entered the vehicle but apparently nothing was stolen.

Theft- On October 1st, Sgt. Daniel Dias responded to Screenplay, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate the theft of items from a vehicle. Stolen was an I-Pod, loose change and a cell phone charger.

Criminal Mischief- On October 2nd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to a Cole Road residence to investigate an act of criminal mischief that involved the rear window of a 2007 Honda van being smashed out. The damage is estimated to be approximately $500

Motor Vehicle Theft- On October 2nd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Skyline Auto Exchange, located on Route 46 East, to investigate the theft of a 2005 Acura. The vehicle is valued at approximately $12,000.

Theft- On October 2nd, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated the theft of a pair of license plates that apparently occurred at Skyline Auto Exchange, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Computer-Related Theft- On October 3rd, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of company records that were formerly on a computer database at Accurate Air, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue.

Warrant Arrest- On October 3rd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk was on patrol on Fairfield Road when he conducted a random license plate inquiry using his mobile data terminal in his patrol car. THis inquiry indicated that the vehicle's registered owner had a suspended drivers license and active warrants issued by the Clifton, Midland Park and Pequannock Municipal Courts. The vehicle was stopped and arrested was Tadeusz Kuczek (43) of Clifton, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On October 4th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk was traveling on Two Bridges Road when he conducted a random inquiry of a vehicle's license plate. The check revealed that the registered owner had several outstanding warrants. The occupants were also observed allegedly not wearing seatbelts. The vehicle was stopped. Arrested for having an outstanding warrant issued by the Pequannock Municipal Court was Michael Taylor (29) of Fairfield, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On October 4th, Officer John McGrory was on patrol in the parking lot of Target when he observed an individual who resembled a burglary suspect wanted by the Belleville police. The officer stopped and spoke with this individual. While it was determined that this individual was not the same person, it was also determined that he had warrants for his arrest issued by the Caldwell and Essex Fells Municipal Courts. Arrested was Michael Calabrese (41) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fraud- On October 5th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a fraud involving a stolen check. A Horseneck Road resident stated that she had apparently lost a check and it was later found to have been cashed

Suspicious Incident- On October 5th, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated a suspicious incident that occurred at the Churchill School, located on Fairfield Road. The incident involved a suspicious vehicle, described as a white work van, with a partial license plate that ended with 11006 (green letters) This vehicle was parked in the lot of the school and occuppied by two males. The first was described as being a white male, in his 30's, with facial hair. THe passenger was described as being Asian, clean shaven, and also in his 30's. When confronted by school personnel as to why they were on the property, they said they were waiting for "Lisa" When given the last name of a teacher at the school, the men stated that was who they were waiting for. That teacher was checked with and knew nothing about the men. The vehicle was gone prior to police arrival

Missing Person- On October 5th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a report of a resident who was apparently missing. The resident was found to be fine

Attempted theft from Vehicle- On October 5th, Officer Gerald Veneziano and Detective Michael Nyhuis investigated a report of an individual who attempted to enter a vehicle in the driveway of a Liberty Court residence (See Alert for Further Details)

Property Damage- On October 6th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a report of property damage involving ATVs being driven over the lawn of an Old Country Road residence

Warrant Arrest- On October 6th, Officer Gerald Veneziano was on patrol on Passaic Avenue when he observed a motorcycle allegedly commit a traffic violation. The motorcycle was stopped and the operator was found to have an active warrant issued by the Clifton Municipal Court. Arrested was William Zaros 3rd (30) of Fairfield, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On October 7th, Sgt. Paul Bowden was checking on a suspicious condition at Target, located on Route 46, involving a 2012 Jeep Liberty. During the course of this investigation, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant issued by the Roseland Municipal Court. Arrested was Lauren Bean (27) of Budd Lake, N.J.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 10 requests for medical assistance and 5 automobile crashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2012

Theft- On September 24th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to Pio Costa Enterprises, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate a theft of construction materials

Civil Dispute- On September 25th, Officer John McGrory responded to Once Upon a Child, located at 137 Route 46 West, to investigate a civil dispute. The dispute involed an individual who locked their keys in their car. After a tow truck driver opened the car, the owner stated they did not have any money to pay for the service

Simple Assault- On September 26th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a report of an assault that took place, in the past, in the parking lot of 3 Sperry Road. The event appears to have occurred as a result of a road rage incident between the drivers of two vehicles

Sudden Death- On September 27th, officers responded to an unattended death at a Cheri Lane residence

Theft- On September 27th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a theft of a bank card from a patron that was at Retro Fitness located at 10 Kingsbridge Road. The card was later found to have been used in Belleville, N.J.

Motor Vehicle Theft- On September 27th, Officer John McGrory investigated the theft of a 1999 Ford Expedition from the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Theft- On September 27th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated the report of a theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at the Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

MV Pursuit- On September 27th, Officer Christopher Nicholas was on Route 46 monitoring eastbound traffic. He observed three sport type motorcycles pass his location at a high rate of speed. One of the motorcycles was doing a wheelie. The operator of one of the other motorcycles was standing on the seat. Officer Nicholas attempted to stop these motorcycles but they actively eluded the officer. These same motorcycles were later pursued by officers from the Montclair State University Police Department and were lost on the Garden State Parkway going south.

Domestic Violence- On September 28th, Officer Frank Tracey handled a domestic violence incident involving harassment within the Township

Attempted Theft from Vehicle- On September 28th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated an attempted theft from a vehicle at 25 Liberty Court. An unknown male actor, described as being about 5'9" tall, entered a 2011 Mercedes Benz. He was confronted by the vehicle's owner. The actor fled in an awaiting dark-colored Pontiac Bonneville

Burglary- On September 29th, Officer David Chabay and detectives were called to investigate a burglary that occurred at the Verizon store, located at 430 Route 46 East (See Press Release for Details)

DWI Arrest- On September 30th, Officer Thomas Myers was monitoring traffic on Route 46 when he allegedlly observed a 2009 Volkswagon traveling at a high rate of speed. The car was stopped and Officer Myers' roadside investigation developed probable cause to believe the operator was driving while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence, refusal to submit to breath testing and three other motor vehicle violations was Kenneth Higgins (48) of Bloomfield, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until if/when he is convicted in a court of law)

Harassing Phone Calls- On September 30th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of harassing phone calls that were being received at Smolin Lupin, located at 165 Passaic Avenue

Property Damage- On September 30th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of property damage that occurred to a vehicle belonging to a Big Piece Road resident.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 12 requests for medical assistance 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2012

Burglary- On September 17th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to Online Mortgage Group, located at 353 Route 46, to investigate a burglary (See press release for details)

Recovered Stolen Vehicle- On September 17th, Sgt. Daniel Dias responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46, to investigate the recovery of a reported stolen vehicle

Theft- On September 18th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to the Hess gas station. located on Route 46 East, to investigate the theft of merchandise from the store

Credit Card Fraud- On September 18th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a report that a Fairfield resident was contacted via telephone by someone purporting to be from the Bank of America asking the victim for the last for digits of their social security number. When the resident gave it the caller stated they were scaming her and that they were getting a $14,000 cash advance.

DWI Arrest- On September 19th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car on Route 46 West after the officer allegedly observed the vehicle committing motor vehicle violations. The officer developed probable cause to believe that the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Arrested was Duncan J. Ewart (51) from Saugus, California. He was issued motor vehicle summonses. (It should be noted that the charges aginst him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

DWI Arrest- On September 20th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Officer Steven Ptaszynski were dispatched to the Hess station, located on Route 46, for a report of a truck at the pumps with two men passed out in it. (For detail, see press release)

Theft- On September 20th, Sgt. Christopher Niemiec investigated a report of a theft of a delaer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Bank Robbery- On September 20th, the Chase Bank, located at 387 Passaic Avenue, was robbed (See Press Release for details)

Identity Theft- On September 21st, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated a report of an identity theft involving a Fairfield resident. Unknown actor(s) opened several credit cards in the victim's name

Suspicious Condition/Attempted MV Theft/MV Pursuit- On September 21st, officers were dispatched to a suspicious condition at Hardware Bath and Design, located at 567 Route 46 West, involving a suspicious male wearing gloves and who was avoiding being seen on security cameras. Just after this dispatch, a similar individual was seen inside of another person's vehicle. This individual then fled that vehicle and entered a blue Lexus with tinted windows and bearing a New Jersey temporary registration with the characters "F16" in it. The vehicle fled on Route 46 East and was pursued by Fairfield police officers. The pursuit eventually taken up by Totowa police and the New Jersey State Police. The vehicle was eventually lost in Newark, N.J.

Criminal Mischief- On September 21st, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to 1275 Bloomfield Avenue to investigate an act of criminal mischief. The incident involved a door lock to a vehicle being damaged

Theft- On September 23rd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to investigate the theft of an I-Phone from a patron's room

Domestic Violence- On September 23rd, Officer Frank Tracy responded to a domestic violence call involving an alleged simple assault within the Township. One individual was arrested.

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 calls for medical assistance and 1 automobile crash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2012

Theft- On September 1oth, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of theft at Wallington Plumbing Supply, located at 21 Passaic Avenue. The case involves a customer taking approximately $3700 in hot water heaters and not paying for them

Terroristic Threat- On September 10th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a threat

Harassing Phone Calls- On September 11th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Physician Sales and Services, located at 208 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of harassing phone calls

Shoplifing Arrest- On September 12th, Sergeants Paul Bowden and Daniel Dias, along with Officer THomas Myers, responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, in regards to a suspected shoplifting event that was in progress. Store security alledgedly observed the suspect cut open electronics items and conceal them in a backpack. Arrested and charged with shoplifting was Sean Sullivan (27) of Wayne, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Harassing Phone Calls- On September 12th, Cpl. David Kane responded to the Dental Studies Institute, located at 7 Spielman Road, to investigate a report of harassing phone calls.

Wanted Person- On September 12th, Officer Frank Tracey was on patrol in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, when he observed a red Ford pick-up truck parked in an odd way. He conducted a check on the vehicle's registration and found out that an individual associated with the vehicle was allegedly wanted in connection to a burglary in Conneticut. Other Fairfield units responded and by the time officers could determine what room the individual was staying in, he fled on foot. A search for the individual, identified as Edward Stanley by multiple law enforcement agencies failed to locate Stanley

Credit Card Fraud- On September 13th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated the report of a credit card fraud involving a Fairfield resident. The fraud involved the use of a missing credit card at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, N.J.

Fraud- On September 13th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a fraud involving a citizen who filed his federal income tax return and was awaiting his refund and discovered that someone else had filed under his name and apparently received the refund. The case is being referred to the Internal Revenue Service

Assist Other Agency- On September 13th, Cpl. David Kane responded to the Gramon School, located at 24 Dwight Place, in reference to a referal made to the Division of Youth and Family Services.

Domestic Violence- On September 14th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski handled a domestic violence case involving an assault within the Township

Theft- On September 14th, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that apparently took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46

Child Custody Dispute- On September 14th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan took a report of an alleged incident that involved the interference with custody within the Township

Counterfeit Currency- On September 14th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Target, located at 632 Route 46, to investigate the passing of (20) counterfeit $100 bills. The case is being referred to the United States Secret Service

Criminal Mischief- On September 14th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of criminal mischief that occurred at the Fairfield Recreation Complex, located on Hollywood Avenue. The incident allegedly involved one juvenile letting another juvenile use a tennis raquet and that juvenile allegedly damaging it

Assist Other Police Agency- On September 15th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald was contacted by the FRanklin Township Police Department in Somerset County and asked if he could respond to Elegant Affairs, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue in reference to an alleged missing purse. It is alleged that the individuals from that company had assisted at a wedding in Franklin and were now in possession of the missing purse. The purse was recovered by Sgt. Oswald and the matter is being investigated by the Franklin Township police

Theft- On September 15th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a report of a stolen dealer license plate that allegedly occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, loacted on Route 46.

Shoplifting Arrest- On September 15th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Target, located on Route 46, to assist security with a shoplifter that they were detaining (See press release for additional information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2012

Fraud- On September 4th, Officer Stacy Chiaolanza responded to Elizabeth Jewelry, a kiosk in the Diamond Exchange, located on Route 46, to investigate a fraud. The owner of the kiosk stated that two men had sold him a fake Rolex watch, defrauding him out of $2500.00

Domestic Violence- On September 4th, Sgt. Daniel Dias investigated a report of domestic violence within the Township.

Warrant Arrest- On September 5th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car after having conducted a random inquiry on the vehicle's registration that indicated the owner had a suspended drivers license. Further investigation revealed that the individual also had an active warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. Arrested was Jimmy Torres (24) of Paterson, N.J.

Identity Theft- On September 5th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated an identity theft involving a resident who had someone use their identity in an effort to open a Sprint phone account.

Theft- On September 5th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Lost Articles- On September 7th, Officer Thomas Myers took a report of lost articles to include vehicle documents that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction located on Route 46

Domestic Violence- On September 7th, Officer THomas Myers investigated a domestic violence case involving an alleged assault within the Township

Suspicious Person- On September 8th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to the PNC Bank, located at 49 Little Falls Road, to document the activities of a woman who management felt was acting suspiciously. The woman had left prior to police arrival.

Burglary- On September 8th, Cpl. David Kane and Lt. Louis Cammarata responded to the Banyon School, which is located in the St. Thomas More complex, to investigate a report of a burglary (For details, see press release) 

Shoplifting Arrest- On September 8th, Sgts. Paul Bowden and Daniel Dias and Cpl. David Kane responded to Target, located at 632 Route 46, to assist security with a shoplifter that they had in custody. (See press release for additional details)

Property Damage- On September 8th, Officer RJ Casendino responded to 21 Philip Drive and took a report of property damage involving a tree having fallen on a shed during a severe weather incident

During this time period the Fairfield Police Department responded to 9 calls for medical assistance and 5 traffic crashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2012

Warrant Arrest- On August 27th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car on Fairfield Road for commiting an alleged motor vehicle violation. A check of the occupants revealed that one had an active arrest warrants issued by the Passaic, Paterson and Haledon Municipal Courts. Arrested was Carlos Vega (26) of Paterson, N.J.

Simple Assault- On August 28th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanzainvestigated a simple assault that allegedly took place at Utz Company, located at 5 Evens Street. The altercation took place between co-workers, with no arrests being made.

Animal Bite- On August 28th, Officer Thomas Myers took a report of an animal bite that took place at the Animal and Emergency Referral Center, located at 1237 Bloomfield Avenue. The bite involved a cat that bit a worker from the facility. The cat however, had been brought to the facility because it had been bitten by a raccoon.

Motor Vehicle Theft- On August 29th, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a theft of a motor vehicle that took place at Target, located on Route 46 East. The vehicle stolen was a 2000 Jeep.

Theft- On August 30th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to Pomptonian Inc., located at 3 Edison Place, to investigate a theft. The theft involved credntials being stolen from a company vehicle

Assist Other Agency- On August 31st, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to the area of 61 Fairfield Road to investigate a report of a female that was apparently abducted in Paterson at gunpoint. (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Criminal Mischief- On August 31st, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to 3 Edison Place to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving a window being smashed out in a vehicle

Motor Vehicle Pursuit- On August 31st, Deputy Chief Manna observed a motorcycle commiting traffic violations on Passaic Avenue. When he attempted to stop it the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and eluded the officer

Shoplifting Arrest- On August 31st, officers arrested two individuals involved in shoplifting at the Target store, located on Route 46 East. (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Criminal Mischief- On September 1st, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to a Clinton Road residence to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving feces being spread on a vehicle

Drowning- On September 1st, officers and detectives responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to assist and investigate a drowning that occurred in the pool (See Press Relaes for Additional Information)

Theft- On September 1st, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a report of a theft of jewelry from a Kennedy Drive residence.

DWI Arrest- On September 2nd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski observed a vehicle allegedly speeding on Route 46 East. The officer stopped the vehicle and his roadside investigation revealed probable cause to believe the driver was operating the vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated was Carlo Carriero (52) of Paterson, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 20 calls requesting medical assistance and 1 motor vehicle crash

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2012

Domestic Violence- On August 20th, Officer Christopher Hlubik handled a domestic violence case involving harassment with in the Township

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On August 20th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated the theft of a 2004 GMC that was stolen from the driveway of a residence located at 57 Fairfield Road

Theft- On August 20th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of jewelry from a Club Road residence

Warrant Arrest- On August 21st, Officer Christopher Nicholas was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the area of Kingsbridge Road and Passaic Avenue. The officer found the vehicle and his investigation revealed that one of the occupants had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the East Rutherford Municipal Court. Arrested was Freddy Figueroa (37) of Bayonne, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On August 21st, Officer Brian Holzmann stopped a vehicle for having committed a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued by the East Orange Municipal Court. Arrested was Sidney Askew (52) of Newark, N.J.

Theft- On August 21st, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft of a dealer license platethat occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Invasion of Privacy- On August 21st, Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officer Frank Tracey responded to Target, located on Route 46, to assist security with a suspicious person in the store. (see Press Release for Further Information)

Theft- On August 22nd, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a theft of a backpack from the turf field located at the Fairfield Recreation Complex on Hollywood Avenue.

Theft- On Augsut 23rd, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Graphic Tech Sales and Services, located at 26 Commerce Road, to investigate the theft of printing equipment.

Missing Person- On Augsut 23rd, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a report of a missing person. The individual was eventually located in Wayne, N.J.

Bad Checks- On August 23rd, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the report of two bad checks being issued to Wallington Plumbing Supply, located at 21 Passaic Avenue.

Criminal Mischief- On August 25th, Officer Brian Sabatelli discovered spray painting on doors at the Fairfield Recreation Complex.

Criminal Mischief- On August 26th, Officer Andrews investigated an act of criminal mischief at the Fairfield Recreation Complex involving a skylight in the new concession stand being broken.

Assist Other Agency- On August 26th, Fairfield police assisted Caldwell police with the service of a temporary restraining order within the Township.

Theft- On August 26th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a reported theft that occurred at Costal Sports, located at 22 Madison Rd. The theft involved the taking of a wallet.

During this time frame, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 18 requests for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2012

Theft- On August 13th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46 East, to investigate a report of a theft of a television. The television was hanging in the area between the lobby and the restaurant.

Narcotics Arrest- On August 14th, Lt. Peter Pollack observed a vehicle traveling on Madison Road with an alleged license plate obstruction. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to have a suspended drivers license and an active warrant issued by the Egg Harbor Municipal Court. Arrested was Mohamed Shakran (37) of Riverside, N.J. He was also allegedly found to be in possession of the prescription drug of Tramadol. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Theft- On August 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a report of the theft of a trailer license plate from a vehicle parked at an Old Country Road residence.

Domestic Violence- On Augsut 14th, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of harassment under the provisions of Domestic Violence Act within the Township.

Stolen Property Arrest- On August 14th, Sgt. Joseph Keegan observed a vehicle traveling on Route 46 East that was displaying a stolen license plate. One individual was arrested (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Criminal Mischief- On August 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated an act of criminal mischief that took place at a Fox Hill Road residence. The incident involved unknown actor(s) spray painting words on the residence

Burglary- On August 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen and Det. Robert Sanger investigated a burglary that occurred at a Cole Road residence. (See Press Release for Additional Information)

DWI Arrest- On August 18th, Officer Frank Tracey was assigned to a DWI Enforcement detail. The police department was contacted by security of the Fairfield Executive Inn advising that an apparently intoxicated female just left the hotel and was operatinga vehicle. Officer Tracey discovered the vehicle being operated on Route 46 West and stopped it after witnessing continuing motor vehicle violations. As a result of the officer's field investigation, he developed probable cause to belive the operator was operating the vehicle while under the influenece. Arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and several other motor vehicle violations was Elizabeth O'Leary (22) of Spotswood, N.J. (it should be noted that the cahrges filed are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Found Articles- On August 18th, Sgt. David Proctor found a license plate on Passaic Avenue near New Dutch Lane

Found Property- On August 18th, a concerned citizen turned in a bicycle that was found in the Fairfield Recreation Complex, located on Hollywood Avenue

DWI Arrest- On August 19th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski allegedly observed a car traveling on Route 46 West committing several motor vehicle violations. THe officer stopped the vehicle and conducted a roadside investigation. As a result, probable cause was developed to believe the driver was allegedly operating the vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence and a variety of other motor vehicle violations was Vivian Ramos-Sarmiento (41) of Booton, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 9 calls for medical assistance and 4 motor vehicle crashes

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2012

Theft- On August 6th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a reported theft of a wallet from a vehicle that was parked at 114 Hollywood Avenue

Theft- On August 7th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Suspicious Condition- On August 8th, Officer David Chabay investigated a report that a local resident had his personal information used by another person who apparently received treatment at St. Joseph's Medical Center.

Suspicious Condition- On August 8th, Officer David Chabay investigated a report that a former employee of the Gramon School, which is located at 24 Dwight Place, has been seen on the property two seperate times.

Motor Vehicle Pursuit- On August 9th, Officer Christopher Nicholas observed a motorcycle traveling on Route 46 West, at a high rate of speed. He attempted to stop the motorcycle but the motorcycle actively eluded the officer. The motorcycle was last seen in Parsippany.

Theft- On August 9th, Det. Michael Nyhuis investigated a report of a theft of a flat screen television from a storage closet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East.

Fraud- On August 9th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a fraud that took place at the Fairfield Food Market, located at 435 Hollywood Avenue. This location is a Western Union wire transfer site and the fraud involved someone posing as a Western Union official and requesting a test be conducted.

Lost Articles- On August 10th, Det. Michael Nyhuis took a report of a lost cell phone at the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East.

Identity Theft- On August 10th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a report that a Big Piece Road resident received two AT&T phones that were delivered to their home. When the resident made an inquiry with ATT&T, it was determined that someone opened an account in the victim's name.

Terroristic Threats- On August 10th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of threats made over the phone to a Clinton Road resident.

Assault- On August 10th, officers responded to a residence to investigate an assault that occurred between siblings. No arrests were made. 

Theft- On August 11th, Det. Charles Zampino responded to California Closets, located at 4 Gardner Road, regarding the theft of tires and rims.

Attaempted Burglary- On August 11th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to 36 Harding Drive, to investigate an attempted burglary (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Criminal Mischief- On August 12th, Sgt. Daniel Dias took a report of criminal mischief at 438 Horseneck Road involving two windows being broken.

Narcotics Arrest- On August 12th, Sgt. John McNish and Lt. Peter Pollack responded to the area of Carlos Drive on a report of a vehicle racing in the street. The officers eventually found the vehicle parked in front of 55 Carlos Drive. They eventaully discovered the occupants allegedly smoking marijuana in the rear of the residence. (See Press Release for Additional Information)

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 14 calls for medical assistance and 13 motor vehicle crashes

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2012

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 9 requests for medical assistance and 10 motor vehicle crashes

Local Ordinance Violation- On July 30th, Officer John McGrory responded to Pio Costa Enterprises, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate a report of illegal dumping.

Found Articles- On July 30th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski recovered a tool box with tools that were scattered along Route 46 West near Plymouth Street.

Criminal Mischief- On July 30th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Fairfield Pizza, located at 103 Route 46 West, to investigate an act of criminal mischief that involved a vehicle's tires being punctured.

Domestic Violence- On July 30th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to a domestic violence incident involving harassment within the Township.

Domestic Violence- On July 31st, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated an act of domestic violence involving harassment within the Township.

Theft- On July 31st, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Theft- On August 1st, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of the theft of a license plate that was apparently stolen when the vehicle was parked at the Comfort Inn, located on Route 46 East.

Thefts/Motor Vehicle Pursuit-On August 2nd, (9) vehicles were broken into and some items taken while the vehicles were parked at several Fairfield hotels. At approximately 2:00 A.M., Officer Jeffrey Didyk observed a stolen vehicle and initiated a pursuit of this vehicle into Little Falls (See Press Release for Further Details)

Harassment- On August 2nd, Sgt. Daniel Dias responded to the New Beginnings School, located at 28 Dwight Place, to investigate harassment that is allegedlyy being done by a former employee.

Theft- On August 2nd, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to Globe Motor Car Company, located at 1240 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate a report of a theft of a dealer license plate.

Suspicious Condition- On August 2nd, Cpl. David Kane took a report from a local resident concerning the fact that there exists an Internet image of her face on another person's body

Property Damage- On August 3rd, Officer John McGrory responded to the Essex County Airport, located at 125 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of property damage to an airplane.

Traffic Hazard- On Augsut 4th, Passaic Avenue was closed in the area of the West Caldwell town line for approxinately 7 hours due to a downed fiber optic line

Criminal Mischief- On August 5th, Officer John McGrory responded to 186 Horseneck Road, to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving two vehicles' windows being smashed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 23-29, 2012

During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 11 requests for medical assistance

Lost Articles- On July 23, 2012, Officer THomas Myers investigated a report of a lost drivers license and debit card.

Domestic Violence- On July 23, 2012, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a domestic violence incident that occurred within the Township.

Theft- On July 24th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated a theft of items from a motor vehicle that took place at Skyline Auto Exchange, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Theft- On July 24th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated the theft of three cell phones from a vehicle that was parked at the Township Pool, located on Big Piece Road.

Theft- On July 25th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to the Hess gas station, located at 90 Route 46 East, to investigate the theft of diesel fuel. A white truck had left the station without paying for the fuel.

Receiving Stolen Property Arrest- On July 25th, Dsgt. Charles Zampino and Det. Michael Nyhuis arreested an individual for possessing stolen jewelry (See press release for further details)

Theft- On July 27th, Det. Michael Nyhuis investigated the theft of a safe from a Stag Trail resident who moved to Florida. The safe was apparently loaded onto a moving truck in Fairfield but never arrived in Florida.

DWI Arrest- On July 27th, Officer Frank Tracey was dispatched to an auto accident on Route 46 East involving a vehicle that left the roadway and struck a tree. Investigation at the scene revealed probable cause existed to believe that the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI and refusal to submit to a breath test was Richard Hurst (49) of West Milford, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2012

Burglary- On July 16th, Officer David Chabay and Det. Michael Nyhuis were called to the Good Will Store, located at 423 Route 46 West, to investigate a burglary and theft (See press release for further details)

Criminal Mischief- On July 16th, Officer David Chabay responded to Krauser's, located at 376 Hollywood Avenue, to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving damage to a door handle

Theft- On July 17th, Officer John McGrory responded to Globe Motor Car Company, located at 1230 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate the theft of a motorcycle license plate

Theft- On July 17th, Officer John McGrory investigated the theft of a dealer's license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Theft- On July 18th, Lt. Peter Pollack investigated a report of two large plastic planters were stolen from in front of 4Js Bagels, located on Little Falls Road

Theft- On July 18th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Armed Robbery/Carjacking- On July 19th, officers responded to 47 Pier Lane to investigate an armed robbery and carjacking. (See press release for details)

Theft- On July 19th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to 81 Two Bridges Road to investigate the theft of copper wiring.

Motor Vehicle Theft- On July 19th, Sgt. Daniel Dias responded to CBS Outdoor, located at 185 Route 46 West, to investigate the theft of a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was ultimately discovered that a co-worker had allegedly mistakenly took it. No charges were filed.

Criminal Mischief- On July 19th, Officer Thoams Myers responded to David's Cookies, located on Stewart Place, to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving the slashing of a tire

Warrant Arrest- On July 21st, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Hollywood Avenue. The result revealed that the registered owner was wanted by the Morris County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was Billy DeFeo (30) of Clifton, N.J.

Narcotics/DWI Arrest- On July 21st, at approximately 3:30 A.M.,  Sgt. David Proctor and other Fairfield officers, were dispatched to the area of Pier Lane and Little Falls Road to investigate a possible auto accident. During the course of the investigation, probable cause was developed to indicate that the driver appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. During the course of the arrest, the officers allegedly discovered a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. Arrested and charged with DWI and possession of less then 50 grams of marijuana was Steven Collin (23) of Fairfield, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Liquor Law Violation- On July 22nd, Sgt. David Proctor was conducting the nightly checks of liquor licensed establishments within the Township to assure their compliance with local laws concerning closing their establishments. He allegedly discovered patrons of the Crowne Plaza hotel consuming alcoholic beverages purchased from the facility after the hours to do so. A warning was issued.

Theft- On July 22nd, at approximately 5:30 P.M., Officer David Chabay observed a suspicious condition at Built Rite Tools, located at 29 Montesano Road. Upon investigating the condition, he allegedly found two individuals who were engaged in stealing scrap metal. Arrested and charged with theft were Emmy Medrano-Cotorreaql (22) of Paterson, N.J. and Edwin Osoro (21) of Paterson, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and that they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2012

Medical Assists- During this period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 requests for medical assistance.

Theft- On July 9th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated a theft that occurred at Verner Cadby, located at 1240 Bloomfield Avenue. THe theft involved $300.00 being stolen from one of the offices.

Narcotics Arrest- On July 10th, Officer RJ Casendino and Lt. Peter Pollack were dispatched to the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road, to investigate an individual in need of medical assistance. During the course of the investigation, the officers discovered over 3800 pills in the victim's room (See Press Release for Additional Information)

Burglary- On July 10th, Officer RJ Casendino investigated a report of a burglary and theft that took place at 81 Two Bridges Road. The building involved was damaged by a fire several years ago. During the course of refurbishing it, it was discovered that HVAC equipment and copper piping, valued at approximately $225,000, was stolen.

Criminal Mischief- On July 11th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Surepower, located at 23 Commerce Road, to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving a company vehicle having its window broken.

Burglary- On July 11th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a report of a burglary that took plce at a residence located at 250 Horseneck Road. The theft involved copper piping being taken.

Warrant Arrest- On July 12th, Officer Thomas Myers and Officer John McGrory were dispatched to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, for a female who was not welcome on the premises. The individual involved was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Little Falls Municipal Court. Arrested was Wanda Titchworth (58) who is presently homeless

Criminal Mischief- On July 12th,Officer Brian Holzmann was dispatched to A & A Piping, located at 6 Gardner Road, to investigate an act of criminal mischief which involved damage to the tailgate of a pick up truck

Assist Other Agency- On July 12th, Sgt. David Proctor overheard a radio transmission that indicated a female was dragged into a car. The vehicle was last seen in the area of Little Falls that is close to Fairfield. Sgt. Proctor subsequently found the vehicle and took the driver into custody. He also discovered that the female in the vehicle had several lacerations and abrassions that she came as a result of her falling out of the car. The driver was ultimately arrested by the Little Falls Police Department.

Incorrigible Juvenile- On July 12th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski was flagged down in the area of the Hollywood Avenue Recreation Complex and advised that a male juvenile had struck two juvenile females. The actor was located and a report was filed

Assist Other Agency- On July 12th, Fairfield officers assisted members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office in apprehending a burglary suspect in Little Falls.

Theft- On July 13th, Officer John McGrory responded to the Comfort Inn, located at 286 Route 46, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. Stolen from the vehicle was a GPS unit and (3) pairs of sunglasses

Theft- On July 13th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to the Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 118 Route 46, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. A GPS unit was stolen.

Bad Checks- On July 13th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated two cases of bad checks that were presented at Wallington Plumbing Supply, located at 21 Passaic Ave.

Disorderly Conduct- On July 13th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a disorderly person at Imperial Dax Hair Care, located at 120 New Dutch Lane.

Motor Vehicle Pursuit- On July 13th, Officer Brian Sabatelli attempted to stop a car for a motor vehicle violation on Passaic Avenue. She allegedly got out of the vehicle screaming at the officer that she had some sort of emergency with her pet. Before the officer could determine what was going on, she re-entered her vehicle and drove off. She was subsequently stopped and arrested. (See press release for additional details)

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JULY 2-8, 2012

Medical Assists-During this period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 16 requests for medical assistance

Warrant Arrest- On July 2nd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car on Little Falls Raod for having committed a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the driver had an active warrant issued by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (See Press Release for Additional Details)

Simple Assault- On July 2nd, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza investigated a simple assault that allegedly occurred between two individuals near Little Falls Road and Carlos Drive. No arrests were made.

Assist Other Agency- On July 2nd, Lt. Peter Pollack and other Fairfield officers monitored a radio transmission from the Montville Police Department concerning an assault that took place in their jurisdiction. The individual who allegedly committed the assault was apparently being followed by the victim on Route 80 East. Fairfield officers located and stopped the vehicles and detained them until Montville authorities could arrive to investigate.

Warrant Arrest- On July 2nd, Sgt. David Proctor was called to investigate a motor vehicle crash that occurred in the parking lot of Target, located on Route 46. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that one of the drivers allegedly had an outstanding warrant that was issued by the Mahwah Municipal Court. Arrested was Jason Deppa (32) of Fairfield, N.J. He was later released on $500 bail.

Simple Assault- On July 2nd, Officer John McGrory investigated an alleged assault that took place at Consumer Product Testing, located at 70 New Dutch Lane. The assault took place between an employee and an individual who was there participating in testing procedures. No arrests were made.

Fraud- On July 3rd, Officer Thomas Myers took a report from a Cheri Lane resident reported that he had an individual solicit business at his house which involved repairing a stair railing. He provided the individaual with a $200 deposit but the work was never done.

Receiving Stolen Property- On July 3rd, Sgt. David Proctor stopped a car for displaying a stolen dealer license plate. Arrested and charged with receiving stolen property was Rustam Sharipov (31) of Sparks, MD (Note: the charges agisnt him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Theft- On July 3rd, Officer John McGrory investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East.

Theft- On July 3rd, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East.

Criminal Mischief- On July 5th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to ARC of Essex, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road, to investigate an act of criminal mischief. The incident involved three handicapped parking signs being bent down.

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On July 5th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated the theft of a motor vehicle from Skyline Auto Exchange, located at 100 Route 46. The vehicle was a Honda Civic and valued at approximately $6500.00

Credit Card Fraud- On July 6th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the fraudulant use of a credit card belonging to a Hollywood Avenue resident. The illegal charges took place in Paterson, N.J.

Credit Card Fraud- On July 7th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the fraudulant use of a credit card belonging to a John Street resident.

Warrant Arrest- On July 7th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski was dispatched to a suspicious male walking on Sand Road. After finding the individual, the officer conducted a check which revealed active warrants from the Irvington and Hillside Municipal Courts. Arrested was Christopher Shamburger (24) from Newark, N.J. He was later transferred to the custody of the Irvington Police Department.

Warrant Arrest- On July 8th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk and Officer Christopher Nicholas were dispatched to the La Quinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road for a suspicious male and female on the property. During the course of their investigation, it was determined that the male had an active warrant issued by the Elmwood Park Municipal Court. Arrested was Gustavo Torres (24) of Wayne, N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2012

Medical Assists- During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 17 requests for medical assistance

Stolen Motor Vehicle- On June 25th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46, to investigate the theft of a 2007 Mazda.

Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle- On June 26th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46, to investigate the recovery of a 2006 Ford Explorer which had been reported stolen to the Woodbridge Police Department.

Criminal Mischief- On June 26th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to a Pier Lane residence to investigate an act of criminal mischief involving a window to a car being smashed.

Warrant Arrest- On June 27th, Sgt. David Proctor stopped a car on Route 46 for commiting a motor vehicle violation. During his roadside investigation, it was determined that the driver had active warrants issued by the Parsippany Municipal Court. Arrested was Kuan Liu (24) of Montville, N.J.

Theft- On June 27th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Assist Other Agency- On June 27th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to the Gramon School, located at 24 Dwight place< regarding a notification made to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) relative to the conduct of a bus aide.

Theft- On June 27th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Game Room, located at 461 Route 46 West, to investigate the theft of merchandise from two company trucks. Approximately $5000 in merchandise was stolen.

Criminal Mischief- On June 28th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to Target, located at 632 Route 46, to investigate an act of criminal mischief. The incident involved the door handle and locks to a 1998 Lexus having been damaged.

Theft by Deception- On June 28th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated the theft by deception of $2100 in cash 

Fire- On June 28th, Lt. Peter Pollack and other officers responded to the Hampton Inn and Suites, located on Route 46, to investigate a fire/smoke condition. There was smoke in the hotel and it was eventually determined that mucl was burning on the outside of the hotel. The Fairfield Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Credit Card Fraud- On June 29th, Sgt. Christopher Morgan responded to Evo Furniture, located at 161 Dwight Place, to investigate a credit card fraud. The company apparently shipped furniture to an out-of-state location based upon having been given a credit card belonging to another.

Theft- On June 29th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated the theft of an I-Phone from an individual who was at Tri-Star Products, located at 480-490 Route 46.

Weapon Offense- On June 30th, Officer Gerald Veneziano and other officers were dispatched to the Animal Emergency and Referral Center, located at 1237 Bloomfield Avenue on a report of a fight in progress. During the course of the investigation, one of the individuals involved was alleged to have made threats to use a stun gun against the other individual. A stun gun was allegedly recovered at the scene and one individual was arrested (See Press Release for Additional Details)

Narcotics Arrest- On July 1st, Officer Gerald Veneziano stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. During his roadside investigation, the officer allegedly recovered (4) tablets of Oxycodone. One individual was arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2012

Illegal Dumping- On June 18th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated a report of illegal dumping that took place at Acudoor, located at 80 Little Falls Road.

Attempt to Invade Privacy- On June 18th, Target security alerted the Fairfield Police Department concerning an individual who was allegedly video recording females in the dressing rooms (See press release for more details)

Theft- On June 19th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the theft of (4) dealler license plates from Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Civil Dispute- On June 19th, officers responded to a landlord/tenent dispute at 100 Plymouth Street.

Theft- On June 19th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the report of the theft of a dealer license plate at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Property Damage- On June 20th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to Polack and Polack, located at 17 Madison Road, to investigate a report of property damage. The damage involved a rear window of a vehicle being broken out. It was unclear how it occurred.

Found Property- On June 20th, a township resident turned in a bank envelope containing a specific amount of cash which she found on the sidewalk at the Walgreens shopping center, located at 397 Route 46 West. Anyone who may have lost this item is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department.

Simple Assault- On June 20th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a report of a family member assaulting another family member.

Criminal Mischief- On June 20th, Officer THomas Myers responded to the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46, to investigate an act of criminal mischief. The incident involved four tire on a car being punctured.

Industrial Accident- On June 21st, officers responded to Jay Hill Repairs, located at 90 Clinton Road, to assist at an industrial accident (See Press Release for more details)

Theft- On June 21st, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to Danmark Appliances, located at 23 Just Road, to investigate a report of theft. The items stolen included a Viking refrigerator and freezer valued at approximately $8000.00.

Theft- On June 21st, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a theft of change from a laundry machine located at the LaQuinta hotel, 38 Two Bridges Road.

Warrant Arrest- On June 21st, Officer Daniel Dias was called to Next Dry Cleaning Company, located at 41 Plymouth Street, to investigate a missing company vehicle that was last in the possession of an employee. As this was occurring, the employee returned with the van. Investigation revealed that there were active arrest warrants for this employee. Arrested was David Monroy (31) of Passaic, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Theft- On June 22nd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk,responded to Collision Restoration, located at 111 Clinton Rd., to investigate a possible theft. The theft involved taking scrap auto parts and a rear axle beam, valued at $700.00.

Fraud- On June 22nd, Officer Michael Nyhuis investigated a report of a fraud involving unknown actor(s) accessing the checking account for NJ Copy Center, located at 10 Madison Road.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2012

Medical Assists- During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 13 calls for medical assistance.

Fraud- On June 11th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to an Alan Drive residence to investigate a fraud. The resident reported having received a bill from Sprint relative to five phone lines that were allegedly being used between May 31st and June 1st which the resident new nothing about. Sprint is conducting an internal investigation.

Narcotics Arrest- On June 12th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. During the course of his roadside investigation, he discoved narcotics. Arrested and charged with possessing less then 50 grams of marijuana and possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance was Luzangela Harmer (35) of Weehawken, N.J. (Its should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Fraud- On June 12th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a fraud involving an Internet scam that required the victim to wire money to an out-of-state account. The victim is out approximately $2750.00.

Theft- On June 12th, Officer John McGrory responded to 35 Montesano Road, to investigate the theft of tools valued at approximately $1000.00

Counterfeit Currency- On June 12th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft by deception involving the use of counterfeit currency. Approximately $1300.00 worth of merchandise was stolen when the actor(s) passed 13 counterfeit $100 bills. The case was referrred to the United States Secret Service.

Criminal Mischief- On June 13th, Officer Deavid Chabay responded to the LaQuinta hotel in order to investigate an act of criminal mischief. Unknown actor(s) damaged a washing machine

Theft- On June 13th, Officer John McGrory responded to 29 Greenbrook Road, to investigate a theft from one of the apartments. The theft involved two rings being stolen.

Harassing Phone Calls- On June 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Aaron Bail Bonds, located at 155 Passaic Avenue, to investigate an incident of harassment.

Credit Card Fraud- On June 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to a Fox Hill Road residence to investigate a fraud. The fraud involved the victim's debit card being used in Indiana

Simple Assault- On June 14th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a simple assault that apparently occurred between two patrons. No arrests were made.

Prostitution/Warrant Arrest- On June 16th, Officer Frank Tracey became suspicious of an individual who was at the LaQuinta hotel. As a result of his investigation, he discovered a female who was staying in one of the rooms was allegedly engaged in prostitution. Sufficient evidence could not be gathered to initiate a criminal complaint but the activity was forced to cease. As a result, one individual was arrested after having been found to have active warrants.

Receiving Stolen Property- On June 17th, Officer Frank Tracey was on Route 46 conducted a computer check of a vehicle's license plate that was traveling in front of the officer's vehicle. The check revealed the license plate to be stolen. Arrested and charged with receiving stolen property was Usman Ahmed (21) of Staten Island, N.Y. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2012

Medical Assists- During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 22 calls for medical assistance.

Suicidal Individual- On June 4th, officers responded to a location in Fairfield after receiving a report that there was an individual who was armed with a knife and who wanted to harm themselves. The individual was taken into custody without incident and transported to a local hospital.

Theft- On June 5th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a report of the theft of a cell phone from a Horseneck Road residence.

Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft- On June 5th, Officer John McGrory responded to 420 Route 46 East, to investigate a report of an attempted motor vehicle theft.

Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle- On June 5th, Officer John McGrory was on patrol in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Rd, when he deceide to check on a vehicle with no license plates. A computer check of the VIN revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Randolph on June 1st.

Warrant Arrest- On June 6th, officers served an arrest warrant issued by the Mahwah Municipal Court on an individual who allegedly violated a domestic violence restraining order.

Shoplifting Arrest- On June 6th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Target, located on Route 46, to assist their security with a shoplifter that was in custody. Arrested an charged with two counts of shoplifting was Seth Dupree (23) of Bloomfield, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Dupree are merely allegations and that he is innocent until proven guilty)

DWI Arrest- On June 6th, Officer Brian Holzmann stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation on Route 46. His roadside investigation revealed probable cause to believe the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Arrested and charged with DWI was Keith Disque (29) of Nutley, N.J. (It should be noted the charges against Disque are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty)

Assist Other Agency- On June 6th, Fairfield officers responded to the area of Fairfield Avenue in Wayne, N.J. after a Wayne police car was intentionally rammed by fleeing burglary suspects who abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot. There were a total of four suspects, two of which were apprehnded.

Credit Card Fraud- On June 7th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated a report of a credit card fraud that allegedly took place at the Target in Fairfield in May 2012.

Theft- On June 7th, Officer Daniel Dias responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East to investigate a theft. Seven "Queen Mary" stainless steel shelving units were taken from outside of the kitchen area. The theft is valued at $4900.00.

Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft- On June 8th, Officer John McGrory responded to Sparks Belting Company, located at 5 Spielman Road, to investigate the attempted theft of a GMC truck. Unknown actor(s) punched both the door lock and the ignition cylinder.

Criminal Mischief- On June 8th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East, to investigate an act of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. Unknown actor(s) damaged a door and forced entry to the vehicle but took nothing.

Theft- On June 8th, Detective Robert Sanger responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 690 Route 46 East, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. Unknown actor(s) allegedly stole a wallet containing $220.00.

Warrant Arrest- On June 9th, Officer Christopher Nicholas conducted a random license plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Route 46. The check revealed that the registered owner was a wanted person. Arrested was Darnell Carmichael (24) of Newark, N.J. He was held pending the transfer to the custody of the Essex County Sheriff's Department.

Local Ordinance Violation- On June 10th, officers responded to a Craig Place residence on a report of a disturbance. Officers Brian Holzmann and Christopher Nicholas discovered a party that was being attended by several individuals who were allegedly possessing and/or consuming alcoholic beverages while under the legal age to do so. Eleven individuals were charged with a local ordinance violation. (It should be noted that the charges against these individuals are merely allegations and they are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2012

Medical Assists- During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 10 calls for medical assistance

Warrant Arrest- On May 28th, while conducting a "Click It or Ticket" checkpoint, Deputy Chief Manna arrested Kevin Robinson (28) of Paterson, N.J. after it was discovered that he had an active warrant issued by the Passaic Municipal Court. Robinson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Lane Road as part of the enforcement campaign.

Juvenile Complaint- On May 28th, the Fairfield police were alerted to three juveniles that were apparently interfering with traffic traveling on Route 46 East near the Versailles Diner. Officer Thomas Myers found the juveniles and took them into custody. They were later turned over to their legal guardians with no charges filed.

Domestic Violence- On May 29th, Officer David Chabay handled an incident of domestic violence involving a harassment complaint, within the township.

Warrant Arrest- On May 29th, Sgt. Christopher Morgan and Officer Frank Tracey arrested an individual for allegedly violating a domestic violence temporary restraining order within the township.

Fraud- On May 30th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to Gasflo, located at 19 Industrial Road, in order to investigate a fraud. Apparentl, unknown actor(s) gained electronic access to one of the company's bank accounts and attempted to transfer money out of it.

Fraud- On May 30th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to Horizon Business Forms, located at 299 Fairfield Avenue, to investigate a fraud. Apparently, unknown actor(s) were able to electronically access one of the company's bank accounts and successfuly transfer money from it.

DRE Evaluation- On May 31st, Officer Christopher Nicholas, a certified drug recogintion expert, was requested to assist the Totowa Police Department by conducting an examination of a suspected drunk driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs.

Theft- On May 31st, Oficer Christopher Nicholas responded to the area of CDA Services, located at 98 Clinton Road, to investigate a possible scrap metal theft that was in progress. Arrested and charged with theft wereThomas Crandell (43) of Paterson, N.J. and Tyrone Flippen (31) of Irvington, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges agianst both men are merely allegations and that they are presumed innocent until proven guilty)

Found Articles- On June 1st, Sgt. Paul Bowden investigated a report of the recovery of a cell phone at the Beverly Road Park that had been reported lost.stolen in Caldwell N.J. The phone was an I-Phone that used GPS capabilities to be recovered.

Vehicle Theft- On June 2nd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to 420 Route 46 East to investigate the theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle which was taken was a 2003 blue Acura.

Theft- On June 2nd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate a shoplifting incident that took place in the past. Stolen was approximately $1800.00 in merchandise.

Assault- On June 2nd, all patrol units were dispatched to the Franklin Steakhouse, located at 318 Passaic Avenue, to a disturbance in the parking lot. Investigation revealed that a restaurant employee was allegedly assaulted by patrons leaving the building.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2012

Lost Articles- On May 21st, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a report of a lost license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Theft- On May 21st, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a stolen purse. The puse was allegedly stolen from a vehicle that was parked at 164 Horseneck Road sometime between May 14-21, 2012.

Burglary- On May 22nd, Officer Thomas Myers and Det. Charles Zampino investigated a burglary that occurred at 15 Little Falls Road. Unknown actor(s) apparently gained entry to a second floor apartment via the fire escape and an unlocked window.

Theft- On May 22nd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to CDA Services, located at 98 Clinton Road, to investigate the theft of metal items.

Theft- On May 22nd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a theft at the Dunkin Donuts, located at 397 Route 46. The theft involved an unknown female having stolen the employees' tip jar.

Theft- On May 22nd, Officer Christopher Nicholas investigated a report of a theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46.

Missing Person/Juvenile Arrest- On May 23rd, Sgt. Christopher Oswald assisted the North Cladwell Police Department with locating a missing juvenile, believed to be located in Fairfield. Sgt. Oswald responded to a residence on Little Falls Road and found the missing 17 year old. The juvenile allegedly consumed alcoholic beverages while being under age to do so. He was arrested, charged and released into the custody of a parent. (It should be noted that the charges against the juvenile are merely allegations and he ispresumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Simple Assault- On May 23rd, Cpl. David Kane investigated a report of a simple assault that allegedly occurred at Defender Direct, located at 295 Route 46. The assault allegedly involved two employees of the company.

Civil Action- On May 23rd, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46, to investigate a vehicle that had been removed from the lot without having been paid for. Officer Veneziano was able to contact the dealership that bought the vehicle and payment to the auction was forthcoming.

Assist Other Agency/Motor Vehicle Crash- On May 23rd, Lt. Peter Pollack and Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to mile post 48.4 on Route 80, on a report of an overturned motor vehicle crash with a person entrapped. Responding units found the driver was no longer in the vehicle and was being treated.

Warrant and Narcotics Arrest- On May 23rd, Officer Gerald Veneziano arrested two individuals after observing them in the TD Bank, located at Fairfield Road and Hollywood Avenue,  acting suspiciously in the parking lot. Arrested for having an active warrant was James Dingle (49) of Tannersville, PA. Also arrested for allegedly being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance without having a valid prescription was Michael Fordham ()51) of Greentown, PA. (It should be noted that the charges against both men are merely allegations and that both a re presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Suspicious Activity- On May 23rd, Sgt. John McNish responded to the area of the Essex County Airport, located at 125 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of two individuals who were taking pictures of the airport. The individuals were located. 

Theft- On May 24th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to Hampton-Clarke Inc., located at 175 Route 46, to investigate a theft of a generator. 

Theft- On May 25th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Daniella Koren Inc, located at 155 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a theft of a television.

DWI Arrest- On May 25th, Officers John McGrory and Michael Nyhuis investigated a hit and run accident that took place on Two Bridges Road. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was able to obtain a license plate of the vehicle that left the scene. A short time later, the alleged vehicle and driver were located in Lincoln Park, N.J. This eventually led to the arrest of Anthony Trapasso (43) of East Hanover, N.J. for driving under the influence and other motor vehicle violations. (It should be noted that the charges against Trapasso are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Disorderly Conduct- On May 25th, Officer David Chabay took a report of disorderly conduct that occurred between two employees of the Franklin Steakhouse, located at 318 Passaic Avenue.

Bad Checks- On May 26th, Officer David Chabay took four reports of bad checks having been given to A Wheel Alignment Place, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, for work that had been performed.

Dog Bite- On May 26th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, to investigate a report of a patron's dog having bit a hotel employee.

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 14-20, 2012

Burglary- On May 14th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald responded to the Gulf station, located at 3 Route 46 East, to investigate a burglary. Unknown actor(s) smashed a window to gain entry to the building.

Theft- On May 14th, Officer Gerald Veneziano investigated the theft of license plates from vehicles at Skyline Auto Auction, located at 100 Route 46 East.

Warrant Arrest- On May 14th, officers responded to the Field House Pub, located on Passaic Avenue, to look for an individual wanted by the Lincoln Park Police Department. The individual was found hiding in the basement.

Aggravated Assault- On May 15th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated a report of an aggravated assault that took place at the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue. The assault involved a 17 year old striking a teacher. One individual was arrested.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle- On May 15th, Officer Thomas Myers was dispatched to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46 East, to investigate the recovery of a reported stolen vehicle.

DWI Arrest- On May 16th at 11:31 PM, Officer Steven Ptaszynski stopped a car on Route 46 for a motor vehicle violation. His roadside investigation revealed that there was probable cause to believe the driver was allegedly operating the vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a breath test was Robert Macolino (41) of Paterson, N.J. (Note: The charges against him are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty)

DWI Arrest- On May 17th at 2:05 AM, Officer Ian Rasmussen observed a driver who appeared to be asleep at the wheel near the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and Fairfield Road. Officer Rasmussen's roadside investigation revealed that probable cause existed to believe that the driver was allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence was Anthony Crupi (24) of Secaucus, N.J. (Note: The charges against him are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty)

Lost Articles- On May 17th, Officer RJ Casendino responded to Cielo restaurant, located at 168 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of a lost article. The item missing was a patron's valet key for her car.

Warrant Arrests- On May 17th, Sgt. David Proctor responded to 4 Scott Drive to assist the Essex County Department of Corrections in serving an arrest warrant for an individual who allegedly failed to show up for the SLAP program. The individual was believed to be in the residence but two other individuals were not cooperating with the police. Eventually arrested for having active arrest warrants were Daniel LaMonica (36), Susan Taylor (57) and Michael Taylor (29) all of Fairfield.

Burglary- On May 18th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to 330 Hollywood Avenue to investigate a residential burglary. Unknown actor(s) forced open the front doors.

Narcotics Arrest- On May 18th, Officers Gerald Veneziano and Frank Tracey responded to the wooded area near 40 Henning Drive after receiving a report of four individuals acting suspiciously. The officers allegedly found a 17 year old in possession of suspected marijuana. One person was arrested. 

DWI Arrest- On May 19th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car for having committed an alleged motor vehicle violation. His roadside investigation revealed probable cause existed that the driver was allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a breath test was Philip Henry (28) of Montville, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) 

Warrant Arrest- On May 19th, Officer Gerald Veneziano stoped a car for an alleged motor vehicle violation. His roadside investigation revealed that the passenger in the vehicle allegedly provided the officer with false information relative to his identity to hide the fact that he had an active warrant from the Newark Municipal Court. Arrested and charged with hindering apprehension was Nathan Hill (37) of South Orange, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MAY 7-13, 2012

Medical Assists- During this week, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 22 calls for medical assistance.

House Fire- On May 7th, officers responded to a working house fir at 11 Barbara Drive. There were no injuries but there was extensive damage to the home. The Fairfield Fire Department, assisted by other surrounding area fire departments extinguished the blaze.

Theft- On May 7th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to Pio Costa Enterprises, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigated the theft of a solid steel door that was scheduled to be installed in one of the tenet spaces.

Theft- On May 7th, Officer Christopher Nicholas invesdtigated the theft of a license plate that allegedly took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46

Theft- On May 9th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to Middle Atlantic Products, located at 300 Fairfield Road, to investigate the theft of scrap metal. 

Harassment- On May 11th, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated an incident of harassment that was apparently taking place at Mennekes, located at 277 Fairfield Road. The harassment involved written communications received by the company.

Domestic Violence- On May 11th, officers responded to a domestic violence incident within the Township.

Burglary- On May 11th, officers responded to a residential burglary that occurred at 198 Sand Road.

Incorrigible Juvenile- On May 13th, Sgt. David Proctor responded to an incident involving a juvenile within the Township

POLICE BLOTTER_WEEK OF APRIL 30-MAY 6, 2012

Medical Assists- During this time period, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 12 requests for medical assistance.

Simple Assault- On April 30th, officers responded to a Little Falls Road residence on a dispute between siblings.

Theft- On April 30th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a report of the theft of two trees that were unearthed at 90 Clinton Road.

Criminal Mischief- On April 30th, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a report of criminal mischief that occurred at the Fairfield Recreation Complex, located on Hollywood Avenue. The incident involved 7 electrical faceplates being broken off, 6 spotlights being broken and the window to the new concession stand smashed.

Threats- On April 30th, Cpl. David Kane investigated the report of threats being made amongst workers at Decker Tapes, located at 6 Stewart Place.

Credit Card Fraud- On April 30th, Officer THomas Myers investigated a report by a resident that her credit card was being fraudulently used in New York without her knowledge or consent

Stalking- On April 30th, officers responded to a Pier Lane residence after it was reported that a male had unlawfully entered it. Arrested was Evan Caffrey (20) of Haledon, N.J.

Lost Articles- On May 1st, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a report of a lost license plate from a township resident.

Theft- On May 1st, Officer Christopher Andrews investigated a report of a theft of a sign from Tiny Treasures, located at 233 Horseneck Road

Attempted Burglary- On May 2nd, officers were dispatched to 34 Fox Hill Road on an activated burglar alarm. They discovered an attempted burglary had occurred. Witnesses stated they saw two males running from the residence prior to police arrival.

DWI Arrest- On May 3rd, Officer Steven Ptaszynski stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. During his roadside investigation, he developed probable cause to believe the operator was allegedly driving while under the influence. Arrested and charged with driving while under the influence was Roy Delosangeles (38) of Parsippany, N.J. (Note: The charges against Delosangeles are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty) 

Theft- On May 5th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to 24 Fox Hill Road to investigate the theft of solar landscaping lights.

Fraud- On May 5th, Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officer Frank Tracey responded to the LaQuinta hotel to investigate a possible fraud that was occurring. An individual from Miami Florida alerted the hotel that an individual may be using his name to obtain a free room from accumulated LaQuinta Rewards points. Investigation revealed that the individual checking into the hotel had the exact name as the individual from Florida and that it was just an error.

Warrant Arrest- On May 5th, while assisting at the Cinco de Mayo celebration being held at Jose Tejas, located on Route 46, Officers Michael Nyhuis, John McGrory and Gerald Veneziano, observed an individual that they knew had active warrants for hiis arrest. Arrested was George Smith (48) of Lincoln Park, N.J.

Shoplifting- On May 6th, Cpl. David Kane responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate a shoplifting incident that had recently occurred. It is alleged that an individual filled a shopping cart with items and walked out without paying. Target employees tried to catch up with the individual but he got away. The individual was identified after reviewing the stores surveillance tapes. The suspect is known to Target officials from prior incidents.

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 23--29, 2012

Medical Assists- During this week, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 16 requests for medical assistance

Warrant Arrest- On April 23rd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk conducted a random registration inquiry of a vehicle traveling west on Route 46 and found that the registered owner had active warrants out of Mendham Township. Arrested was Jaime Cernna Jr. (32) of Woodland Park, N.J.

Credit Card Fraud- On April 23rd, Officer David Chabay investigated a report of a credit card fraud. The victim was notified that her credit card number was used at the Target store in the past.

Narcotics Arrest- On April 24th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to the Banyon School, located on Hollywood Avenue, to investigate a suspicious person in the woods behind the school. Investigation revealed a 14 year old juvenile was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested.

Missing Person- On April 24th, Officer Thomas Myers was stopped and advised that a 17 year old had left her home and was missing. The juvenile was found safe in Lyndhurst at an aquaintance's residence approximately one day later. 

Theft by Deception- On April 25th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a report of a theft by deception which apparently took place at Vel-Mac Foods, located at 20 Stewart Place. The incident involved Vel-Mac having ordered items, paying for them and the items never having been delivered.

Criminal Mischief- On April 26th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to 17 Voelker Road to investigate an act of criminal mischief. The incident involved a landscaping light being broken off a brick fixture in front of the house.

Simple Assault- On April 27th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to 100 Passaic Avenue to investigate a report of a simple assault that took place between a tenent and a custodian for the building.

Warrant Arrest- On April 27th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. During the course of his roadside investigation, it was determined that the driver had a suspended drivers license and the passenger had outstanding warrants out of Bergen and Morris Counties. Arrested was Wilfredo Ramos (22) of Paterson, N.J.

Harassing Phone Calls- On April 27th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to Physcician Sales and Service, located at 208 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of harassing phone calls.

Fraudulent Designer Items- On April 28th, officers were dispatched to Spa Lady, located at 461 Route 46, to investigate the report of a woman selling fraudulent designer handbags and clothing. Over 200 fraudulent items were seized. Arrested was Samira Hazin (62) of Little Falls. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty)

Vehicle Fire-  On April 28th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brian Holzmann were dispatched to Fleetwash, located at 26 Law Drive, on a van that was on fire. The Fairfield Fire DEpartment responded and extinguished the fire.

DWI Arrest- On April 29th, representatives of the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46, contacted the Fairfield police reporting that an intoxicated male was attempting to leave the hotel. Officer Steven Ptaszynski arrived as the vehicle was leaving the lot. After conducting a motor vehicle stop, Officer Ptaszynski developed probable cause to believe the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI was Paul Russo (68) of Totwa, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Russo are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilt in a court of law)

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 16-22, 2012

Medical Assists- During this week, the Fairfield Police Department thusfar responded to 23 requests for medical assistance

DWI Arrest- On April 16th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza stopped a car on Fairfield Road for a motor vehicle violation. During the course of the car stop, Officer Chiarolanza developed probable cause to believe the driver was under the influence. When she attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver resisted. Arrested was Johanna Salvador (25) of Union City, N.J. She was charged with DWI and resisting arrest along with some other motor vehicle violations. (Note-The charges against her are merely allegations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Theft- On April 16th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a report of the theft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Car Fire- On April 16th, Sgt. Paul Bowden and Cpl. David Kane responded to a car fire on Route 46 West near the Walgreens shopping center. The Fairfield Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire. Route 46 West was closed for a brief period time. 

Aggravated Assault/Weapon Offenses-On April 17th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza took a preliminary report of an incident involving a14 year old suspect who allegedly brandished a knife and choked another juvenile on a school bus. The juvenile was taken into custody after an investigation was conducted by Detectives Christopher Niemiec and Robert Sanger.

Theft- On April 18th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a wallet. A customer apparently left his wallet at the checkout register. When the next customer was asked by the clerk if the wallet belonged to them, the customer said yes and ultimately stole the wallet.

Theft- On April 18th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a report of the theft of a dealer license plate at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Warrant Arrest- On April 18th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. His roadside investigation revealed the driver had an active arrest warrant issued by the Wayne Municipal Court. Arrested was Michel Mygasnov (20) of Orange, N.J.

Assault- On April 18th, Officer Christopher Nicholas took a report from a 17 year old who stated that an individual who she has been having onging issues with, spit on her.

Burglary/Theft- On April 19th, Officer David Chabay investigated the theft of a golf cart from a secured garage that was located at the Fairfield Recreation Complex. The golf cart was recovered near the intersection of Green Meadows Road and Holly Drive

DWI Arrest- On April 19th, Officer Brian Holzmann stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. His roadside investigation revealed probable cause existed to believe that the driver was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI was Juan Palacios (67) of Miami, Florida (Note: The charges aginst him are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty)

Theft- On April 19th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to 49 Riveredge Drive to investigate a theft. It appears that someone stole a package that was delivered to the residence by UPS.

Criminal Mischief- On April 19th, Officer John McGrory responded to 38 Cheri Lane to investigate a report of criminal mischief involving a glass patio table being smashed and a gas grill being overturned. The damage was estimated at $700.

Warrant Arrest- On April 19th, Officer Jefreey Didyk conducted a random plate inquiry of a vehicle traveling on Sand Road and discovered the registered owner to have several warrants out of Hackensack and Ringwood. Arrested was Emmy Medrano-Cotorreal (21) of Paterson, N.J.

Dsipute/Assault- On April 19th, all available officers were dispatched to Tuscany Terrace for an alleged fight in progress. Officers discovered that there was a dispute that took place because one of the individuals involved allegedly speeds frequently down Ramkay Drive. One of the individuals allegedly spit in the others face and the other individual responded by pushing the other individual. No arrests were made.

Warrant Arrest- On April 20th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation and found the driver to have an active warrant out of Passaic. Arrested was Ismael Gonzalez (50) of Clifton, N.J.

Burglary- On April 20th, Sgt. David Proctor responded to Bernice's Floral, located at 100 Plymouth Street, to investigate a burglary and theft. Unknown actor(s) pried open a window and stole cash. An attempted burglary occurred at the Caboose on the Corner deli, located in the same building.

Assist Other Agency- On April 21st, Officer RJ Casedino, a certified drug recognition expert, was requested to conduct an evaluation of a suspect in the custody of the Passaic County Sheriff's Department.

Sudden Death- On April 21st, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Sunrise Assisted Living, located at 47 Greenbrook Road, to investigate the sudden death of an elderly resident

Assault- On April 21st, several officers responded to 193 Horseneck Road to investigate a dispute that allgedly also involved a simple assault. No arrests were made.

Theft- On April 21st, Officer RJ Casendino responded to Retro Fitness, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road, to investigate the theft of a patron's Samsung tablet, valued at $200.

Assault- On April 21st, Officer RJ Casedino investigated a report of an altercation that took place at the Fairfield Recreation Complex involving three juveniles.

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 9-15, 2012

Brush Fire- On April 9th, Officer David Chabay responded to 27 Horseneck Road to investigate a report of a brush fire

Theft- On April 10th, Officer Ian Rasmussen investigated a report of atheft of a license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction located on Route 46.

Dispute- On April 10th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to 66 Clinton Road to investigate a dispute bewteen two men. It was alleged that one of the men threw hammers during the dispute. No arrests were made.

Theft- On April 11th, Officer Michael Nyhuis investigated a report of a theft of a license plate from a vehicle parked in the driveway of 12 Esposito Drive

Credit Card Fraud- On April 12th, Officer Thomas Myers met with a township resident in order to investigate a report of credit card fraud. The resident reported that unknown actor(s) applied for a credit card in her name and she was alerted, via mail received from the credit card company.

Fraud- On April 12th, Officer Thomas Myers met with a township resident in order to investigate the fraudulant use of his social security number. The resident informed police that his electronic income tax return was rejected by the IRS, sighting that his social security number was already associated with another tax return.

Criminal Mischief-On April 13th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to Diversified Information Technology, located at 264 Passaic Avenue, to investigate an act of criminal mischief. The crminal mischief involved unknown actor(s) putting graffitti on the window of the company. 

Credit Card Fraud- On April 13th, Officer Thomas Myers met with a township resident in order to investigate a credit card fraud. The resident was alerted to fraudulant use on her card when she went to use the card at the Willowbrook Mall.

DWI Arrest- On April 14th, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brian Holzmann were on a traffic stop on Route 46 when Officer Nicholas was almost struck by a passing vehicle. Officer Holzmann then stopped the aforesaid vehicle and found the driver to be allegedly under the influence. Arrested and charged with DWI was Brian DiBrino (38) of Totowa, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against DiBrino are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Theft- On April 14th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to the Hampton Inn, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. Unknown actor(s) forced entry and stole an I-Pod Touch, DVDs and loose change. 

Theft- On April 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to the Fairfield Executive Inn, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft from a vehicle. Unknown actor(s) forced entry to a 2011 Land Rover and stole ladies clothing.

Criminal Mischief- On April 14th, Officer Steven Ptaszynsky responded to 15 Laurel Place to investigate an act of criminal mischief. Unknown actor(s) broke window pane using asphalt.

Medical Assists- During this week, Fairfield police officers responded to 12 medical assist calls

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF APRIL 2-8, 2012

Theft- On April 2nd, Corporal David Kane responded to 50 Henning Drive, to investigate a report of car jacks being stolen from the trunk of a vehicle that was in the driveway.

Theft- On April 3rd, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza took a report of the theft of a license plate that occurred at Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46.

Assault- On April 3rd, Officer John McGrory took a report of an aggravated assault that apparently took place at the Essex Campus Academy, located on Passaic Avenue, on March 29th. The assault involved a student spitting on a teacher.

Motor Vehicle Theft- On April 3rd, Officer Frank Tracey responded to the Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a motor vehicle.

Illegal Dumping- On April 4th, the Fairfield Police Department was alerted to possible illegal dumping taking place in a vacant lot near the intersection of Commerce Road and Stewart Place. Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officer John McGrory responded and stopped two individuals in dump trucks that were allegedly dumping concrete and rock at the site without proper permits. Summonses were issued and one truck was impounded

Dispute- On April 4th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to Picture Framing Warehouse, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate a dispute between two business owners

Brush Fire- On April 4th, Lt. Peter Pollack, Officer Michael Nyhuis and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to 124 Little Falls Road, to investigate a report of a brush fire.

Vehicle Thefts- On March 5th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the alleged theft of two vehicles.

Vehicle Theft- On April 6th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft of a motor vehicle.

Note: During this week, the Fairfield Police DEpartment responded to 17 medical assistance calls

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2012

Credit Card Fraud- On March 26th, Officer Ian Rasmussen, investigated a report of a credit card fraud that allegedly took place at Target, located at Route 46, on March 7th. The victim reported that fraudulant charges were made on his credit card.

Theft- On March 26th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate a report of a theft of a vehicle title.

Warrant Arrest- On March 26th, Officer Christopher Nicholas was on patrol in the La Quinta hotel parking lot. A random inquiry was made on a vehicle's registartion which revealed the registered owner was a wanted person. Officers Nicholas, Jeffrey Didyk and Christopher Hlubik entered the hotel and found the registered owner in one of the guest rooms. Arrested was Cohl Reid (60) of Boonton, N.J.

Criminal Mischief- On March 27th, while conducting the nightly check of the Hollywood Avenue Recreation Complex, Officer Steven Ptaszynski discovered damage to the locks of the restrooms.

Assist Other Police Agency- On March 29th, Fairfield officers responded to assist the Montclair Police Department with an unruly crowd of people at the Welmont Theater.

Suspicious Incident- On March 30th, Officer Michael Nyhuis responded to Online Mortgage Group, located at 353 Route 46, to investigate a suspicious incident. The incident involved an unknown actor(s) hacking into the company's 1-800 phone system on March 29th. The complaintant stated that calls coming into Online's 1-800 number were being rerouted to another number where callers were asked to provide personal information.

Attempted Burglary- On March 31st, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Fairfield Pizza, located at 103 Route 46, to investigate an attempted burglary. Apparently sometime between March 27-29, an unknown
actor(s) attempted to gain entry to the business by trying to smash the window near the door using a spring loaded punch. The actor(s) left three distinct chips in the glass. This method of entry matches the burglaries that occurred in the Walgreens shopping complex on March 17th.

Criminal Mischief- On March 31st, while conducting the nightly check of the Hollywood Avenue Recreation Complex, Officer Christopher Hlubik discovered burnt toilet paper in the restrooms. No permanent damage was found.

DWI Arrest- On March 31st, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a motor vehicle on Route 46 for commiting a traffic violation. During the course of the roadside investigation, Officer Nicholas determined the driver allegedly appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Arrested and charged with driving while under the influence was Soo Rim (49) of Randolph, N.J. (Note-The charges against Rim are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

During the past week, the Fairfield Police Department responded to 14 medical assist calls.

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2011

Theft- On March 19th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a theftof a license plate.

Theft- On March 19th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to 28 Philip Drive to investigate the theft of two bicycles, sometime over the las two months. A 12 year old juvenile was charged with the thefts. The case was investigated by Detective Christopher Niemiec.

Theft- On March 20th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a reported theft from a vehicle. Unknown actor(s) broke out a window and stole a briefcase containing currency and dealer registrations and license plates.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle- On March 21st, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the recovery of a stolen vehicle.

Stolen Vehicle/Warrant Arrest- On March 21st, Officer Brian Holzmann investigated the theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was apparently picked up from Verner Cadby Ford, located on Bloomfield Avenue, by a family member of the victim who did not have authorization to do so. During the course of the investigation, Officer Holzmann discovered that the individual reporting the incident had an active warrant issued by the Essex County Sheriff's Department. Arrested was William Stevens (84) from North Caldwell, N.J. 

Aggravated Assault- On March 23rd, officers responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate a report of an aggravated assault. Investigation revealed that an apparent unprovoked attack occurred upon a Target employee by a patron while the employee was outside in the parking lot. Fairfield detectives conducted a follow up investigation. As a result, Brian Brack (35) of Clifton, N.J. was arrested. The victim suffered extensive injuries. (It should be noted that the charges against Brack are merely allegations and that he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Crimnal Mischief- On March 24th, while conducting a park check, Officer Gerald Veneziano found graffiti painted in the mens restroom at the Hollywood Avenue Park

Simple Assault- On March 24th, Officer THomas Myers investigated a report of a simple assault that allegedly occurred between a juvenile and an adult at 70 Pier Lane.

 

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2012

Criminal Mischief- On March 12th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski responded to 18 Commerce Road to investigate an act of criminal mischief to Chevrolet van. Unknown actor(s) smashed window in an apparent attempt to steal items, with negative results.

School Lockdown- On March 12th, officers from the Fairfield and North Caldwell Police Departments and officers from the Essex County Sheriff"s Department, responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Ave, to investigate an alleged report that a student may be in possession of a handgun. The school was locked down and a search for the alleged weapon was negative.

Overturned Vehicle- On March 12th, officers responded to an overturned tractor trailer on Lane Rd after it came off of Route 80 West. The driver was brought to the hospital and the exit ramp was closed for several hours as the vehicle was uprighted.

Attempted Burglary- On March 12th, Officers responded to a report of a possible burglary at 174 Sand Rd. Officers found that unknown actor(s) attempted to force a rear door open but were unsuccessful.

Burglary- On March 12th, officers responded to 8 Victoria Lane to investigate a confirmed burglary. Unknown actor(s) forced open front door of residence and stole jewelry and cash.

Harassing Phone Calls- On March 13th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald investigated a report of harassing calls that were received at Amark Wire, located at 18 Passaic Avenue. The calls emulate from an apparent business dispute.

Theft- On March 13th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to 43 Donna Dr. to investigate a theft of a ring that took place over the previous month.

Theft- On March 14th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to Divine Cosmetics, located at 22 Commerce Rd., to investigate a theft of a phone.

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit- On March 15th, Officer THomas Myers located an occuppied stolen motor vehicle on Route 46. The vehicle attempted to elude Fairfield police officers and a pursuit was undertaken. One suspect was arrested.

Motor Vehicle Theft- On March 15th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to the Hampton Inn, located on Route 46, to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle. A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from the parking lot overnight.

Theft- On March 15th, Oficcer R.J. Casendino responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a reported theft from a vehicle. Unknown actors(s) apparently cut the soft cover roof of his Leep and stole a bag containing 80 temporary registrations.

Theft- On March 16th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Sports University, located on Madison Road, to investigate a report of a theft from landsacape trailers that are stored on the property. Approximately $4100 worth of power lawn care tools was stolen.

Warrant Arrest- On March 16th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a vehicle after discovering that the registered owner had an active warrant. Arrested was Leonardo Martinez (35) of Paterson, N.J. He was turned over to the Paterson Police Department.

Warrant Arrest- On March 16th, Officer Michael Nyhuis stopped a vehicle and discovered the driver had had an active warrant issued by the North Caldwell Municipal Court. The driver posted the required bail.

Burglary- On March 17th, police responded to Ninja Sushi, located at 397 Route 46 W, to investigate a burglary

Burglary- On March 17th, police responded to Betty Brite Cleaners, located at 397 Route 46 W, to investigate a report of a burglary.

Burglary- On March 17th, police responded to Venetian Nails, located at 397 Route 46 W, to investigate a report of a burglary

Burglary- On March 17th, police responded to The Cutting Edge, located at 397 Route 46 W, to investigate a report of a burglary.

Theft- On March 17th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to Futon World, located at 420 Route 46 E, to investigate the theft of an I-Phone.

Warrant Arrest- On March 17th, Officer John McGrory was on patrol and discoved two suspicious people near 5 Washington Avenue. Investigation revealed that one of the individuals had an active warrant issued by the Passaic County Superior Court. Arrested was Barry Page (42) of Paterson, N.J. He was later turned over to the Passaic County Sheriff's Department.

Attempted Burglary- On March 17th, officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Cosmic Perfume, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) removed a lock cylinder to the front door and apparently got scared off when the alarm activated.

Warrant Arrest- On March 18th, Officer John McGrory observed a pedestrian that appeared to be having difficulty walking on Route 46 in the area of Jose Tejas.Investigation revealed that the individual had an active warrant issued by the Fairfield Municipal Court. Arrested was Justin Finnery (21) of Towaco, N.J.

DWI Arrest- On March 18th, Deputy Chief Anthony Manna was on a DWI enforcement detail. He stopped a vehicle and allegedly found the driver to be intoxicated. Arrested was Elizabeth Barnes (29) of Lake Hiawatha, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Barnes are merely allegations and she is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2012

Vehicle Thefts- On March 5th, Officers David Chabay and John McGrory responded to UTZ Foods, located at 5 Evans Street, to investigate a report of two trucks having been stolen between March 3-5, 2012

Warrant Arrest- On March 5th, Officer Frank Tracey stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, James Shara (27) of Jersey City, allegedly had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Jersey City Municipal Court. He was arrested.

Criminal Mischief- On March 5th, Sergeants John McNish and Christopher Morgan and Officers Gerald Veneziano and RJ Casendino, responded to a Horseneck Road residence in regards to an act of criminal mischief. Apparently, a verbal disput occurred and as a result, one of the individuals ended up breaking a window on the residence.

Theft- On March 6th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim parked his 2004 Lincoln on the lawn of the auction. When he returned he discovered his vehicle's door and trunk locks were damaged and a laptop computer was missing from the vehicle.

Terroristic Threats- On March 6th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a terroristic threat that was left on a voice mailbox at FarmPlast LLC, located at 5 Washington Avenue.

Theft- On March 7th, Officer Steven Ptaszynski investigated a report of jewelry missing from a residence on Big Piece Rd.

Warrant Arrest- On March 8th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk was alerted to two men acting suspiciously in the parking lot of Consumer Product Testing, located on New Dutch Lane. Officer Didyk was joined by Officer Christopher Hlubik. Investigation revealed that one of the men allegedly had two active warrants for his arrest issued by the Paterson Municipla Court. Arrested was Keishawn State Jr. (30) of Paterson, N.J.

Simple Assault- On March 8th, Officer John McGrory took a report of simple assault that allegedly occurred between co-workers at Consolidated Environmental Services, located at 26 Law Drive.

Residential Burglary- On March 8th, officers responded to a Pier Lane residence to investigate a report of a burglary. Unknown actor(s) forced entry to the front door and allegedly stole a laptop computer. The case is being investigated by Detective Christopher Niemiec.

Theft- On March 9th, Officer Daniel Dias responded to Technical Integration Services, located at 125 Clinton Road, to investigate a theft of HVAC equipment that occurred between March 8-9, 2012 and involved over $6300 worth of equipment.

Fraud- On March 9th, Corporal David Kane responded to GTS, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, to investigate the fraudulant use of a credit card by a company representative

Theft- On March 9th, Officer Frank Tracey investigated a theft of a wallet from a patron at Retro Fitness, located at 10 Kingsbridge Road. The theft occurred on March 8th.

Fraud- On March 10th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated an E-Bay fraud with the victim being an employee of Falls Music Company, located at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue.The victim attempted to purchase a Cartier ring. He paid approximately $3000 to a seller in Great Britian but did not receive the ring.

Commercial Burglary- On March 10th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to Futon World, located at 420 Route 46 East, to investigate a reported theft.

Commercial Burglary- On March 10th, Officer Thomas Myers responded to Lattimer Realty, located at 397 Route 46 West, to investigate a reported burglary

Criminal Mischief- On March 11, 2012, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to 19 Cole Rd. to investigate a report of criminal mischief. Unknown actor(s) apparently punctured a small hole in a vehicle's fuel tank.

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 4, 2012

Theft- On February 27th, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located at 369 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of a stolen I-Phone belonging to a school official.

Shoplifting Arrest- On February 27th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist their security officers with an alleged shoplifter who they had in custody. One individual was arrested.

Fraud- On February 28th, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a fraud at Ben S. Loeb, 25 Pier Lane West, involving a disputed credit card charge.

Theft- On February 28th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate a theft of a dealer license plate.

Theft- On February 28th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk investigated the theft of a dealer license plate that took place at Skyline Auto Auction

Theft- On February 29th, Officer Christopher Andrews responded to Redi Mail, located at 5 Audrey Place, to investigate a report of a theft of an I-Phone. Surveillance video indicated that a cleaning person had allegedly taken the phone. The individual was contacted and the phone was recovered.

Power Outage-On March 2nd, at approximately 12:20 A.M., a transformer blew up causing a power outage on New Dutch Lane for approximately one hour.

Warrant Arrest- On March 2nd, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the passenger of the car, identified as Duschawn Giles (26) of Passaic, N.J. allegedly had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Passaic Municipal Court. He was arrested and held pending the posting of bail. 

Theft- On March 3rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik investigated a report of a theft of building materials that took place G & G Custom Finishing, located at 47 Clinton Road. The value of the theft was approximately $2000.

Recovered Stolen Property- On March 3rd, Officer Christopher Hlubik responded to 49 Alan Drive on a report of the recovery of small drawers that contained some items of jewelry. The items found appear to match items taken in a burglary on Cheri Lane on January 25th.

Warrant Arrest- On March 4th, Officer Jeffrey Didyk stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, later identified as Terrance Reed (28) of Tobyhanna, PA., was found to alledgedly have two outstanding warrants. He was arrested and eventually released on bail.

Shoplifting Arrest- On March 4th, Officers Michael Nyhuis, Christopher Hlubik, John McGrory and David Chabay, responded to Target, located on Route 46, to investigate a shoplifting incident that was in progress. One adult and two juveniles were arrested.

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-26, 2012

Warrant Arrest- On February 19th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for committing a motor vehicle violation. The driver, identified as Nafis Taboo (23) of Roselle, N.J., was allegedly found to have an active arrest warrant issued by the Cranford Municipal Court. His driver's license was also allegedly suspended.

Criminal Mischief- On February 19th, Sergeant Christopher Oswald and Officer John McGrory responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel, located on Route 46, on a report of guest who were refusing to leave their room. Officers discovered that the guests had damaged a smoke detector and had created a mess in the room. The guests paid for the damages and left without further police action.

Theft- On February 20th, Officer Brian Sabatelli responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a customer's I-Phone, valued at $300.00.

Theft- On February 21st, Officer Daniel Dias responded to Skyline Auto Auction to investigate a report of a stolen dealer license plate

Theft- On February 21st, Officers Brian Sabatelli and Frank Tracey responded to the Essex Campus Academy, located on Passaic Avenue, to investigate a theft of a cell phone. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a (16) year old male and the recovery of an I-Phone

Theft- On February 21st, Corporal David Kane and Officer Daniel Dias, responded to the Target store, located on Route 46, to assist security with an alleged shoplifter that was in their custody. Arrested and charged with shoplifting was Rosaora Reinoso (31) of Paterson, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Reinoso are merely allegations and she must be convicted in a court of law)

DWI Arrest- On February 22nd at approximately 10:34 PM, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car for having committed a motor vehicle violation. He conducted an investigation and determined that the driver was allegedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Arrested was Jerome Hagel (32) of Fairfield, N.J. (Note: the charges against Mr. Hagel are merely allegations and he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

Burglary- On February 23rd, Officers responded to a Liberty Court residence to investigate a reported burglary. The crime took place sometime between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Unknown actor(s) forced open the front door and took undisclosed amount of jewelry.

Fraud- On February 23rd, Officer Michael Nyhuis investigated an attempted fraud whereby the victim was a Township resident. The attempted fraud involved the victim receiving a fraudulant money order in the mail that she was told related to her being involved in a special mystery shopper program. She was instructed to cash the money order and send the money to a specific location.

Narcotics Arrest- On February 24th, Officer John McGrory stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation. The officer allegedly found suspected cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Benjamin Bloom (23) of Andover, N.J. (Note the charges against him are merely allegations and he must be proven guilty in a court of law)

Stolen Vehicle- On February 25th, police responded to Panera Bread, located at 5 Evans Street at approximately 1 AM to investigate a report that one of their box trucks had been stolen but was found parked on Stewart Place near Commerce Rd. The driver's side window was smashed.  The vehicle was not loaded with product. It appears that the air brakes on the vehicle stopped working, so this automatically shut down the engine to the vehicle.

Aggravated Assault- On February 25th, officers responded to the Gulf gas station, located on Route 46, to investigate an assault that was in progress. Investigation revealed that two men became upset with the attendant and assaulted him using a broom stick. Two men were arrested

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-18, 2012

 Narcotics Arrest- On February 13th, Officer John McGrory observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Target store, located on Route 46. Upon further investigation, he discovered the occupants were allegedly involved in the use/possession of a controlled dangerous substance and hypodermic syringe. Arrested were Ryan Greene (22) of Lake Hopatcong, N.J. and Michael Taher (23) of Oak Ridge, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and they must be proven guilty in a court of law)

Warrant Arrest- On February 14th, Officer Ian Rasmussen conducted a random license plate inquiry and discovered the registered owner of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant issued by the Elmwood Park Municipal Court. Arrested was Roberto Antigua (39) of Fairlwan, N.J.

Warrant Arrest- On February 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a motor vehicle and found the driver to have an outstanding warrant issued by the North Cladwell Municipal Court. Arrested was Salvatore Pace (24) of Little Falls N.J.

Harassing Phone Calls- On February 14th, Officer Brian Sabatelli investigated a report of harassing telephone calls being received by an employee of Goodwill Industries, located on Route 46.

Theft- On February 14th, Officer Christopher Nicholas responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a vehicle title consignment book

Residential Burglary- On February 15th, Officer Gerald Veneziano responded to a Glenroy Road East residence to investigate a reported residential burglary. The unknown actor(s) apparently forced entry to a rear door and stole jewelry, a television and a checkbook. The  follow-up case is being investigated by Detective Christopher Niemiec. 

Criminal Trespass- On February 15th, Officer Frank Tracey responded to H.A. Fernot Co., located at 32 Kulick Road, to investigate an incident of criminal trespass. It appeared that unknown actor(s) cut the lock of a chain-linked fence that surrounds the rear storage area. It is unknown if anything was stolen.                                        

Vehicle Theft- On February 17th, at approximately 8:00 P.M., a black Infiniti SUV was stolen from the driveway of a Hollywood Avenue residence, after the victim had just returned home

Warrant Arrest- On February 18th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald and Officer John McGrory responded to the area of Salvatore Court to investigate a report of two individuals soliciting unlawfully. Two individuals were arrested after being found to have active arrest warrants.

Burglary- On February 18th, Officer Ian Rasmussen responded to a Duval Court residence, to investigate a report of a burglary that occurred sometime between 10 am and 4pm. Nothing was taken and it appears that the incident may be related to an active civil dispute.

Harassing Phone Calls- On February 18th, Officer Brian Holzmann responded to Aaron Bail Bonds, located at 155 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of harassing phone calls.

POLICE BLOTTER-WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-10, 2012

  • Theft- On February 4th, Officer Christopher Hlubik was called to investigate a theft of gasoline that occurred at the Synergy gas station, located on Little Falls Road. The driver of a gray sedan pulled away with the nozzle still attached to the gas tank of the car. The gasoline was valued at $40.00

 

  • Warrant Arrest- On February 4th, Officer Christopher Nicholas stopped a car after conducting a random inqury of the vehicle's registration and finding the registration to be expired. The driver, identified as Bryan Padovano (25) of Harrison, N.J., was found to have an alleged suspended driver's license and two outstanding warrants issued by the Lyndhurst and Kearny Municipal Courts.

 

  • Civil Dispute- On February 5th, Officers Michael Nyhuis, Ian Rasmussen, John McGrory and Steven Ptaszynski, responded to an argument coming from one of the rooms at the LaQuinta hotel on Two Bridges Road. Investigation revealed that the individuals involved were arguing over money and that no police action was warranted and the peace was restored.

 

  • DWI Arrest- On February 5th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald and Officer John McGrory arrested Keith Kovats (51) of Fairfield, N.J. for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and resisting arrest. The arrest came after Montville police reported that a vehicle registered to Kovats allegedly struck to vehicles in the parking lot of Tiffanys. (It should be noted that the charges against Kovats are merely allegations and he must be proven guilty in a court of law)

 

  • Burglary Arrest- On February 5th, a 15 year old juvenile was arrested and charged with burglary after breaking into a vacant Camp Lane residence for the purpose of stealing copper piping. The residence is under repair and has been vacant since the August 20111 floods. The case was investigated by Detective Christopher Niemiec and Officer Christopher Hlubik.

 

  • Theft- On February 6th, Cpl. David Kane investigated a report of a theft of jewelry from Diversify Information Technologies, located at 264 Passaic Avenue. The victim left items of jewelry on her desk overnight and found them missing the next day.

 

  • Shoplifting Arrest- On February 6th, Sgt. Paul Bowden, Cpl. David Kane and Officers Tom Myers and Gerald Veneziano were dispatched to the Target store on a report of an alleged shoplifting that was in progress. Arrested was Leandro Stillitano (53) of Weehawken, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Stilltano are merely allegatiions and that he must be proven guilty in a court of law)

 

  • Theft- On February 6th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to Get Fit, located at 277 Fairfield Road, to investigate a report of a theft of a cell phone. The victim stated that he locked his phone in a locker while he worked out only to find it missing when he returned.

 

  • Theft- On February 7th, Officer Stacy Chiarolanza responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the theft of a stolen license plate.

 

  • Theft by Deception- On February 7th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a complaint of a theft by deception. The incident occurred at Wallington Plumbing Supply and involved a former employee of a plumbing company from East Hanover, N.J. making purchases of plumbing supplies after he no longer worked for the company, and charging it to the company's account.

 

  • Terroristic Threats- On February 8th, Officer David Chabay responded to Northeast Energy Conservation, located on Industrial Road, to investigate a report of one employee threatening another.

 

  • Simple Assault- On February 8th, Sgt. Christopher Oswald and Officers Christopher Andrews and John McGrory, were dispatched to the Essex Campus Academy, located on Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of a assault that occurred between two students.

 

  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle- On February 9th, Officer John McGrory responded to Skyline Auto Auction, located on Route 46, to investigate the recovery of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of New York City.

 

  • Harassing Phone Calls- On February 9th, Officer David Chabay responded to Karls Appliances, located on Passaic Avenue, to investigate a report of harassing phone calls made to an employee.

 

  • Simple Assault- On February 9th, Officer Thomas Myers investigated a report of a simple assault that took place between co-workers at Decker Tape Products, located on Stewart Place.

 

  • Warrant Arrest- On February 10th, Officer Gerald Veneziano observed Joshua Munn (21) of Fairfield, N.J. inside of his Fairfield Road residence. Officer Veneziano was aware the individual was wanted on an outstanding Bergen County warrant. Additional officers responded after a female in the residence, identified as Lauren Traettino (22) of Verona, N.J., would not open the door. Police forced entry and found Munn hiding in a closet. Both individuals were arrested.

 

 

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 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 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 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.

 

  • DWI Arrest- On January 8th, Officer Christopher Nicholas arrested Sean Lindeblad (28) of Pinebrook, N.J. for allegedly operating his vehicle while being under the influence of an intoxicating beverage and/or drug. In addition to a charge of DWI the suspect was also charged criminally with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. (It should be noted that these are merely allegations and that all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)

 

  •  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.

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