Florida Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Shade Mason (30) of Seminal, Florida for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, use of marijuana and for possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest took place on March 21, 2013 at approximately 2:00 P.M. in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. That is when Officer Frank Tracey, who was working in conjunction with other plain clothes Fairfield officers relative to ongoing investigations into prostitution occurring at local hotels, observed Mason sitting in the driver seat of a box truck allegedly smoking marijuana. Tracey and other Fairfield officers arrested Mason and allegedly recovered a small quantity of suspected marijuana and a pipe.
Mason was released on his own recognizance after being charged. He is scheduled to appear in the Fairfield Municipal Court on March 28, 2013. (It should be noted that the charges against Mason are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Glen Rock Man Arrested for Alleged Con
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Frank Corpi (48) of Glen Rock, N.J. on one count of theft by deception. A warrant for his arrest had been issued for the charge and he surrendered himself to Fairfield authorities on March 23, 2013.
The incident, which formed the basis for the charge, began back in December 2012. That is when the victim, who was in the midst of an extended stay at the LaQuinta hotel on Two Bridges Road, met Corpi who was also a guest of the hotel. Corpi purported himself to be a financial analyst and allegedly spoke to the victim about making a financial investment with him. Corpi allegedly helped to gain the confidence of the victim by helping to negotiate a better room and cell phone rate for the victim.
On December 22, 2012, the victim gave Corpi $11,000 to make an investment for her with the promise that Corpi would be paying her dividends on the investment by January 2013. No dividends were ever paid. The victim allegedly never saw Corpi again. The case was investigated by Detective Michael Nyhuis.
Corpi was released on $10,000 bail pending an initial court appearance date of April 3, 2013 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. (It should be noted that the charge against Corpi are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Staten Island Woman Arrested for Prostitution and Drug Charges
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Ivelisse Lozano (33) of Staten Island, N.Y. for promoting prostitution, prostitution, and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on March 21, 2013. On that date a detail of Fairfield police officers, who were tasked with cracking down on prostitution in the township’s hotels, developed information that alleged prostitution was taking place in a room in the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road. The officers conducted an investigation throughout the day which ultimately resulted in them going to Lozano’s room and arresting her for alleged prostitution. The officers also allegedly found suspected marijuana in the room. The officers involved were Sgt. Paul Bowden and Officers Frank Tracey, Ian Rasmussen and Christopher Hlubik.
Lozano was released on her own recognizance with an initial court appearance date of March 28, 2013 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (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)
Broadway Lane Residence Destroyed by Fire
On March 21, 2013 at 11:26 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire at 54 Broadway Lane. First responding officers found a heavy smoke condition along with the rear of the residence fully involved in fire. Fire departments from Fairfield, Verona, North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Pine Brook responded to extinguish the fire and assist with operations. In addition, the West Essex First Aid Squad also responded.
Fairfield Fire Department Chief Andrew Williams declared the fire under control at approximately 12:40 A.M. at which time overhaul operations were commencing. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fairfield Fire Prevention Bureau. No serious injuries were reported. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the incident.