Fairfield Officers Join Sea of Blue at NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos’ Funeral
Fairfield (NJ) A contingent of Fairfield officers made their way into the Glenwood section of Queens on Saturday December 27, 2014 to join the over 25,000 estimated other law enforcement officers honoring the memory and service of murdered New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos.
Three Males Arrested for Engaging, Promoting Prostitution
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Christopher Newman (21) of Jamaica, N.Y., Kenneth Oliver (24) of Bronx, N.Y. and Kareem Williams (23) of Brooklyn, N.Y. for promoting prostitution on December 17, 2014.
On that date, the Fairfield Police Department became aware that a room at the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, was possibly being used to promote prostitution. An investigation was initiated that involved an undercover police officer going to the room as a customer. It is alleged that Oliver, offered sexual favors in exchange for cash. When police entered the room to make the arrest, they found Williams hiding in the bathroom and Newman hiding in a closet.
In addition to the charge of promoting prostitution, Oliver was also charged in engaging in prostitution. All three individuals were released on their own recognizance pending an appearance in the Superior Court in Newark on January 8, 2014.
(It should be noted that the charges against all three are merely allegations and that all are presumed innocent until they either plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law)
Handicapped Parking Offense Leads to CDS Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Paul Butler (47) of Wayne, N.J. for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of prescription legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to a law enforcement officer on December 17, 2014.
On that date, at approximately 8:11 PM, Officer John McGrory was on patrol in the parking lot of the Target store, located on Route 46. His attention was allegedly drawn to a 2014 Chevrolet that was being operated in the lot in an alleged careless manner given the amount of pedestrian traffic in the lot. The officer observed the vehicle park in a handicapped spot and the lone driver, later identified as Butler; quickly enter the store before the officer could speak with him.
The officer noticed the vehicle had a handicapped placard displayed but it appeared that Butler did not have any disability. Investigation revealed the handicap placard was expired and belonged to a 71 year old female. When Butler exited the store and approached his vehicle, the officer stopped him.
The officer asked Butler for identification and when Butler told him he did not have any with him, he allegedly gave the officer a false name and date of birth. When the officer checked this information in his mobile data terminal and was unable to find anyone matching that information, Butler allegedly then identified himself with his right name and date of birth. Investigation revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license and active arrest warrants issued by the Totowa and Little Falls Municipal Courts. He was then placed under arrest.
While being processed at headquarters, it is alleged that officers found 2 oxycodone tablets and a cut straw in Butler’s possession. In addition to the criminal charges, Butler was also charged with handicapped parking, improper use of a handicap placard, operating while license was suspended, and having a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was turned over to the Totowa police.
(It should be noted that the charges against Butler are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
DUI Enforcement Crackdown Continues with Two More Arrests
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Diandra Lelaind (31) of Teaneck, N.J. on December 18, 2014 and William Fitzsimmons (46) of Maplewood, N.J. on December 17, 2014 for driving under the influence.
On December 17, 2014, at approximately 11:29 PM, Officer James High Jr. was conducting radar operations on Route 46 East when he allegedly observed a 2003 Toyota traveling at 69 M.P.H. in a 50 M.P.H. zone. The vehicle was stopped and found to be operated by Fitzsimmons. It is alleged that he was displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence. The officer administered standard field sobriety testing and eventually arrested Fitzsimmons for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence. He was transported to police headquarters and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law. At headquarters he provided breath samples. In addition to driving under the influence, he was also charged with speeding, Failure to maintain a lane and driving while under the influence in a school zone. He was released on his own recognizance pending a January 8, 2015 appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
On December 18, 2014, at approximately 9:27 PM, Officer James High Jr. was on duty as a result of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. He was traveling on Passaic Avenue with a 2003 Honda directly behind him with allegedly with its high beam headlights on. When the vehicle entered onto Route 46 East, the officer initiated a traffic stop and found Lelaind operating the vehicle. Lelaind was allegedly coming from a holiday party and was displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence.
After administering field sobriety tests and based upon the totality of the circumstances, she was placed under arrest and her vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law. At police headquarters, she provided breath samples. In addition to being charged with driving under the influence, she was also charged with the improper use of high beam headlights. She was released on her own recognizance pending a January 8, 2015 appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
Since the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown started on December 5th, the Fairfield Police Department has arrested 9 individuals for allegedly operating their vehicles while under the influence.
(It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and both are presumed innocent until they either plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law)