Newark Woman Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting of Televisions
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Lamajah Perry (21) of Newark, N.J. for shoplifting on March 19, 2015 at the Target store located on Route 46.
On that date, at approximately 5:40 P.M., officers were dispatched to the Target store on a report of a shoplifting incident that was in progress. It is alleged that store security watched Perry attempted to walk a shopping cart, containing two televisions valued at approximately $780.00, out the exit doors. Store security confronted her and she allegedly left the store, leaving the cart behind.
Officer Christopher Nicholas found Perry in the parking lot and she was eventually arrested. After being charged with shoplifting, she was released on her own recognizance.
(It should be noted that the charge against Perry is merely an allegation and that she is presumed innocent until she either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Rahway Man Arrested for DUI
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Shawn Cannon (41) of Rahway, N.J. for driving under the influence on March 15, 2015. On that date, at approximately 2:56 AM, Officer Christopher Nicholas was on patrol on Route 46 when he observed a 2014 Nissan allegedly traveling in excess of the posted speed limit of 50 M.P.H. and failing to maintain a lane. The vehicle was stopped and found to be operated by Cannon.
While speaking with Cannon, it is alleged that he was displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to include slow and slurred speech, fumbling hand movements and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. This resulted in field sobriety testing being given. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, Cannon was placed under arrest and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law.
In addition to the driving under the influence charge, Cannon was also charged with driving while suspended, speeding, failure to maintain a lane, driving under the influence in a school zone and careless driving. He was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court
(It should be noted that the charges against Cannon are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Suspicious Activity Leads to Narcotics Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Jorge Sierra-Rodriguez (21) of Riverdale, N.J. for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia on March 17, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 3:54 AM, Officer John McGrory set up a surveillance of the Hess gas station, located on Route 46 East, as a result of receiving information that similar convenience stores were robbed in Woodland Park and Little Falls earlier in the night. During this surveillance, it is alleged that the officer observed Sierra-Rodriguez and another individual, later found to be a 15 year old juvenile, acting suspiciously near the gas station. As the officer continued to observe the pair, he allegedly noticed that Sierra-Rodriguez had difficulty walking as the couple walked west on the eastbound shoulder of Route 46. The officer then drove and checked on the couples activity while at the Hess station and discovered that they were allegedly in the bathroom of the gas station for an extended period of time prior to the officer’s observations.
The officer then stopped the pair to investigate further. It is alleged that Sierra-Rodriguez displayed various symptoms consistent with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Further investigation allegedly revealed the discovery of a glass pipe. He was then placed under arrest without incident. The juvenile was also taken into protective custody. Both were transported to Fairfield police headquarters.
While at headquarters, it is alleged that a capped hypodermic syringe and two empty glassine envelopes, commonly associated with the use of heroin, were found amongst Sierra-Rodriguez’ property. These items were seized. Sierra- Rodriguez was eventually released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance date of March 26, 2015 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. No charges were filed against the juvenile and she was eventually released to a parent.
(It should be noted that the charges against Sierra-Rodriguez are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Suspected Drug Paraphernalia Found on Paterson Man
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Jeffrey Valente (44) of Paterson, N.J. for possession of drug paraphernalia on March 16, 2015. On that date, at approximately 4:10 PM, police were dispatched to the Target store, located on Route 46, on an alleged report of a shoplifting incident that was in progress. Target security was reporting that they had suspicion that a male had concealed items and may be in possession of a cutting device that aids in removing security devices from packaging. A description of this individual was broadcast to responding units.
Officer Christopher Hlubik arrived on scene and observed Valente near the exit doors, allegedly fitting the description of the suspect. The officer then conducted a field investigation which ultimately led to the discovery of a glass pipe believed to be associated with the use of controlled dangerous substances. Valente was then placed under arrest. No items from Target were found in his possession.
Valente was eventually released on his own recognizance pending a March 26, 2015 initial appearance date in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
(It should be noted that the charge against Valante is merely an allegation and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)