Highland Lakes Woman Charged with Alleged Syringe Possession
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Madison McManus (21) of Highland Lakes, N.J. for possession of a hypodermic syringe and for hindering her own apprehension on August 12, 2014. On that date, at approximately 7:49 P.M., Officer Jeffrey Dean observed a 2004 Nissan traveling west on Route 46 allegedly with tinted windows and a brake light that was not operational. The officer initiated a stop of the vehicle.
During the course of the roadside investigation, it is alleged that the passenger in the vehicle, identified as McManus, had a difficult time staying awake and had fresh needle marks visible on her arms. It is further alleged that she initially identified herself to the officer as Meaghan McManus but further investigation revealed she was actually Madison with active arrest warrants issued by the Fair Lawn and Paramus Municipal Courts. McManus was placed under arrest without incident. It is alleged that, found in her possession, was a hypodermic syringe.
She was charged and given an initial court appearance date of August 20, 2014 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. She was eventually turned over to the Fair Lawn Police Department.
(It should be noted that the charges against McManus are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until she either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Open Trunk Leads to Narcotics Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Daniel Mourad (28) of Totowa, N.J. for three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one count of a prescription legend drug and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on July 26, 2014. On that date, at approximately 12:34 P.M., Officer John McGrory was on patrol on Cheri Lane when he took notice of a 2010 Toyota that passed him. At that time, the vehicle was being operated by Mourad.
A short time later, he noticed the same vehicle, now being operated by a different individual, with Mourad now in the passenger seat and allegedly not wearing his seatbelt. While the officer was behind the vehicle, he allegedly noticed that the vehicle’s trunk was not secured and was flapping about. Fearful that something might fly out of the trunk and strike another motor vehicle, he initiated a motor vehicle stop.
During the course of the roadside stop, the officer allegedly uncovered the fact that Mourad did not possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle and that was why he was now not operating the car. The officer asked Mourad to exit the vehicle and when he did, the allegedly observed a Xanax tablet on the seat when Mourad got up. Mourad allegedly did not have a prescription to possess the Xanax so he was placed under arrest. Further investigation allegedly revealed the discovery of suspected heroin and Suboxen films.
In addition to the criminal charges, Mourad was also charged with being an unlicensed driver and for being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an August 6, 2014 court date in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J.
(It should be noted that the charges against Mourad are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is proven guilty in a court of law)
Police Investigate Passaic Avenue Car Crash
Fairfield (NJ) On July 29, 2014, at approximately 2:23 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department responded to a two car motor vehicle crash on Passaic Avenue, near the intersection of Greenbrook Road. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Ford Edge, being operated by Robert Esposito (40) of Lyndhurst, N.J., was traveling in the right, northbound lane of Passaic Avenue when a 2004 Toyota Corolla, being operated by Anthony Melillo (75) of Clifton, N.J. allegedly made a left hand turn in front of the Ford in an attempt to enter the A-Plus Sunoco station. Impact occurred causing the Ford to leave the roadway and end up on the lawn of Waveline, located at 180 Passaic Avenue. Both drivers complained of minor injuries, with both refusing any medical attention. The incident is being investigated by Officer David Chabay. No summons have been issued as of yet.
Service of Arrest Warrant Leads to Narcotics Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Samuel Russell (26) of Paterson, N.J. for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on July 22, 2014. On that date, at approximately 11:28 P.M., Officer Sean McCormack was patrolling Route 46 when he observed a 1993 Lexus that was traveling east, allegedly in excess of the posted 50 M.P.H. speed limit. The officer stopped the vehicle and found it being operated by Russell, with two other passengers in the vehicle.
Investigation revealed that Russell had an active arrest warrant issued by the Paterson Municipal Court and also that his license was suspended. When the officer placed him under arrest for the warrant, he allegedly recovered a small quantity of suspected marijuana and rolling papers in his pocket. Further investigation revealed that one of the passengers in the vehicle, identified as Victor Mora (32) of Parsippany, N.J., also had an active arrest warrant issued by the Teaneck Municipal Court. Mora was also placed under arrest. Both were transported to police headquarters.
While at headquarters, Mora posted his own bail for the active warrant. He was then released from custody.
In addition to the criminal charges, Russell was also charged with motor vehicle violations to include speeding, careless driving, operating with a suspended license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Russell posted his own bail on the active warrant and was released on his own recognizance for the new Fairfield charges with a pending court date of July 30, 2014 in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
(It should be noted that the charges against Russell are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)