West Caldwell Woman Arrested for Suspected Drunk Driving
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Denise Piersanti (57) of West Caldwell, N.J. for driving while under the influence on October 19, 2013. On that date, at approximately12:09 A.M., Officer Raymond Puluse allegedly observed a 2006 Cadillac, operated by Piersanti, disregard a red traffic signal at the intersection of Fairfield Road and Hollywood Avenue. Further investigation, which included standard field sobriety testing, resulted in her arrest without incident. She was taken to police headquarters where breath testing was conducted.
In addition to the driving while under the influence she was also charged with driving while under the influence in a school zone, failure to observe a traffic control device and careless driving. She was released on her own recognizance with a pending court date of October 24, 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)
Target Shoplifting Suspect Resists Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Isaah Edmond (2) of Newark, N.J. for shoplifting and resisting arrest on October 18, 2013 at the Target store, located on Route 46 East. On that date, at approximately 3:15 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department were contacted by members of Target security and advised that they believed they were witnessing a shoplifting that was in progress. All available units were dispatched to the area.
As officers arrived, Target security provided a description of the suspect, later identified as Edmond, and advised that he allegedly had left the store with merchandise he did not pay for and was now in the parking lot. Lieutenant Peter Pollack, Detective Sergeant Charles Zampino, Sergeant Paul Bowden and Officers Steven D'Argenio, Ian Rasmussen, John McGrory, and Christopher Andrews all converged on Edmond who the began to flee on foot. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
It is alleged that the merchandise recovered included a storage tub and three sets of headphones, The value of the merchandise was approximately $550.00. After processing, investigation revealed that Edmond had outstanding arrest warrants in several New Jersey jurisdictions to include Burlington, Delran, Willingboro, Moorestown and Cherry Hill. In addition, Edmond remains the suspect in three separate shoplifting incidents at Target dating back to August 2013. (It should be noted that the charges against Edmond are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Area Broadcast Results in DWI Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Timothy Hughes (28) of Fairfield, N.J. for driving while under the influence on October 19, 2013. On that date, at approximately 2:48 A.M., the Fairfield Police Department monitored a regional broadcast by the Little Falls Police Department reporting a possible intoxicated driver operating a beige GMC Envoy on Route 46 West.
Based upon this information, Officer Frank Tracey observed a vehicle matching the description. The officer followed the vehicle and allegedly observed some erratic driving actions to include signaling to exit the highway at locations where there were no exit ramps and braking sporadically for no apparent reason. The vehicle was then stopped on Madison Road and found to be operated by Hughes. After conducting a roadside investigation, Hughes was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and transported to headquarters for breath testing.
In addition to the charge of driving under the influence, Hughes was also charged with driving while under the influence in a school zone and careless driving. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an initial court appearance date in the Fairfield Municipal Court on October 24, 2013. (It should be noted that the charges against Hughes are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Police and Fire Departments Rescue Boater Having Medical Emergency
Fairfield (NJ) On October 13, 2013, at approximately 10:11 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by a third party reporting that a 50 year old Fairfield resident was boating on the Passaic River and was allegedly having a diabetic emergency. The boater was not able to determine his whereabouts on the river. Police, fire and EMS units were dispatched to the area but could not locate the victim from the shore line. The Fairfield Fire Department launched a rescue boat and the victim was eventually found and brought to the shore line where he was treated by the Little Falls First Aid Squad and a paramedic unit. The victim declined transportation to the hospital