North Caldwell Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of David Campbell (18) of North Caldwell, N.J. for possession of marijuana less than 50 grams of marijuana on January27, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 10:20 P.M., Officer Jeffrey Dean was on patrol in the area of West Drive and Anthony Lane, when he observed a vehicle with four occupants parked near the end of West Drive. The vehicle and its occupants allegedly appeared suspicious to the officer and he attempted to conduct surveillance but the vehicle pulled away before this could be done. As the vehicle passed the officer, it was alleged that none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. The vehicle was then stopped near Deer Park Road.
During the course of the stop, it is alleged that a small quantity of marijuana was found on Campbell, who was a rear seat passenger in the vehicle. A check of all the other occupants and the vehicle revealed no further contraband. These occupants were all eventually released from the scene with warnings concerning not wearing seatbelts.
Campbell was taken to police headquarters where in addition to the marijuana possession, he was also charged with failing to wear a seatbelt. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on February 5, 2015
(It should be noted that the charges against Campbell are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Drug Recognition Evaluations Assist with Two DUI Arrests over Weekend
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Matthew Liberti (27) of Hopatcong, N.J. and Gregory Longueira (29) of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. for driving under the influence and for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance during two separate incidents over the weekend.
On January 23, 2015, at approximately 8:14 PM, Officers John McGrory and Steven D’Argenio were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Route 46 East near the Comfort Inn, involving a 2014 Hyundai that was allegedly struck from behind by a 2007 Ford van being operated by Liberti. The investigation revealed that Liberti was travelling east on Route 46 when he distracted by his dash-mounted GPS. When he looked up, the Hyundai was right in front of him. He then allegedly hit the gas rather than the brake causing the extensive damage to the Hyundai. None of the occupants of either vehicle required hospitalization.
As the investigation progressed, the officers’ allegedly noticed that Liberti was displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence which resulted in field sobriety tests being administered. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, Liberti was arrested and his vehicle impounded pursuant to law.
Once at headquarters, a breath test was administered with the results allegedly indicating no alcoholic beverages were present, which was inconsistent with his symptoms. As a result, Officer William Roberts of the Caldwell Police Department, a certified drug recognition expert, assisted by conducting an evaluation on Liberti which resulted in the charges being filed. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on January 29, 2015.
In a separate incident, on January 24, 2015, at approximately 10:59 PM, Officer Ian Rasmussen stopped a BMW on Route 46 East that was allegedly travelling in excess of the posted 50 MPH speed limit. The vehicle was found to be operated by Longueira.
During the course of the roadside investigation, it is alleged that Longueira was displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence. After conducting field sobriety testing, he was eventually placed under arrest and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law.
He was given a breath test at police headquarters which allegedly indicated there was no alcoholic beverages present which was inconsistent with his alleged symptoms. Once again, Officer William Roberts of the Caldwell Police Department was called to conduct an evaluation of the suspect which resulted in the charges being filed. He was eventually released on his own recognizance.
(It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and that both are presumed innocent until they either plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law)
Six Arrested for Stolen Car Possession, Resisting Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Johnson Bullock (22) of Winter Park, Fla., Thomson Bullock (25), Dominique Reid (19) all of Newark, N.J. and three other juveniles, whose names are being withheld because of their ages, for being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting arrest on January 26, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 9:37 P.M., Officer James High Jr. was on patrol, passing through West Caldwell, in order to access another part of Fairfield, when he allegedly observed a 2003 Nissan Altima travelling west on Bloomfield Avenue approaching the intersection of Passaic Avenue. The vehicle allegedly slid on the snowy road surface and partially into the intersection. The officer then conducted a random license plate inquiry on the vehicle and found it to have been reported stolen to the Elizabeth Police Department on January 19, 2015.
The vehicle turned onto Passaic Avenue travelling south through West Caldwell and into Roseland followed by the officer who was awaiting the arrival of other officers to the area before attempting to stop the vehicle. When the vehicle approached the intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue, the officer tried to stop it but it then allegedly attempted to elude the officer. The vehicle eventually crashed at the end of Eisenhower Parkway with the occupants allegedly fleeing on foot. All six occupants of the vehicle were eventually taken into custody by officers from the Fairfield, Essex Fells and the East Hanover Police Departments.
During the processing procedures at police headquarters, it was determined that Johnson and Thomson Bullock were both wanted for attempted homicide in the Orlando Florida area. Dominique Reid was also found to be wanted by Stroudsburg, PA. law enforcement authorities for an outstanding warrant. These individuals were transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility awaiting extradition.
It was also determined that, one of the juveniles had a warrant issued by Essex County. She and another of the juveniles were eventually transported to the Essex County Youth House. The other juvenile was released into the custody of a guardian.
In addition to the charges filed against all, it is alleged that Reid was allegedly the driver of the vehicle and was also charged with eluding police as well as various motor vehicle violations.
Assisting the Fairfield Police Department were officers from the North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Essex Fells, Roseland, East Hanover, and Caldwell Police Departments and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.
(It should be noted that the charges against all are merely allegations and that all are presumed innocent until they either plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law)
Three Men Arrested in Second Alleged Credit Card Fraud Ring
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Richard Morgan Jr. (22), Kareem Prosper (21) and Terrence Williams (21) all of Jamaica, N.Y. for credit card theft, being in possession of altered credit cards and conspiracy on January 22, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 10:00 PM, Target security contacted the Fairfield Police Department reporting that three African-American males were in the store and was allegedly attempting to purchase electronics equipment with a variety of different gift cards. When the cashier became suspicious of the transaction, he contacted security in front of the suspects who then immediately left the store. Security was able to monitor the trio’s activities as they entered a 2014 Infiniti in the parking lot and exited onto Route 46. Security updated responding officers who then stopped the vehicle on Route 46.
During the course of the roadside investigation, it is alleged that all three individuals gave different versions relating to their activity inside the Target store. Several gift cards that allegedly appeared altered were found under the control of the trio. All three were then placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. The aforesaid vehicle was impounded.
It is alleged that at headquarters, officers recovered a variety of other cards that were secreted in Morgan’s shoe, Prosper’s sock and wallet and in Williams’ sock. A total of 29 cards were allegedly found amongst the trio. In addition to the cards, it is also alleged that suspected marijuana was found in Williams’ sock.
In addition to the fraud charges Williams was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and Prosper with possession of drug paraphernalia. All three individuals were released on their own recognizance pending an appearance in the Superior Court in Newark on January 29, 2015.
The investigation is ongoing as detectives are waiting to obtain a search warrant for the vehicle and are checking with various financial institutions as to the origin of the numbers found on each gift card.
This is the second such arrest made at the Target store in the last ten days. On January 13, 2015, four individuals were arrested and charged with similar offenses after allegedly being found in possession of over 80 gift cards with altered account numbers on them. “There is no evidence at this point to indicate that both groups are related to each other” said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna. “Hopefully because of the alertness of Target security and the publicity surrounding these two arrests, other individuals engaged in credit card fraud will take note that the Fairfield Police Department will arrest and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law” said the deputy chief.
(It should be noted that the charges against all three are merely allegations and that they are all presumed innocent until they either plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law)