Drowning Occurs at LaQuinta Hotel Pool
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a 51 year old male that occurred on September 1, 2012 at approximately 6:55 A.M. at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites, located at 38 Two Bridges Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the drowning appears to be accidental. The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, was at the hotel with the World Outreach Church on a retreat. He entered the pool with another member of the church and apparently inadvertently moved towards the deeper end of the pool where he had trouble keeping himself above water. The individual with whom he was in the pool with was himself not a good swimmer. Upon seeing what was going on, he immediately went to the front desk for help. Another hotel guest came to the victim’s aid and removed the victim from the pool. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation was started and the victim was eventually transported to St. Joseph’s MedicalC enteri n Paterson, N.J. where he was pronounced deceased at 7:51 A.M..
Motorist Arrested for Possessing Stolen License Plate
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Javier Rigoberto
(48) of New York, N.Y. for possessing a stolen license plate and for possessing fraudulent temporary registrations. The incident that lead to the arrest occurred on August 14, 2012 at approximately 2:45 P.M. on Route 46 East.
Sergeant Joseph Keegan observed a 2000 Dodge Caravan, bearing a Florida dealer registration traveling on Route 46 East. He conducted a registration inquiry on his in car computer which revealed that the license plate had been allegedly reported stolen earlier in New York City. The vehicle was allegedly being operated by Rigoberto and was occupied by four other individuals. The vehicle was stopped by Sgt. Keegan and other Fairfield officers.
Rigoberto was arrested and the vehicle was impounded. Officers allegedly also discovered seven fraudulent New Jersey temporary registrations in his possession. Rigoberto was also charged with a variety of motor vehicle violations. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an initial court appearance date of August 23, 2012 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Succasunna Man Arrested for Upskirting
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Stephen Andrew Kozubal (37) of Succasunna, N.J. for invasion of privacy, a third degree crime. The arrest took place on August 21, 2012 at approximately 1:00 P.M. at the Target store, located on Route 46 East.
At that time, the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by Target security concerning a male who was allegedly walking throughout the store and appearing to be following women customers. Sergeant Paul Bowden and Officer Frank Tracey responded to the store and, with the assistance of Target security, were able to observe the suspect, later identified as Kozubal, via the store security camera system. The officers watched Kozubal for almost an hour as he allegedly walked aimlessly throughout the store. At one point the officers allegedly observed Kozubal approach a female customer from behind and then allegedly crouched down and surreptitiously recorded under the victim’s skirt without her knowledge.
The officers approached Kozubal and he was taken into custody. While the investigation is still ongoing, the police were able to confirm that Kozubal’s cell phone allegedly had inappropriate video footage of the victim.
This incident marks the second time in two months that an individual was charged with a similar offense occurring at the Target store. In June, Fairfield police arrested an individual who was allegedly filming women in the store’s dressing room. “Target security has been outstanding in their diligence in keeping their customers safe. Without their astute observations, individuals engaged in such activity might get away with it. But it seems not to be the case in Fairfield”, said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna.
Police are warning women that this activity is an Internet sensation known as “upskirting” and caution them to always be mindful of their surroundings and to immediately report suspicious activity to store employees. “In this case, the victim was not even aware the alleged activity took place until after Fairfield police officers informed her” said the deputy chief.
At press time, Kozubal was still being held at Fairfield police headquarters pending bail being set. He is scheduled to have a first appearance in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. on August 29, 2012. (It should be noted that the charges against Kozubal are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until if and when he is found guilty in a court of law)
STEPHEN ANDREW KOZUBAL
Residential Burglary Occurs on Cole Road
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a residential burglary that occurred at 30 Cole Road on August 14, 2012. The residence was unoccupied from 11:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.
At approximately 10:00 P.M., Fairfield police were dispatched to an active burglar alarm at the residence. The officers discovered a second floor window, accessible from a deck, was cut and the rear kitchen door unlocked. The officers searched the residence for actor(s) with negative results. It appears that a jewelry box may have been taken from the master bedroom.
Anyone with information concerning this incident are encouraged to call the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at 973-227-1400. All information will be kept confidential. The incident is being investigated by Detective Robert Sanger.