Bloomindale Man Arrested on Narcotics Related Charges
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Timothy Preziosi (22) of Bloomingdale, N.J. for possession of Xanax and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on January 13, 2015. On that date, at approximately 5:20 P.M., the management of the LaQuinta hotel, located on Two Bridges Road, contacted the police department upon receiving a complaint from a guest concerning possible drug distribution taking place from one of the guest rooms. An investigation was launched and during the course of it, Preziosi was stopped after allegedly exiting the suspect room.
A computer check revealed that Preziosi had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Kinnelon Municipal Court. He was then placed under arrest. It is alleged that while officers were walking him down the hallway of the hotel to take him to police headquarters, he stomped his foot on the ground which resulted in a cigarette pack that was in his pants to fall to the ground of the hallway. When the officers retrieved it they allegedly found suspected marijuana and a suspected Xanax tablet.
After being charged with the alleged narcotics offenses, the Kinnelon Police Department authorized his release on their warrant. He was the released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the superior court in Newark, N.J.
(It should be noted that the charges against him are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Officer Finds Suspect Involved in Alleged Motor Vehicle Theft
Fairfield (NJ) On January 12, 2015, at approximately 1:24 AM, the Fairfield Police Department overheard a broadcast over the State Police Emergency Network, announcing that a Roseland police officer was in foot pursuit of a suspect following the crash of a suspected stolen motor vehicle out of Parsippany, N.J. The crash occurred near Eisenhower Parkway and Interstate 280. Several police agencies responded to the area including Officer Frank Tracey of the Fairfield Police Department.
While the manhunt for the suspect was ongoing, Officer Tracey began patrolling the residential neighborhoods on the outer perimeter. It was at this time that he came across a gold colored Ford Explorer coming out of the Stonegate Condominium Complex. He observed that the vehicle was occupied by two African American males. The Explorer then turned down Cooper Avenue and disappeared from sight by the time Officer Tracey could turn around to check on it. He reacquired it on Glen Avenue, and based upon its suspicious activity, initiated a motor vehicle stop to investigate further.
As he approached the vehicle, he observed a third African American male lying across the back seat of the vehicle. This individuals clothing allegedly appeared wet and muddy, the individual appeared to be sweating and he had fresh scratch marks on the back of his hand. At this time, additional back-up from the West Caldwell Police Department arrived on scene. The individual in the rear seat, who was a 17 year old from East Orange and whose identity is being withheld due to their age, was taken into custody. The Parsippany police responded to the scene to investigate further. It is unknown what if anything was charged against any of the individuals by the Parsippany Police Department.
Four Arrested in Alleged Stolen, Fraudulent Credit Card Ring
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Duncan Williams (20) of Jersey City, N.J., Davon Ford (19), Itrue Brunner (20) and Angel Chapman (20) all of Bayonne, N.J. for credit card theft, alteration of a credit card and for conspiracy on January 13, 2015. On that date, at approximately 9:48 PM, the Fairfield Police Department was contacted directly by the victim, who was in Brooklyn, N.Y., that she was being advised by PayPal that her credit card account was being used at the Target store in Fairfield, N.J. The notification to the victim of the illegal use of the card was being done in “real time” and not in the past.
As a result, officers were dispatched to the location and Target security alerted. It is alleged that Target security were able to pinpoint the suspects in the store while speaking to the victim and gathering her credit card information. It is alleged that identifying the suspects because some of their attempted transactions were already being declined at the registers.
As the officers arrived, all the suspects were found in a BMW that was allegedly parked in a handicapped spot in the front of the store. Investigation at the scene allegedly later resulted in the discovery of approximately 80 varying gift cards, ranging from Visa to Target. It is alleged that some of these cards were altered to include the legitimate credit card number of the reporting victim and possibly others.
All of the suspects were brought to police headquarters and eventually charged with the aforesaid charges. They were released on their own recognizance pending an appearance in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. on January 22, 2015. Chapman was released on her own recognizance after posting bail for an active warrant issued by the Bayonne Municipal Court.
This investigation is ongoing as detectives will attempt to determine the rightful owners for other numbers that were found on some of the cards with the potential for additional charges being filed.
(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)
Medical Assist Emphasizes Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Fairfield (NJ) On January 8, 2015, at approximately 4:00 AM, officers from the Fairfield Police Department were dispatched to a Pier Lane residence for a medical assist involving a 47 year old female that was having convulsions. While the officers were at the scene, three other members of the household began to complain of being light-headed, headaches and difficulty breathing.
Members of the West Essex First Aid Squad arrived on scene and when they entered the residence, carbon monoxide detectors that they carry in their medical bags activated indicating dangerous levels of the deadly gas was present in the residence. The house was immediate evacuated. Eventually, four individuals were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J. for treatment. No emergency responders required treatment. The source of the carbon monoxide was traced to a faulty hot water heater in the basement. There were no working carbon monoxide detectors in the home. “This situation emphasizes all too clearly the importance of having and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as we narrowly averted a tragedy” said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna.
The Fairfield Police Departments wants to alert all citizens that, according to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dull headaches, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision, and/or loss of consciousness. The Consumer Reports website suggests that smoke and CO detectors should be tested weekly and vacuumed monthly. The alarms on these detectors have a limited life. They suggest that CO alarms be replaced every five years and smoke detectors every ten years.