Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Separate Suspicious Vehicle Checks Net Narcotics and Wanted Person Arrests

Fairfield (NJ) Two separate checks of suspicious vehicles over the weekend resulted in the arrest of two individuals for narcotics charges and also found to have active arrest warrants.

In the first case, the Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Nicola Mancino (43) of Woodridge, N.J. for two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle on April 19, 2014. On that date, at approximately 5:23 P.M., Officers Frank Tracey and David Lagan were on patrol in the parking lot of Target, located on Route 46, when they observed an occupied 2003 Honda parked in a remote area of the parking lot. The officers felt it warranted further investigation. The lone occupant was found to be Mancino.

During the course of this investigation, the officers allegedly recovered seven small plastic bags containing suspected cocaine, five prescription Suboxone tablets and beer that was in a Starbucks coffee cup. Mancino was arrested without incident and his vehicle was impounded. Further investigation at headquarters revealed that Mancino was wanted by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. He was eventually released into their custody.

The second case took place on April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:53 A.M. Officer Raymond Puluse was on patrol in the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located on Route 46, when he observed a 1996 Ford running in the parking lot. After observing this condition for a period of time, the officer decided to check on the condition. After speaking with the driver of this vehicle the investigation led to a guest room in the hotel where it is alleged that drug paraphernalia was found. Arrested was Scott Specchio (43) of Rutherford, N.J. It was also discovered that he had active arrest warrants issued by the Woodland Park and Rutherford Municipal Courts. Specchio was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and later turned over to the custody of the Woodland Park Police Department.

(It should be noted that the charges against these individuals are merely allegations and that both are presumed innocent until they plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law)


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