Orange Man Arrested for DUI
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Jose Trujillo (44) of Orange, N.J. for operating a vehicle while under the influence on February 4, 2015. On that date, at approximately 8:16 PM, Officers Jeffrey Dean and Stacy Chiarolanza were dispatched to the area of Knoll Road after a caller to police headquarters allegedly reported a vehicle that was driving on Hollywood Avenue that was “all over the road” and which allegedly almost caused an accident.
The officers found the alleged vehicle on running on Knoll Road. They approached the vehicle and found it to be operated by Trujillo. It was determined that he was in the area to pick up a family member who was engaged in cleaning houses on Knoll Road. During the course of the roadside stop, it is alleged that Trujillo was displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence which included slurred speech, fumbling hand motions and the presence of a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. As a result, field sobriety tests were administered. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, Trujillio was arrested, transported to police headquarters for breath testing and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law. It is alleged that the officers recovered an open bottle of Absolut from within the vehicle.
In addition to being issued a summons for driving under the influence he was also charged with driving under the influence in a school zone, failure to wear a seat belt, obstructing traffic and possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending a February 12, 2015 appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
(It should be noted that the charges against Trujillo are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is 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)
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)