Morning Motor Vehicle Crash Leads to DUI Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Joseph Kavlick (56) of Kearny, N.J. for driving while under the influence on September 25, 2013. On that date, at approximately 10:50 A.M., Officers Brian Sabatelli and Brian Holzmann were dispatched to the area of Commerce Road and Plymouth Street, to investigate a driver having a possible medical emergency.
Upon arrival, the officers allegedly observed a 2000 Dodge Durango on the lawn belonging to the Fairfield Fire Department. The vehicle was still running and in drive when the officers arrived and the lone driver, identified as Kavlick, was initially found to be unresponsive but then allegedly came around. It is alleged that the officers found eight cold cans of beer in the vehicle, with three of the cans being emptied. Kavlick was then transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson in police custody.
He was eventually charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, driving under the influence in a school zone, consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended and careless driving. (It should be noted that these charges are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Marijuana Recovered during Motor Vehicle Crash Investigation
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Clay Hillman (34) of Monroe, N.Y. for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on September 22, 2013. At approximately 2:38 P.M., on that date, Officer Frank Tracey was dispatched to a two car motor vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Two Bridges Road and the Route 80 East entrance ramp.
During the course of the investigation, the officer detected an odor of marijuana on the clothing of Hillman; a passenger in one of the vehicle’s involved in the crash. It is alleged that Hillman informed the officer that he smoked marijuana earlier in the day but that he was no longer in possession of any at this time. Still, the officer continued his investigation which ultimately led to the alleged discovery of a small quantity of marijuana and a hidden New Jersey driver’s license on Hillman. He was placed under arrest without incident. It was later discovered that Hillman had an active arrest warrant issued by the Bergen County Superior Court.
After being charged with the marijuana possession, Hillman was turned over to the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department. He is scheduled to have an initial court appearance date in the Fairfield Municipal Court on September 26, 2013 for the Fairfield charges. (It should be noted that the charges against Hillman are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Officers D’Argenio and McCormack are Latest Additions to Fairfield’s Force
Fairfield (NJ) Chief Charles Voelker is pleased to announce the hiring of probationary police officers Steven D’Argenio and Sean McCormack. Both officers were sworn in at the September 23, 2013 meeting of the Fairfield Mayor and Council.
Officer D’Argenio is a 2003 graduate of Fair Lawn High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2008-2012, with three overseas deployments including one tour of duty in Afghanistan. He most recently graduated in Class #13-1 of the Essex County College Police Academy as an alternate route candidate. Officer D’Argenio is married with one son. He is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree through the University of Phoenix.
Officer McCormack is a 1998 graduate of Bergenfield High School. He served in the United States Army from 2005-2010, with a 15 month deployment in Iraq. Officer McCormack is also a graduate of Essex County College Police Academy Class #13-1 as an alternate route candidate.
“These new officers have displayed a dedicated commitment to our country by their service in the armed forces, a similar commitment to becoming police officers by putting themselves through the police academy at their own expense and I am absolutely sure they will bring this same level of commitment to the citizens of Fairfield” said Chief Charles Voelker. “ I am very happy that they joined our Fairfield police family” said the chief.
Both officers will begin an extensive field training program lasting anywhere from 8-12 weeks. They will then begin patrolling Fairfield on their own sometime in early December.
Motor Vehicle Accident Leads to DUI and Narcotics Possession Charges
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Jyoti Kumra (24) of Passaic, N.J. for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and hindering apprehension on September 20, 2103.
At approximately 7:04 A.M., the Fairfield Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a car that had struck a utility pole near 98 Clinton Road. Officers Frank Tracey and Raymond Puluse were the first to arrive and observed a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, allegedly operated by Kumra, against a utility pole. During the course of the accident investigation, the officers allegedly observed several indicators that Kumra was under the influence. Field sobriety testing was conducted which ultimately led to her arrest without incident. At the scene officers allegedly recovered suspected marijuana and a Xanax pill from her person. She was then transported her to police headquarters.
Upon arriving at headquarters, it is alleged that the officers recovered suspected heroin packets in the rear seat of their police car where Kumra was seated. During her processing and also during her confinement, it is alleged that the officers recovered additional packets containing suspected heroin.
After being charged, Kumra was released on her own recognizance pending an initial court appearance date of October 2, 2013 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. Kumar was transported by ambulance from the police station to an area hospital as a precautionary measure. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)