ATV Driver Charged with Eluding Police and Motor Vehicle Offenses
Fairfield (NJ) A 14 year old juvenile, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was charged with eluding police on an all terrain vehicle on February 21, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 11:03 P.M., Officer Christopher Hlubik was dispatched to a complaint of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) operating on Henning Drive. On his way to this call, it is alleged that he observed two ATVs being operated on Nalesnik Drive. He then pulled his police vehicle perpendicular to the ATVs, rolled his window down and told the
drivers of the ATVs to stay where they were. It is alleged that both then fled from the officer. One of the ATVs successfully eluded the officer while the other stalled on Salvatore Court. The driver continued to try and start the ATV but the officer was able to apprehend the individual before he was able to restart it. He was taken into custody and the ATV impounded.
In addition to eluding police, the juvenile was also charged with being unlicensed, careless driving, unregistered ATV, operating an ATV on public streets, no helmet, no lights and no proof of insurance. “The police understand the attraction for both juveniles and adults of wanting to drive ATVs in the snow, however it still presents a clear danger and is still a violation of the law” said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna. “I can’t overemphasize enough that we will absolutely prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, any and all operators who attempt to elude the police. In doing so they put themselves, the public and police officers at great risk. Certainly it is always in the best interest of the operator to comply with an officer’s direction to stop rather than initiating a pursuit” said the deputy chief.
The charges are being referred to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
(It should be noted that the charges against this juvenile are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is adjudicated guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Police, Fire and West Essex First Aid Squad Assist NJSP with Multiple Car Crash
Fairfield (NJ) On February 15, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments and the West Essex First Aid Squads were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Route 80 East where one of the cars left the roadway and was on its roof near the office building located at 695 Route 46 East. All of the individuals were out of the car when emergency personnel arrived.
Five people were injured and were transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. with non-life threatening injuries. The accident is being investigated by the New Jersey State Police.
New York Man Charged with Weapons and Narcotics Offenses
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Michael F. Ceccarelli (21) of Harrison, N.Y. for possession of a stun gun, possession of brass knuckles, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on February 20, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 2:23 PM, Sergeant Daniel Dias and Officer John McGrory were dispatched to Ralston’s Sunoco, located at 245 Route 46 West for a report of an individual (Ceccarelli) who was having difficulty breathing. As the officer’s were attending to Ceccarelli’s medical needs, it is alleged that they detected an odor of marijuana on his clothing. Emergency medical personnel responded, and after assessing Ceccarelli, he refused any further medical treatment.
The officers’ continued their investigation and it is alleged that they recovered a pair of brass knuckles, a marijuana cigarette and a cut straw with white powder residue from within Cerrarelli’s 2011 Toyota. He was then placed under arrest. It is alleged that found in his jacket, incident to his arrest, was a stun gun. Cerrarelli was transported to police headquarters and his vehicle impounded.
Cerrarelli was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the superior court in Newark, N.J. on February 26, 2015.
(It should be noted that the charges against Cerrarelli are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
North Bergen Woman Arrested for DUI
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Daneris Silverio (25) of North Bergen, N.J. for operating a vehicle while under the influence on February 14, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 1:19 AM, Officer Jeffrey Dean was on patrol on Route 46 when he observed a vehicle stopped at the traffic light, at Clinton Road, with an alleged inoperable brake light. He conducted a license plate inquiry and discovered that the 1998 Nissan Altima also had an expired registration. He followed the vehicle on Route 46 where it is alleged that a number of other motor vehicle violations occurred. He then initiated a motor vehicle stop of the car. It was found to be operated by Silverio.
During the course of the stop, it is alleged that Silverio displayed signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence. Field sobriety tests were then administered. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, Silvio was placed under arrest without incident and her vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law.
In addition to being charged with driving under the influence, Silverio was also charged with driving under the influence in a school zone, speeding, careless driving, failure to maintain a lane, unregistered vehicle and improper maintenance of lights. She was released on her own recognizance pending a February 19, 2015 appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
(It should be noted that the charges against Silverio are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until she either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)