Car Left Running in Neighboring Driveway Leads to DUI Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Micahel Brescia (21) of Toms River, N.J. for driving under the influence on March 21, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 5:15 AM, officers were dispatched to 408 Fairfield Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle, a 2008 Audi, was left running in the driveway of that residence with homeowner not knowing who it belonged to. While the police were investigating the vehicle, it is alleged that Brescia came out of a neighboring residence and approached Officer John McGrory who allegedly immediately recognized that the individual was displaying signs and symptoms of being under the influence to include stumbling, being confused and having an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. It is alleged that Brescia said he was trying to get directions to the LaQuinta hotel.
Field sobriety tests were then given and based upon the totality of the circumstances, he was arrested for operating under the influence. In addition, he was charged with leaving a vehicle running while unattended.
(It should be noted that the charges against Brescia are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Knights of Columbus Honor Officer Tracey as 2014 Police Officer of the Year
Fairfield (NJ) Fairfield Knights of Columbus Council #6380 honored Fairfield Police Officer Frank Tracey as their 2014 Police Officer of the Year at their annual dinner on March 21, 2014.
Officer Tracey began his career with the Township of Fairfield as a police dispatcher in January 2000. He left Fairfield in 2001 to become a North Caldwell police officer where he remained until 2004 at which time he returned to Fairfield as a police officer.
In 2014, Officer Tracey was second in the department in total arrests with 48 and has been an integral part in the department’s initiative towards quality of life crimes including narcotics and prostitution enforcement, assisting the F.B.I. in several undercover human trafficking investigations.
Officer Tracey continues to remain actively involved in community policing by being the officer who very often speaks to children at the Township’s schools about the dangers of drugs and about internet safety. He is also a member of the department’s honor guard.
One of Officer Tracey’s biggest contributions to the department is his dedicated involvement in helping to anchor its field training program. This program acclimates new officers on how to do their jobs. “In this regard, Frank has had a hand in the training a whole new generation of Fairfield police officers in an outstanding manner and has greatly helped to make the department the professional organization it is today” said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna. “This honor was well deserved” said the deputy chief.
Motorist from Paterson Arrested for Narcotics Violation
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Joaquin Moraperez (22) of Paterson, N.J. for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on March 21, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 2:30 PM, Officer Raymond Puluse was on patrol on Route 46 West when he observed a 1999 Honda traveling west with no front license plate. The vehicle was stopped and found to be operated by Moraperez.
During the course of the stop, it is alleged that the officer observed, in plain view, an item of suspected paraphernalia. As the investigation continued, the officer allegedly recovered a small quantity of suspected marijuana. Moraperez was then placed under arrest.
In addition to the criminal charge, Moraperez was also issued summonses for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, no front license plate and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was eventually released on his own recognizance pending an April 2, 2015 court date in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
(It should be noted that the charges against Moraperez are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Newark Woman Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting of Televisions
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Lamajah Perry (21) of Newark, N.J. for shoplifting on March 19, 2015 at the Target store located on Route 46.
On that date, at approximately 5:40 P.M., officers were dispatched to the Target store on a report of a shoplifting incident that was in progress. It is alleged that store security watched Perry attempted to walk a shopping cart, containing two televisions valued at approximately $780.00, out the exit doors. Store security confronted her and she allegedly left the store, leaving the cart behind.
Officer Christopher Nicholas found Perry in the parking lot and she was eventually arrested. After being charged with shoplifting, she was released on her own recognizance.
(It should be noted that the charge against Perry is merely an allegation and that she is presumed innocent until she either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)