Officer Ahern Joins Fairfield’s Finest
Fairfield (NJ) Chief Charles Voelker is pleased to announce the hiring of Brad Ahern as a probationary police officer with the Fairfield Police Department. Officer Ahern was sworn in as a Fairfield police officer at the meeting of the Mayor and Council on September 9, 2013
Officer Ahern is originally from Lodi. New Jersey. On September 5, 2013, he graduated as an alternate route candidate in Basic Police Class 13-1 at the Essex County College Police Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Montclair State University.
Officer Ahern will complete an approximate 8-12 week field training program with a veteran officer before he begins patrolling the streets of Fairfield on his own.
Argument Leads to DWI Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Ian Rogg (54) of Lincoln Park, N.J. for driving under the influence on September 7, 2013. At approximately 8:51 P.M., Fairfield police officers were dispatched to the area of Little Falls Road and Passaic Avenue on a report of a possible domestic violence incident that was occurring in a blue pickup truck. Responding officers found the vehicle on Two Bridges Road and initiated a motor vehicle stop. Investigation revealed that an argument had only occurred between Rogg and his wife.
While the officers were investigating the alleged domestic violence incident, they allegedly observed signs indicating that Rogg was under the influence. Field sobriety testing was conducted which resulted in Rogg’s arrest. He was transported to police headquarters where he was eventually charged with driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence within a school zone and careless driving. He was released on his own recognizance. (It should be noted that the charges against Rogg are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Passaic Man Arrested for DUI
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Florencio Hernandes (45) of Passaic, N.J. for driving while under the influence on September 7, 2013. At approximately 10:31 P.M., Fairfield police monitored a radio transmission on the State Police Emergency Network reporting a possible drunk driver traveling on Route 46 West in the area of Wayne. The vehicle’s description and license plate were also broadcast.
Shortly after hearing this transmission, Officers Christopher Nicholas and Raymond Puluse spotted the vehicle near the Crowne Plaza strip mall. The officers allegedly observed the vehicle commit several motor vehicle violations. The vehicle was then stopped. As a result of the officers’ observations, Hernandes was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for breath testing.
Hernandes was later charged with driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence in a school zone, failure to maintain a lane, careless driving and for being an unlicensed driver.. He was released on his own recognizance. (It should be noted that the charges against Hernandes are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Jersey City Woman Arrest for Disorderly Conduct at Local Hotel
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Ledaishea Larkin (21) of Jersey City, N.J. for disorderly conduct on September 7, 2013. At approximately 7:57 P.M., Fairfield police were dispatched to the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, for a fight that was in progress in one of the guest rooms. Officer Frank Tracey was the first to arrive and observed several females near one of the guest rooms screaming and yelling at each other. At one point, Ms. Larkin emerged from the room and allegedly attempted to approach a second female standing in the hallway. She had to be restrained from doing this by one of the officers. It is alleged that Larkin continued to be loud and disruptive and allegedly refused to cooperate with the officers. She was eventually placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to police headquarters.
She was charged and eventually released on her own recognizance with a pending court date of September 12. 2013, in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against Larkin are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)