Employee Arrested for theft of Cable Wire
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Erick Obregon (41) of Saddle Brook, N.J. for theft of copper wire, valued at approximately $5000.00 on July 26, 2013. Obregon was employed as a fleet mechanic for Arete Development Inc., located at 20 Industrial Road. On July 26th, company officials discovered the missing wire and immediately launched an internal investigation since it was less then twenty-four hours since the wire was last seen.
A review of the company’s video surveillance recording revealed that on July 25th, Obregon allegedly drives his 2009 Ford pick up truck into the warehouse, with the bed of the pickup truck empty. When the vehicle emerges, it is alleged that the bed now had something in it that was covered. After making these observations, Arete company officials responded to Obregon’s business, known as Erick’s Auto Repair located at 296 Midland Avenue in Saddle Brook where they allegedly observed the stolen wire in the bed of Obregon’s pick up truck. Officers from both the Fairfield and Saddle Brook Police Departments responded and assisted with arresting Obregon and recovering the stolen material.
Obregon was charged and eventually released on his own recognizance with a pending court date of August 7, 2013 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. (It should be noted that the charge against Obregon is merely an allegation and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Marijuana Smoke in Vehicle Leads to Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of James Casapulla (21) of Wantage, N.J. for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Jul 20, 2013. At approximately 2:34 A.M., Officer R.J. Casendino stopped a vehicle on Route 80 westbound for allegedly failing to maintain a lane. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer allegedly detected a pungent smell of burnt marijuana. When confronted with the observation, the lone driver, identified as Casapulla, allegedly turned over a small quantity of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia to the officer. Casapulla was arrested without incident.
In addition to the criminal charges, Casapulla was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain a lane, and improper maintenance of lamps. He was released on his own recognizance and given an initial court appearance date of July 25, 2013 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against Casapulla are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Ringwood Woman Arrested for Giving Police False Information
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Kimberly Lindsey (28) of Ringwood, N.J. for providing law enforcement officers with false information on Sunday July 28, 2013. At approximately 3:37 A.M., Officers John McGrory and Raymond Puluse were patrolling the parking lot of the LaQuinta hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, when the officers observed a 2001 Ford Explorer enter the parking lot. They allegedly noticed that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. They initiated a motor vehicle stop in the lot.
In addition to the driver, the vehicle was found occupied by two other individuals, one of whom was Lindsey. During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that Kimberly Lindsey identified herself as her sister Kelly Lindsey, in order to avoid being arrested for am active warrant she had that was issued by the Vernon Municipal Court. The officers became suspicious of Lindsey when they compared her to the picture of her sister that was displayed when they conducted a driver’s license check. Lindsey was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. She was charged with hindering her own apprehension and given an initial court appearance date of August 8, 2013 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. She was eventually turned over to the custody of the Vernon Police Department. (It should be noted that the charge against her is merely an allegation and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Theft of Baby Formula Leads to Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Edwin Alvarado (27) of Paterson, N.J. for shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting and Thomas Schwarz (26) of Parsippany, N.J. for conspiracy to commit shoplifting on July 21, 2013. The incident that led to the pairs arrest took place at the Target store, located at 632 Route 46 East. At approximately 2:34 P.M., Target security alerted the police as to the presence of two individuals who were in the store and who were suspects in prior shoplifting incidents. While the officers were responding, Target security allegedly observed an alleged shoplifting and took one of the individuals into custody. The second suspect was found in the parking lot and detained by Officers Chrsitopher Nicholas and Brian Holzmann.
Investigation revealed that the pair were allegedly engaged in shoplifting baby formula, valued at approximately $213.00. Both men were arrested and taken to police headquarters. Schwarz was charged and eventually released on his own recognizance with a pending court date of August 8, 2013 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. Alvarado was charged and given the same court date, however, investigation revealed that he was wanted by the Morris County Sheriff’s Department. He was eventually transferred over to their custody. (It should be noted that the charges against both are merely allegations and that both are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)