Fairfield Man Arrested for Possessing Handgun
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Anthony Convertino Jr. (47) of Fairfield N.J. on two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and theft. The incident occurred on January 13, 2012 at approximately 11:55 A.M. at the suspect’s Glenroy Road East residence.
On January 13, 2012, the Fairfield Police Department was requested to conduct a welfare check of Mr. Convertino who was purported to be upset and possibly in possession of a handgun. Lieutenant Richard Filipow, Detective Charles Zampino and Officer Christopher Andrews initially responded to the residence but did not find Convertino to be home. As they were preparing to resume their duties that is when they observed Convertino pull into his driveway in a Chevrolet Tahoe and remotely open his garage door.
At that time, the officers approached Convertino and observed him to allegedly be holding a Glock Model 27 handgun. The officers drew their weapons and ordered him to drop the gun. He hesitated for a moment then put the gun on the ground. When the officers ordered him to drop to his knees so that they could take him into custody, Convertino then fled into his residence. The officers took control of the handgun and set up a perimeter around the residence.
Other Fairfield officers arrived to assist as did officers from the North Caldwell Police Department. The suspect remained in the residence for what is estimated to be approximately five minutes. He then fled the residence through a rear door and proceeded to run from police. After being ordered to stop on several occasions, Convertino finally heeded these commands and surrendered himself to officers in a wooded area. Upon taking him into custody, he was allegedly found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife.
At the time of this press release, Convertino was still being held at Fairfield police headquarters pending bail being set. The charges against him are being referred to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for review. (It should be noted that the charges against Convertino are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Target Employee Arrested for Shoplifting
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Joshua Monet (20) of Paterson,N.J. for shoplifting. On Saturday January 7, 2012, at approximately 1:05 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by Target security and advised that an alleged shoplifting had just occurred and involved an employee who had since left the store.
Responding officers found the suspect (Monet) in the parking lot of the Valero gas station, which is adjacent to the Target store. He was initially taken into custody until officers could speak with Target security. It is alleged that while unloading merchandise in the loading dock area, Monet was allegedly observed concealing an Ipod Touch, valued at $395.00. Security confronted Monet and he allegedly turned the Ipod over to them but then left the store. That is when he was taken into custody by Officer Christopher Hlubik.
Monet’s charges will be forwarded to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for review. His initial appearance in Superior Court is scheduled for January 12, 2012. (The charges against Monet are merely allegations. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Man Arrested for Possessing Baseball Bat with Nails
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Joe Seabra (32) of Newark,N.J. for possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The arrest took place on January 12, 2012 at approximately 2:28 P.M. at the Walgreens strip mall complex, located at 397 Route 46 West.
At that time, the Fairfield Police Department was notified of a disturbance involving a group of men with one possibly possessing a baseball bat.Officer Christopher Hlubikwas the first to arrive and separate the individuals from each other. He was assisted by Officers Christopher Nicholas and Brian Holzmann. Preliminary investigation revealed that a group of four men were on the sidewalk in front of Fairfield Bagel when a verbal altercation began between them and Seabra, who was seated in a van that was parked in front of the bagel store. It is not exactly clear as to who or how the verbal altercation started. However, witnesses indicated that Seabra allegedly stepped out of the van carrying a baseball bat which had nails driven through the end of it. Seabra allegedly turned this item over to police at the scene.
In addition to Seabra being arrested, one of the four individuals involved in the confrontation with Seabra was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. Hamad Abouzeed (23) of Rockaway, N.J. was also taken into custody when a record check indicated he had an active warrant issued by the Parsippany Municipal Court.
The charges against Seabra are being referred to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for review. He has an initial superior court appearance scheduled for January 19, 2012 in Newark. He was released on his own recognizance. (It should be noted that the charges against Seabra are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) Abouzeed posted bail on the outstanding warrant and was released from custody.
Theft of 2006 Chrysler 300
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is investigating the theft of a 2006 Chrysler 300 that was allegedly stolen from the parking lot of Bruschetta restaurant, located at 292 Passaic Avenue, sometime on January 9, 2012 between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. The victim also left her purse, which contained various forms of identification and credit cards, in the trunk of the vehicle. A check by the victim with her financial institutions indicated two fraudulent charges were immediately done at locations in Paterson,N.J.