Lyndhurst Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield police Department announces the arrest of Lenny Vega (42) of Lyndhurst, N.J. for driving while under the influence on January 7, 2014. On that date, at approximately 9:36 P.M., Officer John McGrory was on patrol on Passaic Avenue when he allegedly observed a 1997 Honda travelling north that was having difficulty maintaining a lane. The vehicle was then stopped on Two Bridges Road.
During the course of the traffic stop, the officer allegedly made observations that led him to believe that Vega may be under the influence. Field sobriety tests were administered and as a result of the totality of the circumstances, Vega was placed under arrest for driving under the influence without incident. His vehicle was impounded pursuant to New Jersey law. He was then transported to police headquarters.
In addition to being charged with driving under the influence, Vega was also charged with driving under the influence within a school zone, careless driving, failure to maintain a lane and failure to inspect. He was eventually released on his own recognizance with an initial court appearance date in the Fairfield Municipal Court on January 9, 2014. (It should be noted that the charges against Vega are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Boonton Female Charged with Shoplifting
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Sara Cerasiello (20) of Boonton, N.J. for shoplifting at the Target store, located at 632 Route 46 East, on January 4, 2014. On that date, at approximately 8:00 P.M., Fairfield police were contacted by Target security concerning an individual that was in custody for allegedly shoplifting. It is alleged that Cerasiello took three sets of Beats headphones, valued at approximately $600.00, and walked out of the store without paying for them. She was then taken into custody by Target security.
Cerasiello was taken to police headquarters where she was charged with shoplifting. She was later released on her own recognizance with a pending court appearance date of January 15, 2014 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against her are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Newark Man Arrested for Providing False Information
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Wazir Davis (21) of Newark, N.J. for providing false information to a law enforcement officer on January 4, 2014. On that date, at approximately 5:23 P.M., Officer David Chabay allegedly observed a 2000 Nissan make an illegal u-turn on Plymouth Street. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was unable to produce a driver’s license. It is alleged that Davis provided the officer with two separate false names and dates of birth. When the information that Davis provided could not be verified, he was placed under arrest and transported into police headquarters for further investigation.
Fingerprint identification at police headquarters revealed the driver to be Davis. Further investigation revealed Davis had active arrest warrants issued by the Newark and Irvington Municipal Courts. Davis was given an initial court appearance date of January 9, 2014 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. He was turned over to the custody of the Irvington Police Department. (It should be noted that the charges against Davis are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Parsippany Man Arrested for Heroin Possession
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Michael Schultheis (33) of Parsippany, N.J. for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia on January 3, 2014. On that date, at approximately 11:37 A.M., Officer Sean McCormack conducted a random license plate inquiry of a 2001 Saturn that was travelling west on Route 46. The inquiry revealed the vehicle’s registration to be expired.
The vehicle was stopped and the officer requested Schultheis produce his driving credentials. It is alleged that when he went to produce his identification, two glassine packets containing suspected heroin fell out onto his lap. Schultheis was arrested without incident. It is further alleged that 34 glassine folds containing suspected heroin were recovered along with items of paraphernalia.
In addition to the criminal charges, Schultheis was also charged with operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and for possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance with a pending court date of January 9, 2014 in the Superior Court in Newark, N.J. (It should be noted that the charges against Schultheis are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)