Three Car Crash Leads to DUI Arrest
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Marianne Lyons (55) of North Caldwell, N.J. for driving while under the Influence on August 19, 2013. At approximately 7:42 P.M., Officers Christopher Nicholas and Frank Tracey were dispatched to the area of the A Plus Sunoco station, located at 152 Passaic Avenue, to investigate a three car motor vehicle crash that took place in the parking lot. The initial investigation revealed that the operator of a 2012 Cadillac, later identified as Lyons, allegedly struck two parked vehicles in the lot.
During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that Lyons was unable to perform field sobriety tests administered by Officer Nicholas which ultimately led to her arrest. She was transported to police headquarters and eventually charged with driving while intoxicated; driving while intoxicated within a school zone and careless driving. She was eventually released on her own recognizance and given an initial court appearance date of August 22, 2013 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against Lyons are merely allegations and that she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Woman Arrested for DUI after Motor Vehicle Crash
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Edith Zarillo (69) of Fairfield, N.J. for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence on August 16, 2013. At approximately 12:37 A.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by a Hollywood Avenue resident concerning a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred in the area of the Fairfield Recreation Complex. The vehicle involved had apparently left the roadway, struck a traffic sign and mailbox, and then fled the scene. Officers Frank Tracey, Jeffrey Dean, Christopher Hlubik and David Chabay were all immediately dispatched to the area.
It is alleged that the officers immediately observed fresh vehicle fluid in the street where the crash occurred. A trail of this fluid allegedly continued west on Hollywood Avenue. The officers followed the fluid which eventually led to a 2012 Ford Focus, with heavy damage that was parked in a Crestwood Drive residence. The officers allegedly found Zarillo in her driveway assessing the vehicle’s damage. It is also alleged that officers recovered the front license plate of the Ford at crash scene.
A field investigation, which included sobriety testing ultimately led to Zarillo’s arrest. She was transported to Fairfield police headquarters where additional testing was conducted. In addition to the DUI charge, Zarillo was also charged with failure to maintain a lane, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. She was eventually released on her own recognizance and given a date of August 22, 2013 to appear in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (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)
Three Fairfield Juveniles Taken into Custody after ATV Incident
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announce that three Fairfield juveniles, two of which were12 years old and one who was 14 years old and whose identities are being withheld due to their ages, were taken into custody on August 18, 2013 after they allegedly were observed by police operating all terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the roadway on August 18, 2013.
At approximately 8:15 P.M., Sergeant Christopher Oswald was on patrol on Hollywood Avenue, near Long Acres Road, when he allegedly observed two ATVs being operated on the roadway. It is alleged that the juveniles became aware of the officer’s presence and began to flee from the officer. They allegedly turned from Long Acres Road onto Farmstead Lane. The ATVs then left the roadway and pulled into the driveway of a Farmstead Lane residence. One of the ATVs then struck a 1975 BMW that was parked in the driveway. It is then alleged that all of the occupant of the ATVs fled on foot. Two of the juveniles were found hiding in the area. The third later turned themselves in to the police, accompanied by a parent. The operators of both ATVs were both found to be 12 years of age. The ATVs were impounded.
Both operators were charged with careless driving, not having required registration, improper display of registration, being under the minimum operation age of 14, operating an ATV on public street, not having a helmet, not having liability insurance, and being an unlicensed operator. In addition, one of the operators was charged with failing to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident. The 14 year old was charged with failing to wear a helmet. All were released to the custody of a parent pending an appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that these charges are merely allegations and that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
“Over the last few months, the Fairfield Police Department has received an increased number of complaints of ATVs being operated on roadways and on other parcels of property where such operation is prohibited” said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna. “Due to the inherent dangers posed by the improper or illegal operation of these vehicles, such as what is alleged to have occurred in this case, our officers will take strict enforcement actions against anyone apprehended for illegal operation of these vehicles” said the deputy chief.
Old Tappan Man Arrested for Suspected Marijuana Possession
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Blake Ranno (31) of Old Tappan, N.J. for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on August 12, 2013. At approximately 10:00 A.M., Officer John McGrory observed a 2002 Lincoln Continental traveling on Two Bridges Road with an alleged expired inspection sticker and a cracked windshield. The officer eventually stopped the vehicle on Passaic Avenue.
While speaking with the driver, identified as Ranno, the officer allegedly detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Further investigation led to the alleged recovery of a pipe that contained burnt marijuana. Ranno was arrested without incident.
In addition to the criminal charges, Ranno was also charged with motor vehicle offenses to include driving while suspended, uninsured vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance within a motor vehicle, failure to inspect and improper safety glass. He was released on his own recognizance and given an initial court appearance date of August 15, 2013 to appear in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against Ranno are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)