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Fairfield Resident Arrested on Multiple Charges After Police Receive Tip on His Whereabouts

Fairfield (NJ) – The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Deyah Shaabneh (25), of Fairfield, New Jersey for eluding police on April 24, 2024.  On that date Officer James Ciampi attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Shaabneh’s vehicle, which was allegedly in violation of displaying a fictitious license plate. 


Officer Ciampi attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop at which time it is alleged that Shaabneh failed to stop and traveled down Sand Road in excess of 100 mph.  Officer Ciampi did not continue his attempt to stop the vehicle for concern of the public’s safety.


With the assistance of both the East Hanover and East Brunswick Police Departments, Shaabneh was positively identified as the driver.  Further information received stated he currently had a concealed carry weapon permit and was in possession of a handgun when he was encountered by the East Brunswick Police Department later that same day.   After obtaining this information, Officer Ciampi contacted Shaabneh by phone advising him to turn himself in. 


After failing to do so, a post was sent out on social media asking the public for assistance in locating Shaabneh.  In less than 24 hours, the Fairfield Police Department received several tips, subsequently resulting in the arrest of Shaabneh after he was located by the Secaucus Police Department in their jurisdiction.


He was charged by Fairfield authorities with eluding police, tampering with public records, obstruction of justice, and twelve motor vehicle violations.  Due to the nature of these charges, Shaabneh’s concealed carry weapon permit was also deactivated.  Shaabneh was later transported to the Essex County Jail pending an initial court appearance. 


“The swift arrest of Mr. Shaabneh is a direct result of great police work, the power of social media, and most importantly, the assistance and willingness of the public to come forward with essential information.  Several tips were received very quickly thanks to social media which allowed for this case to be closed,” said Public Information Officer Stacy Chiarolanza.



(Charges are merely allegations until the defendant is proven guilty or pleads guilty in a court of law).


Issued by: Officer Stacy Chiarolanza (PIO)

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