February 25-March 3, 2019 Police Blotter

Posted on March 4, 2019

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 25– March 3, 2019

 
On February 25, 2019 at 7:19 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of all three of the vehicle occupants. A 20 year old female from Newark, an 18 year old male from Millburn, and a 23 year old male from Irvington were charged with possession of marijuana. The driver was operating a vehicle with a suspended license and had numerous outstanding traffic warrants. He was turned over to Irvington Police. The passengers were released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On February 26, 2019 at 3:22 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain a lane. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 48 year old female operator from Hackettstown for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On February 26, 2019 at 11:36 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. It was determined that the 26 year old male operator from Caldwell was driving while intoxicated. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On February 27, 2019 at 9:37 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for displaying an expired inspection decal. The driver, a 26 year old male from Cliffside Park, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.   
 
On February 27, 2019 at 3:55 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Commerce Road and Little Falls Road for an improper turn. When the officer approached the vehicle the operator accelerated away. The officer engaged in a vehicle pursuit into the Township of Little Falls. The three occupants ran from the vehicle and entered the ShopRite food store on Browertown Road. All three were apprehended while attempting to hide inside the store. Multiple police agencies including Little Falls Police, Woodland Park Police and a Passaic County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit assisted in the arrest.
 
On March 1, 2019 at 9:37 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle for displaying an expired inspection decal. The driver, a 34 year old male from Newark, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.  
 
On March 1, 2019 at 3:50 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for speeding on Brunswick Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 21 year old male from Willingboro for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 1, 2019 at 11:53 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo and Ptl. Alan Rock investigated a hit and run motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Stevens Avenue and East Lindsley Road. One vehicles had fled the scene and was located a short time later on Haller Drive. During the investigation it was determined that the 52 year old operator from Cedar Grove was driving while intoxicated. He was arrest, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 2, 2019 at 9:37 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle for an improper turn. The driver, a 64 year old male from Newark, was arrested after it was determined that his driving privileges were suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.  
 
On March 3, 2019 at 3:22 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 34 year old male operator from Sayreville for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

March 10-17, 2019 Police Blotter

Posted on March 18, 2019

Cedar Grove Police Blotter
 
March 10-17, 2019
 
On March 11, 2019 at 5:31 p.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel stopped a vehicle that did not have an inspection sticker displayed in the windshield. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 33 year old male operator from Montclair for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 12, 2019 at 8:24 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker displayed in the windshield. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 27 year old male operator from Cedar Grove for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 12, 2019 at 1:36 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle with tinted windows. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 26 year old female operator from Jersey City for driving with a suspended license. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 13, 2019 at 7:17 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle with an obstructed license plate. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 31 year old male from East Orange for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 14, 2019 at 1:57 a.m., Ptl. Justin Westra stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 24 year old male from Orange for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 14, 2019 at 7:56 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped an individual for jaywalking along Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 55 year old male from Newark for possession of heroin and an outstanding warrant. He was processed and transported to the Essex County Jail.
 
On March 15, 2019 at 1:16 a.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle for speeding along Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 31 year old male driver from Little Falls for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 15, 2019 at 5:56 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to Lombardi’s Restaurant after a fire sprinkler activated in the kitchen area. The fire department was able to stop the flow of water and confirmed that there was no fire at the restaurant. The business was briefly closed while repairs were made to the fire sprinkler system.
 
On March 17, 2019 at 12:10 a.m., Ptl. Alan Rock stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the operator had a suspended license. The operator, a 25 year old female from Verona, was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 17, 2019 at 3:26 p.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 23 year old male operator from Newark for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

March 18-24, 2019 Police Blotter

Posted on March 27, 2019

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

March 18-24, 2019

 
On March 18, 2019 at 10:57 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle with dark tinted windows. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 19 year old male passenger from East Orange for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 21, 2019 at 1:06 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. It was determined that the operator, a 34 year old male from Passaic, was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 23, 2019 at 12:29 a.m., Ptl. Justin Westra stopped a vehicle with dark tinted windows. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of three of the vehicles occupants. A 25 year old male, a 24 year old male and a 20 year old female, all from West Orange, were charged with possession of marijuana. They were processed and released with summonses to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 24, 2019 at 10:00 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch checked on a vehicle parked in Community Park after hours. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 21 year old male from Jersey City for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

March 25-31, 2018 Police Blotter

Posted on March 31, 2019

Cedar Grove Police Blotter
 
March 25-31, 2019
 
On March 26, 2019 at 12:05 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson investigated a suspicious person walking in a traffic lane on Pompton Avenue. It was determined that the 31 year old male from Maplewood had an outstanding criminal warrant. He was arrested and taken to the Essex County Jail.
 
On March 26, 2019 at 8:28 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. It was determined that the operator, a 31 year old female from East Orange, was driving with a suspended license. She was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle after observing the operator using a handheld cell phone. It was determined that the operator, a 45 year old female from Wayne, was driving with a suspended license. She was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 27, 2019 at 05:00 a.m., Ptl. Alan Rock responded to the Grasshopper Bar and Restaurant on Grove Avenue for an activated burglar alarm. The officer located a shoe on the ground below an unsecured window. Addition officers responded to assist and a 28 year old male from Verona was found inside the business. He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 28, 2019 at 2:03 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck stopped a vehicle for having an expired registration. It was determined that the operator, a 34 year old female from West Orange, was driving with a suspended license. She was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 28, 2019 at 8:55 p.m., Ptl Justin Westra stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 49 year old male driver from Kearny for driving while suspended, providing false information, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 40 year old female passenger from Belleville was also arrested for providing false information and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both had outstanding warrants and were taken to the Essex County Jail.
 
On March 29, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider took a report of a burglary to a garage on Pompton Avenue. The victim reports that he left a package in his open garage on March 26th and that the package is now missing. The incident remains under investigation.
 
On March 31, 2019 at 3:01 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain a lane on Pompton Avenue. An investigation resulted in the arrest of the 22 year old male driver from East Orange for possession of over 50 grams of marijuana and Xanax bars without a prescription. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in Superior Court.