Police Blotter

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

December 4-10, 2017

 
            On December 5, 2017 at 1:28 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle on Stevens Avenue after observing it swerving on the roadway. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 28 year old female driver from West Caldwell for driving while intoxicated. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On December 7, 2017 at 1:14 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle on Pompton Avenue displaying dark tinted windows. A subsequent investigation revealed a large quantity of marijuana. The 21 year old male driver and 20 year old female passenger, both from Newark, were placed under arrest. The driver was charged with distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was charged with possession of marijuana. Both were released with summonses to appear in court.
 
            On December 7, 2017 at 10:58 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle with an obstructed windshield. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 20 year old female operator from Montclair for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
           
            On December 8, 2017 at 8:25 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona and Ptl. Joseph Johnson responded to a Rockledge Place address to investigate a suspicious male on the property. The homeowner, who was away from the residence, contacted the police after being alerted by his cell phone of motion detected on his home security camera system. The officers located the subject in the rear yard of the residence and apprehended him after a brief foot chase. He was in possession of numerous tools commonly used to commit a burglary. The subject, later identified as Kevin M. McNamara, a 65 year old male from West Orange, was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court. He was charged with possession of burglary tools and obstruction of the administration of law.
 
            On December 9, 2017 at 12:49 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle being operated with a cracked windshield. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 24 year old male driver from West Orange for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On December 9, 2017 at 1:10 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 23 year old female driver from Montclair for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

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