Cedar Grove Police Blotter
July 18, 2021 – July 21, 2021
On July 18, 2021 at 9:05 p.m., Sgt. Jose Rodriguez stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 55-year-old male operator from Wayne for possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in Superior Court.
On July 19, 2021 at 9:36 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella responded to the CVS at 387 Pompton Avenue on a report of a shoplifting. A CVS employee provided a detailed description of the actor. Cassella located a subject matching the description and a bag containing over $700 in store merchandise. The 41-year-old male from Newark was arrested, processed, and transported to the Essex County Jail.
On July 21, 2021 at 9:04 a.m., officers responded to a Haller Drive address on report of a theft of a motor vehicle. The resident had home security video from 4:30 a.m. of an unknown person stealing a BMW from his driveway. A short time later officers responded to a Devonshire Road address on a report of a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee. Within an hour, BMW was able to track their vehicle to an address in Irvington. Detectives and patrol officers responded to the area where they located and recovered both stolen vehicles. The vehicles were processed for evidence and returned to their owners.
During the above period, officers responded to a total of 183 calls for service including (10) 911 calls, (28) motor vehicle stops, (6) first aid calls and (2) motor vehicle crashes.
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