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Police Blotter

NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


November 2018

On 11/2/18 at approximately 6:30PM, a resident of East Main Street reported a burglary to their residence. Unknown actor(s) entered the residence stealing jewelry and cash.

On 11/3/18, Jihad Bonds (age 24) of South Plainfield, NJ, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 11/3/18, a resident of Schindler Terrace reported that his motor vehicle was stolen sometime in the overnight hours.

On 11/4/18, Kelly Gaffney (age 35) of Barnegat, NJ was arrested for shoplifting and damaging merchandise with an approximate value of $588.00 from Macys at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Gaffney was charged with Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief and Burglar Tools. She was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 11/4/18 at approximately 1:00 AM Justly Ramirez Vargas (age 49) Elizabeth, NJ was arrested for DWI following a motor vehicle complaint at the Promenade Shopping Center. After being processed for the arrest Vargas was issued the following summonses: DWI, Careless Driving and Reckless Driving. Vargas was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 11/5/18 Indra Guman (age 19) of Somerset, NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $50.00 from the Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Guman was charged with Shoplifting. She was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 11/5/18, Ali Zeigler (age 28) of North Plainfield, NJ, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Zeigler was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Somerset County Jail..

On 11/6/18, Kellie Cassett (age 20) of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for employee theft from Hollister, located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Cassett stole merchandise and store coupons valued at $108.00. He was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 11/7/18, Benito Ferguson (age 29) from Somerville, NJ, was arrested for Simple Assault and having outstanding warrants. Ferguson assaulted a person near the Somerset Shopping Center. He was processed for the arrest and released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

On 11/9/18 at approximately 8:30PM, a resident of Francis Drive reported a burglary to their residence. Unknown actor(s) entered the residence stealing jewelry.

On 11/10/18, Bridgewater Officers responded to the Bridgewater Inn for an investigation. During this call, officers came in contact with John Mortarulo (age 55) of Raritan, NJ. While speaking with him he provided officers with a false name. He was subsequently arrested for Hindering Apprehension and having outstanding warrants. He was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 11/12/18, Edwin Perez (age 57) of New York, NY was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $361.00 from the Home Depot at the Promenade Shopping Center. Perez was charged with Shoplifting and additional warrants were located for his arrest. He was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 11/12/18 a resident of Sunnyside Terrace reported an unlocked vehicle burglary that occurred sometime between 11/10 and 11/12/18. A NJ Drivers License and cash totaling $35.00 were reported as missing.

On 11/13/18, Marvin Benitez (age 26) of Allentown, PA was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.


October 2018

On 10/01/18, an employee of The Home Depot located at 400 Promenade Boulevard reported a theft. Two Ground Hog Inc. trenchers and a Honda MTA Mid-Line Tiller were stolen from their parking lot.

On, 10/5/18, Paul M. Glentz (age 39) of Bridgewater, NJ was arrested for DWI, after being involved in a hit and run motor vehicle crash on Pinhorn Drive. After being processed for the arrest Glentz was issued the following summonses: DWI, Reckless Driving and Careless Driving. Glentz was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/08/18, Gibson Mcnamara (age 18) of Millstone NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $450.00 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Mcnamara was charged with Shoplifting. He was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 10/10/18, Amanda Velez (age 25) of Middlesex NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $154.00 from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Velez was charged with Shoplifting. She was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/10/18, Stephanie Marchese (age 18) of Bound Brook, NJ and Allen Choy (age 18) of Raritan, NJ were charged with Theft of Moveable Property, by removing street signs, valued at $28.00. Both were issued with complaint summonses and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/12/18, Arpitkumar Patel (age 33) of Edison NJ was arrested for theft of money ($575.00) from 7-11 located at 725 Promenade Boulevard. Patel was charged with Theft. He was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/13/18, a township resident reported a theft of her bicycle from Stratford Place. The unsecured, maroon colored Schwinn mountain style bicycle (valued at $199.00), was taken between 2:45pm and 3:30pm.

On, 10/13/18, Luis A Tenezaca (Age 48) of North Plainfield, NJ was arrested for DWI after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Finderne Avenue. Tenezaca was processed for the arrest and issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane and Failure to Keep Right.   He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/13/18, an employee of Kemper Kia located at 300 Finderne Avenue reported a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole the exterior side view windows from a BMW 328i, which was parked on their lot. The combined value of the mirrors was approximately $500.00.

On 10/15/18, Emiliana Balaj (age 19) of Garfield NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $825.00 from Lord& Taylor at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Balaj was charged with Shoplifting. She was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/15/18, Marvin Benitez (age 26) of Allentown PA was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $276.00 from Wegman’s at the Bridgewater Towne Center. Benitez was also found to have an outstanding warrant from Hanover Municipal Court.   Benitez was charged with Shoplifting. He was processed for the arrest and released to the custody of the Hanover Police for their warrant.

On 10/15/18, Stephanie Reyes (age 29) of North Plainfield NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $185.00 from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Reyes was charged with Shoplifting. She was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/16/18, Yekaterin Boulin (age 47) of Voorhees NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $1,005.00 from Costco at the Promenade Shopping Center. Boulin was charged with Shoplifting. She was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 10/18/18, the victim reported that her Apple iPhone 6s and cash, were stolen while she was at the Spotlight Dance Studio located at 1910 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville, NJ. The combined value of the phone and cash was approximately $440.00. There are no suspects at this time.

On, 10/20/18, Adrian Arias Gamboa (Age 34) of Bridgewater, NJ was arrested for DWI following a motor vehicle crash which occurred on East Main Street. After being processed for the arrest Gamboa was issued the following summonses: DWI, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving and Failure to Maintain Lane. Gamboa was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/20/18, a resident of Manville Blvd was a victim of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the overnight hours of 10/19/18. The victim’s debit card, NJ Drivers License, Costco Card and Health Insurance Card were stolen.

On 10/25/18 a resident of Mahnken Drive was a victim of an unlocked vehicle burglary that occurred in the overnight hours of 10/24/18. The victim’s wallet, containing credit cards, debit card and NJ Drivers License were stolen.

On 10/26/18 at approximately 3:15 pm, a resident of Bridgewater NJ reported that her vehicle had been burglarized while parked at Washington Valley Park (766 Newmans Lane). The burglary occurred between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Unknown actor(s) smashed a widow of the victim’s vehicle and stole her backpack which contained cash, credit cards and personal items.

On 10/26/18/18 at approximately 1:00 AM Kunal Ratan Verma (age 21) Bridgewater, NJ was arrested for DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Route 22 west. After being processed for the arrest Verma was issued the following summonses: DWI, Careless Driving and Reckless Driving. Verma was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/27/18, Juan Pablo Cifuentes (age 34) of Bound Brook NJ and Ashley Stuhldreher (age 32) of Bound Brook NJ were arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $108.00 from Target, 200 Promenade Blvd. Cifuentes was charged with Shoplifting. Stuhldreher was charged with Shoplifting.

On 10/27/18, Jeannett Altagara Fortuna Rodriguez (age 21) of Newark, NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $109.00 from the Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Rodriguez was charged with Shoplifting. She was processed and released with a pending court appearance.

They were both processed for the arrest. Both defendants had several warrants from multiple jurisdictions for their arrest. Cifuentes was turned over to Bound Brook PD and Stuhldreher was released with a court appearance date.

On 10/29/18 at approximately 3:30 pm, a resident of 3rd Street reported a burglary to their residence. Unknown actor(s) entered the residence stealing 2 iPhones.

On 10/30/18, Shelby Wilson (age 24) of Bridgewater NJ, was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Marijuana), after being stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Pearl Street. After being processed for the arrest, Wilson was issued the following motor vehicle summonses and criminal complaints: Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, Drivers License Suspended and Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released with a pending court appearance.

On 10/30/18 at approximately 10:25am, an owner to a business on Route 28 reported a burglary to their building. Unknown actor(s) entered the business but did not steal anything.

On 10/31/18, Thando Campbell (age 25) of Branchburg, NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He posted bail and was released.

On 10/31/18, Demetrius Johnson (age 23) of Philadelphia, PA was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $415.00 from the Nordstrom Rack on Chimney Rock Road. Johnson was charged with Shoplifting and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.


September 2018

On 09/04/18, an employee of Lexus of Bridgewater located at 1550 US Highway 22 East reported a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole the exterior side view windows from four vehicles, which were parked on their lot.

On 09/06/18, an employee of Kemper Kia located at 300 Finderne Avenue reported a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole the exterior side view windows from five vehicles, which were parked on their lot.

On 09/08/18, an employee of PetSmart located at the Promenade Shopping Center reported a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole a fish tank filter valued at $287.00 from a display area.

On 09/08/18 at approximately 8:26 pm, a resident of Freeman Lane reported a burglary to their residence. Unknown actor(s) entered the residence stealing cash.

On 09/07/18, an employee of Bright View Landscaping located at 100 Foothill Road reported a theft. Unknown actors stole a Stihl chainsaw, Echo line trimmer and an Echo leaf blower with an approximate combined value of $700.00.

On 09/12/18, Latoya Martin (age 26) of Plainfield NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $277.00 from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Martin was also found to have outstanding warrants from Manville Municipal Court and Hillsborough Municipal Court.   Martin was charged with shoplifting and processed for the arrest.  She was lodged in the Somerset County jail.

On 09/12/18, Monica Chirre-Alvarez (age 45) of North Bergen NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $292.00 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Chirre-Alvarez was charged with shoplifting.  She was processed for the arrest and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/18/18, a resident of Field Street reported a theft.  Sometime between 09/17/18 at 6:30 pm and 09/18/18 at 6:30 am, unknown actor(s) stole the victim’s 2006 Ford F250 pick-up truck, which was parked in front of his residence.

On 09/19/18, Prabhu Balachandran (age 32) of Hillsborough NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $164.00 from Nordstrom Rack at the Chimney Rock Crossing.  Balachandran was charged with shoplifting.  He was processed for the arrest and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/19/18, Alejandra Mazza-Escobar (age 19) of Brentwood CA was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $86.00 from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center.  Mazza-Escobar was charged with shoplifting.  She was processed for the arrest and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/13/18 at approximately 10:20 pm, Gregory Minard (age 48) of Lebanon NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle crash which occurred on U.S. Highway 22 West.  After being processed for the arrest, Minard was issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Driving and Improper Passing.  He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/15/18 at approximately 3:15 am, Miguel Alata-Solis (age 21) of Bound Brook NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on Chimney Rock Road.  After being processed for the arrest, Alata-Solis was issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing of his Breath, Reckless Driving and Parking in a Prohibited area.  He released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/19/18, an employee of Bridgewater Township reported criminal mischief at the Prince Rodgers Fields located on Prince Rodgers Avenue.  Unknown actor(s) spray painted the letters “HYDUX” on the driveway and on several structures in the park.

On 09/21/18, an employee of DSW Warehouse located at the 300 Commons Way reported a theft.  Unknown actor(s) stole several pairs of women’s shoes with a combined value of $364.00 from a display area.

On 09/23/18, Maria Estrada (age 60) of Elizabeth NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $448.00 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Estrada was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for shoplifting and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/24/18, an employee of CVS located at 440 Union Avenue reported a theft. The suspect was described as a white male, wearing black shorts, a green colored zip-up style sweatshirt and a white colored baseball cap. He stole approximately $412.00 worth of cosmetics and then fled the store.

On 09/26/18 at approximately 1:27 am, officers were dispatched to the Valero Gas Station located at 1068 US Highway 22 East for a dispute.  During their investigation, David Andrew Leute (age 40) of Somerville NJ was arrested for hindering his own apprehension.  He was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for hindering apprehension and released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/27/18, an employee of CVS located at 440 Union Avenue reported a theft. The suspect was described as a black female, wearing a pink colored sweatshirt and carrying a large purse. She stole approximately $265.00 worth of “Nexium” and then fled the store.

On 09/28/18 at approximately 9:30 pm, a resident of Terrace Lane reported a burglary to their residence. Unknown actor(s) entered the residence stealing jewelry, cash and personal items.

On 09/29/18, Rajeshkum Shah (age 53) of Somerset NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $300.00 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Shah was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for shoplifting and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 09/29/18, Kavonne Sanders (age 23) of Asbury Park NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant.   She was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 09/29/18, Dennis Roberts (age 30) of Phillipsburg NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on East Main Street. Roberts was processed for the arrest and issued motor vehicle summonses for the following: Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing of his breath, Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane, Reckless Driving and Careless Driving. He was released with a pending court appearance.


August 2018

On 08/03/18 at approximately 7:29 am, a resident of Dow Road reported that a vehicle parked at their residence was burglarized sometime in the overnight hours of 08/02/18. Unknown actor(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed a laptop and headphones.

On 08/03/18 at approximately 8:15 am, a resident of Dow Road reported that a vehicle parked at their residence was burglarized sometime in the overnight hours of 08/02/18. Unknown actor(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed several personal items.

On 08/03/18 at approximately 9:48 am, a resident of Candlewick Lane reported that a vehicle parked at their residence was burglarized sometime in the overnight hours of 08/02/18. Unknown actor(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed a laptop.

On 08/03/18 at approximately 2:18 pm, a resident of Dow Road reported that two vehicles parked at their residence were burglarized sometime in the overnight hours of 08/02/18. Unknown actor(s) entered the unlocked vehicles and stole cash.

On 08/04/18, Brandon Royer (age 22) of New Brunswick NJ was arrested for theft of money ($600.00) from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. After being processed for the arrest Royer was served with a complaint summonses for theft and criminal mischief. He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/07/18, Habib Popal (age 21) of Piscataway NJ was arrested for two counts of theft by deception ($380.50) from Nordstrom Rack at the Chimney Rock Crossing. After being processed for the arrest, Popal was served with a complaint summons for theft by deception and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/11/18, Laurie Dolan (age 58) of Lake Hiawatha NJ was arrested for being disorderly at the Bridgewater Inn NJ located at 1271 US Highway 22 West. After being processed for the arrest, Dolan was served with a complaint summons for disorderly conduct and harassment. She was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/13/18 at approximately 2:40 am, Maria Reyes-Salmeron (age 45) of Plainfield NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle complaint on US Highway 22 East. After being processed for the arrest, Reyes-Salmeron was issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing of her Breath, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Obstructing Traffic and Failure to exhibit an Insurance Card. She was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/14/18, Irina Spektor (age 57) of Monroe NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $479.00 from Lord& Taylor at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. After being processed for the arrest, Spektor was served with a complaint summons for shoplifting and possession of burglary tools. She was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/15/18 at approximately 10:20 pm, Diego Martinez-Aguilar (age 29) of Bridgewater NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on East Main Street. After being processed for the arrest, Martinez-Aguilar was issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing of his Breath, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane and Failure to utilize Headlights. He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/16/18 at approximately 9:00 pm, a resident of Warren NJ reported that her vehicle had been burglarized while parked at the Green Knoll Golf Course located at 587 Garretson Road. The theft occurred between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Unknown actor(s) smashed a window to the vehicle and stole a cellular telephone.

On 08/17/18, Thomas Carter (age 27) of Somerville NJ was arrested for being disorderly at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. After being processed for the arrest, Carter was served with a complaint summons for disorderly conduct. He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 08/18/18, an employee of Bloomingdale’s located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall reported a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole several jackets, purses and wallets with a combined value of $4,132.00 from a display area.

On 08/19/18, Jay Andrew Caldwell (age 51) of Brooklyn NY was arrested for being a fugitive from justice out of New York. Caldwell was lodged in the Somerset County Jail, where he is awaiting extradition.

On 08/20/18, a resident of North Branch Road reported damage to her vehicle, while it was parked at her residence. Unknown actor(s) slashed two of the vehicle’s tires.

On 08/24/18, Kurt Brown (age 42) of Middlesex NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $2,500.00 from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Brown was charged with Shoplifting. He was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 08/25/18, Velda Doman (age 58) of Dunellen NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant.   She was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 08/26/18 at approximately 6:40 pm, Gerson Rodriguez (age 47) of Bound Brook NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle crash which occurred on U.S. Highway 202/206 North. After being processed for the arrest, Rodriguez was issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane, Failure to Keep Right and Unlicensed Driver. He was released with a pending court appearance.


July 2018

On 07/05/18, an employee of Target located at the Promenade Shopping Center reported a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole several bottles of baby formula and boxes of diapers with a combined value of $428.28 from a display area.

On 07/07/18, Hector Roman (age 57) of West New York NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on US Route 22 East. Roman was processed for the arrest and issued motor vehicle summonses for the following violations: Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing of his Breath, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane and Failure to Exhibit an Insurance Card. He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 07/07/18, Sara Morales-Silva (age 51) of Somerville NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $435.04 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Morales-Silva was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for shoplifting and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 07/07/18, Edgardo Velez-Figueroa (age 18) of Flemington NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $109.98 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Velez-Figueroa was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for shoplifting and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 07/09/18, Christine Sauers (age 37) of Hillsborough NJ and ########### of Flagtown NJ were arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined approximate value of $166.00 from Target located at the Promenade Shopping Center. Both Sauers and ####### were charged with shoplifting, processed for their arrest and were released with a pending court appearance.

On 07/12/18, Ronald Barath (age 56) of Branchburg NJ was arrested for DWI after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on US Route 22 West.  Barath was processed for the arrest and issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Careless Driving and Failure to Signal Turn.  He was released with a pending court appearance.  

On 07/13/18, an employee of the UNIQLO located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall reported a theft.  Unknown actor(s) stole clothing with a combined value of $598.00 from a display area.

On 07/14/18, Officers were dispatched to 2nd Street on the report of a suspicious solicitor.  During their investigation, Ruth Archila (age 46) of Somerville was arrested for warrants out of East Brunswick, Bordentown and Princeton Township, along with hindering her own apprehension.  She was charged with Soliciting without a Permit, Registration for Solicitors Required and Hindering Apprehension.  Archila was processed for the arrest and turned over to East Brunswick Police for their warrant.  

On 07/18/18, Larry Lormefuste (age 22) of Raritan NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant.   He was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.  

On 07/19/18, an employee of the Sunglass Hut located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall reported a theft.  Unknown actor(s) stole two pairs of sunglasses with a combined value of $514.00 from a display area.

On 07/19/18, Andres Romero-Pazmino (age 34) of Brooklyn NY was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $71.00 from Macy’s at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.   Romero-Pazmino was charged with Shoplifting and Possession of Burglar’s Tools.  He was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance. 

On 07/21/18, Timmie Vassor (age 52) of Staten Island NY was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $602.00 from Lord & Taylor at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Vassor was charged with Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Burglary Tools.  He was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance. 

On 07/22/18, Richard Hanley Jr. (age 21) of West Milford NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after officers located his vehicle on Route 202-206.  After being processed for the arrest, Hanley Jr. was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Operating an Unsafe Vehicle.  He was released with a pending court appearance.  

On 07/23/18 at approximately 1:00 am, officers were dispatched to Cain Court on the report of a disorderly person.  During their investigation, Kursten Kramer (age 29) of Bridgewater NJ was arrested for disorderly conduct.  She was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Hindering her own Apprehension.  She was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

 On 07/23/18, Stephen Naylor (age 18) of Spotswood NJ was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), after being stopped for a motor vehicle violation on US Highway 22 East.  After being processed for the arrest, Naylor was issued the following motor vehicle summonses and criminal complaints: Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane, Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Hindering his own Apprehension.  Naylor was released with a pending court appearance.  

On 07/24/18, an employee of the Raceway Gas Station located at 1606 US Highway 22 East reported a burglary to the business.  Unknown actors forcibly entered the building, stealing cash and merchandise.

On 07/25/18, an employee of the Sunoco Gas Station located at 301 Country Club Road reported a burglary to the business.  Unknown actors forcibly entered the building, stealing cash and merchandise.

On 07/25/18, Luann Belly (age 56) of Middlesex NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle complaint on US Highway 22 East.  After being processed for the arrest, Belly was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing of her Breath, Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane and Careless Driving.  She was released with a pending court appearance.  

On 07/26/18, Edwin Bones-Morales (age 43) of Bound Brook NJ was arrested for DWI after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Finderne Avenue.  After being processed for the arrest, Bones-Morales was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane and Reckless Driving.  He was released with a pending court appearance. 

 On 07/27/18, Priyanka Kamath (age 24) of Fanwood NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $299.00 from the Apple store at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Kamath was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for shoplifting and was released with a pending court appearance.

 On 07/28/18, Eviana Medina (age 20) of Edison NJ was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Marijuana), after being stopped for a motor vehicle violation on US Highway 22 West.  After being processed for the arrest, Medina was issued the following motor vehicle summonses and criminal complaints: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana in a motor vehicle and Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License.   She was released with a pending court appearance.

On 07/28/18, Victoria Townsend (age 26) of Edison NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant.  She posted bail and was released.

On 07/29/18, Roslyn Brown (age 52) of Bridgewater NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant and hindering her own apprehension. After being processed for the arrest, Brown was served with a complaint summonses for hindering apprehension. She posted bail and was released with a pending court appearance.

On 07/31/18, Brandon Russ (age 34) of Allentown PA was arrested for a fugitive from justice warrant out of Pennsylvania. After being processed for the arrest, Russ was lodged in the Somerset County Jail awaiting extradition.


June 2018

On 06/18/18, Donna Carreker (age 49) of Somerville NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $513.00 from Target at the Promenade Shopping Center. Carreker was also found to have an outstanding warrant from Hillsborough Municipal Court.   She was charged with shoplifting and processed for the arrest. She was released to the custody of the Hillsborough Police for their warrant.

On 06/20/18, Joshua Kelly (age 27) of Newark NJ was arrested for shoplifting two pairs of sunglasses with a combined value of $945.00 from the Sunglass Hut at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Kelly was found to be in possession of marijuana and had outstanding warrants from Essex County Sheriff’s Department, Edison Municipal Court, Millburn Municipal Court and Wayne Township Municipal Court. He was charged with shoplifting and possession of marijuana. He was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

On 06/25/18 at approximately 4:48 pm Michele Bartolett (age 58) of Bridgewater NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle crash which occurred on West End Avenue. After being processed for the arrest, Bartolett was issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Reckless Driving. She was released with a pending court appearance.

On 06/26/18 at 11:27 pm, Karl Velikonja (age 18) of Brooklyn NY was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), after he was observed loitering in Frank Nap Torpey Park after hours. After being processed for the arrest, Velikonja was issued the following criminal complaints: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 06/26/18 at approximately 8:1 5 am, a resident of Riha Street reported a vehicle burglary that occurred in the overnight hours of 06/25/18. $40.00 cash was reported as missing.

On 06/27/18, Alexa Marotta (age 21) of Warren NJ was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with an approximate value of $5.00 from Saks Off 5th at the Chimney Rock Crossing. Marotta was charged with shoplifting. She was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

On 06/29/18, Matthew Rooney (age 28) of Somerville NJ was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Marijuana), after being stopped for a motor vehicle violation on East Main Street.  After being processed for the arrest, Rooney was issued the following motor vehicle summonses and criminal complaints: Maintenance of Lamps, Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and Possession of Marijuana.  He was released with a pending court appearance.

On 06/30/18, Roberto Caytuiro (age 50) and Diana Becerra-Ospina (age 31) both of Elizabeth NJ, were arrested at Lord & Taylor at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Caytuiro was arrested for shoplifting merchandise with a combined value of $355.00, while Becerra-Ospina was arrested for Hindering Apprehension. They were served with criminal complaints, processed for their arrest and released with a pending court appearance.

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